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

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Next Month: Non-Fiction…


Comments (Page 2)
on Feb 28, 2012

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

i agree with this but if one wants to risk their place in gods holy land they might do it in the company of a Gene Wolfe novel.

on Feb 28, 2012

Phillip Jose Farmer - The Riverworld series.     Love it!!!

on Feb 28, 2012

Bingjack
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.

No, pedantry is making an issue of ending a sentence with a preposition .... Spell checker

Jafo .... the Lord of Pedantry ....

on Feb 28, 2012


Quoting Bingjack, reply 14But 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.

No, pedantry is making an issue of ending a sentence with a preposition ....

Jafo .... the Lord of Pedantry ....

 

I just got a curbside beat-down by the grammar cops.  Luckily there's video.

on Feb 28, 2012

Winters Tale - Mark Helprin (On my 5th copy - I LOVE this book and either lend it out or just read it to pieces and have to get a new copy)

Up Til Now - William Shatner

Angelology - Danille Trussoni (Read it and discovered it was Part I of a series. Still waiting for Part II)

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter - Seth Graham

Hugh Laurie The Biography

The Thirteen Clocks - James Thurber (Princess Bride 'like' but even more wickedly funny)

The Practice Effect - David Brin

 

on Feb 28, 2012

Gene Wolfe is probably best known for his Book of the New Sun, Book of the Long Sun, and Book of the Short Sun series.  Since we're moving into Spring, and Brad's fancy turns to fantasy, you might want to try "Latro in the Mist" and "Soldier of Sidon", which feature an ancient soldier cursed by the gods to have no long term memory (yes, the movie Memento ripped off this idea).

For more hardcore science fiction, how about Ian M. Banks or Vernor Vinge?

on Feb 28, 2012

I was looking for a cheap Kindle book while we were traveling back in December and got Beyond Armegeddon by Anthony DeCosmo for $0.99

Enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would and picked up the next 3 in the series for $1.99

 

Another good cheapy I ran across was Wired by Douglas E. Richards.....have to wait for the next one in the series tho.

on Feb 29, 2012

Brad: I just bought Post Human and Trans Human on your recommendation...... cost me the princely sum of £2:04.........

 

on Feb 29, 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".


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.

 

I am 99% sure you are a robot. I think the bees made you to rule them. Frogboy is how bees refer to HU-MANS...

on Feb 29, 2012


Grab The Hunger Game triology!

on Feb 29, 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.

 

That is what I tell my wife, somehow she does not want to listen on that ear, or any ear for that matter! I have a whole bunch of old video systems lying around. Vectrex, Intellivison, Pont and that old Atari 2600? With lots and lots of real video games (Cartridges) laying around. I think I might have anywhere between 3-400 of them

And that is what I cal real video games. But then we have computer games, and that is a whole different story!

on Mar 01, 2012

I too love my Kindle.  It's great for reading on the train on the way to work.  It's also a great method of self-publishing for aspiring writers such as myself.

I live in Japan and I just finished writing a short Kindle book about my experiences in the big earthquake last year.  Fitting that I got it done in time for the upcoming anniversary of the quake.  Check it out if you're looking for something new to read while waiting for the next FE beta patch:

Japan Quake - Surviving the 9.0

on Mar 02, 2012

Not a bad list.  The Scalzi trilogy is good but the man has not written a good original story in a long time, I think he is focusing on his website and his personal views these days.

Other good stuff is out there.  Complex but exciting is Alastair Reynolds and Peter Hamilton stuff.

on Mar 02, 2012

Judging by the stuff already on that list I would recommend Jack Cambell's Lost Fleet series. I read a lot and this is one of my favorites. 

on Mar 04, 2012

Brad: Just finished reading Post Human AND Trans Human! You were right, they are very good!!! (Be careful when working on YOUR ai Brad....... it could be plotting........ Muwahaha)