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Some good books. Suggestions for other books?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Quills Witts Oct 2, 2013. 24 Replies

Hi all,I recently started reading a book and felt I needed to share.  I'm a huge Sci-Fi buff and I just read The Shape of Things to Come by H.G Wells (Author of War of the Worlds).  The book was…Continue

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Quills Witts replied to Ivanthecur's discussion Some good books. Suggestions for other books?
"I read Enders game a few years ago and was extremely disappointed. Enders Game was casually sexist. "A few girls. They often don't pass the tests to get in. Too many centuries of evolution are working against them." That's…"
Oct 2, 2013
Mayank Sharma replied to Ivanthecur's discussion Some good books. Suggestions for other books?
"As one sci-fi fan to another, I would recommend reading His Master's Voice by Stanislaw Lem, a Polish author. A very good read and really different from other works of sci-fi that I have read. Little action in the book, it reads more like a…"
Oct 2, 2013
Craigart14 replied to Ivanthecur's discussion Some good books. Suggestions for other books?
"I'm in the middle of Jacques Barzun's From Dawn to Decadence, a wide ranging and enlightening intellectual history of the Western (or Occidental, as Barzun calls it) world from 1500-ca 2000.  (Even though I'm a literature…"
Sep 12, 2013
Ivanthecur replied to Ivanthecur's discussion Some good books. Suggestions for other books?
"I've heard great things about Hyperion, that's definitely on my list of books to read.  Never heard anything about Agent of Byzantium but after reading a plot summary, I'll have to check it out.   Thanks!"
Sep 12, 2013
Ivanthecur replied to Ivanthecur's discussion Some good books. Suggestions for other books?
"Whoah!  I didn't realize there was a movie.  I'll have to check it out, thanks!"
Sep 12, 2013
Sagar Gorijala replied to Ivanthecur's discussion Some good books. Suggestions for other books?
"You can read my blog... http://sagargorijala.blogspot.in/ Fundamental Theory Of Existence. I developed “FTOE “after reading Prof. Stephen Hawking's “A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME ". FTOE is Fundamental Theory…"
Aug 20, 2013
Loren Miller replied to Ivanthecur's discussion Some good books. Suggestions for other books?
"I've said this before elsewhere, but I'm a big-time Robert Heinlein guy.  My major bullets as it comes to him are: Stranger in a Strange Land - a controversial classic from the time it was published, and, among other things, gives a…"
Aug 20, 2013
Kacie Tsao replied to Ivanthecur's discussion Some good books. Suggestions for other books?
"Conservative Christian?  Nah, Orson Scott Card is Mormon.  A very crazy one, too.  Readers tend to miss the Mormon symbolism he puts in his writing because not a lot of people are aware of what to look for.  I dunno, I used to…"
Aug 20, 2013
Pat replied to Ivanthecur's discussion Some good books. Suggestions for other books?
"One of the books (actually a play) that started me on the road to enlightenment was "Inherit the Wind," by Lawrence and Lee. It's a fictional account of the Scopes Monkey trial in Tennessee in the 1920's. A good follow up to that…"
Aug 19, 2013
Richard Haynes liked Ivanthecur's discussion Some good books. Suggestions for other books?
Aug 19, 2013
M J Murcott replied to Ivanthecur's discussion Some good books. Suggestions for other books?
"Just over a year ago I wrote a science fiction book will attempt to attach the first three chapters to this. The book is called Hope's Landfall.   With reference to C.S.Lewis I would say that it is interesting reading the Chronicles…"
Aug 19, 2013
Jim DePaulo replied to Ivanthecur's discussion Some good books. Suggestions for other books?
"My all time favorite is Hyperion by Dan Simmons.  In large part it is Simmons' incredible writing skills that makes the book.  If you are in to  the Alternate History sub-genre, Harry Turtledove is the master.   Harry…"
Aug 14, 2013
The Flying Atheist replied to Ivanthecur's discussion Some good books. Suggestions for other books?
"Speaking of morals, a couple years ago I picked up Aesop's Fables.  I hadn't read those stories (or had them read to me) since early elementary school.  They're quite fun to read......and much more moral than the…"
Aug 13, 2013
Michael Penn replied to Ivanthecur's discussion Some good books. Suggestions for other books?
"One book that turned around some of my thinking was "Lies My Teacher Told Me" by James W. Loewen. This book is from 1995 and tells the white wash of American history and the real reasons that other cultures do not like some of our…"
Aug 13, 2013
Stephanie Morgan replied to Ivanthecur's discussion Some good books. Suggestions for other books?
"Red Leaves, By Thomas H. Cook, didn't think I would like this one, but it gets really good in the middle and towards the end, I literally could not put it down. Child 44, By Tom Rob Smith, I just have a thing with kids and murder…"
Aug 12, 2013
Joan Denoo liked Ivanthecur's discussion Some good books. Suggestions for other books?
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At 4:42pm on April 30, 2013, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

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