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The Grene Knyght
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby The Grene Knyght » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:48 pm

War and Peace, with r/ayearofwarandpeace
     
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Blanjiland
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New York Times Democracy

Postby Blanjiland » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:57 pm

I've been reading The Guns at Last Light by Rick Atkinson.

I finished the previous books in the series and pouring through this book at a rapid pace. Began reading it two days ago and already halfway through.

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Snow Bird-Worldism Crash
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Democratic Socialists

Postby Snow Bird-Worldism Crash » Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:24 am

the information bomb (1998) by paul virilio
cosmonaut snow (2017) by jenny parks.

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New United States of Columbia
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Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby New United States of Columbia » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:04 pm

To Honor You Call Us Book 1 of the Man of War series by H. Paul Honsinger
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Flaireis
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby Flaireis » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:07 pm

Under The Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer, a novel about the culture and criminal history of Mormon Fundamentalist communities, with special focus on the Lafferty murders.
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Darussalam
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Compulsory Consumerist State

Postby Darussalam » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:27 am

Soumission by Michel Houellebecq for fiction.
Who We Are and How We Got Here by David Reich for non-fiction.

Both are very good.
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Elwher
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Corporate Bordello

Postby Elwher » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:46 am

James Mitchner - Caravans
CYNIC, n. A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be. Hence the custom among the Scythians of plucking out a cynic's eyes to improve his vision.
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Pax Nerdvana
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Anarchy

Postby Pax Nerdvana » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:51 am

Robert Heinlein's Waldo and Magic Inc.
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Forlania
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Left-Leaning College State

Postby Forlania » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:06 am

Trip: Psychedelics, alienation, and change by Tao Lin
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New Visayan Islands
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New York Times Democracy

Postby New Visayan Islands » Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:51 am

Tom Clancy's Command Authority, proof that even in death, Tom could see the future.
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The Macabees
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Postby The Macabees » Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:30 pm

I Hear You: The Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Extraordinary Relationships, Michael Sorensen

This book is FANTASTIC. And that's relationships in the sense of any interpersonal relationships, including coworkers and your fellow NSers.

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Pax Nerdvana
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Anarchy

Postby Pax Nerdvana » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:40 am

I finished John Steakly's Armor last night. It's good.
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Nolo gap
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Democratic Socialists

Postby Nolo gap » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:54 am

still slogging my way tediusly through cities in flight. (middle of the last and thinnest story. quant and dated are words that come obviously to mind. some of the science, extrapolated from when it was written, is not that unreasonable, though different courses have ultimately been taken. vacuum tubes and slide rules. almost unintentionally steampunk. long before either the term nor the genre existed)

in the mean time though, i've read a couple of real good ones.

the space ghost ship mystery; polaris by jack mcdevitt is an absolute delight.

i'm not sure what the other one was, its been that long already,
but it might have been tony hillerman's 'fallen man',
those are always good.

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Elwher
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Corporate Bordello

Postby Elwher » Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:57 pm

Alex Scarrow - Last Light

Just started it, so I cannot give an valid opinion but it seems good so far.. I'll be going to the sequel, Afterlight, next.
CYNIC, n. A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be. Hence the custom among the Scythians of plucking out a cynic's eyes to improve his vision.
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Barboneia
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Father Knows Best State

Postby Barboneia » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:36 am

I started reading A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick.

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The Macabees
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Postby The Macabees » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:31 am

Barboneia wrote:I started reading A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick.


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Neo Kerala
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Corporate Bordello

Postby Neo Kerala » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:33 am

A Game of Thrones

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The Fordines
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Democratic Socialists

Postby The Fordines » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:34 am

I'm reading The Secret Adversary, by Agatha Christie. It's not her best book, I don't really like the Tommy and Tuppence series very much. I prefer her books that aren't in any specific series, such as Towards Zero or And Then There Were None (which is probably my favourite of her books).

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The Fordines
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Postby The Fordines » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:35 am

Barboneia wrote:I started reading A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick.


I just recently read his book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, and it was very good. Would you recommend A Scanner Darkly?

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Barboneia
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Father Knows Best State

Postby Barboneia » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:44 am

The Fordines wrote:
Barboneia wrote:I started reading A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick.


I just recently read his book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, and it was very good. Would you recommend A Scanner Darkly?

I'm not that far into it. But so far it's an interesting read into the mind of a junkie, especially when you consider how Dick himself suffered from drug problems.

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Bombadil
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Bombadil » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:30 pm

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Bombadil wrote:The Three Body Problem by Cixin Lu..


Such a fantastic book. The second one is good too. I haven't read the third book.


I will get the second book today, in the meantime I read..

Daddy Lenin and Other Stories - Guy Vanderhaeghe - I started off not liking this and generally don't like short stories either but it grew pretty fast on me - kind of stories about unresolved childhood - someone gave it to me, I'd never have picked it up myself. Alas I left it in the airport with the last two stories unread.
Tony Takitani - Haruki Marukami - again.. a short story, again given to me.. pretty depressing.

I also read Superintelligence about AI that is remarkably a bit out of date already despite being published in 2016.

I've been given The Go-Between by LP Hartley, which is one of those books I know of and feel I should read but haven't yet.. I did note the famous opening line.. "The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there."

I suspect I'll read Cixin Lu's second book first.
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Sikhiadesh
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Ex-Nation

Postby Sikhiadesh » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:33 pm

1001 Arabian Nights
Sada Desh Watan Hamari
Sada Desh Har Sikh Musilman di
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Sada Desh Qahremani

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The Macabees
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Postby The Macabees » Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:28 am

Richard Clutterbuck, Riot and Revolution in Singapore and Malaysia

An excellent account of the Malayan Emergency.

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Ethilon
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Authoritarian Democracy

Postby Ethilon » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:35 am

Just finished The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury. An incredible book, I rate it 10/10. Very thought provoking.

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Frieden-und Freudenland
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Democratic Socialists

Postby Frieden-und Freudenland » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:27 pm

I started reading Men without Women by Haruki Murakami. It's a really good book.
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