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Old 11-28-2016, 01:06 AM   #41
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Perhaps a little old-school, but they're good. If you like sci-fi with a little bit of existentialism thrown in, Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro, is fantastic. Even older yet, He, She and It, by Marge Piercy.

As far as fiction goes, but not science, I'm a big advocate of Neil Gaiman's Sandman graphic novel series.
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Old 11-28-2016, 05:14 AM   #42
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Sandman was awesome. If you want to go back into science and fiction transmetropolitan is one of my all time favorite.
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Old 12-27-2016, 07:17 PM   #43
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I finished reading Ron Hansen's The Kid and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

The Jesse James book was amazing, the Billy the Kid book had just too many characters to keep track of and very little of the detailed writing that made the Jesse James book a classic.

Now I'm reading The Lost City of Z, after seeing that trailer for the cheezy Amazon movie coming out soon. I like those lost explorer/doomed exploration stories anyway. I've read a bunch of them in the past few years including The Terror and The North Water.

The North Water is stunning. The Terror is good, but never really seems to rise to the level where I can finish it.
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Old 12-28-2017, 11:50 AM   #44
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I heard that Artemis by Andy Weir is already published. Has anybody read this book?
Cuz I was too busy because of the college routine at the end of the semester and the feedbacks on the web are contraversial. So, is it worth reading?
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Old 12-28-2017, 12:39 PM   #45
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I could go on and on and on. I used to have a library of over 10,000 till my moving bills got so high due to having 3 tons of books I had to prune it drastically.

For what it's worth there isn't a book on this list I haven't read at least 3 or 4 times and this is far from complete.

Here's some of my top picks.

Fantasy:
Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series by Tad Williams
The Farseer Series by Robin Hobb
The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss
The Riftwar Saga (Magician may be broken into two books: Magician Master/Magician Apprentice) by Raymond Feist
The Kingfountain Series by Jeff Wheeler
Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay
Anything by David Gemmell (very quick enjoyable pulpy reads if you're looking for something to cleanse your brain palette)

Sci Fi:
Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein
Star of the Guardians Series Margaret Weis (very underrated and definitely worth a look for people who want a Star Wars galactic fantasy getaway)

Other
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Cryptonomicon by Neil Stephenson
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Old 12-28-2017, 12:59 PM   #46
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The Gap Cycle by Stephen R. Donaldson is a fantastic sci-fi series I read back during the 90's.

Snowflake warning: The Gap Cycle is pretty abusive to some of the characters. Consider yourself warned.
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Old 12-28-2017, 03:34 PM   #47
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The Gap Cycle by Stephen R. Donaldson is a fantastic sci-fi series I read back during the 90's.

Snowflake warning: The Gap Cycle is pretty abusive to some of the characters. Consider yourself warned.
I almost considered adding this one... but I only read the first. The warning is definitely something to heed.
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