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Morgawr by Terry Brooks
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Antrax by Terry Brooks
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Ilse Witch by Terry Brooks
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Hyperion by Dan Simmons
Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #1)
by Dan Simmons
read in December, 2014
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More of a collection of related short stories tied into a novel, this is a pretty good read. The switch of writing style in the detective story was a bit hokey (kind of assumes that detectives in the future would talk like hard boiled detectives of t ...more
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Stonewalled by Sharyl Attkisson
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Great book exposing the way information is fed to the public by "PR" agents and the way any deviation from the talking points is dealt with. Confirms suspicions that the government is forcibly manipulating what and how information is distributed.
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Finnegans Wake by James Joyce
Finnegans Wake
by James Joyce
read in November, 2014
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Did I really do that? I'm finished, sweet Jesus, I'm finished. I read the Wake!!!
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The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi
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Judas Unchained by Peter F. Hamilton
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Pandora's Star by Peter F. Hamilton
Pandora's Star (Commonwealth Saga, #1)
by Peter F. Hamilton (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2014
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Great book plagued by the aforementioned pacing problems. Other than that, this book is an amazing foray into Space Opera who's rich environments and well fleshed out characters hold their own with the best of the genre. Off to the sequel........
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Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors by Carl Sagan
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Great book by one of the masters of science writing. This book explores what it means to be human and examines our place in the world from a scientific perspective. Required reading for anyone wishing to discuss creationism and evolution, as well as ...more
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