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  1. #501
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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    Got any suggestions for where to start? I'm not a huge sci-fi reader, but I've read five on that list (JP, Frankenstein, The Martian, Neuromancer, Dune).
    Snow Crash is an enjoyable engaging read, perhaps Stephensons best (I prefer the Diamond Age of his books, and to me it’d have made a more interesting addition, even if it’s not as great)

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    Gish Jens (an excellent writer) latest is The Resisters. Outstanding in my opinion!
    what's so funny about peace, love, and understanding?

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    Not a new book, but for a great satire of life in early 1900s England read The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler. I am surprised to how relevant it is to the present
    A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.
    ― Milton Friedman

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    We just read the kids "hatchet" by Gary Paulsen. It was really good read even for me at 43. It was quick but super fun if you're looking for one to share with the little ones. My kids are 9 and 10. My daughter loved it so much she wants to be plane wrecked in Canada, alive.

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    Has anybody read anything by this gent?

    http://www.edwardashton.com/

    His upcoming novel, which is not due until late 2021, just got optioned by Brad Pitt's film production company...
    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

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    The River by Peter Heller

    Holy shit, intense
    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
    "She was tossing her bean salad with the vigor of a Drunken Pop princess so I walked out of the corner and said.... "need a hand?"" - Odin
    "I'd eat a bag of Dicks and wash it down with a Coke any day." - iceman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyoverland Captive View Post
    Start with Foundation; an absolute masterpiece.
    I'm reading it right now.

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    Some intriguing suggestions herein:

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...or-summer.html
    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

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    The Peripheral by William Gibson. A really interesting sci fi book that covers virtual reality and splits of future/past time threads

    It is really good


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    Foundation by Asimov was a quick read, although it's certainly more of a political book in the guise of sci-fi.

    Just started Fall of Giants by Ken Follett which I think is going to be good. It's the first book in a trilogy covering the major events of the 20th century.

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