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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 9:55 am 
I personally enjoy the works of Robert A. Heinlen, H. Beam Piper, Alexandre Dumas and Kieth Laumer.

Just looking for someone new to look for at the used book store.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 11:47 am 
huh wrote:
I personally enjoy the works of Robert A. Heinlen, H. Beam Piper, Alexandre Dumas and Kieth Laumer.

Just looking for someone new to look for at the used book store.


Hemingway.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 2:07 pm 
George Orwell and Douglas Adams


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 2:15 pm 
Not sure...Mark Twain, maybe.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 10:35 pm 
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Robert Heinlein and Douglas Adams.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 11:05 pm 
Uhh... you like Heinlein, so... Asimov. Hubbard (no, you don't have to be a scientologist).

I don't know if you'd dig it, but I'm a big fan of the Beat authors too, like Kerouac and Ginsberg.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 7:01 pm 
I'm gonna be real obvious here and say Tolkien.
I kinda liked Dostoyevski as well. (or however you people spell it)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 9:51 pm 
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Mravac Kid wrote:
I kinda liked Dostoyevski as well. (or however you people spell it)

"The Idiot" is the only book I've read by him, but judging from it the guy wasn't half bad... I was pleasantly surprised when the book turned out to be an entertaining, interesting and sometimes even funny read instead of the über-cultural boring old tome I had expected.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 3:16 pm 
Actually, I'm quite partial to a ew Shakespeare plays.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 4:48 pm 
Mary Shelley. :D


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 9:56 pm 
gnolam wrote:
Mravac Kid wrote:
I kinda liked Dostoyevski as well. (or however you people spell it)
"The Idiot" is the only book I've read by him, but judging from it the guy wasn't half bad... I was pleasantly surprised when the book turned out to be an entertaining, interesting and sometimes even funny read instead of the über-cultural boring old tome I had expected.

Yeah, I got hooked on him like that too.
I had to read "Crime and Punishment" for school, and I thought "Oh no, it's so long... this sucks."
Then I started reading it on a train when I was visiting relatives, and in the 3-hour ride I read almost the whole book.
After that when I came home I read them all, one by one.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 9:46 am 
I've read a number of Thomas Hardy's books. Far From the Madding Crowd is the only one I have any recollection of, though.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 3:03 pm 
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Asimov, Heinlein, and Adams have all been mentioned . . . .

Philip K. Dick, Mark Twain, and Jules Verne, to name an eclectic few.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 10:27 pm 
I have read some of the suggested authors already, but a few I over looked during the years...so I have some searching to do on the others.

Thanks again for the suggestions.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:46 am 
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Bob Shaw. His "Wooden Spaceships" trilogy is excellent. Unfortunately it's a trilogy because he died suddenly before finishing the fourth book. :(

Yes, the physics in the books are impossible, but you eventually find out why. Then you'll wish Shaw hadn't died so you could explore more.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 4:21 pm 
Jewls Vern


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 3:22 pm 
I haven't read a whole lot of his stuff but I really did the short stories of Anton Chekhov. He really knows how to bring out sexual tension in a story.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 7:42 pm 
Roald Dahl. His adult short stories (think "Tales of the Unexpected) are brilliant.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 8:38 pm 
I love S. Morgenstern.

And I bet no one has ever heard of him. :D


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Jack L. Chalker, especially his three Wellworld series. The first series is five books, though the first three were meant to be a single book. At that time, publishers wouldn't print such large SF&F books and insisted it be split.

The second trilogy picks up where the first left off, while the final two books are set much later and involve none of the characters from the first eight books.

"The Rings of the Master" is another excellent series, unlike so many book series it pretty well wraps up the tale in four fairly thick volumes.

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RA Lafferty. If you haven't read his stuff, your life has a whole in it you haven't noticed


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Anne McCaffrey. Too bad her publisher wouldn't get off its arse and publish the last Pern book she and her son wrote. Now she's gone and *now* the book is going to print.

I'm hoping Todd will at least finish the book she was working on (and off and on) for years, set after the end of the Ninth Pass.

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