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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?
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Nicholas Crellerped - Sat, 20 Jan 2018 23:01:45 EST ID:MxImXeEr No.69775 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69519
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.
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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.
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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.


Yellow Wallpaper by Dumbo - Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:16:19 EST ID:4ThINaYI No.69515 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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How tf could anybody find this story about mass hysteria interesting at all dry af
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Betsy Drezzleville - Fri, 27 Oct 2017 06:52:26 EST ID:XT+L+WtE No.69542 Report Quick Reply
>>69539
They're definitely gay. One was so in denial about his gay feelings that he tried to kill the other dude to stop feeling attracted to him.
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Angus Clobblebanks - Sat, 28 Oct 2017 13:00:40 EST ID:2LvAe2Be No.69543 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69541

yeah in 10th grade
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ntnchamp2 - Sat, 28 Oct 2017 20:35:00 EST ID:TVAVsSOp No.69547 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>69515
The Yellow Wallpaper is fucking groundbreaking and awesome. Imagine publishing something like this in the 1800s. Have you read the ending carefully? Find me better 19th century literature if you think its so easy.

Are you just a high school student assigned to read this story and you couldn't finish it because you have ADD? Who's fault is that?
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Caroline Nandersock - Fri, 03 Nov 2017 22:40:35 EST ID:5Dw6Tb7B No.69575 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69547

how about Young Goodman Brown? i felt like a lottery winner when i first discovered that story. written 1835. one line just leaped off the page at me it was so good

>... But he was himself the chief horror of the scene, and shrank not from its other horrors.

>"Ha! ha! ha!" roared Goodman Brown, when the wind laughed at him. "Let us hear which will laugh loudest! Think not to frighten me with your deviltry! Come witch, come wizard, come Indian powow, come devil himself! and here comes Goodman Brown. You may as well fear him as he fear you!"
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Simon Mapperfuck - Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:11:51 EST ID:0TRjhzEu No.69771 Ignore Report Quick Reply
OP fainted clear away and we had to crawl right over him, heh heh heh.


5 Books that should be Movies/TV by Matilda Moblingnin - Sat, 06 Jan 2018 17:39:05 EST ID:9L61W0Ig No.69733 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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  1. Hyperion - Dan Simmons: This book has everything; FTL travel, time travel, malicious AI, Aliens and compelling characters. Due to the fractured story telling in the first book and the protracted narrative, this would probably have to be done as a tv series. If successful, the sequels are just as compelling.

2. Forever War - Joe Haldeman: I truly can't believe that this one hasn't been made into some kind of film adaptation already. Of all the stories on this list, I feel like this one needs the least amount of work story wise to translate to the screen. The story is tight enough story that it could easily be written into a feature film.

3. Snow Crash/Seven Eves/Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson: Pretty much anything by Neal Stephenson deserves an adaptation, but these 3 in particular have always struck me as the most cinematic in his oeuvre. Snow Crash is basically just a better version of the movie Ready Player One, that's coming out later this year.The premise for Seven Eves is that the moon blows up for no reason, it got a luke warm reception, but it's one of my very favorite books and I believe it would translate well to the big screen. Cryptonomicon follows 2 narratives one begginning in WWII and one in the modern world, following lost german submarines, crazy marines and crazier treasure hunters, with a sprinkle of geopolitics and intrigue. Any of them would make for an excellent blockbuster.

4. The Stars are Legion -Kameron Hurley: This 2017 book is enigmatic, bold and really sticky, for real, I felt like I needed to take a shower after I read this book... in a good way. The story chronicles the lives of a female-only, alien race living on multi-layered, hostile, living planets. The set-pieces in this book alone would be amazing to see translated onto the screen.

5. Wild Cards series - J.R.R Martin: OG martin fans know about the amazing anthology series he edited. In an alternate history where an alien ship crash lands on earth shortly after WWII, it releases a virus that causes people all over the world to change. Some become more become superhuman, some become disfigured monsters. Its a really interesting set of books with a wealth of amazing characters. Theses a wealth of …
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Edward Billingham - Sat, 06 Jan 2018 19:16:06 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69735 Ignore Report Quick Reply
None of them.
Getting made into a TV show isn't an honour, it's just something that makes things popular with idiots who make you feel ashamed to have liked them in the first place.
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Walter Chockleville - Sun, 07 Jan 2018 00:15:40 EST ID:LoBfeLgW No.69738 Ignore Report Quick Reply
[email protected] Hyperion should, or could, be adapted
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Walter Blatherway - Sun, 07 Jan 2018 19:44:10 EST ID:z8jRd/he No.69741 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I just finished my second read through of the Hyperion series. There's a lot of stuff I missed the first time, and I don't think it'd be adaptable. They would have to dumb it down a lot and it wouldn't be the same.

Snow Crash would be cool tho.

King Killer Chronicles are apparently getting a series produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
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George Doddletot - Wed, 10 Jan 2018 18:52:55 EST ID:ecDddJOt No.69750 Ignore Report Quick Reply
A Thomas Ligotti tv series like The Twilight Zone would be sick.


pynchon by Eliza Fonnerhood - Wed, 20 Dec 2017 11:28:51 EST ID:uwSxzdH+ No.69672 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Where my pynchonites at? I'm re-reading Gravity's Rainbow currently, what cool shit and secret truths should I keep an eye out for? The first read was tricky but now I can relax and have fun with the prose.
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David Hesslehall - Tue, 02 Jan 2018 22:14:37 EST ID:rFrMyS+l No.69712 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69672
my favorite part is when the brigadier eats a shit
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Phineas Buzzstone - Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:24:23 EST ID:znkA8wwQ No.69729 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69712
That was hard to read. Pynchon is way too descriptive, and it goes so in depth on him sucking the turd straight from the butthole for pages.
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Barnaby Fellerwutch - Sun, 07 Jan 2018 14:16:37 EST ID:y6HBWdwv No.69740 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The octopus and the scene in France is a parody of Casino Royale.

The pig scene is the inversion of the sacred feminine to the divine whore.
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Phyllis Goodman - Tue, 09 Jan 2018 21:24:08 EST ID:ZWAR2X1l No.69745 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Reading Vineland right now. Honestly there's no magic-bullet answer for "what to look out for" when reading Pynchon, it's just jam-packed with esoterica. Check out https://gravitys-rainbow.pynchonwiki.com/wiki/index.php.

Do you have the edition in your pic? What year and publisher is it from?
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Isabella Soddlebury - Tue, 09 Jan 2018 22:56:40 EST ID:cjS3fLVI No.69746 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69745
That was just the coolest cover i could find on Google. Imagine finding a copy like that from the 70s in a Used Book store though... I'd jizz my dang pants, I say.


Write something a word at a time by Phyllis Turveyway - Tue, 08 Aug 2017 20:25:00 EST ID:MIFgr3DY No.69338 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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https://etherpad.net/p/lit

Rules:
1) one word (whatever punctuation, keep it appropriate not like hurrdurr ima put twenty quote marks cuz I can)

So you can alternate words thats fine, just no two words at once.
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Edward Billingham - Sat, 06 Jan 2018 20:39:03 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69737 Ignore Report Quick Reply
will
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Barnaby Grimhall - Sun, 07 Jan 2018 10:37:57 EST ID:9HurK2R3 No.69739 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69737
we
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Lillian Dissleford - Mon, 08 Jan 2018 13:46:35 EST ID:4vZzZP5I No.69742 Ignore Report Quick Reply
RIP story

Good job, mods.
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Martin Nirringhood - Tue, 09 Jan 2018 14:43:31 EST ID:4ZAy8Pkj No.69743 Ignore Report Quick Reply
yea spunky reflexively banned me over a misunderstanding of who posted what and also nuked all my posts so this thread is kill.
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Priscilla Brookwell - Tue, 09 Jan 2018 16:48:28 EST ID:cjS3fLVI No.69744 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69743
story of every good thread


Wheel Of Time by Phineas Buzzstone - Thu, 04 Jan 2018 20:43:11 EST ID:znkA8wwQ No.69723 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Where my Wheel Of Time fans at? I just started a re-read tonight and wanted to get a thread going for the coolest fantasy series in history. Sorry Lord Of The Rings fans, but these books will always be to me what Tolkien is to most. Maybe some of the middle books get braid-tuggingly slow, but the series overall is a godsend
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Shitting Bizzleham - Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:35:35 EST ID:gm3S+7Ik No.69725 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>69723
what is it about?
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George Blackstock - Fri, 05 Jan 2018 05:44:43 EST ID:kB9vcdQ8 No.69727 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69723
Amen good sir
Need to do a reread pretty soon, when I read them the first time I did it in a whirlwind of pages, read every single one in about 8 months
Did nothing for most of the day besides read for a quite a while
I win again, Lews Therin
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Phineas Buzzstone - Fri, 05 Jan 2018 06:30:53 EST ID:znkA8wwQ No.69728 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69725
A battle between good and evil that repeats every generation through reincarnation told throughToliien style quests through the woods and across countrysides, and political maneuvering and wars done like a less edgy Game Of Thrones. A lot of the plotlines sound cliche now, but this series did the most at moving fantasy from the Tolkien style into the modern era. Recommended if you don't mind worldbuilding over action often, and characters for days.
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Henry Pagglefield - Sat, 06 Jan 2018 04:20:54 EST ID:dMp4bt0v No.69730 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69728

Didn't the author die before the ending? How did that effect the series?
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Emma Lightville - Sat, 06 Jan 2018 07:39:27 EST ID:znkA8wwQ No.69731 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69730
Made it better, it became clear he was spinning his wheels and never going to write a concrete ending. One he died, they hired Brandon Sanderson, the top guy in modern fantasy, to write the ending (based entirely off the original authors notes and concepts) and for the most part he captured the writing style.


Looking for a book by Jarvis Brosslegold - Tue, 02 Jan 2018 15:17:34 EST ID:67NFy/98 No.69711 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I`m looking for:

microeconomics neoclassical and institutionalist perspectives on economic behaviour
By Himmelweit, S., R. Simonetti and A. Trigg, Cengage Learning.
ISBN-13: 978-1861525390
ISBN-10: 1861525397

I am unable to find is through major sites like bookzz and many others, can anyone help me? You will be my eternal hero.


Philosophical Speculative Fiction by Betsy Hucklepud - Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:20:18 EST ID:9XiochA5 No.69602 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Been enjoying Borges alot recently anyone know of any other writers with a similar mojo?
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Edwin Honderladge - Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:55:02 EST ID:F9phQiNf No.69654 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Kafka, Calvino, Joyce, Danielewski, Ende, etc.
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Cedric Hommlefoot - Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:07:27 EST ID:JRgk/hWz No.69657 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You've a novice reader, are you not, OP? That's ok. But you're also a try-hard, which is not ok.

The answers to your question confused me at first. But after some thought, I see they each have their own reasons/similarities. It's just that you didn't state clearly what aspect of Borges' writing you are looking for.

"Mojo" and "Philosophical Speculative Fiction" (please don't invent genres, you suck at it) are not clear enough for good recommendations.

A simple "I liked X and enjoyed Y while reading Borges" would have given you exactly what you want. Now your recommendations are a total hit-or-miss.
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Jack Shittingcocke - Tue, 19 Dec 2017 15:11:47 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69670 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69667
is it you?
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Henry Sengerham - Thu, 28 Dec 2017 22:39:10 EST ID:q+TjMyMq No.69683 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Musil, Pessoa, Markson. ESPECIALLY Musil.
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Betsy Gommerwell - Fri, 29 Dec 2017 06:01:31 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69684 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69683
you just tryna make him depressed


Can we get an OC poetry thread? by Frederick Snodridge - Thu, 10 Jan 2013 01:05:46 EST ID:tmVYcUte No.59689 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Haven't seen one in a while, let's get some OC poetry! Just wrote this right now,

Three kings and a jack, traveling down the road.
The road is it, it calls them all, with only time as their foe.
The curtain like clouds, blind them all.
Nothing's certain, nothing's forever

On they must go, on the they must go.
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Yojimbo - Sun, 12 Nov 2017 06:21:36 EST ID:CsJqPuDn No.69585 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>66474
Thank's, M! Except I'm still alive as fuck.
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Wesley Gasslefod - Sun, 12 Nov 2017 12:47:24 EST ID:reK9sGDz No.69586 Report Quick Reply
>>69585
prove it with new poems then
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Yojimbo - Sun, 12 Nov 2017 14:19:02 EST ID:CsJqPuDn No.69588 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69586
My cock is big, my cock is bright
My head is pink and it smells like shit
I saw many pussies and can't decide
Which one is the right
I have the power of the might
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Caroline Clablingchodging - Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:35:05 EST ID:a7M8vBt7 No.69627 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69585

imposter begone
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Priscilla Blinningchit - Sun, 17 Dec 2017 17:03:30 EST ID:ohlXg0f1 No.69665 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Pressed for time
Poet types
World all turns eyes
Poem read


Wtf Joshua by Basil Nozzlehood - Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:55:13 EST ID:XtSbWTOn No.69647 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I just have nowhere else to share this.
I came over this 5 volume series of books called Acorns, by Joshua Morris.
The synopsis text reads:
Acorns delineates the future of humanity as a reunification of intellect with the Deep Self. Having chosen to focus upon ego (established securely by the time of Christ), much more beta brain wave development will destroy our species and others, which process has already begun. We create our own realities through beliefs, intents and desires and we were in and out of probabilities constantly. Feelings follow beliefs, not the other way around.

And then the only other work of him available from the same store is How to Start a Hobby in Basketball. Now I just don't get what happened to him. Especially as the Basketball Hobby book is released two years after the Acorns. Like did you get so woke you had to invest yourself in B-ball instead or just what. I feel like sending him a letter and ask wtf happened to you dude.
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Martha Goodbanks - Tue, 05 Dec 2017 20:42:48 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69648 Ignore Report Quick Reply
you are like little baby, watch this
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0aJnaOl7gykX0owX0g5Y0luV2s
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Alice Fobberworth - Wed, 06 Dec 2017 06:38:04 EST ID:XtSbWTOn No.69649 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69648
Oh god no.
Get away lizard man.


Legacy of Lazaria by Lillian Gemmledock - Sun, 12 Nov 2017 16:24:03 EST ID:CsJqPuDn No.69589 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Act 1 - Heaven, Hell and the middle one

Marcus: "It was a cold day, I was hoping to get help, but instead I was bleeding to death, I was watching on the dead body of Sam. The poor bastard was 18-years old kid, that guy could had a bright future but instead he choosed to fight for this fucking country! It was sad, 'cause nobody would ever know about this kid who sacrificed himself in a war for our country, poor boy was tortured like an animal, but till the end he didn't gived any information to our enemies. It weather was cold, then I saw a bright light, and someone was calling me from that light, I took a cigarete and started to smoke, it was like the last time i was smoking, I had promised to my wife that in someday I will stop smoking, and seems like this is the last time. I started to get some flashbacks from my past, I used to beat Merry(my wife) very often, suddenly I realised what I had lost when she died, my life became empty and I was alone, blaming myself for her death, and begging for forgiveness...
I closed my eyes with a smile and moved the gun to my head, when I was to shoot, something had stopped me, I quicly opened my eyes and saw an Angel with a black wings.

Angel: Finally! A perfect viesel.

Marcus: "The Angel had took my body and soul, and I was trapped in a body that I can't control"

Angel took the body of Marcus and had teleoprted into Limbo.
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Dildo Senpai - Sat, 02 Dec 2017 18:08:34 EST ID:7YEQcZ0R No.69641 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69589
Where's the 2nd act?


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