Does he have a Raspberry Pi?
Does he have a Raspberry Pi?
Will look at those later -filtered here
He has two Raspberry Pis - why?
@witch I know this might be completely out of the way but is he a Knight Rider fan?
..:: Knight Rider Companion ::..
Knight Rider Legacy: The Unofficial Guide to the Knight Rider Universe: Amazon.co.uk: Joe Huth, Richie F. Levine: Books
and there is a recent new book been made
Knight Rider: 30 Years of a Lone Crusader and His Talking Car: Amazon.co.uk: Joe Huth IV, David Bronstein, Rebecca Holden: Books
He has the user guide to the raspberry pi, thanks
He doesnt like knight rider particularly
He has read the Alastair Reynolds
Just looked up hard sci-fi - never heard it described as this but yes, that is definitely the sort of stuff he likes. Will look at the books you suggest.
He has read all Poul Anderson and Frederick Pohl so yes, you may be on the right lines :)
Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy is probably too old, but it's not amazingly well known considering how good it is. It is one of the few series that I've read more than once and will read again (and probably again). His 2312 published in May might be worth a punt, if he likes that and hasn't read Mars Trilogy, he might then hunt it down.
I should add David Brin's "Existence" (again 2012). Hard SF. It's on my bedside book pile so I can't personally vouch for it yet.
Thanks guys - anything old he is likely to have either read or discarded. He has definitely read the Kim Stanley Robinson trilogy but I will have a look at the new one thanks
The David Brin sounds interesting
*edit - the KSR book looks good but it is only in hardback - we need paperbacks as we have run out of room for anything else.
So any book is likely to be new-ish rather than brand new
I will keep an eye out for the paperback version of 2312 - I think I want to read that one too!
Is it only SF he likes, or does he like fantasy as well? Possibly the best books I've ever read are George R. R. Martins - 'A Song of Fire and Ice' (known as 'Game of Thrones' on the telly box). Truely Epic!
For Hard SF I've yet to read anything better than Ben Bova's Mars and Mars Returns.
Then there's the classics he's almost certainly already read... Dune series, Greg Bears 'Eon' series, Arthur C Clarks 'Odyssey' series.
If you can track a copy down Pier Anthony did a kids book called 'A Race of Time' which I thought was particularly good.
In the Sci-Fi/Fantasy vain, another good read (or at least first trilogy was) is Stephen Donaldsons 'The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever' series.
The Thrawn trilogy extends the Star Wars universe better than I'm expecting Disney to. I'm also partial to the odd William Shatner Star Trek tie in :o.
I tried Steven King's gunslinger series but after about three books I found that they were getting longer and more drawn out with each edition. I think I made to 5/7 and gave up!
Currently reading Peter F Hamilton's "Great North Road" - a big read! Before that I enjoyed Iain M. Banks "Hydrogen Sonata".
The Gap series by, Stephen R. Donaldson.