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Adam Savage's Top 5 Science Fiction Books



In this episode of Ask Adam Savage, Adam answers this question from fan Cody Limber: “I’ve read and loved nearly everything you’ve mentioned on the Still …

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  1. Trent no

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    You're from mythbusters we're such a big fan of you we still watch you

  2. Trent no

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Okay bad video quality

  3. Trent no

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Will you please put the chain MythBusters back on the air please we really like that channel

  4. BunnyGirlErika

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    All added to my list.

  5. Bessie Mento

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Foundation series, Asimov

  6. Martin Wettig

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Good selection, but I never really understood Dune as a scifi novel series. It always felt like some fantasy not really connected to any science or future vision.

  7. David Howarth

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Ugh.

  8. louieBlaster

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    BOOK OF THE NEW SUN : GENE WOLFE

  9. Architectural Aesthetics

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Subscribed just because neuromancer is on your top 5 list.

  10. John Robinson

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Gibson was doing something different. I enjoyed the one book of his I read. 'Dune': I started it. It quickly became clear that he was regurgitating Byzantine politics. I think a lot of SF readers NEVER READ ANYTHING ELSE, so they don't see the fundamental lack of creativity involved in simply giving ray-guns to Byzantine or other historical characters. Haven't read 1Q84 (1984). The Lethem sounds interesting. Doris Lessing is a writer I need to get to. But if her ideas blow your mind, you need to read 'Seth Speaks'. 'Left Hand of Darkness' was rather dry for me. I found Le Guin to be both dour and hyper-politicized.

  11. Technophile Lad

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    You look like James gone

  12. MRJ MRJ

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    The martian chronicles- Ray Bradbury

  13. Geoffrey Draws Comics

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Which service has the complete Neuromancer audiobooks? Finding the first one is easy but the other two are driving me nuts to locate.

  14. Giovanni Franzetti

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    And the other 5 dune books

  15. AFMountaineer2000

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    The Bobiverse by Dennis E. Taylor
    The Martian by Andy Weir
    Galaxy's Edge by Jason Anspach & Nick Cole

  16. batman

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Three body problem trilogy is great. specially the second book "the dark Forest"

  17. David Czerepinski

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    what 5 fantasy novel would recommend? I love discworld books by Terry pratchett Incarnation of immortality : Diers Anthony The dresden Files: Jim Butcher , Prydain Chronicles : Lloyd Alexander The Belgariad : David Eddings .

  18. Claude Rochon

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Thank you ! i was looking for the unusual…you delivered. I'm off to the Library !

  19. David Gillies

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    House of Suns! By Alastair Reynolds

  20. The0Stroy

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    One of my fave is "Invincible" by Stanisław Lem – hard-tech survival horror with questions about power of tech and evolution.

  21. BladeLigerV

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Me personally, I am a fan of one of the grandfathers of modern science-fiction. Starship Troopers.

  22. mayaknife

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    "Marooned In Realtime" by Vernor Vinge, 'Lady of Mazes" by Karl Schroeder, and "The Forever War" by Joe Haldeman were all jaw droppers for me when I first read them.

  23. SirGalah4d

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Just started rereading Hyperion from Dan Simmons, been 20 years.

  24. psikeyhackr

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    What does science fiction do to our perspective of reality? Which books do we constantly hear suggested and tend to focus our perspective?

    I mention two books here because they are both about economic dichotomies but only one of them is famous.

    The Dispossessed by Ursula K Le Guin
    Voyage from Yesteryear by James P Hogan

    Le Guin is the better writer but Hogan has the better ideas in my opinion. He knows more about technology and that is what is determining the structure of our future.

    Where does planned obsolescence fit into GDP?

  25. si_fbs

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    For 2021 watchers: Andy weir: project hail mary

  26. Vintage Stereo

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Solaris by Stanislaw Lem

  27. SEA QUEST-R

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Leguin and Lessing's Canopus in Argos series impressed me so much as a university student. Just pulled together a Lessing/Sci Fi Playlist; so little on YouTube now.

  28. saifeddine ALOUI

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    How about Asimov stuff? Foundation, i-robot etc?

  29. Pauper Knight

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Cixin Liu is the author of the Three-Body Problem that you were trying to remember! 😀

  30. Samwich

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    tbh a scifi book i liked conceptwise but didnt enjoy reading was fiasco by stanislaw lem. the way he wrote the first contact from a human point of view with aliens who are really not vibing with that and instantly trying to use the event to attack their political opponent hit really close to home.

  31. Guru Notebooks

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    The book "You Suck" by Paulie Amigo is a fun self-help satire. Recommended.

  32. Donnie Freymoyer

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Not a top five contender but still very good give Wool hugh howey a read, three books in the series. You wont be disappointed

  33. Richard Jones

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Stanislaw Lem and "The Futrurological Congress" for a different view of the world not far from here.

  34. buxtehude123

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Lem. Return from Stars

  35. buxtehude123

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Brothers Strugatsky picnic by the roadside.

  36. buxtehude123

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Day of Triffids. Especially now.

  37. Robin Murray

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Foundation published 1942 Dune 1964 seminal works.

  38. Adam Snyder

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    He's so drunk here. But also, with awesome book answers. just… also very drunk.

  39. Choo

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Anti white politics from yet another self hating con t

  40. Aaron K

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    No Enders Game?? WTF??

  41. Rob Finch

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Footfall..(Niven & Pournelle) & The Jesus Incident (Herbert & Ransom)

  42. john jon

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Ringworld by Larry Niven (and all the other books he wrote in that universe)
    And good lord you had no Asimov
    Foundation Series by Isaac Asimov (this series is like SciFi 101)

  43. LKNANML

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    The Bobiverse series Dennis E Taylor. Narrated by the EXCELLENT Ray Porter.

  44. Marcin Czek

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Wow! I really recommend also this book: https://youtu.be/bRLy99f6GxQ 🙂

  45. Anthony Burn

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    The Forever War, The Stars My Destination,, two great classics that got me into sci-fi in a serious way.

  46. Ungha Bungha

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Putting white people on trial? You don't get enough idiotic woke racist nonsense living in SF? You pick garbage racist literature to get more of it? Tell us what you think of concentration camps in China Adam.

  47. Hades

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Undying mercenaries is, BY FAR, the best audiobook series I’ve ever listened to/read. Absolutely amazing.

  48. Giselle Sinclair

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    I prefer Ursula LeGuin’s The Lathe of Heaven

  49. Ghost Vape Killa

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Can anyone here in the comments section recommend some Sci Fi audiobooks that are like The Expanse series? 😀
    I absolutely LOVE this entire series and have read (listened to. Lol) them all so may times. Even decided to watch the series once Prime picked it up . As I desperately wait for the final book to drop I need some more audiobooks like this!

  50. Adam Savage’s Tested

    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    ICYMI, here's Adam and Will discussing another favorite book of Adam's: Seveneves: https://www.tested.com/science/space/536338-seveneves-spoilercast-8112015/

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