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    Quote Originally Posted by dracenstein View Post
    Read it, it's alright. He stole the invention of the jet engine from us to the US...

    Re-reading The Wind up Girl by Paulo Bacigalupi, set in a distopian future in Thailand. An American corporate undercover agent looking for a lost seed bank (genetic re-engineered food plants have mutated beyond control and no natural food plants have escaped contamination) to 'harvest' is distracted by the title character, a Japanese genetically engineered New Person abandoned in Thailand and surviving as a sex toy, set against political upheaval in Thailand.

    Excellent book, read!
    Now THAT is a premise!

    Will definitely look into it.

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    Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon. In advance of the film version by P.T. Anderson.
    Loving it so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dracenstein View Post

    Re-reading The Wind up Girl by Paulo Bacigalupi
    Okay, just added to my digital reader for download when I get home. Don't know when I'll get around to reading it, but it sounds intriguing.

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    Book of the dead: A complete history of zombie cinema. It's sweet! Great read would recommend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Day of the Dawn View Post
    Book of the dead: A complete history of zombie cinema. It's sweet! Great read would recommend.
    sounds good that does.

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    im starting The Uninvited by Liz Jensen
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    Chase Novak - Breed
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    Just finished the latest in the Honor Harrington military space opera series, Cauldron of Ghosts, the 19th in the series.
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    The Decameron by Boccaccio. Amazing book and great window into life in the middle ages.

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    Doing it now! Feels a little bit Starship Trooper'y...
    It is sort of meant to. Haldeman wrote it as a way to help him make sense of his experiences in Vietnam.
    "then one day, the symptoms fade i think i'll throw these fu*king pills away."

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    Stephen King - Firestarter
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    Helan and Troy's Epic Road Quest by A Lee Martinez. I find his work to be interesting in that he manages to take mythical monsters and gods and put a mondern day world spin on them. Case in point, the main character Helan is a female minatore that deals with all the social and body issues that a young woman deals with, only she's constantly self conscious about her shedding issues. One recuring theme that I've seen in Martinez's work is that there are a set of ancient and cosmic rules that everything is bound to follow, be it human or monster or devil or god. When asked about the rules and who made them up, no one can answer, not even the gods. They usually just respond with, "Hell I don't know, those are just the rules". That and his wack and comical situations make for an entertaining read every time for me.

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    I recently read 'The Death of Grass' by John Christopher. I'd recommend it to anyone interested in post-apocalyptic fiction.

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    Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there--on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam. [click for more]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    I recently read 'The Death of Grass' by John Christopher. I'd recommend it to anyone interested in post-apocalyptic fiction.

    I've seen the film. It's pretty grim.

    "I worked in a factory owned by Germans, at coal pits owned by Frenchmen, and at a chemical plant owned by Belgians. There I discovered something about capitalists. They are all alike, whatever the nationality. All they wanted from me was the most work for the least money that kept me alive. So I became a Communist." - Ники́та Серге́евич Хрущёв

    "Thanks for Playa Girón. Before the invasion, the revolution was weak. Now it's stronger than ever". - Che Guevara

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    Anno Dracula by Kim Newman: a pretty cool alternate history vampire tale that tells the story of a female vampire and male vampire hunters battle to bring down Jack the Ripper in Victorian era England. Good times!

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