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Gen. Chat “What are you reading right now?” by Ryan the Lion

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Ryan the Lion 4 years ago on 12/29/09
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I could've sworn there was a thread like this up somewhere at some point, so link & lock if I'm stepping on toes.

I'm about 100 pages into The Difference Engine by Gibson & Sterling and I'm loving every word of it. So far it succeeds at being the very best sort of science fiction - the type that doesn't rub it in your face.

I'm going to hit up the library this afternoon and see if I can't get my hands on a copy of Delaney's The Blue Devils in Italy which chronicles the 88th Infantry Regiment during WWII that my grandpa fought in.
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Senator Hideki 4 years ago on 12/29/09
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Naomi Novik'sBlack Powder War. Dragons + Napoleonic era/Age of Sail Brits = awesome

Next in my queue is the Ciaphas Cain novel, For the Emperor. Which I will now refer to as "For the Nerdiness".

Followed by Lone Survivor ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lone_Survivor ) which is supposed to be an incredible read. They're even making it into a movie. I hope they do those SEALs justice.
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Ryan the Lion 4 years ago on 12/29/09
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Hideki said:
aomi Novik'sBlack Powder War. Dragons + Napoleonic era/Age of Sail Brits = awesome Next in my queue is the Ciaphas Cain novel, For the Emperor. Which I will now refer to as "For the Nerdiness". Followed by Lone Survivor ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_L...


Let me know how the Ciaphis Cain novels turn out. They always catch my eye, but in the past I've opted for the Horus Heresy books.
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Chrispy 4 years ago on 12/29/09
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Dude, the Ciaphis Cain story is superb. Do yourself a favor and get it NOW.
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Kaziel 4 years ago on 12/29/09
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Currently reading "The Right Nation" ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Right_Nation ). Probably my first "serious" book in a long time (as opposed to my usual gamut of not quite trashy but certainly not high-class books). This is probably the first step for me towards getting a much broader political view and I'm pretty pleased with myself for actually doing it instead of sticking to my comforting escapism novels.
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Thin White Duke 4 years ago on 12/29/09
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She is the Darkness. One of the Black Company Novels
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Panzer Panda 4 years ago on 12/29/09
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The Tank Killers: A history of America's World War 2 tank destroyer force.
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Rexall 4 years ago on 12/29/09
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I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker Max
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Jun_Kazama 4 years ago on 12/29/09
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I'm a little over halfway done with House of Leaves
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monkeyg0d 4 years ago on 12/29/09
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The third Black Company compilation was finally released which had the out of print book from the series in it I was waiting for.

Also working my way through Dust of Dreams.
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President Baltar 4 years ago on 12/29/09
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I just started reading George Carlin: Last Words.
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NomiJade 4 years ago on 12/29/09
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Beyond the Shadows by Brent Weeks - 3rd of the Night Angel Trilogy

When I'm done I get to read Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett
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Mako 4 years ago on 12/29/09
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Almost done with "Invisible Monsters"
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Oshi 4 years ago on 12/29/09
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'Flash Forward' by Robert J Sawyer. Yet another case of the source material being better than the TV show.
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Oldboy 4 years ago on 12/29/09
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The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien. Strange, surreal, and very funny.

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Fushichou 4 years ago on 12/29/09
O-sekkai na kamigami - Shinichi Hoshi

Aside from Murakami's "Yoru no Kumozaru" (Night of the Spidermonkey), I've rarely found a more compelling and fun-to-read short story author than Shinichi Hoshi's works.
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marinasaurus rex 4 years ago on 12/29/09
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Another Roadside Attraction - Tom Robbins
 
 
iismileyll 4 years ago on 12/30/09
Signal Conditioning & PC-Based Data Acquisition Handbook, 3rd Edition
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dreamergurl 4 years ago on 12/30/09
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The Servant of the Bones - Anne Rice
Pretty interesting book so far ^-^ oddly enough the first novel of hers that I'm reading.
PS: Next in line is Storm Front by Jim Butcher. =)
 
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Nurse Chapel 4 years ago on 12/30/09
just started "The Automatic Detective" by Lee A. Martinez
PS: A. Lee Martinez hurp durp I shouldn't be posting at 4am

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