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    I thoroughly enjoyed Empire (did I suggest that to you, RockPile? I don't remember...I've recommended that book to many people). Glad you liked it, anyhow. Card is one of my favorite sci-fi writers.

    The high tech stuff was a little bit outside the realm of modern capability, but I thought it was interesting, nonetheless.

    I just finished re-reading Arthur C. Clarke's "Rendezvous With Rama" last week. What a freakin' awesome book that was. I'd forgotten how good.

    After my checkride this week (that I'm studying for...really), I'm starting:

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyBoeingJets View Post
    I thoroughly enjoyed Empire (did I suggest that to you, RockPile? I don't remember...I've recommended that book to many people). Glad you liked it, anyhow.

    The high tech stuff was a little bit outside the realm of modern capability, but I thought it was interesting, nonetheless.

    I just finished re-reading Arthur C. Clarke's "Rendezvous With Rama" last week. What a freakin' awesome book that was. I'd forgotten how good.

    After my checkride this week (that I'm studying for...really), I'm starting:

    I recall you writing about how much you like the author and the book and thats the reason I picked it up. The book was truly engrossing. And the plot twist you mentioned was a total blindside.

    I ended up buying a whole bunch of his books because I liked Empire so much. Right now, I'm on the Worthing Saga and really enjoying it. I haven't read any science fiction in a while, because it tends to bore me. This author's characters are so interesting that I don't thik it matters what genre he writes in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockPile View Post
    And the plot twist you mentioned was a total blindside.
    HAH!! I was so freaking MAD that I had to put the book down...

    ...for a whole minute.


    Card's science fiction blends socio-politics into the mix. It's great stuff.

    Here's a little primer for those of you who might be interested in reading some of Orson Scott Card's stuff. I'd suggest you start with Ender's Game, then perhaps pick up the three following books in that series (Speaker For The Dead, Xenocide, and Children Of The Mind).

    Also, check out the standalone novel Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus.

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    I am getting caught on a years plus worth of magazines. Wow a lot of **** happened over the last 18 months

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingsJohn/Obediah View Post
    I am getting caught on a years plus worth of magazines. Wow a lot of **** happened over the last 18 months
    Wait until you get caught up on the Lindsay and Paris news. Good times.

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    After reading this thread, I realized that I do not read enough.
    and need to read more.

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    I just started mine today.

    Kelly R's Shelf - Shelfari

    this is a great little site for finding new books and for showing off your books as well

    I hope to see some of you on it as well

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    The Road
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    LINK

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    Quote Originally Posted by DLEOS91745 View Post
    The Road
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    wow....such an awesome book. They are so gonna blow the movie. I pray I am wrong, but this was such a QUIET little book...and you all know Hollywood can't have a QUIET movie.

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    Just finished The Terror by Dan Simmons. Excellent historical fiction about the doomed Franklin Expedition of 1845... with just a touch of horror thrown in.

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