I'm a huge fan of science fiction novels. The problem with this, is that it is hard to find good ones to read. I have searched unsuccessfully for years to find something as enjoyable as the Dune novels. Is there an author out there that compares to Frank Herbert?
Other Sci fi that I feel are great:
Heinlein: Stranger in a Strange Land, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, the Lazarus Long stuff.
Asimov: Foundation was a good premise, but it got goofy near the end, much like the last couple Dune books.
Joe Haldeman's Forever War books. Great idea and "believable".
Philip Jose Farmer: Dayworld. Books about how the future is going to suck are fun to read.
My dad reads space opera/military sci fi like David Weber, and it's okay. I tend to stay away from the "hard" sci-fi as I don't really care how it works, just as long as it isn't too ridiculous.
So what do I do? Is Sci Fi just a genre that is prone to disappoint?