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Books recomendations by Beatrice Fuckinglock - Sat, 03 Mar 2018 15:58:55 EST ID:un3sx+VQ No.69924 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm looking for cyberpunk. Not that cyberpunk with drugs, implants, AI, gunfights and whatever. I need something with a lot of communications via Internet, crafting devices and related things. Closest ones I've read, are "When Sysadmins Ruled the Eart," by Corry Doctorow, and "Cryptonomicon," by Neal Stephenson. The first one presented a lot of communications, and the second one had a lot of cryptographic stuff and devices. It may be not really a sci-fi, but even some kind of slice of life, I guess.
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Samuel Huddlesat - Sun, 04 Mar 2018 06:35:36 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69925 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Sounds like you want to read more Doctorow and also probably some non-fiction. Try 'Makers' by him and Underground by Dreyfus & Assange.
http://craphound.com/category/makers/
http://www.underground-book.net/download.php3


Words dawg, fuckin words by Sophie Drummlesire - Wed, 02 Mar 2016 19:19:58 EST ID:QfrG9TGw No.68189 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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ITT: Things involving language that rustle your jimmies

So really anything from pic related to people who want to axe you a question, and so on
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Henry Foshchodge - Sat, 24 Feb 2018 15:56:55 EST ID:LTzt5BVQ No.69907 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69906

it lies in where you place the pause
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Jack Lightdale - Sun, 25 Feb 2018 14:58:30 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69911 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69907
There isn't a pause it's one word.
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Alice Fuckingfuck - Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:01:47 EST ID:whiEkKmr No.69917 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69911
There is going to be a slight pause because two syllables. Also the s at the end of pains has more of a z sound to it than that at the beginning of staking. Also the whole point of this thread is that we are all right.
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Frederick Gizzleworth - Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:36:22 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69918 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69917
I'm happy to agree as I've said it over so many times it doesn't sound like a word any more so I have no idea what is or isn't right.
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Albert Blytheridge - Sat, 03 Mar 2018 14:38:29 EST ID:O/eWPvU3 No.69922 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69917
Interesting, I never really looked into what that term meant. I'm surprised that people say "painstaking" regularly enough that it's become a source of jimmie-rustling for you.
I get really fatigued by people throwing around words like "spiritual", "blessed", "holistic", and the like, particularly if used to denote one thing or action as "more spiritual" than another. It isn't these words themselves that irritate me but the smug attitude that often seems to surround them.
These conversations also seem to involve a lot of fancy language and references that one doubts the speaker understands to any meaningful degree.
Certainly I'm guilty of this myself, but more often in writing than in daily conversation (as this post is likely evidence of).


Atrocity Exhibition by Caroline Pittbury - Fri, 02 Mar 2018 19:19:32 EST ID:zbsbjabk No.69919 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Is this the greatest novel of the 2st century? I think so.
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Archie Buzzman - Sat, 03 Mar 2018 13:00:58 EST ID:LSzbuRvn No.69921 Ignore Report Quick Reply
it's the best Joy Division song at least


Goodreads recommendation thread by Polly Blytheman - Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:06:30 EST ID:PIrgMXlN No.69909 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Post your Goodreads profile
Get recommendations on books to read based on your taste
Give others recommendations
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Jack Lightdale - Sun, 25 Feb 2018 05:17:48 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69910 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Why don't you start?
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Polly Blytheman - Sun, 25 Feb 2018 16:49:21 EST ID:PIrgMXlN No.69912 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69910
Sure-
https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3537584-chuck-finley?shelf=read&sort=rating
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George Blytheman - Mon, 26 Feb 2018 23:53:24 EST ID:zbsbjabk No.69913 Ignore Report Quick Reply
https://www.goodreads.com/user/year_in_books/2018/77151581
It's new as of this year, but I update a lot and am reviewing everything I've read this year
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Rebecca Povingsit - Wed, 28 Feb 2018 07:17:07 EST ID:LSzbuRvn No.69915 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Here's what I've read so far in 2018, 20 books.
https://www.goodreads.com/user/year_in_books/2018/55007442

I don't write reviews but read about two hundred books annually, here's my list from last year with 200+
https://www.goodreads.com/user/year_in_books/2017/55007442

My only goodreads friends are 420channers btw, networked through irc


Audiobooks by Archie Dundlepitch - Fri, 09 Feb 2018 05:10:55 EST ID:AY474hdP No.69864 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Provided below in G- Drive for streaming/downloading from my own Audible.

*Philosophy
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1focvxmvK0-DGA9sLavfhSjECLVuTRdes

*Horror
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Vq7L3_GxefOdiU0bmJj05EL1pFzHpMnh

*Story
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1IuBs67romlxAyx7RMSfkcQkllFiuV2EP
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Archie Dundlepitch - Fri, 09 Feb 2018 05:11:25 EST ID:AY474hdP No.69865 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Here's how to convert Audible books into .MP3 files for yourself; please do consider providing your Audiobooks back in return.

The following .ZIP has two important applications in it and a folder titled "STEPS" with images; this is really easy to do.
http://www.mediafire.com/file/alzrfumev6fnur3/BOOKS.zip

0. Install the yellow Audible application. You won't need to do anything with this just yet; there's not even a sign- in.
Install the application named "BLACK" that looks similar. This is in German though we'll return to that.

  1. Go to Audible.com .
To the far left it'll read "Library" and hovering over that reveals "My Books", click that.
Here there's a listing of all your books with misc details on them. Press the "DOWNLOAD" tab to the far right of each book.

2. Doing this will rigth away open the Audible application and start downloading a .AAX file to the Audible application itself.
When that finishes press the "Downloads Folder" button so you can find that .AAX file.

3. Open the BLACK application and press that damn "Durchsuchen" button and find that .AAX file. With this your Audible book is now an .MP3, friend!
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Archie Dundlepitch - Fri, 09 Feb 2018 05:12:45 EST ID:AY474hdP No.69866 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Here's the PasteBin I made of a audiobook torrent thread on the future's /t/ Torrents.
https://pastebin.com/HrfA78sB


Books with best written magic/powers by Matilda Hublingted - Mon, 10 Oct 2016 23:03:59 EST ID:NnSLnhxt No.68773 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I mean, cool and interesting and with consequences and a complex system and all that. I loved the One Power in the Wheel of Time series, and it is the only thing that kept me reading those god awful books (sorry to fans, it just got so boring and drawn out). The One Power is pretty overpowered, but is balanced with enough weaknesses and drawbacks that it is very cool still.

Harry Potter system is uninteresting to me because it seems limitless and confusing. So many unnecessary spells. Spells themselves come off as wishes that people conjure into reality by speaking phony latin.

COOL spellcasting books ONLY.

Or UNCOOL books if you want to vent.
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Hugh Clodgeshaw - Wed, 12 Oct 2016 02:44:12 EST ID:NnSLnhxt No.68775 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>68774
Thank you for a well thought out response! I have watched Naruto, and found the fighting system interesting, but never got very far.

Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem is one of my favorite video games. That magic system rocked! Runic magic is great, especially needing to combine and think through the time it takes to mystically carve those runic circles in real time, which takes longer and longer as you summon greater power. That's a good summary of how I like my magic. With great power comes greater complexity and consequences.

I still remember all the god's names. Chatturgha, Xellotath, Uly...aoaoth. MANTOROK. The most 'helpless', but cunning of them all (if you played through the entire game and got his essence as your primary). Kills off all his enemies by using you to summon them to fight at the end, then converging different timelines so they simultaneously destroy one another... damn! That was the most badass ending ever. Highest replay value game I've ever owned, it is basically like 3-4 games in one, with an ever-evolving understanding of a complex story if you get into it and pay close attention.

And the whole insanity meter effecting your ability to fight, on top of needing magick and health. That insanity meter, and the visual/audio effects were legitimately creepy and occasionally nauseating, as well as "jump scares". Made you really WANT to keep your sanity meter up - or down, if you're feeling freaky. ;)

Do they even make games like this anymore? Bummer.

I loved Earthsea magic. Spoken word having power. Ursula Le Guin is a favorite author of mine, I believe I've read all of her work. The non-magical ones, too. The Dispossessed and the other novel that takes place in the same universe. Good stuff. Her take on magic was lovely and it didn't gobble up the story, it was beautifully interwoven into interesting plots with memorable characters.

My favorite was probably the second Earthsea, where the priestess girl is learning about the labyrinth she is supposed to guard. Creepy, that whole place.
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Nicholas Crellerped - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 08:52:39 EST ID:MxImXeEr No.69777 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Clive Barker's The Great And Secret Show
Wizard of the Pigeons, by Robin Hobb writing as Megan Lindholm.
William Hope Hodgson's Carnacki The Ghost Finder stories.
Jack Vance's "Dying Earth" books are what Dungeons & Dragons cribbed their magic system from.
Larry Niven's The Magic Goes Away. and the novels that followed in the setting, has magic as a non-renewable resource, as an allegory for the oil crisis...
The War Of Powers series had a pretty good magic system for unapologetic low fantasy.
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Charlotte Dubblemork - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 21:23:05 EST ID:MiEbPJi0 No.69789 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68773
Night Watch and it's sequels have a unique system that uses it's dual (or tri, because vampires also exist) source of power system as a mild social commentary. There are some really neat concepts about the way a season "combat magician" would employ magic. Rookies use wasteful things such as fireballs, etc. whereas someone who specializes in magic combat uses creative application of phsyics manipulation.
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Isabella Cuzzlechet - Sun, 28 Jan 2018 15:34:03 EST ID:Vg0OC53D No.69828 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The Bartimaeus Trilogy probably has my favorite depiction of magic in fiction.

Essentially, magic is done by summoning demons (the hard way, with pentagrams and circles and herbs and runes), and either slaving them to your will or drawing power from them/their home dimension for spells. And if you mess it up, with a broken circle or a misdrawn rune or whathaveyou, the demon is probably going to kill you.

Most of the series is told from the point of view of one of these demons, who's something like 1,500 years old and served in Ptolemaic Egypt once upon a time. It also deals with the societal effects of magic being around this way: Magicians form the nobility of England, the only way to become a magician is through a dangerous, difficult and heavily guarded educational process, so the proles have no chance of getting ahead, and technological progress seems to have taken a back seat. You don't know what year it is in the books, but neon is noted as a new invention, guns don't seem to exist and America is still a rebellious colony.

Pretty cool series.
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Edwin Suckledark - Tue, 06 Feb 2018 19:35:23 EST ID:4ZAy8Pkj No.69857 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69828

that does sound cool. ill add it to my to-read list. i'll return you this one: And the Devil Will Drag You Under

crazy story about the end of the world being imminent, so a tricky demon summons two humans to go on a crazy quest to alternate dimensions to save earth from a catastrophic meteor collision (for a price of course)


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?
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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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https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/jack-ketchum-dead-71-actor-11909120
horror legend Jack Ketchum has passed. Dude was a huge influence. Any fans here? RIP in peas
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Jenny Socklesidge - Thu, 25 Jan 2018 06:33:26 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69809 Ignore Report Quick Reply
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicanor_Parra
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ursula_K._Le_Guin
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Cyril Sangergold - Thu, 25 Jan 2018 06:57:51 EST ID:6yTsmlKK No.69810 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69809
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.
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Shit Blindershit - Thu, 25 Jan 2018 09:57:25 EST ID:NT9DzTuy No.69811 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69809
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.
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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:
Questioning.
And she was a master story teller.
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Rebecca Turveyman - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 12:51:08 EST ID:UubbtM4E No.69845 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69809
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??
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Ernest Heblinghall - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:08:33 EST ID:C/fZvkOx No.69111 Report Quick Reply
>>69109
b but those boring middle books
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Hedda Blythewater - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:10:24 EST ID:l3tlhtCg No.69120 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69106
pretty much anything by Brandon Sanderson is a good read. maybe not always Avataresque but fantastic all the same.

>>69109
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.
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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.
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Charlotte Nickledale - Wed, 24 Jan 2018 02:24:17 EST ID:Um6muhSf No.69802 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69109
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.
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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.
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10550829/1/Psi-Effect
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9282821/1/Gardener-s-Killing-Time
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3566724/1/The-Dark-Lords-of-Nerima
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2957130/1/The-Titans-and-the-Lost-Boy
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5736374/1/Connecting-the-Dots
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7396895/1/Spiders-and-Magic-Rise-of-Spider-Mane
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7360739/1/Waking-Nightmares
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7920322/3/Mass-Effect-Human-Revolution
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3548783/1/Legacy-of-the-Red-Sun-The-Complete-Trilogy
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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.
https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1183470/CSS-Stravag
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Edward Sungernutch - Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:42:57 EST ID:PjG/j7rf No.69796 Ignore Report Quick Reply
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9319253/1/A-Captain-And-A-Madman

This one is the granddaddy of them all, from 1981.
https://web.archive.org/web/20110810023503/http://www.marketaz.co.uk/StarTrek/Stories/JA/DAE.txt


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.
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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.
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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.


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