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Anybody know any good sci fi horror novels?
« on: February 05, 2013, 02:24:48 PM »
Anybody know any good sci fi horror novels?

Just got a hankering for those kind of books.
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Re: Anybody know any good sci fi horror novels?
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2013, 03:31:30 PM »
Have you read H.P. Lovecraft?

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Re: Anybody know any good sci fi horror novels?
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2013, 03:46:14 PM »
Have you read H.P. Lovecraft?
A little, but my local library doesn't carry any of his books for some reason.
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Re: Anybody know any good sci fi horror novels?
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2013, 05:09:05 PM »
A little, but my local library doesn't carry any of his books for some reason.

That's because they're pretty much all out of print, being that it's difficult to make a profit publishing public domain works of limited interest.

But, here's an online archive of his work.

http://www.dagonbytes.com/thelibrary/lovecraft/index.html

This is not his complete works, just his surviving works.  A few were not published and were lost.

You've probably heard of his works, he created Cthulhu and associated materials.  He was a good friend of Robert E. Howard, the creator for Conan (and some similar kinds of creatures appear in some Conan stories).  There was a group of them, and they sort-of-shared a universe.  There are some later expansions by other writers, but they somewhat spoil the flavor.  The basis of the setting is that the universe is completely uncaring, and the monsters that way too.

(Yes, he was a racist and anti-Semite, but we know he wasn't all that much of a real anti-Semite, since he married a Jewish woman.  She used to like to remind him of that fact when he got out of line.)

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Re: Anybody know any good sci fi horror novels?
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2013, 10:24:10 PM »
Horror sci-fi?

aside from Lovescraft, there is H.G. Wells' war of the worlds, though whether it qualifies as a true horror novel, I don't know. Though it is basically about some monsters (well, Aliens), are killing and terrorizing people.
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Re: Anybody know any good sci fi horror novels?
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2013, 11:14:26 PM »
I recently started re-reading Jules Verne. The whole collection of his works is available for free on the Kindle. I also like a lot of Harlan Ellison's works. Dan Simmon's Hyperion and Fall of Hyperion are pretty good, but stick to his 90's books.

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Re: Anybody know any good sci fi horror novels?
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2013, 08:56:40 AM »
From Wells, don't forget The Island of Doctor Moraeu.  It starts out creepy, and it gets much, much worse.  It's a bit like Frankenstein on steroids.