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SF books that don’t take place in a bleak dystopian future - The Wordsmith's Forge
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SF books that don’t take place in a bleak dystopian future
That description is right up there with problems that can't be solved by hitting.  :D  Here are some books. 

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From: rhodielady_47 Date: June 9th, 2018 10:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Some of those books sound worthwhile--thanks!
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elenbarathi From: elenbarathi Date: June 9th, 2018 08:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nice selection, thanks! I've only read The Ship Who Sang and (of course!) the Hitch-hiker's Guide series - both excellent. The Mad Scientist's Daughter sounds like one I definitely need to read.

Tuf Voyaging by George R.R. Martin isn't dystopian, and it's quite hilarious. Larry Niven's Known Space series covers a lot of time and a lot of different cultures, both human and non-human, some of whom have catastrophic wars with each other, but the human societies are not dystopian for the most part. Ursula LeGuin's The Dispossessed and The Left Hand of Darkness are set in non-dystopian, non-Terran-descended human societies: truly awesome books.

It's fantasy, not SF, but I bet you would love In Calabria by Peter S. Beagle.
fayanora From: fayanora Date: June 10th, 2018 03:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
"A Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet" and its sequel are pretty awesome! Glad to see it on the list! There's a third book coming out this July!

I also like "The Long Earth" and its sequels by Terry Pratchett and some other guy whose name I forget. It's so good I might re read it soon!

"Ultraviolet" and "Quicksilver" are good YA sci fi. Can't recall the author, and tablet is being slow. I'll look it up later.
cat_sanctuary From: cat_sanctuary Date: June 12th, 2018 08:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cheers-- nnaloh made the list!
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