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    Loooooooved this book....and hated it.

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    My friend was at a closing Borders 2 days ago and found this on the ground -



    She said she thought of me and picked it up. I'm going to start reading after the game tonight. I've read the reset of DNA's hitchhikers guide to the galaxy series, and they were great. This should be good, but I think it's incomplete? No? RIP Douglas Adams.

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    Just discovered this guy from an article I read in the WSJ a couple weeks ago. Picked this one up on the Nook. Enjoyable enough so far. EXTREMELY HARD sci-fi, getting deep into the math of near speed-of-light travel. It's also good at examining the potential psychological effects on travelers who leave Earth at relativistic speeds, knowing that only ten years into their journey will cause hundreds of years to have passed on Earth.
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    Just read the first two books in the Aubrey/Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian (Master and Commander & Post Captain). After you get in to the flow of the period language and nautical-speak, the books are riveting. A nice dry wit thrown in for good measure. Looking forward to finishing the series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FBJ View Post


    Just discovered this guy from an article I read in the WSJ a couple weeks ago. Picked this one up on the Nook. Enjoyable enough so far. EXTREMELY HARD sci-fi, getting deep into the math of near speed-of-light travel. It's also good at examining the potential psychological effects on travelers who leave Earth at relativistic speeds, knowing that only ten years into their journey will cause hundreds of years to have passed on Earth.

    The Forever War explored the topic pretty well as I recall albeit as a much lighter read than what you are describing.

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    So good I started reading it again right away:


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    Finally, I guess.

    Amazing piece!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vrankol View Post


    Finally, I guess.

    Amazing piece!
    Better late than never!

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    reading the hobbit again.

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    Slaughter House Five is on of the best things that has even been written!

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