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420chan is Getting Overhauled - Changelog/Bug Report/Request Thread (Updated July 26)

Short story recommendations

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- Sat, 10 Feb 2018 20:30:04 EST TVAVsSOp No.69868
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Short stories are good bite sized wisdom. I collect a lot of the annual best of collections and usually find them interested in sex.

I’m teaching a freethinkers class with Thoreau, Catcher in the Rye, and One Flew over the stallionoo’s Nest. I would like to find other short stories, specifically by women, because the class is already heavily male authored and male protagonist.

I am already thinking of The Yellow Wallpaper and Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour.” Any other recommendations of free thinker short stories ? Or poetry?
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Esther Blurryhood - Sun, 11 Feb 2018 19:29:43 EST 4ZAy8Pkj No.69870 Reply
Young Goodman Brown
The Last Question
To Build a Fire
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Fanny Fivingtidge - Wed, 14 Feb 2018 02:13:01 EST YeJF4Xy8 No.69874 Reply
>>69868

I would really recommend "Bloodchild" by Octavia Butler.

Seconding the person above recommending Le Guin as well.
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Walter Clizzleham - Sun, 18 Mar 2018 17:49:46 EST O/eWPvU3 No.69960 Reply
"Lost in the Funhouse" by J Barth is phenomenal. It's a series of short stories that are all somehow tied together. The first story "Night-Sea Journey" is really powerful, would recommend at least popping that open.

Books recomendations

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- Sat, 03 Mar 2018 15:58:55 EST un3sx+VQ No.69924
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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.

Atrocity Exhibition

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- Fri, 02 Mar 2018 19:19:32 EST zbsbjabk No.69919
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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 LSzbuRvn No.69921 Reply
it's the best Joy Division song at least

Goodreads recommendation thread

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- Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:06:30 EST PIrgMXlN No.69909
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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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Audiobooks

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- Fri, 09 Feb 2018 05:10:55 EST AY474hdP No.69864
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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 AY474hdP No.69865 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!

Books with best written magic/powers

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- Mon, 10 Oct 2016 23:03:59 EST NnSLnhxt No.68773
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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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Charlotte Dubblemork - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 21:23:05 EST MiEbPJi0 No.69789 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 Vg0OC53D No.69828 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 4ZAy8Pkj No.69857 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

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- Thu, 01 Feb 2018 17:53:48 EST rgxtH2hl No.69846
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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 ylxQEmun No.69852 Reply
It's on b-ok.org, frogfriend.

SUGGEST SPACE OPERAS. other mindfuck sci-fi too

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- Mon, 22 May 2017 07:23:56 EST uFYLvNzV No.69212
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i need space opera books due to the continuing lack of widescale extraterrestrial visitation. suggestions??
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Nicholas Crellerped - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:35:09 EST MxImXeEr No.69782 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 LbayZHfR No.69822 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 nBD5SVPt No.69832 Reply
I enjoyed "Avon: A Terrible Aspect", by Paul Darrow.

/lit/erary equivalent to Avatar?

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- Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:56:47 EST 7baJyOyq No.69105
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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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Hedda Blythewater - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:10:24 EST l3tlhtCg No.69120 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 MxImXeEr No.69780 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 Um6muhSf No.69802 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

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- Sun, 11 Jun 2017 12:00:19 EST 6L73iEpb No.69245
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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 MxImXeEr No.69783 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

Alternate History Fiction

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- Sun, 21 Jan 2018 17:02:45 EST 9ePE0vYO No.69788
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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 PjG/j7rf No.69790 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 PjG/j7rf No.69794 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

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- Fri, 05 May 2017 16:06:31 EST j50ohrvP No.69199
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Any good books on the universe? Thank you!
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Ernest Suddlekit - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:55:27 EST uFYLvNzV No.69277 Reply
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"All books are about the Universe."
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Nicholas Crellerped - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 11:10:20 EST MxImXeEr No.69784 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

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- Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:34:09 EST 9WT30SLH No.68611
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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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Albert Billerspear - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:28:25 EST LMOEfuMp No.69112 Reply
>>68611
Reading tripreports from /del/ might satisfy your thirst.
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Hedda Clendletire - Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:37:00 EST S23LE1od No.69128 Reply
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>>68611
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.
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Nicholas Crellerped - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:09:01 EST MxImXeEr No.69779 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

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- Tue, 15 Nov 2016 17:39:35 EST fiHjnwC3 No.68871
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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.
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James Murdspear - Mon, 21 Nov 2016 04:41:42 EST LufUZZit No.68875 Reply
>>68871
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
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Nicholas Crellerped - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 08:55:48 EST MxImXeEr No.69778 Reply
I liked his essay on making the perfect cup of tea.

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