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post Oct 15 2010, 06:27 AM
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Discovered The Complete Robot by Isaac Asimov a few months ago. Since then I've read some of his other shit, including: Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation, The Caves of Steel, The Naked Sun, and now The Gods Themselves.

So what are you guys reading now? Any recommendations?

Has anyone else here read any Asimov stuff before? His stuff is brilliant. Haven't read anything bad by him yet.
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post Oct 15 2010, 10:18 AM
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I want to read "Basketball Diaries". I just saw the movie and loved it alot.
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post Oct 15 2010, 09:06 PM
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QUOTE (Warlord @ Oct 15 2010, 07:27 AM) *
Discovered The Complete Robot by Isaac Asimov a few months ago. Since then I've read some of his other shit, including: Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation, The Caves of Steel, The Naked Sun, and now The Gods Themselves.

So what are you guys reading now? Any recommendations?

Has anyone else here read any Asimov stuff before? His stuff is brilliant. Haven't read anything bad by him yet.


I never read amy Asimov although I do have an anthology of Russian science fiction. What I gathered from it is that Russians are crazy fucks.
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post Oct 15 2010, 09:59 PM
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QUOTE (Mean Mister Mustard @ Oct 15 2010, 10:06 PM) *
I never read amy Asimov although I do have an anthology of Russian science fiction. What I gathered from it is that Russians are crazy fucks.

Asimov was born in Russia, but his family immigrated to the U.S. when he was 3, so technically he is considered to be an American author.

Anyway, if you're a fan of sci-fi at all, I'd definitely recommend you check him out. I'd probably recommend starting wit Foundation and Foundation and Empire. Good shit.

As for Russians being crazy fucks, I'm inclined to agree. I think it's the vodka and extreme temperatures there, but who the fuck really knows.
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post Oct 16 2010, 03:10 AM
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"The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand - proving how manipulating books can be.
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post Oct 16 2010, 04:02 AM
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QUOTE (SmartyBeardo @ Oct 16 2010, 06:23 PM) *
Currently reading The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins.


good book.
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post Oct 16 2010, 06:36 PM
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" A Problem from Hell" by Samantha Powers.........genocides over the past century. Very interesting.
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post Oct 17 2010, 05:11 AM
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QUOTE (Snoop @ Oct 16 2010, 01:10 AM) *
"The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand - proving how manipulating books can be.

Interesting how a book purported to be about individualism v collectivism can be utilized through the generations as a bullwork for corporatism.

QUOTE (STEVENSKI @ Oct 16 2010, 02:02 AM) *
good book.

Yeah it is. Dawkins goes to significant lengths to be an apologist for great minds of previous generations and to reveal the nakedness of religiosity. Yet, he also manages to unwittingly make an argument for blind faith, simultaneously.

QUOTE (Hoodlum @ Oct 16 2010, 04:36 PM) *
" A Problem from Hell" by Samantha Powers.........genocides over the past century. Very interesting.

Or, Life In Hell?
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post Oct 18 2010, 08:16 PM
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If you like the God Delusion, which I did, try reading:

Is Belief in God Good, Bad or Irrelevant?
Edited by Preston Jones.

It's a discussion between a "Christian Libertarian" and a Phd of evolutionary biologu. Good back and forth
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post Oct 18 2010, 08:20 PM
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QUOTE (SmartyBeardo @ Oct 17 2010, 06:11 AM) *
Interesting how a book purported to be about individualism v collectivism can be utilized through the generations as a bullwork for corporatism.

I love how Ayn Rand is somehow the basis for the neo conservative economic policy viewpoint, kind of ridiculous.
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