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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.

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
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.
Angus Clobblebanks - Sat, 28 Oct 2017 13:00:40 EST ID:2LvAe2Be No.69543 Ignore Report Quick Reply

yeah in 10th grade
ntnchamp2 - Sat, 28 Oct 2017 20:35:00 EST ID:TVAVsSOp No.69547 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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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?
Caroline Nandersock - Fri, 03 Nov 2017 22:40:35 EST ID:5Dw6Tb7B No.69575 Ignore Report Quick Reply

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!"
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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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
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.
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.
David Hesslehall - Tue, 02 Jan 2018 22:14:37 EST ID:rFrMyS+l No.69712 Ignore Report Quick Reply
my favorite part is when the brigadier eats a shit
Phineas Buzzstone - Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:24:23 EST ID:znkA8wwQ No.69729 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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.
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.
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?
Isabella Soddlebury - Tue, 09 Jan 2018 22:56:40 EST ID:cjS3fLVI No.69746 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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.

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