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invisiblesteph




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Im reading "White Wolf" By David Gemmel
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Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Urban Fantasy I read this past month:

"Fist full of charms" by Kim Harrison
"Danse Macbre" by Laurll K. Hamilton
"Kitty goes to Washington" by Carrie Vaughn
"Academ's Fury" by Jim Butcher (second book in a FANTASTIC new fantasy series)
"Bloody Bones" by Laurell K. Hamilton (re-read)
"Definately Dead" by Charlaine Harris
"Kitty and the mindnight hour" by Carrie Vaughn (re-read)
"The Lunatic Cafe" by Laurell K. Hamilton (re-read)

On the to read pile:
"Proven Guilty" by Jim Butcher
"Undead and Unpopular" by MaryJanice Davidson
"The Crystal City" by Orson Scott Card
"Otherland V. 4: Sea of Silver Light" by Tad Williams (I have been reading this book for 3 years now There is so much that I go a chapter a month just to absorb everything.)

I read very little pure science-fiction, but am willing to give a new author a try anytime
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tyrion wrote: I AM A HUGE FANTASY FAN. ALSO INTO ALTERNATE HISTORY-REALITY BOOKS AND POST APOLIPTIC BOOKS. I LOVE SCIENCE FICTION MOVIES BUT HAVE NOT READ ANY PURE SCI FI SERIOUSLY. MY FAVORITE AUTHOURS ARE GEORGE RR MARTIN AND SM STIRLING(NOT HIS TERMINATOR OR IS PENSHWAR BOOKS). DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS ON WHICH BOOKS I SHOULD START READING? I HAVE READ THE DOUGLAS ADAMS BOOKS WHICH I FOUND INTERESTING BUT NOT PROVACATIVE.

If you haven't read Harry Turledoves World War and Colonization series, that is a MUST for alternative history/sci fi, as is Guns of the South. Plus, I am thoroughly enjoying his alternate history of the United States since the South won the Civil War. It begins with How Few Remain. Straight up fiction, but with that alternative history twist.

I am currently reading Stone of Farewell, Book Two of Memory, Sorrow and Thorn, by Tad Williams. I highly reccommend Tad Williams but, all of his books are long books and usually part of a series. For those new to him, I recommend War of the Flowers. While long, it is stand alone.

Patrick
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ninjabear




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I read Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein when I was a lad.
My impression was, "Somone save us from this conclave of cluster (bleep)ing Jedi hippies!

I Read the restored, quarter million word version not long ago.
My impression was, "No one can save us from this conclave of cluster(bleep)ing Jedi hippies!

It pissed me off, it broke my heart, it made me laugh, it made me cry, it scared the bejabbers out of me, it made me sick---what a great book!
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ninjabear




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Has anyone else ever read Sea of Glass by Barry Longyear?

That tome still creeps me out.
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fringey




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ninjabear wrote: Has anyone else ever read Sea of Glass by Barry Longyear?

That tome still creeps me out.

No, but give me a brief synopsis that intrigues and I might pick it up after I get through the half dozen or so sitting next to my bed! I like creepy.

Patrick
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"A life lived without passion is a life not lived."
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ninjabear




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Sea of Glass: briefly...

Sort of a cross between Colossus: the Forbin Project and your worst math test nightmare.

People who have even one child over the limit are slowly electrocuted on live TV, orphanages run like concentration camps, the computer micromanages every citizen's life (whether he/she knows it or not) and all the while, the countdown to Wardate continues....huuuuugh, I'm gettin' the heebies and bile taste just thinking about it.

I only keep the frelling thing around to prove it exists.
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Hmm, maybe someone could help me...
Years ago I borrowed a book from the library, it was about a world that had been covered in salt, and the main female protagonist (possibly a princess) set off across the salt flats after something to do with a prophetic painting. Thats all I can remember except that the cover was white with gold writing and the main image was set in an arch, and that i'd really love to read it again.
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ninjabear




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I tend to avoid reading much when I'm working; bits inadvertently creep in, then have to be removed and rewritten.
The last book I read was non-fiction, for research purposes.
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Inside Delta Force by Eric Haney
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ninjabear




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Nope, but thanks for the recommendation.
Last book read was The Gift of Fear, by Gavin DeBecker; needed to refresh my memory on the subject.
On Delta Force and the Rangers, I found Blackhawk Down very interesting and informative---and yes, better than the movie. (When has the book not been better than the movie?)

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I have just started Cell by Stephen King, now stop groaning i know loads of people hate his work but i have been hooked ever since i read Carrie all those years ago.
Love or hate him, boy can he really tell a tale or what!!
The Stand is one of my all time fave books and the series was'nt too shabby either.

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I like to multi-task at reading

Currently reading;
Elizabeth & Leicester; Power, Passion, Politics (Sarah Gristwood)
Letters from Nuremberg (Senator Christopher Dodd)
Eleanor of Aquitaine; Queen of the Troubadours (Jean Markale)
Bound in Shallows (Freda Davies)

Finished Books;
Doctor Who: Peacemaker (James Swallow)
Torchwood: The Twilight Streets (Gary Marshall)
Torchwood: Another Life (Peter Anghelides)
Torchwood: Trace Memory (David Llewellyn)

The tie-in novels for Doctor Who and Torchwood were good, except for 'Another Life'; the author made at least two of the characters act OOC and it was Jack/Gwen so that turned me away. But the rest were spot on with cannon and had some witty lines.


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I just finished reading Speaker for the Dead, by Orson Scott Card, which is the second book in the Ender series. I took a short break to read through the AD&D Player's Handbook (4th edition), and now I'm going to start Xenocide, the next book in the Ender series.

My reading queue currently contains The Draco Tavern, by Larry Niven; The Burning City by Niven and Pou
elle; Quantico and Hegira by Greg Bear; and End of the Beginning by Harry Turtledove. I've never read any of Turtledove's stories, but he comes highly recommended by a good friend so I thought I'd give him a shot. I'm a big fan of Niven and Bear, having read dozens of novels by them, so I tend to pick up anything new I see.

Derek
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InNYC




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I'm reading 'Destroyermen Into The Storm' by Taylor Anderson. It's about two warships during WWII that pass through a time-warp (of sorts) and end up in another version of the world.

Evolution has taken a different path, and despite being beaten down tremendously, the two ships are far superior to any of the technology in the new world. It's got a bit of a Jurassic Park feel, although they haven't actually gone back in time.

It's an OK read for what I bought it for, which is to distract me while I'm on the Elliptical at the gym.

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