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Any recommendations for utopian, funny or general feel-good science-fiction or fantasy books to read on vaction? (Instead of re-reading H2G2 or Discworld stuff.)

@map I enjoyed 1Q84 and I would call it not dystopian, though perhaps not feel-good. More feel-intrigued. I would also call The Martian feel-good.

@map I pretty much enjoyed the books of Charles Stross, especially the "Merchant Princes" and "Bob Howard" series.

Iain M. Banks wrote some good books, too. "Consider Phlebas" and "The Player of Games" were a good read, or try "The Algebraist".

Some other suggestions:
* Robert L. Forward: Dragon's egg
* Vernor Vinge: A Deepness in the Sky
* John Wyndham: The Day of the Triffids

If fun is your primary goal, begin with Bob Howard.

@map I just started "The Jennifer Morgue" from "Charles Stross", quite ok.

@map Good Omens von Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman hat mir gut gefallen :)

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