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Pax Nerdvana
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Anarchy

Postby Pax Nerdvana » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:57 am

I'm rereading Xenocide by Orson Scott Card.
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The Galactic Liberal Democracy
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New York Times Democracy

Postby The Galactic Liberal Democracy » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:02 pm

I’m reading Left Wing Communism: An Infantile Disorder and The State and Revolution for the ironic Soviet memes knowledge and I’ve already read the Communist Manifesto and Capital: Volume One, so I’ve read enough books by Marx. Time for Lenin.
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UniversalCommons
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Left-Leaning College State

Postby UniversalCommons » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:09 am

I am reading The Future of Humanity Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth by Michio Kaku.

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Gospel Power
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Authoritarian Democracy

Postby Gospel Power » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:14 am

The Quran (ironicly), "48 laws of power" by Robert Greene, and Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.
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Kohr
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Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Kohr » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:01 am

I'm currently rereading A Feast For Crows and reading King Leopold's Ghost.
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Awesome Dudes and Dudettes
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Awesome Dudes and Dudettes » Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:27 pm

Secret Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines with the Elite Warriors of SOG by John L. Plaster
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Bombadil
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Bombadil » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:18 pm

Well I've read the full Cixin Liu trilogy now, The Three Body Problem, The Dark Forest and Death's End, amazing books and I'd recommend them to anybody.
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Barboneia
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Postby Barboneia » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:21 am

In addition to A Scanner Darkly, I’m also reading The Great Gatsby for my English class.

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Mzeusia
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Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

Postby Mzeusia » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:22 am

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak.
I set out to build a nation and so that is exactly what I will achieve.

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The Macabees
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Postby The Macabees » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:32 pm

Bombadil wrote:Well I've read the full Cixin Liu trilogy now, The Three Body Problem, The Dark Forest and Death's End, amazing books and I'd recommend them to anybody.


Is the last one as good as the first two?

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Bombadil
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Bombadil » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:39 pm

The Macabees wrote:
Bombadil wrote:Well I've read the full Cixin Liu trilogy now, The Three Body Problem, The Dark Forest and Death's End, amazing books and I'd recommend them to anybody.


Is the last one as good as the first two?


Funnily as I read them back to back I kind of viewed it all as one story and in that sense the overall trilogy is simply excellent. It's interesting that you can hold abstract understanding of physics and the universe and the possibilities of an infinite universe but a story capturing all of this into a narrative simply brings it to life.

Anyway.. yes, it has one of the most dramatic moments of all three books, the final ending sort of floats on though much as the universe does.. let's just say it ends some 18M years from now.
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Makersaulache
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Postby Makersaulache » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:40 pm

Prince of fools by Mark Lawrence
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Elwher
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Corporate Bordello

Postby Elwher » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:29 pm

David Weber - A Call To Duty
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Hindia Belanda
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Postby Hindia Belanda » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:32 am

Recently finished The Last by Hanna Jameson. Pretty solid read, disturbing at some parts but thoroughly enjoyed it. I can see it being adapted to a Netflix series.
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Tasuirin
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Moralistic Democracy

Postby Tasuirin » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:40 am

Currently reading "Ancient Greek Philosophers", by Canterbury Classics. Very interesting book.
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Soufrika
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New York Times Democracy

Postby Soufrika » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:57 am

American Gods by Neil Gaiman
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Marrero
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Ex-Nation

Postby Marrero » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:59 am

I dont reab books cause books are for nerdds

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Leskya
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Democratic Socialists

Postby Leskya » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:02 pm

Settlers: The Mythology of the White Proletariat by J. Sakai
People's Socialist Union of LeskyaFolkets Socialistiska Union LeskjaФолкетс Cоциалистиска Унион Лэскя
Modern socialist state in Northern Europe
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Elwher
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Corporate Bordello

Postby Elwher » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:11 pm

Marrero wrote:I dont reab books cause books are for nerdds


don't, read, because, nerds

And your writing ability shows the effect of not reading, sir.
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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Marrero
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Ex-Nation

Postby Marrero » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:14 pm

Elwher wrote:
Marrero wrote:I dont reab books cause books are for nerdds


don't, read, because, nerds

And your writing ability shows the effect of not reading, sir.


Yes sir, I am terrible at speaking English; I sip my tea at the thought of you believing you are superior to me! Pardon me sir, but my grasp of the English language won the top rank in the ELS(English Learning Society).
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Snakey
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Father Knows Best State

Postby Snakey » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:18 pm

im currently reading dean and me by jerry lewis

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Zkaza
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Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Zkaza » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:18 pm

Pax Nerdvana wrote:I'm rereading Xenocide by Orson Scott Card.


Best in the series imho.

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Zkaza
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Postby Zkaza » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:21 pm

I'm finishing up Olympos by Dan Simmons.

For reviews of old, new, good, and terrible science fiction novels, visit my blog! renvecpress.wordpress.com

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Elwher
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Corporate Bordello

Postby Elwher » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:45 pm

Steve White - Extremis
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Hanafuridake
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Mother Knows Best State

Postby Hanafuridake » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:53 pm

Ogyū Sorai's Philosophical Masterworks: The Bendō and Benmei [translated by John Allen Tucker]
Time traveling Heian princess trapped in the 21st century.

Yūzū Nembutsu adherent
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Not secretly a flower
Buddhist nationalist
Itō Jinsai
Ogyū Sorai
Kamo no Mabuchi
Motoori Norinaga
Friedrich Nietzsche
Yukio Mishima
Henri Bergson
Lord Dunsany
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