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    Old 05-23-2012, 09:22 PM
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    Even though I was a history major at a military college, somehow I'm just now getting around to reading Sun Tzu's Art of War.

    Also skimming through "Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide to over 200 natural foods". Apparently I'm dabbling in that whole prepper/survivalist thing now.
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    The Aeneid by Virgil

    For a 2100 year old book, it's pretty awesome.
    There's usually a reason why something is considered a classic...
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    I see you've just read Pandora's Star by Peter F Hamilton. I was just going to start reading that not long ago but decid ed to read 2001 and the rest first. How is Pandora's Star? no spoilers please
    Pandora's Star and it's sequel Judas Unchained were both extremely good in my opinion. There are also the Void Trilogy to read after which is in the same universe but a few thousand years later. I read the void trilogy first so it was odd seeing some of the same characters in the earlier series in a lower tech tier.

    I recommend reading all five, and starting with Pandora's star.
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    Old 05-24-2012, 02:41 PM
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    Pandora's Star and it's sequel Judas Unchained were both extremely good in my opinion. There are also the Void Trilogy to read after which is in the same universe but a few thousand years later. I read the void trilogy first so it was odd seeing some of the same characters in the earlier series in a lower tech tier.

    I recommend reading all five, and starting with Pandora's star.
    cool, yea i think when i finish these arthur c. clarke books, i'll start on Pandora's Star.

    Oh and for anyone who hasn't read "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline, i highly recommend it. If you like video games, computers, and 80's references you'll enjoy this book.
    [URL="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9969571-ready-player-one"]http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9969571-ready-player-one[/URL]
    [URL="http://www.amazon.com/Ready-Player-One-Ernest-Cline/dp/030788743X"]http://www.amazon.com/Ready-Player-One-Ernest-Cline/dp/030788743X[/URL]
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    I'm currently reading The New Penguin History of the World.

    I say currently.... I've been reading this book for about 2 years now lol. It's massive and seriously heavy reading, especially last thing at night... I can only ever manage a few pages before falling asleep.
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    Old 05-24-2012, 05:23 PM
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    World War Z

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    Old 05-24-2012, 07:02 PM
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    I just started reading George Orwell's [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteen_Eighty-Four"]Nineteen Eighty-Four[/URL].

    Next up will be [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fahrenheit_451"]Fahrenheit 451[/URL] and [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Brave_New_World"]A Brave New World[/URL].

    Taking a break from reading Michael Crichton, whose work I really love and enjoy. I've finished eight of his non-fiction novels so far, with the last one being [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_%28novel%29"]Timeline[/URL].

    Good thread!
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    As far as I can tell, David Eddings is Fantasy... probably change the further into his books I get.

    David Gemmell on the other hand is Sci-Fi/Fantasy. Even though all his books are about heroic fantasy, they are all set far in Earth's future. :-/ Well, apart from the Troy series... but I'm sure there is a link hidden away somewhere in there...
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