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Old 12-02-2012, 08:04 PM   #5201
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It's similar to "hard science fiction."
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:07 PM   #5202
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Speaking of which, I haven't read The Handmaid's Tale. I should get on that...
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:04 AM   #5203
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im reading the dmx oral autobigraphy "e.a.r.l." it rules so far
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:30 AM   #5204
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I read the definition (of speculative fiction) as the strange and unusual far reaching part of science fiction.

I don't usually read it though
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:51 AM   #5205
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"The Fifty Year Sword" by Mark Z. Danielewski
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:10 PM   #5206
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im reading the dmx oral autobigraphy "e.a.r.l." it rules so far
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currently I'm not reading anything but schoolbooks (on occasion), but last night my cat pulled some Vonnegut down from the bookshelf in the bedroom. Maybe it's a sign I need to start fun reading again.
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:12 PM   #5207
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Was it Cat's Cradle?
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:14 PM   #5208
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DMX has an oral biography?
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:29 PM   #5209
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I'm reading Hyperion now.
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:36 PM   #5210
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Does it count as reading if it is an oral autobiography?
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I'm reading Hyperion now.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:43 PM   #5213
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I just bought The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, Hunger Games Book 2 by Suzanne Collins on sale for a total of $9.90

If my cat ever lets me listen to audio books again
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:45 PM   #5214
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"Last Evenings on Earth" by Roberto Bolaño
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:45 AM   #5215
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"Consider the Lobster and Other Essays" by David Foster Wallace
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:52 AM   #5216
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the heroes by joe abercrombie and edmumd morris's biography of teedie roosevelt - the rise of theodore roosevelt.

the heroes is another book by abercrombie in the first law setting, new characters and stuff, but just great battles. the guy just knows how to write fantasy, he uses a lotta cliches in his view of the 'trenches' with the pawns of the army, but damn if they don't all pretty much work.
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:54 AM   #5217
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"The Fifty Year Sword" by Mark Z. Danielewski
If any of you liked House of Leaves, check this out. Sure, it may all be a gimmick, but Danielewski's writing is just as moving as ever (even in the form of a "ghost story"). Surreal, dizzying, and incredibly visionary.

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Re-reading "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card.
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:55 AM   #5219
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jibbs have you read ursula k le guin's left hand of darkness?

and if so, what did you think of it?
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:14 AM   #5220
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Yeah, I wasn't very big on it. It's heavy on sociology, if you're into that kind of science fiction.
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:13 AM   #5221
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Just finished 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke. I really love ACC's works! I kinda prefer Rendezvous with Rama over this, but I felt this was pretty immerse as well. It's a really SLOW novel, though, so it did take some time for me to go through with it. Th ending was definitely weird as hell, and I'd have liked to see more of Hal's menace onboard the ship. Nonetheless, I thought it was a great read, and I can't wait to read the next ACC book I've purchased, Childhood's End.

Moving on to Do Androids Dream of Electric Ship? by Philip K. Dick.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:22 AM   #5222
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The Book I'm currently reading is Inheritance by Christopher Paolini which is the fourth and final book in the Eragon series.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:33 PM   #5223
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Just finished 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke. I really love ACC's works! I kinda prefer Rendezvous with Rama over this, but I felt this was pretty immerse as well. It's a really SLOW novel, though, so it did take some time for me to go through with it. Th ending was definitely weird as hell, and I'd have liked to see more of Hal's menace onboard the ship. Nonetheless, I thought it was a great read, and I can't wait to read the next ACC book I've purchased, Childhood's End.

Moving on to Do Androids Dream of Electric Ship? by Philip K. Dick.
Ooo, Childhood's End is amazing. (Bit slow at times, but amazing ideas in there that were pretty groundbreaking at the time.)

Also, I would really recommend "2010" if you like ACC's work. I liked it better than "2001."
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Will look into that one when I pay off my book debt. It's quickly building up.
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Book debt?

My problem is that I acquire too many at a time from the library.
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