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Carl Sagan's The Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark should be required reading for everyone upon graduating high school.


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I don't think anybody has mentioned it yet. For science fiction, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is a great read.

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I don't think anybody has mentioned it yet. For science fiction, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is a great read.


I'm guessing this is about actual robots rather than a poorly-veiled analogy for Welsh people.

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We all know about your affinity for sheep and amorous behavior.

HOwever, this is in reference to the Phillip K. (&#$@!) novel that inspired an insipid film called "Bladerunner".

The novel is quite interesting and quick read at only 200 pages.

I know the film has a steady fan base, or else they wouldn't be releasing a new DVD version every 18 months.

HOwever, I didn't care for the film, it's just too slow. I will admit that the setting is cool, the concept is neat, and the plot is a refreshing change. HOwever, the slow pace of the story, the actors' cavalier attitude towards their performances, and the dim lighting are enough to turn me off to this film.

If you want a good sci-fi/cyberpunk/grim future novel then "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" is a good one.

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MOna Lisa OVerdrive
Neuromancer

and just about anything else by William Gibson or Phillip K. (&#$@!).

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jlmb_123 wrote:
I'm guessing this is about actual robots rather than a poorly-veiled analogy for Welsh people.

LMAO... :(

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I just finished Physics for Future Presidents by Richard A. Muller. This book gave a great scientific look at the major issues facing the nation (and world) today: Terrorism, Energy, Nukes (and nuclear power), Outer Space, and Global Warming. He sticks to the scientific facts driving each of these issues, and does a good job of dispelling the hype used by those on both sides of the issues. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to vote intelligently in the next election. (Be nice if the candidates read it too, but I'm not holding my breath)

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has any one read "the confederacy of dunces"


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Well David Gemmell is my favourite fantasy writer, sadly deceased but has a solid 20+ books of which Legend, Waylander, Sword in the Storm and Midnight Falcon are fantastic. I just read Orwell's 1984, I think it is a dour, depressing book that 60 years later is quite prophetic. It won't make you happy but its a good read all the same. I just read The Left Hand Of God by Paul Hoffman and I loved it, waiting to get the sequel.
I'm a big fan of Conn Iggulden (historical fiction) and I read Scar Night by Alan Campbell, and that it an original setting for a book!

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Right there with ya chickenbane I love me some David Gemmell, courtesy of amazon I picked up the entire Drenai tales and read them over the summer, great fun!

I can't seem to read enough with College, so leisure reading suffers...
But I have managed to read a few books recently, thanks to breaks and holidays:
- Sole Survivor (interesting non-fiction, sadly the author's political views get in the way of the story)
- Books 1-4 of the Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan (epic fantasy at some of its finest, never grow tired of reading these)

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im all for harry harrison. the stainless steel rat is great. also the eden trilogy is well worth reading. both would make amazing films. the eden trilogy would be epic and would easilly be a hit

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For everyone interested in (high) Fantasy I highly recommend Wheel of Time and of course A Song of Ice and Fire, the latter is the best I've ever read, btw, George R. R. Martin has written a Vampire story as well called Fevre Dream, which is rather unsual, as far as Vampire abilites and setting is concerned, but excellent as well. I especially like the ending of Fevre Dream.

I have read numerous warhammer books/series.

Gotrek&Felix are always fun to read, Gaunt's Ghosts series is great and the Horus Heresy books are simply epic, although Descent of the Angels was boring and there are sometimes some consistency errors.

In recent time Aaron Dembski-Bowden is trying his best to take the number 1 spot from Dan Abnett in the Black Library ranking he writes really well and has imo a good grasp for the 40k setting

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Remulack, I hope you read Anne Rice's other books. Lestat is the worst by a mile (why else would they make a film of it?)


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Just read the Girl with dragon tattoo trilogy. I really enjoyed them, the hardest thing about them is remembering all the characters as a lot of their surnames are similar.

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If you reckon GWDT is hard to follow with names try ready Game of Thrones lol once you hit book 4 it's a nightmare.

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