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Sorry, I don't keep track that way. Could have been:

Wake by Robert J Sawyer

oh no, he is Canadian!

Daemon & Freedom by Daniel Suarez

America strikes back but that is an unAmerican name. LOL

Island in the Sea of Time S.M. Stirling

Oh no! Americans taking over the world, AGAIN!

The Bobiverse Series by Dennis Taylor

A CyberAmerican sent out to conquer the galaxy. These Americans must be stopped.  Where are Bruce Lee and Sun Tzu when you really need them?

Dauntless by Jack Campbell

The usual interstellar war with humans and aliens and more aliens. Does it ever end? These aliens need to chill!

Is anything other than science fiction entertaining?

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Last four of the Expanse series by James Corey and Rabbits, by Terry Miles.

Science fiction is my favourite fiction genre too.  I mix my reading up between fiction and history.

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On 6/25/2023 at 3:03 PM, SpankyMcFarland said:

Old God’s Time, Sebastian Barry, 

Small Things Like These, Claire Keegan,

Independent People, Halldor Laxness,

Moby Dick, Herman Melville,

The Gathering, Anne Enright.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All fake, like Disney now.

I used to read fiction.

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Here's my message to Disney/Hollywood/America:

-If you want to send a message, go to Western Union.

 

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On 6/25/2023 at 2:03 PM, Dougie93 said:

best British Science Fiction

Alastair Reynolds ( Welsh )

narrated by John Lee

I forgot to thank you for this.  I looked him up, and I'm definitely going to try a book by him.  Hard science fiction is my favourite fiction genre.

I'll have to read him though.  I can't do audio books.  I drift too much.

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17 hours ago, bcsapper said:

I forgot to thank you for this.  I looked him up, and I'm definitely going to try a book by him.  Hard science fiction is my favourite fiction genre.

I'll have to read him though.  I can't do audio books.  I drift too much.

Reynolds is the best of both worlds, hard sci-fi, but with epic adventure to rival any space opera

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2 hours ago, Dougie93 said:

if you do fancy some Space Opera

Iain M. Banks ( Scots ) is the best of best  ( RIP )

Culture Series

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I have a copy of Consider Phlebas in the basement.  I've always meant to give it a shot.

 

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8 minutes ago, bcsapper said:

I have a copy of Consider Phlebas in the basement.  I've always meant to give it a shot.

each Culture series novel stands on its own, they are not sequential, so you don't have to read all of them

thus I would recommend Excession, The Hydrogen Sonata & Surface Detail, those are the best

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1. An Old Cold Grave by Iona Whishaw

2. The Fort by Bernard Cornwell

3. Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly

4, War Lord by Bernard Cornwell

5. the Millennium Trilogy (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series) by Stieg Larsson

I'm a fan of Cornwell, Connelly, Baldacci, and Crichton. 

Lately, I've been focusing more on non-fiction (history)

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On 6/10/2023 at 8:15 PM, August1991 said:

The Master and Commander, Patrick O'Brian.

Apparently there are 20 more.

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https://barbour-site.com/forty-eight-days-adrift/

I've read all 20 three times. O'Brian creates that historical period like no one since Jane Austin. Every time I have read them, I got something new out of them.  The characters, customs, manners, science, prejudices, relationships and humour, recreate a world like  I've never encountered in other historical fiction and I read a lot of it. Many of the incidents described, as impossible as they may seem, were actually taken from the exploits of captains like Cochrane and Hoste. Frigate captains were the rock stars of their day. These books have been called the best historical fiction of all time and I have never come across anything to equal them and that includes the likes of Cornwell, Iggulden and Goldsworthy. When it comes to Nelson's navy, not even CS Forrester comes close.

The hardest part is getting through the first novel and becoming accustomed to the 18th century English the characters use and all the technical terms. It's a real education. I know a lot of people who say they struggled with the first book. Well worth the effort in my opinion.

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On 10/2/2023 at 9:20 PM, Aristides said:

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The hardest part is getting through the first novel and becoming accustomed to the 18th century English the characters use and all the technical terms. It's a real education. I know a lot of people who say they struggled with the first book. Well worth the effort in my opinion.

Balzac - and Dickens - were telling a story (the truth) at the time.

But imagine writing Weiner's Mad Men.

I, Claudius = imagine writing about centuries. years ago.  

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