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History book request by Suicide mode d emploi 1982 (Claude Guillon - Yves Le Bonniec) request - Thu, 01 Feb 2018 17:53:48 EST ID:rgxtH2hl No.69846 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Can someone post where to find this? Have you read it?
Hugh Babberbad - Sun, 04 Feb 2018 15:27:04 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69852 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It's on b-ok.org, frogfriend.

RIP Jack Ketchum by Cyril Sangergold - Wed, 24 Jan 2018 19:13:23 EST ID:6yTsmlKK No.69806 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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horror legend Jack Ketchum has passed. Dude was a huge influence. Any fans here? RIP in peas
Jenny Socklesidge - Thu, 25 Jan 2018 06:33:26 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69809 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Cyril Sangergold - Thu, 25 Jan 2018 06:57:51 EST ID:6yTsmlKK No.69810 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I had seen that a couple other authors had died too, ones probably more famous than Ketchum. I didn't mean to snub them, but Ketchum was the only one I was a personal reader of. Tough month for writers, George R R Martin better call the cardiologist just in case.
Shit Blindershit - Thu, 25 Jan 2018 09:57:25 EST ID:NT9DzTuy No.69811 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Aw, man, I hadn't heard about Le Guin. I really liked her. She wasn't as relentlessly ballbreaking as Joanna Russ and wasn't a fucking psycho like Marion Zimmer Bradley.
She had that knack of being both deep, witty, and poetic. Too few writers manage to hit all three notes.
Shit Crackleham - Tue, 30 Jan 2018 20:25:14 EST ID:bk10qSik No.69843 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Idk who these other authors are, but rip Ursula.

She did SF the way SF was supposed to be done:
And she was a master story teller.
Rebecca Turveyman - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 12:51:08 EST ID:UubbtM4E No.69845 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hell, Le Guin died?
Maybe there's a chance of some decent Earthsea adaptations to be made. I dunno what her stance on them were besides getting mad about the Ghibli flick.

SUGGEST SPACE OPERAS. other mindfuck sci-fi too by Alice Favingdet - Mon, 22 May 2017 07:23:56 EST ID:uFYLvNzV No.69212 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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i need space opera books due to the continuing lack of widescale extraterrestrial visitation. suggestions??
Phineas Bugglesudge - Mon, 22 May 2017 17:52:00 EST ID:9HurK2R3 No.69213 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Leviathan Wakes and the rest of The Expanse series.
Really good shit.
Nicholas Crellerped - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:35:09 EST ID:MxImXeEr No.69782 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The Gap Cycle, by Stephen R. Donaldson.
Spaceways Series, by John Cleve.
The Wanderer, by Fritz Leiber.
The Dark Wheel, by Robert Holdstock.
Prostho Plus, by Piers Anthony.
Sector General series, by James White.
Combat-K Series by Andy Remic.
Eliza Fivingtut - Sat, 27 Jan 2018 16:15:48 EST ID:LbayZHfR No.69822 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The Culture series, by Iain Banks
First book is Consider Phlebas but a lot of people recommend starting with Player of Games.
Martha Crebberdad - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 10:41:52 EST ID:nBD5SVPt No.69832 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I enjoyed "Avon: A Terrible Aspect", by Paul Darrow.

/lit/erary equivalent to Avatar? by Shit Clayshit - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:56:47 EST ID:7baJyOyq No.69105 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What is the literary equivalent to Avatar: The Last Airbender?

A cozy quest across the world, with a trio of fun characters like Aang (fun-loving and honest, but mischevious), Kitara (responsible) and Sokka (annoying but well-intentioned).

And an enemy that within his own clique is struggling to maintain status and has honorable or understandable motivations.

Just a book with some of those general elements or feelings. Not a literal novelization or anything.
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Caroline Brookman - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:39:28 EST ID:16jOxY8y No.69109 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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You might want to try The Wheel of Time, it is very centered on the four elements, and has a very unique system of magic. God, it's impossible for me to suggest this book without saying how much I actually HATE the series itself for so many personal reasons, yet I read through the whole thing because damn is The One Power an interesting concept and well developed. Characters are.... well, YMMV.
Ernest Heblinghall - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:08:33 EST ID:C/fZvkOx No.69111 Report Quick Reply
b but those boring middle books
Hedda Blythewater - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:10:24 EST ID:l3tlhtCg No.69120 Ignore Report Quick Reply
pretty much anything by Brandon Sanderson is a good read. maybe not always Avataresque but fantastic all the same.

the WoT is what i broke my teeth on with fantasy and is pretty similar to Avatar.
3 mains and a few good secondary characters.. but be prepared for the long haul.

14 books and a prequel, each book is huge, and a couple of the middle books are considered boring.
Nicholas Crellerped - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:05:05 EST ID:MxImXeEr No.69780 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman's Dragonlance Chronicles.
The Zagor Chronicles, by Ian Livingstone and Carl Sargent.
Photon Force, by Peter David writing as David Peters (lol).
The Mind Pool by Charles Sheffield.
Charlotte Nickledale - Wed, 24 Jan 2018 02:24:17 EST ID:Um6muhSf No.69802 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This. Wheel of Time is such a great series, don't let "the boring" middle books get in your head. It's a great series throughout.

fanfic by Cyril Chellerwater - Sun, 11 Jun 2017 12:00:19 EST ID:6L73iEpb No.69245 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm new to fanfic and curious what everyone's favorites are, and also snag some recs. I recently discovered Harry Potter And The Methods Of Rationality and it made me wonder how many other high quality stories are being told using already popular franchises rather than making their own characters. I'm looking for fanfic that is story driven rather than shipping, although I can overlook occasional romance as long as its not a romance story first and formost.

I like geeky shit like sci fi, anime, capeshit, etc. I am looking for alternative versions of classic tales, continuations of ended franchises. Also, modern Marvel and DC comics suck since they never kill anyone, good or evil. I'd like some fanfic that takes those worlds in directions the comics are too tame/pussy to ever go, like Justice League with Game Of Thrones style delivery.
Nicholas Crellerped - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 11:04:11 EST ID:MxImXeEr No.69783 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm a slut for crossover fanfic.
Edward Sungernutch - Mon, 22 Jan 2018 01:58:31 EST ID:PjG/j7rf No.69792 Ignore Report Quick Reply
And this one guy who somehow makes mega-crossover fic work. And I usually despise mega-crossovers.
Edward Sungernutch - Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:42:57 EST ID:PjG/j7rf No.69796 Ignore Report Quick Reply

This one is the granddaddy of them all, from 1981.

Alternate History Fiction by David Tootwater - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 17:02:45 EST ID:9ePE0vYO No.69788 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Anybody know any alternate history fiction where the USSR wins (or survives) the Cold War/WW3? I liked Red Army by Ralph Peters but I'm looking for something that explores wider issues than just the tactics on the ground.
Edward Sungernutch - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 21:37:28 EST ID:PjG/j7rf No.69790 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Dead Morn, by Piers Anthony and Roberto Fuentes wasn't Russian communism, but it's set in a post-apocalyptic future where Cuba is the only surviving country, albeit in Fallout Vault form. The protagonist is a time traveller sent back to the Cuban revolution, who realises he has the choice of whether Fidel or Che is the survivor who founds the future's society.
Edward Sungernutch - Mon, 22 Jan 2018 02:42:56 EST ID:PjG/j7rf No.69794 Ignore Report Quick Reply
There was a 1988 TV miniseries set in a Soviet-occupied USA, kind of a response to The Day After, or a spiritual sequel to Red Dawn. Anyway, to make it /lit/, there was a novelisation, "Amerika: The Triumph of the American Spirit".
Come Nineveh, Come Tyre by Allen Drury.
A Thousand Deaths, a short story by Orson Scott Card.
Free Flight, by Douglas Terman.
Not This August, by C.M. Kornbluth.
The Gladiator, by Harry Turtledove.

Books on s p a c e by Ian Fallyfield - Fri, 05 May 2017 16:06:31 EST ID:j50ohrvP No.69199 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Any good books on the universe? Thank you!
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Cedric Chankinfuck - Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:35:14 EST ID:iO/De/3+ No.69229 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Beatrice Bannerbanks - Fri, 02 Jun 2017 01:21:08 EST ID:w62Ir2kB No.69230 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I knew he had a fucking name.
Ernest Suddlekit - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:55:27 EST ID:uFYLvNzV No.69277 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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"All books are about the Universe."
Phoebe Fandock - Wed, 05 Jul 2017 01:09:21 EST ID:H+Wmne34 No.69287 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Christopher Hitchens and Sagan
Nicholas Crellerped - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 11:10:20 EST ID:MxImXeEr No.69784 Ignore Report Quick Reply
There's good stuff by Isaac Asimov, Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Brian May, and Brian Cox.

I love Warhammer 40k and now want to get into real gothic horror /gothic science fiction by Lillian Fugglehed - Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:34:09 EST ID:9WT30SLH No.68611 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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what would be some recommendations? I have read the basics, Dracula and Frankenstein, but I want to get more deeply into the genre and the dark aspects of it, I also real liked BloodBorne if that means anything
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Basil Suttingbanks - Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:03:15 EST ID:UMsgPp0v No.69067 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Gothic sci fi this ones hard to pinpoint for me. Would cyberpunk fit into this? There's certainly some gothic and atmospheric elements. So perhaps I'm streching a bit. But I'd still like to recommend this as an easy way to into cyberpunk.
Caroline Chublingsetch - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 03:32:42 EST ID:bLrKS15k No.69099 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If you want some of the real classic stuff, this link has a sampling of works from the late 1800s/early 1900s. I'd recommend starting with Robert W. Chambers and William Hope Hodgson if you've already read some of the more obvious ones like Poe and Lovecraft.

Albert Billerspear - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:28:25 EST ID:LMOEfuMp No.69112 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Reading tripreports from /del/ might satisfy your thirst.
Hedda Clendletire - Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:37:00 EST ID:S23LE1od No.69128 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Though it would probably be considered one of "the basics," pic fucking related.

Also (though it's not sci-fi), for those who'd be in to southern gothic, I might suggest Flannery O'Connor; Wise Blood was a fucking trip.
Nicholas Crellerped - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:09:01 EST ID:MxImXeEr No.69779 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast.
William Hope Hodgson's The House On The Borderland and The Night Land.
Bram Stoker's The Lair Of The White Worm.
Anything by HP Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe, or Algernon Blackwood.

Homage to Catalonia by Nicholas Nicklecocke - Tue, 15 Nov 2016 17:39:35 EST ID:fiHjnwC3 No.68871 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Just finished it today. Great read. Orwell gift for the written word really shines here.
I especially like the political aspect. He remains stoic throughout the book and even warns people about any possible mistake he has made and his small, personal bias regarding the commentary; which is why I think it has a really constructive possibility to influence/challenge people's /pol/itical views.

It's a true story about his own experience as a militia member of the POUM during the spanish civil war. It's consistently exciting and it even has twists, something you'd expect from a fictional adventure novel. I've read 1984 before this book, and after reading you can evidently see the connections between his own first-hand experience and the dystopian story of Winston Smith.
James Murdspear - Mon, 21 Nov 2016 04:41:42 EST ID:LufUZZit No.68875 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I read 1984 when I was 14, quickly moved on to Homage to Catalonia, Down and Out in Paris and London and various essays. Death of an Elephant (I think that's what it's called) stuck with me the most I think.
Fucking great author.

I've abused too much alcohol to remember much of those books to be honest
Nicholas Crellerped - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 08:55:48 EST ID:MxImXeEr No.69778 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I liked his essay on making the perfect cup of tea.

funny/sarcastic witty books and crime books by Matilda Clemmerfield - Sun, 10 Apr 2016 05:59:06 EST ID:VtDQAzYU No.68285 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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FIrst of im looking for some books what have good funny witty/sarcastic humor...Sort of like discworld and hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy but not i the fantasy/sci fi genre

Non fiction crime books ?drugs/mafia/heists/petty crime/gangster shit/drug dealing...not really looking for the likes of serial killer and detective books like The Black Dahlia.

Most of what I have read have been non fiction...ALl I can remember of the non fiction what I have read really has been the hunter by richard stark and one by George V. Higgins which I really liked.

Im going go through their books in time...

So any recomendations ?
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Walter Dosslestone - Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:01:05 EST ID:ij/L8S3K No.68462 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Nothing Like the Sun is pretty funny/witty.
Shit Blubbledotch - Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:54:22 EST ID:CurQwkhN No.68467 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Not for the faint of heart. Very graphic
Nell Pockman - Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:53:54 EST ID:rMJKGmBn No.68471 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Patrick Robertson: A Tale of Adventure by Brian Hennigan
Zodiac and Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
Lydia Nammlegold - Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:08:50 EST ID:8u73IO7E No.68729 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Gun Monkeys by Victor Gischler fits the bill, dead thread is probably dead though
Nicholas Crellerped - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 08:40:37 EST ID:MxImXeEr No.69776 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Chow Hayes, Gunman, by David Hickie.
The Chopper series, by Mark Brandon Read.
The Profession of Violence: The Rise and Fall of the Kray Twins, by John Pearson.
Charles Salvador's books

Anything by James Thurber or Tom Sharpe.

Looking for: speculative conspiracy/spy fiction by Fox Mulder - Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:45:04 EST ID:hSquYpk7 No.69519 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Been reading some of Delta Green short stories at the moment, essentially Lovecraft + The X-Files.
Does anyone know of any decent conspiracy literature with speculative or fantastical elements?
Nicholas Crellerped - Sat, 20 Jan 2018 23:01:45 EST ID:MxImXeEr No.69775 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The Illuminatus! trilogy, The Invisibles.

Left-Wing Military/Spy Thrillers? by Jack Fanway - Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:26:23 EST ID:INczrAkf No.69651 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I love the novels of Tom Clancy, Ian Fleming and Michael Crichton, but they all profess some shitty politics and general ideas about power imo.

Does anyone know of any writers who craft detailed storylines about global conflicts and the deep state who don’t fetishize Western imperialism?

Robert Ludlum is the only writer of this genre I know of who seems to be at least somewhat critical of the CIA and agencies/programs like it.
Priscilla Turveyforth - Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:01:54 EST ID:lgJ76pMS No.69652 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Do they have to be fiction? There are plenty of great non-fiction stories and you can read them straight from the horse's mouth in memoirs and other types of primary source literature.
Simon Mapperfuck - Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:30:45 EST ID:0TRjhzEu No.69772 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Erik Von Lustbader, Piers Anthony's early stuff with Roberto Fuentes, like Kiai!.
William Gibson's later work, the Blue Ant trilogy.
Matthew Reilly's Scarecrow books, beginning with Ice Station.
Cory Doctorow's "Little Brother", Michael Moorcock's Jerry Cornelius books.

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