Favorite Book nobody you know has heard of?

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Re: Favorite Book nobody you know has heard of?

Postby Asherian » Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:58 am

I'll try to look into it Ed, who's the author again?
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Re: Favorite Book nobody you know has heard of?

Postby Edminster » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:05 am

Sean McMullin.

It's a great series if you like post-apocalypse and good *punk.

Plus it has librarians dueling with blackpowder pistols, so it has something for everybody.
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Re: Favorite Book nobody you know has heard of?

Postby Apocalyptus » Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:17 am

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Sounds interesting, I'll add it to my reading list. I'm always happy to support good homegrown sci-fi.
Might take me awhile to get to it though, because Mr Apoc stepped on my ereader and it's really difficult to order the newer version to Australia at the moment.
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Re: Favorite Book nobody you know has heard of?

Postby GUTCHUCKER » Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:21 am

SEE I TOLD YOU APOC IS TWO PEOPLE
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Re: Favorite Book nobody you know has heard of?

Postby Kimra » Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:10 am

No she's Apoc, he's Mr Apoc.
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Re: Favorite Book nobody you know has heard of?

Postby Apocalyptus » Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:51 am

But I thought I was three people? This is getting too confusing, hive mind!
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Re: Favorite Book nobody you know has heard of?

Postby GUTCHUCKER » Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:01 pm

I am a hive mind. My units are brain cells!
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Re: Favorite Book nobody you know has heard of?

Postby carbonstealer » Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:34 pm

Remember, WE are three people, there is no individuality in this hive mind
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Re: Favorite Book nobody you know has heard of?

Postby Lethal Interjection » Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:00 pm

GUTCHUCKER wrote:I am a hive mind. My units are brain cells!


So, it's a hive of two?
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Re: Favorite Book nobody you know has heard of?

Postby GUTCHUCKER » Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:46 am

Brain cells not brain halves duhhh that's totally what you are referring to and not something else
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Re: Favorite Book nobody you know has heard of?

Postby Apocalyptus » Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:08 am

carbonstealer wrote:Remember, WE are three people, there is no individuality in this hive mind

Of course, I meant 'I' in a collective sense.
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Re: Favorite Book nobody you know has heard of?

Postby ipdf3 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:10 am

The Ninth Wave by Eugene Burdick. Burdick's a pretty well-known writer (he wrote Fail-Safe, which became the basis for Dr. Strangelove) and from searching online I've gathered that the Ninth Wave was something of a best seller when it was originally printed but it's been out of print for several years now and no one I've ever talked to has ever heard of it. I was lucky enough to happen upon a very beat up 2nd edition of it at a used bookstore and bought it for a dollar just because I recognized the author name. It turned out to be a pretty good read.
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Re: Favorite Book nobody you know has heard of?

Postby Liriodendron_fagotti » Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:06 pm

"Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell" is a quite good (and quite long) book. It was very well-reviewed, but I've never spoken to anyone that's read it. It's a sort of fantasized retelling of turn of the 20th C Britain. Very unlovely fantasy - it reminds me a little bit of "The Master and Margarita", which you should also all read.

"Hellstrom's Hive" by Frank Herbert is quite thrilling, and everyone should of course read "Dune" if you haven't. "HH" explores a couple similar themes, but it's much more on the horror end of science fiction.
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Re: Favorite Book nobody you know has heard of?

Postby Oldrac the Chitinous » Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:19 pm

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Re: Favorite Book nobody you know has heard of?

Postby Kaharz » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:41 pm

Liriodendron_fagotti wrote:"Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell" is a quite good (and quite long) book. It was very well-reviewed, but I've never spoken to anyone that's read it. It's a sort of fantasized retelling of turn of the 20th C Britain.


I found that book to be almost intolerable. It nearly became one of the few books I haven't finished and never plan to. I liked the little asides and footnotes that added to the lore, but the main story was boring as hell and the characters were uninteresting and unsympathetic in my opinion. I've only known two other people who have finished it. One of them felt the same as me, the other raved about it. So I guess it is a matter of taste.
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