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    What kind of books do you all read. I know you fluffy people MUST read books. So lets hear it, or at least authors.

    and for the record books about the 40k universe, novels rather, DON'T count as this IS the OFF TOPIC section, besides I've read a few and i have a hard time qclassifying them as litterary works.


    Personally i LOVE sci-fi books:

    Greg Bear, Darwin's Radio
    Steven Baxter: Manifold [time, space, and origin respectvly], The Time ships, Titian (hard to read when your eating that last one... Also down right erry because it starts off with the Columbia crashing after re-entry, and i finished reading it less then a month before it happened)

    Tom Clancey, every book in the Jack Ryan universe barring patriot games, clear and present danger, and the one where they explain why the guy from rainbow six can't use his real name.

    Mikeal Criton: Jurrasic Park, Andromeda Strain, Prey

    Herbert (and friends): Dune, messiah, god emporor, house atredies

    I forget the authors,
    Mother of Storms
    Heavy Weather
    Canticle for lebowitz

    The Harry Potter series, oddly enough.

    There are a couple other ones i really like but they don't come to mind off the top of my head.

    Oh, DUH!!!
    Lets see...
    Starship troopers
    friday
    that one about Lazarus Long
    the one where Lazarus Long makes a cameo appearance towards the end
    The Job (as in bible Job) varient one
    god, I'm sure there are others by Heinlen that i missed.

    FYI, did you know that Heinlen's Widow actually fought to keep her husband's name OFF of the credits for the movie based on his work because they did such a crappy job adapting the book to screen?


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    I am a huge Heinlein fan as is my wife. She tried to keep his name off of "The Puppet Masters". I own all of of his books several copies of most and am searching for more always. The one about Lazarus Long AKA; Ted Bronson, Woodrow Wilson Smith and 48 other names, is Time Enough for Love. He appears several times in To Sail Beyond the Sunset, a great book I am actually reading right now. He's also in Methusela's Children and several others.
    Other great authors I really enjoy are of course Frank Herbert, Issac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Ben Bova, and Edgar Rice Burroughs just to name a few.
    I also enjoy history James Clavel and the far east novels are wondeful reading. Clausewitz on War is a fascinating book, doesn't apply too much to 40K but a great piece for an 18th theroeticist. WWII, Korea, Viet-Nam, anything at all about these wars suck me in and make me lose sleep.

    Any recomendations you can throw at me are greatly appreciated, my wife says I read too fast and need to learn to enjoy a book not devouer it.

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    I've been a deticated Tolkien fan since my mum read The Hobbit for me when I was five. Since then I've read LotR and The Hobbit five times. I've also read the Guide to Tolkien and some of the Simarillion (it's a VERY tough book to read...)

    Apart from Tolkien I've read some of Frank Herbert's Dune books and some of Crichton's books (Jurassic Park, The Lost World, The Sphere and Congo).

    Then there is of course the Gotrek & Felix books and a few others from the Black Library.

    Finally, I'm a Shakespeare fan (no kidding). I've read practically every play he's written.
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    well lets see i like:

    Tolkien- lotr, hobbit and silmarillion(yes this is a hard read :blink: thats why i read it 6 times).
    Herbert- all 3 preludes dune, dune messiah and children of dune.
    Henry Treece- man with a sword, swords of the north and viking saga(very good book anybody interested in vikings or good books should give it a read).
    Katherine Kerr- Deverry series(not bad, good read celtic based fantasy).
    Forgotten Realms- Cormyr.
    Anne Rice- Interview with a vampire, vampire lestat.
    Black library- Gaunt's Ghosts, Space Wolves series.
    Sheelagh Kelly- Jorvik.
    Julian Rathbone- The Last English King, Kings of Albion (good books).

    as you can see i like mostly fantasy(mainly viking related books) mostly because any sci fi compared to Dune or 40k just seems very lame.
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    Well 40k books as you all know.

    But others...

    Any of the James Bond books

    Tom Clancy. The Jack Ryan novels are a great read, though I have still yet to read "Red Rabbit" (I think thats the title o.o )
    I've yet to read any of the Net Force stuff.

    I've also read some of Dale Browns stuff. "Tin Man" but his work really hasn't captured my mind as well as the other stuff I read.
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    Oh yes i'm a great fan of books where the author has some imagination
    (I HATE books with troubled teens "oh i wonder if she likes me, KEWL DUDE...I HATE THEM!!&#33

    I've loved all the 40K books i've read so far.
    Here are some of the authors and books (all mixed up) that i enjoy besides Warhammer:

    Tolkien, The hobbit, Lotr (of course)

    Ann Rice, basically all the vampire books and movies.
    Michael Crichton, I recommend Timeline, read it, READ IT NOW!!

    A series of books by Don Pendleton. The main character is called Mack Bolan, its one of the most violent series i've read.

    Alot of stories that are from Icelands history. Its all about Vikings, honour, battle axes and blood. The main characters would kill you if you looked at them the wrong way and the drank, pillaged and raped the population of surrounding towns, countries and continents. (Its funny, they are considered heroes and nobody seems to care that they were just psycho vikings :lol: )

    Harry potter

    And a whole heap of single book authors and writers that dont make the list because im lazy. Comics and all included.

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    margeret weis and tracy hickman, they wrote a lot of dragonlance

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    Of course the 40K novels, but I have to admit I don't read a lot anymore. I used ot read a lot of thrillers and horrors (especially the latter), I think most of the last books I read voluntarily were all Stephen King. I also like the book '48 by Herbert (I think).
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    I read anything I can get my hands on... I mostly love to read Sci-fi.

    Tolkien: Lotr, Hobbit, Simarlion (sp? and yah that&#39;s one tought book)
    Anne Rice: Interview with..., Vampire Lestat, Queen of the Damned, The Violin etc...
    Anne McCaffrey; Chronicles of Pern, ~20 book series
    Pieres Anthony: the whole Xanth series
    Terry Brooks, George RR Martin, L.E Modesitt Jr., Douglas Adams, Arthur C. Clarke, and more.

    I also have a healthy collection of B.C, Calvin and Hobbes, Garfield...

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    Hey have you seen the movie Queen of the Damned? It&#39;s pretty cool (and downloadable )&#33;
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