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Recent purchases - Part II

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by scott.m, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. artishard116

    artishard116 Well-Known Member

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    synth i assume you've read the dark tower series (not new i know)? seems right up your alley.

    already did in another thread but i have to recommend the mars trilogy again by kim stanley robinson. so good.

    also, not exactly sci-fi:

    voice of the fire - alan moore
    terrifying mind-fuck

    from hell - alan moore
    huge beautiful/disturbing graphic novel
     
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  2. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial

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    Nope, never read dark tower. would like to. Mars trilogy's on the list but always loses out to newcomers.
     
  3. artishard116

    artishard116 Well-Known Member

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    my favorite one in that series (wizard and glass i think?) manages to combine the gunslinging cowboy story with medieval fantasy in a really awesome way. must read.

    I do not aim with my eye;
    He who aims with his eye has forgotten the face of his father.
    I aim with my hand.
    I do not shoot with my hand;
    He who shoots with his hand has forgotten the face of his father.
    I shoot with my mind.

    I do not kill with my gun;
    He who kills with his gun has forgotten the face of his father.
    I kill with my heart
     
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    reedobandito Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have any good recs for high quality space odyssey type books? Nothing too out there, more so reasonable extrapolations about the future of humanity, etc
     
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    max_r Well-Known Member

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    ^foundation series is good
     
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  6. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial

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    artishard literally - literally - just posted the mars trilogy.
     
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  7. artishard116

    artishard116 Well-Known Member

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    haha.. right.

    it's really weird to read and then watch happen with this whole mars-one thing. it's all going to go down just like he wrote it in the 80's basically.
     
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  8. Severisth

    Severisth Well-Known Member

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    Dark Tower series, so very flawed, but when he gets it right, some of my favorite moments in fiction.

    reedo, kind of a young-adult recommendation, and will probably pale in comparison to the recs other people here might give, but Left Hand of Darkness sounds like a good fit for what you are looking for
     
  9. artishard116

    artishard116 Well-Known Member

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    Synthese Darth Millennial

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    one of the first sci-fi collections I ever owned was one of those, uh, marsploitation things with sexy venutians and giant dragonflies and stuff. I still hope.
     
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  11. artishard116

    artishard116 Well-Known Member

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    sounds equally as steeped in research and facts as the mars books :nodding:

    that little curiosity rover is a lucky bastard
     
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  12. Severisth

    Severisth Well-Known Member

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    Also, thank god for this thread derailment, I just started re-reading the Shadow of the Torturer series again due to a lack of book recommendations (which is a great sci-fi/fantasy series too)
     
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  13. BreezyBirch

    BreezyBirch Well-Known Member

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    leviathan wakes/caliban's war is the new mars trilogy with a noire twist


    robert jordan is the trashiest garbage ever. dragonlance is better than robert jordan
     
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  14. Severisth

    Severisth Well-Known Member

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    Wheel of Time is fucking miserable
     
  15. brad-t

    brad-t Well-Known Member

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    Maybe quaint was a bad choice of words on my part. What I meant was that the same set of technologies that enables e-readers to exist is also the same set of technologies that we use to have this conversation. People have lodged similar criticisms towards internet communications.

    There are some real advantages that physical books have that e-readers simply can't match but I don't think nostalgia is one of them. also I typed this with my voice

    Maybe there should be an SWD reading topic?
     
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  16. rjbman

    rjbman Well-Known Member

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    Brandon Sanderson: dude makes some incredible magic systems.

    Wheel of Time series (lot tamer than GoT though)

    Tolkien if you haven't read them yet.

    EDIT: Anathem by Neal Stephenson is pretty interesting, not sure I'd call it straight sci fi or alternate history or fantasy, it's kind of a mix of all 3.

    EDIT2: Richard Morgan's got some grittier sci fi stuff too.

    I'd definitely enjoy a reading thread.
     
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  17. DividedWay

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    Dark Tower remains one of my favorite series. Also Infinite Jest/ all of DFW's work.
     
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    mike868y Well-Known Member

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    i really wish i had more free time to read. it took me all summer and most of last semester to finish on the road :(
     
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    I don't like to read. I like to watch, look, listen, and taste of course :foo: :embar:
     
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    Superb0bo Well-Known Member

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    Ive read a bunch of Neal Stephensons, good stuff. On a sort of related note, Im sad William Gibson abandoned cyberpunk proper...
     

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