Books: SciFi & Fantasy

Discussion in 'SciFi & Fantasy' started by Porfiry, Oct 3, 2001.

  1. SkywalkerJedi アスラン・ザラ ( Athrun "Alex" Zala ) Registered Senior Member

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    I can't wait for Republic Commandos: Order 66. And Legacy of the Force: Invincible.
     
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  3. Cody Registered Member

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    Isn't Invincible out already?
     
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  5. SkywalkerJedi アスラン・ザラ ( Athrun "Alex" Zala ) Registered Senior Member

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    Yes it is, but not Order 66.
     
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  7. Cody Registered Member

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    I think it's coming out in June, right?
     
  8. pjdude1219 screw watergate i want to know about zaragate Valued Senior Member

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    terry brooks was pretty good
     
  9. pjdude1219 screw watergate i want to know about zaragate Valued Senior Member

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    the Kushiel's series is a good one but its not for people uptight and prudish about sex. its has a lot of sex in it and not the lovey dovey kind no we're talking about whips and chains and shit. this more so in the first 3 books.
     
  10. SkywalkerJedi アスラン・ザラ ( Athrun "Alex" Zala ) Registered Senior Member

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    Yes, it am waiting for it.
     
  11. Xelios We're setting you adrift idiot Registered Senior Member

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    Vurt by Jeff Noon was pretty friggin fantastic.
     
  12. scott3x Banned Banned

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    Yeah, it was awesome. He's also written other good books, such as nymphomation and automated alice, but of the 3, I think that vurt was my favourite. I think pollen is part of the vurt universe, and atleast one review says its better then vurt, but I haven't read that one yet.
     
  13. Fafnir665 You just got served. Registered Senior Member

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    Yeah if you love crazy drug stories ><
     
  14. Bricoleur Registered Member

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    One of my favourite reads lately has been the Dawn's Night Trilogy by Peter F. Hamilton. Pretty fair lump of paper (about 1200 pages each), which has been described as a space opera. Despite that, the books kept me hanging on throughout.
    I really liked the imagined technology, which I thought was handled believably; the characters were a bit stereotypic but varied, and included sentient habitats; and the style veered towards a Terry Pratchet sex romp at times, with some demonic pocession thrown in for good measure. Very enjoyable, made better by picking it up randomly at a secondhand book shop!

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  15. psikeyhackr Valued Senior Member

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    If you Google

    +torrent +"science fiction and fantasy" +13130

    You can find a lot of out of print books in PDF format.

    How long will it take you to read 4 GIGABYTES?

    psik
     
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    The ideal reading medium for PDFs would be a Netbook laptop. Light weight enough to relax on a lazyboy or on the bed....

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  17. psikeyhackr Valued Senior Member

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    I convert the PDFs to TXT files and use this to read them.

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    http://www.lordpercy.com/archos_pma400_review.htm

    I have installed the program JustReader for the text files. The only problem is that it doesn't have automatic scroll. It is also an MP3 player so I use it for audio books.

    What I find incredible these days is little kids going to school with these HUGE back packs. It is like half of the kid could fit in these things. Like, what do they need with so much stuff? And then I have got 200 megabytes of e-books in my pocket, plus a couple of gig of audio books and seven gigabytes of music and 5 gig of Stargate Atlantis videos. What is wrong with these kids?

    OK, its not the kids. Its the schools and their parents.

    psik
     
  18. ScaryMonster I’m the whispered word. Valued Senior Member

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    Quirky Sci-Fi Writers

    I liked Hyperion and The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons, they were really original and quirky.
    I also liked Cordwainer Smith I think everyone who really into science fiction should read he’s short story “Scanners Live In Vain” it’s amazing and he wrote it in 1945!
     
  19. thinking Banned Banned

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    how about Neal Stephenson's

    ANATHEM

    any body read this or any of his books ?
     
  20. pjdude1219 screw watergate i want to know about zaragate Valued Senior Member

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    i am working on that very book
     
  21. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Finished Anathem last week.
    Also read Snow Crash, Diamond Age, Cryptonomicon and his System of the World Trilogy. And In The Beginning Was The Command Line.
     
  22. thinking Banned Banned

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    and your thoughts on Anathem , I'm third of the way through

    Neal's mathematics are interesting
     
  23. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    It's atypical Stephenson novel: information dense with a good story.

    It's not his mathematics. He's just using and passing on existing concepts.
     

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