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#1 6 years ago

This thread can be the bastard child of "What book are you reading?"

Very simple, make a post giving a few details about what you want to read. Example: I want to read a book about the Berlin Airlift.

Bad example: I want to read a book that has pages.

We don't need you to give an essay about what you want in the book, but atleast give a subject.




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#2 6 years ago

I want to read a book that has a great story, is relatively long and is of the science-fiction genre.




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#3 6 years ago

I've been wanting to re-read through the required reading from high school. I was sort of at an age where I wasn't fully understanding it, and feel as though I missed out on some good reads. Farenheight 541 I felt I didn't get anything out of when I read it last. All Quiet On The Western Front I don't feel like I got anything out of either, although I did read it and enjoy it. I kind of want to read through the Dune series as well. I planned on getting the mini-series that was aired on SciFi a few years ago, since it was actually a good series.




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#4 6 years ago
Totes McTurner;5549266I want to read a book that has a great story, is relatively long and is of the science-fiction genre.

You could try Footfall or The Forever War. Both are relatively old but classic sci-fi stories that explore some interesting aspects of wars with aliens that you don't usually find softcore sci-fi like Star Wars.




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#5 6 years ago

Flight of the Old Dog is a great book. I'm only in about 3 chapters and I'm enjoying the hell out of it. Written by Dale Brown back in 1987 but it's a good ass book. I'm hoping to get the entire series soon so I can start mowing through them. It's a Action/Adventure/Thriller/Suspense...whatever you want to call it. Brad Thor's books are also pretty good as well. I have half of that series. They're suspense/action.




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#6 6 years ago

I am currently reading Chinese Cinderalla




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#7 6 years ago
MrFancypants;5549334You could try Footfall or The Forever War. Both are relatively old but classic sci-fi stories that explore some interesting aspects of wars with aliens that you don't usually find softcore sci-fi like Star Wars.

Sounds interesting, I'll have to look into them

Just for the record, when I read "Footfall", all I could think of was...

"Ah, the sweet sound of the other shoe dropping!"

"Let us hope it is not the last footwear to fall."

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#8 6 years ago

To be a bit more specific: Footfall deals with cultural and physiognomic differences between an alien race and men and has some really geeky applications of theoretical technology mixed with some guerilla style fighting. So the scenario is the good old "aliens invade Earth"-story, but more indepth and more realistic than what you get to watch on TV.

The Forever War deals with the problems of time dilation at relativistic speeds and how this would affect a war with anothe species. It is part of a series of books, but I have only read the first one so far.

Here is another recommendation that goes into a completly different direction: Solaris by Stanislaw Lem. A very thoughtful, almost philosophical book that deals with the general topic of exploration and its limits.




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#9 6 years ago
Totes McTurner;5549266I want to read a book that has a great story, is relatively long and is of the science-fiction genre.

David Weber's Honorverse, starting with "On Baslisk Station".

On Basilisk Station by David Weber - WebScription Ebook

The first couple of books are free as tasters, in the hope that you'll end up addicted and buy the next dozen.