Brad Wardell's views about technology, politics, religion, world affairs, and all sorts of politically incorrect topics.
Published on February 27, 2012 By Draginol In Books

Reading is what I do while I wait for the night to be over to start the next day. Smile

I love my Kindle. 99 cent books.

Anyway, here are a few books I highly highly recommend for those who dig sci-fi

Excellent:

Old Man’s War

The Last Colony

The Ghost Brigades

Post-Human and Trans Human

Good:

The Forever War

The Old Man and the Wasteland

Decent:

Anomaly

Zoe’s Tale

The Doomsday Book (this is good if you like history)

Fatherland

--

Next Month: Non-Fiction…


Comments (Page 1)
on Feb 27, 2012

Its 2012 ...

That being said, I'd love to have the time to read some books! maybe I should do that instead of forum serfing

Should check out a few of those titles, sounds neat.

on Feb 27, 2012

Reading is what I do while I wait for the night to be over to start the next day.

Brad .....it's called 'sleep'.  You should try it some time...

Terry loves her Kindle too ....

on Feb 27, 2012

Brad, as a sci-fi fan, have you read any of Gene Wolfe's books?  He's a virtuoso of the English language.

on Feb 28, 2012

I'm not familiar with Gene Wolfe.

I tell ya, I really enjoyed Post Human and Trans Human.  99 cents!

on Feb 28, 2012


Gene Wolfe has won a nebula award for one of his books in the dying sun series or whatever it's called.  Innovative fantasy/sci-fi author indeed.He's not exactly James Joyce though so i wouldn't go as far as saying "virtuoso" of the english language.

on Feb 28, 2012

Simon R Green -Deathstalker collection

Honor Harrington Collection : Great scifi books if you managed to not get annoyed with all the references to horses. Though this author had great many other scifi books like Vattas war etc....

Saga of the seven kingdoms?

 If anyone like these kind of books send me a msg and I´ll dig up a great many other books in the same genre...

 

on Feb 28, 2012

During different seasons of the year I try to do different types of books.

Spring and early Summer: Fantasy

Mid to late Summer: Business and Science Non-Fiction

Fall: History

Winter: Sci Fi

I change it up each year but it's just a weird little thing I like to do to make look forward to "the next season".

Brad .....it's called 'sleep'.  You should try it some time...

You know me. I enjoy sleeping. I just don't stay asleep long. So I use books to fill in the gaps between getting to be around people again or waiting for people to wake up.

My UK buddy, Neil (lead on WindowBlinds) can only put up with chatting with me so many hours of the day.

on Feb 28, 2012

They are not books unless they have paper pages.

on Feb 28, 2012

Chasbo
They are not books unless they have paper pages.

They are not books unless they are handwritten on parchment. Book market has been completely ruined by Gutenberg's "innovation".

on Feb 28, 2012

Chasbo
They are not books unless they have paper pages.

 

Unknown author, found in Melrose Abbey 1660

on Feb 28, 2012

Chasbo
They are not books unless they have paper pages.

Lol.

 They're not video games unless they come in a cartridge.

on Feb 28, 2012

Gene Wolfe is a wonderful writer, but if you're reading Scalzi, he's probably not your speed.

 

[edit] Not that theres anything wrong with Scalzi. Im just saying. Different strokes.

on Feb 28, 2012

You should only know of one book, and that's the Bible.  All other books contain untruthiness that taint your soul and your taint.

on Feb 28, 2012

Frogboy

Quoting Chasbo, reply 8They are not books unless they have paper pages.

Lol.

 They're not video games unless they come in a cartridge.

It's a fair remark. A game is still a playable game no matter what format it comes in. The word book references a specific physical object, though, not the text. A text file is not a book. Though it could still be a novel.

But then, we still refer to musical releases as "albums", even though that term originated specifically in regard to vinyl. So it would probably be fairly pedantic to make an issue of.

on Feb 28, 2012

Frogboy
During different seasons of the year I try to do different types of books.

Spring and early Summer: Fantasy

Mid to late Summer: Business and Science Non-Fiction

Fall: History

Winter: Sci Fi

I change it up each year but it's just a weird little thing I like to do to make look forward to "the next season".


 

I too have seasonal reading genres. That's really weird. 

Although for me, summer is sci fi, and fantasy happens more in the winter.  That's because of flashbacks to reading Dune on summer vacation out on the freshly cut lawn as a kid, and because so many Fantasy novels have strong winter themes or episodes. Fantasy is always so much "colder". It's easier to get into talked of drinking "spiced wine" to ward off the cold, when it actually is cold, and you're thinking, "man, I could really go for some hot spiced wine."

Non fiction is whenever.

 

It's too bad you're not in your fantasy season. I could give you a lot of good fantasy recs. I don't think much of the Sci Fi I read would be up your alley, though.

Meta
Views
» 7732
Comments
» 32
Category
Sponsored Links