Favorite Book nobody you know has heard of?

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I'll try to look into it Ed, who's the author again?
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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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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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SEE I TOLD YOU APOC IS TWO PEOPLE
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No she's Apoc, he's Mr Apoc.
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But I thought I was three people? This is getting too confusing, hive mind!
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I am a hive mind. My units are brain cells!
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Remember, WE are three people, there is no individuality in this hive mind
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GUTCHUCKER wrote:I am a hive mind. My units are brain cells!
So, it's a hive of two?

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Brain cells not brain halves duhhh that's totally what you are referring to and not something else
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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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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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"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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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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