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What is some good science fiction literature?
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>>36556592
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>>36556592

Ray Bradbury, "Farenheit 451" :

Guy Montag was a fireman whose job it was to start fires...
The system was simple. Everyone understood it. Books were for burning ... along with the houses in which they were hidden.
Guy Montag enjoyed his job. He had been a fireman for ten years, and he had never questioned the pleasure of the midnight runs nor the joy of watching pages consumed by flames... never questioned anything until he met a seventeen-year-old girl who told him of a past when people were not afraid.
Then he met a professor who told him of a future in which people could think... and Guy Montag suddenly realized what he had to do!

Philip K. Dick, "The Man in the High Castle":

It's America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco, the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some twenty years earlier the United States lost a war—and is now occupied by Nazi Germany and Japan.
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Legend of the Galactic Heroes
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>>36556592
Depends what you're into. As far as modern stuff goes John C. Wright is great if you like a lot of incredible ideas. No living scifi author comes close. If you like low-brow but great military scifi then Larry Correia is the way to go.

Those two (and pretty much everyone else in the Evil League of Evil) are worth checking out.
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Childhood's end. First and Last men, The Stars My Destination and Stranger in a Starange Land are 4 I remember being good.
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Anything by Neal Stephenson, I really liked his, "The Diamond Age".

Peter F. Hamilton is very good, his "Mindstar Rising" is a good place to start. For a good long read try Hamilton's "Pandora's Star and the sequel, "Judas Unchained".

Some of my other favorites:
Larry Niven - Ringworld
William Gibson - Mona Lisa Overdrive
Frederick Pohl - Gateway
Heinlein - any of his "juvenile books" (called so because the protaganist was always a young adult and meant to appeal to teenagers), like, "Red Planet" or "Tunnel in the Sky". Don't think that adults don't enjoy them too!

There are tons of great sf yarns available, if you get into the genre, I promise you years of ejoyment. A great way to get books is a used bookstore, they'll have gobs of stuff to choose from and it's a great way to stretch your reading cash :)
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>>36556592
Read darwins: origion of species
No where else you will find so much fiction, exept for nature and national geographic
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The Forever War.
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GitS?
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>>36556592
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>>36556592
stranger in a strange land

>ok yah its more fanticy but I still really enjoyed it

also neromancer
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>>36556592

Eon was good, Dune, I Robot, Stranger in a strange land,
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>>36556592
Anything by Heinlein. But especially:

>The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
>Starship Troopers
>Citizen of the Galaxy
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>>36556592
Metropolis (1927)
Zardoz (1974)
Wizards (1977)
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
TRON (1982)
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Logan’s Run (1976)
Soylent Green (1973)
The Andromeda Strain (1971)
Solaris (1972)
Dune (1984)
The Fifth Element (1997)
Blade Runner (1982)
THX 1138 (1971)
Videodrome (1983)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Akira (1988)

There's a start before you get into books, anime beyond Akira, etc.
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>>36562765
At least that book is not written with supposed evidence that has been falsefied like your nice science books
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>>36562755
>The Forever War.
that was not bad either.
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>>36559766
I always liked 'Farmer in the Sky'.
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>>36556592
Harry Harrison is excellent. I like his short stories.
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>>36562765

Can't forget the bonus material.
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>>36557799
Second for Farenheit 451.
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>>36562823
Forgot a few:

A Scanner Darkly (2006)
The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)
They Live (1988)
Brazil (1985)
Dark City (1998)
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>>36556592
Honestly op stranger in a strange land is an excellent choice. It also has deep reaching though rarely discussed tendrils collective society.

There is an uncut version with about 100 extra pages that had absolutely no business being cut I would highly recommend you find.
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>>36562915
are you incapable of reading or something?
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"The Machine Stops" by E. M. Forster.

I was very surprised to learn that it was published in 1909. Give it a read, it's a short story.
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Dose it have to be literature?

Takeshi Kovacs series are pretty gud.

>The Forge of God
>Anvil of the stars
Don't fuck with Humanity

Most of Peter F Hamiltons books.

A few others but i forget the names i will post here later when i find them.
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>>36557799
How fuck this is literally my favorite book, I read it in high school
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>>36559766

Mona Lisa Overdrive, sure, but of course you've gotta start with Neuromancer and then Count Zero before Mona Lisa Overdrive

Surprisingly decent taste in here.

>>36562823

Ghost in the Shell as well as Akira.

OP, if you're going to play a game, add Deus Ex 1 to your list.
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>>36562765
this
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>>36556592
Reminder.
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>>36563063
Dan Simmons
>Hyperion

Fucking based "the Butcher of South Bressia" read the entire series don't be a faggot of the cruciform.
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>>36563153
I quite liked
>"the Host"
Viewed from Humanity's side, even if it was written by some SJW sea cow.
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>>36562765
He said science fiction, not fiction.
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>>36563133
oh man.
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>>36563187
Almost forgot

>The black man
>13

>inb4 Cudlips
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>>36556592
sorry to be a weeaboo about it
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I thought The Windup Girl was a good(and scary) read.

Based in Thailand, in a post-petroleum world full of genetically engineered diseases, crops, animals, and servants. The world is basically ruled by corporations, propped up by rampant government corruption, that are constantly competing against each other by trying to out-"generip" rival companies, artificially creating famines and plagues that affect the crops, environments, and people.
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>>36563428
>cyberpunk

yawn
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>>36563455
>yawn
Why?
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>>36563428
Not OP but i'll give it a read

I Highly suggest reading Altered Carbon.
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>>36563495
because it's a hopelessly obsolete genre
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>>36556592
I enjoyed "The Foundation" trilogy by Isaac Asimov and "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" by Philip K. Dick.
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Solaris.
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>>36563637
>Foundation
>Asimov
Good goy
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>>36563521
Why?
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>>36563495
Cyberpunk is a dead genre. Already everything that cyberpunk tries to strive for has become obsolete; there's no "dark, gritty, high-tech" cities, just cities with high-techs, and the slums. Even by the time Human Revolution or Blade Runner are supposed to happen, it's not "edgy", nor are there "mega-corporations" controlling everything. Not even Batman Beyond hits what's going to happen.
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See chart.

It is the NPR list of 100 best scifi/fantasy books. Most of these books are dual Nebula and Hugo award winners.

I've read all the scifi book on the chart and they are great. Loads of novel concepts and world views.

I've also finished reading the fantasy side last month, very satisfying. Enjoyed reading every single one.
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>>36563797
yeah... I guess you're right.
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>>36563818
Better quality image here:

http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2011/09/flowchart_for_navigating_nprs_top_100_sff_books/
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Also another good Sci Fi book

>EU takes over planet
>Merge with AI
>Remove EU
>Remove Kebab
>Remove lower lifeforms
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>>36563797
>nor are there "mega-corporations" controlling everything
Kek.
>>36563521
We are living in it, motherfucker.
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>>36563818
This list is basically the 100 books that >>>/lit/ hates to talk about.
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>>36563455
Seems more like biopunk.
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>>36559766

Hamilton got too far into deus ex machina with the reality dysfunction trilogy ending.

Doesn't the guy who writes Duumvirate post on /pol/?
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>>36556592

'Science fiction' as a term is utter bullshit. Science is science and literature is literature, and everything that is good in 'science fiction' can be categorised as fantasy, satire, drama, or another of the traditional literary categories.
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>No one reads Forge of god.

Why do i bother living they will kill us all tweeting "hello +1 if liked" messages into space.
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>>36564094
>forge of god
>at all good

OH YEAH THE ALIENS DESTROY EARTH BECAUSE THEY'RE TROLLS AND THERE'S ALL THESE CHARACTERS WHO EVERYONE GIVES A SHIT ABOUT REALLY BUT THEN WE GET BACK AT THEM BECAUSE IT'S A SHIP OF THE LAW AND NO ONE CAN EVADE THE LAW!!!!111!
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Colossus The Forbin Project is a real good unfortunately forgotten film.
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>>36556592
All of Gibson, Neuromancer being number one in qeue
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dad's nuke
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>Not Peter Watts

You are all stupid plebs
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>>36564118

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>>36564117
WHERE ARE THE ALIENS THEN THAT BOOK HAS THE BEST EXPLANATION YET AND IT IS NOT EVEN REAL.
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>>36564171

Running this simulation.
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>>36563797
lol you're retarded

"The future is here, it's just not evenly distributed."

Go to China if you want to see dystopian, dark, gritty. The Shibuya area in Japan is similar.
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>>36564141

ESPECIALLY BLINDSIGHT

That book is the real redpill
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>>36564141
>pls like wat i like
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>tfw I just can't get into books no matter how hard I try
I love movies and a few video games have even impressed me with their stories but, for some reason, books just can't hold my attention.
It's not like I have ADHD or anything. I pay attention exceptionally well to the point where I've never taken notes in any classes and I'm still consistently among the best grades.
What do you think is the deal /pol/?
Do you think I should just keep trying to read shit until it clicks or am I just not formatted right for this stuff?
I hate feeling like I'm missing out on so many great stories.
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>God Emperor of Dune
also a good one. I'm a fanboy tho. Of Dune.
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>>36564236

Start with MLP fanfiction and go from there.
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>>36564236
ur just dumb, man
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The Mote in Gods Eye.
Revelation Space.
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>>36564248
Nah m8
>>36564255
Nahhhhh m8
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>>36564185
When do we upload to their world?
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>>36562842
The book wasn't long enough for my liking.
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>>36564236

Don't read something /pol/ or anybody approves of because it's "intellectual" or redpill. Try find something light, like the Hobbit, and begin from there.

Soon you'll start liking more books.

And anyway, it doesn't matter if you don't anyway. Nobody really cares.
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> tfw no Harlan Ellison anywhere
> as author not editor
On /pol/ no less
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thanks for this thread guys

if you haven't read 1984 or Brave New World, you have to
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>>36563818
>tfw you are a filthy plebeian who doesn't have the attention span to read books
Literally the only books I've read to completion in my life are the first 3 ASOIAF books.
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>>36564392
>And anyway, it doesn't matter if you don't anyway. Nobody really cares.
I mostly want to start reading for myself. Like I said, I hate feeling like I'm missing out on so many good stories and I know books have a lot to offer.
Maybe I will try some LoTR stuff. apparently the 4 book set is only $20.
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I read the first two books of the Hunger Games and liked them.

Am I a bad person?
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>>36564516
>buying books
gud1 m8
https://encyclopediadramatica.es/Bookz
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>>36564532
Could be worse; I kinda like [spoiler]John Green.[/spoiler]
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>>36564546
The internet is a wonderful place.
Thanks.
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READ DUNE

srs
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>>36556592
>read Illuminatus Trilogy
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>>36564516

LoTR is pretty hectic.

Start with the Hobbit first, definitely.

You don't have to go with the books irc. If you like it in your hands, sure, but if you don't mind reading through the monitor, go ahead with that.
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>>36563153
Don't forget "Illyum" and "Olympos". They are a great read just to see how he ties the Hellenistic war, Shakespeare, sentient robots around Jupiter, and Pet humans to together.
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>>36564792
Not starting with the Silmarillion
Pleb
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>>36562820
>not mentioning Stranger in a Strange Land
>calling yourself a Heinlein fan

You clearly, clearly, clearly will never grok, you fucking faggot pleb.
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>>36564501
That isn't so bad anon. They are quite long books.

Try "Flowers for Algernon", it's a very short book. I loved it on the first read and cried at the end. I've read it twice since then.

"Animal Farm" is a great commentary on communism.

I am a neet so I get bored and just lay in bed all day and read. I like to go place in my head.
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The Forever War

Joe Haleman.
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>>36564836
I bet you haven't read "The Book of Lost My Tales", nothing personal kid.
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>>36563508
Got the audio book of this. Was pretty good :)
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>>36564893
I bet you haven't taken a class in Tolkien.
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Excession

Iain M Banks
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/lit/ here

you guys disgust me. Didn't know /pol/ was THAT illiterate.
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Childhood's End

Arthur C. Clarke.

This is one of Clarkes better novels, well worth a read.
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>>36564994

Don't set on the sidelines jeering, educate!
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>>36565025
Was about to suggest that
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>>36565063

I read it last year, straight after Asimov's Foundation series. It was a good read, better than anything else I'd read by Clarke.

I'm currently working through the works of the big three from SciFi's early period: Asimov, Clarke, Heinlein.
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>>36565025
fucking demons kek
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>>36557799

the meta moment where the jap dude understands something went wrong in their universe with the nazis ruling the world was kinda funny.

but p.k. dick wrote much better stories. This just got an award for literacy, which ... idunno it read like an inhibited dick.

The three stigmata, do androids dream, eye in the sky, ubik or any of his latest works when he really started losing his grip on reality spring to mind.
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>>36562823

u forgot to add ghost in the shell to your fine list
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>>36565111
Make sure to keep reading the 2000s series. He retcons a lot of stuff. Gets really good at the end.
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>>36563939

Seems interesting, tell me more anon.

Is the writing up to snuff or is it written like a childrens story? Kinda important to me and my main problem with almost all SF.
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Do not read any Harlan Ellison. It is thinly laced SJW rubbish. And he is extremely self righteous.
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>>36564973
Bit of a tough one to start on, I'd recommend reading Consider Phlebas or The Player Of Games first.
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>>36564854
You're probably slightly schizoid. 4chan is a hotbed of mental illness.
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Stephen Donaldson's The Gap Cycle. It's a re-telling of Wagner's Ring Cycle.
Features libertarianism, state vs people vs corporations, alien forces, bitches and cunts.
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>>36563153

I really liked how he advanced society in Endymion, but I hated how he made the Shrike a weak pussy.
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>>36564501

try reading anything p.k. dick. This guy sucks you up and showers you with ideas in literally every first 10 pages gof his books. HE doesnt use details, his characters are underwritten and are ALWAYS the same loser who is in his xth divorce and without hope and there is paranoia and great comedy. His stories range from 30 to 300 pages, but never more.

He also kinda defined all the modern SF tropes by himself.
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>>36564994
[The pretention of the faggot from /lit/ does not end here, however. He could not refrain from vocally and publicly gobbling chunks of putrescent semen, but it seems to us that we may stop here.]
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>>36565329

Excession was the first Culture novel I read, I didn't know what the hell was going on, but I was totally hooked.

I've read nearly all the Culture novels since, apart from one. I haven't read the last one, and never will. I cannot bear the thought there will be no more Culture novels published, so I will leave the last book unread.
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>>36565368
I am anon, but I used to be normal. I had a GF and a job. Then I lost interest.
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Haven't seen Inverted World posted in this thread yet.

Great book and short enough to be read in one day.
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>>36565557

Thanks for posting, I'll check it out.
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>>36565449

he's right though. /pol/ always was filled with retards, but now I can confirm it's also filled with illiterate retards.
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>>36565627
Mein Kampf is technically literature, anon.
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>>36565657

And you would want me to refute this?

How binary of you, typical for a /pol/ tard
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>>36564854
>I am a neet so I get bored and just lay in bed all day and read. I like to go place in my head.
I'm a NEET also, but instead of reading I just spend all day lurking image boards (but mostly just /pol/).

I try to do other things with my time, but I just can't anymore... I used to really enjoy finding new music to listen to, but now I don't care. I used to really enjoy finding new films to watch, but now I don't care. I used to really enjoy finding new anime to watch, but now I don't care, and so on, and so forth...

If I try listening to a new album or watching a new film or anime, I just end up either downloading it and never watching it, or only listening/watching a few minutes of it before turning it off.

There's probably something wrong with me, but I don't have the motivation required to do anything about it.
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I prefer "hard" scifi to fantasy scifi, anything with plausible technology not entirely out of the bounds of our current understanding of physics works for me. Anyone got any suggestions?
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>>36564501
That's how I began also anon and now I am reading Hegel. You just have to try. A few months without electricity will help your attention span though.

>>36564532
The movies were better.
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>>36565750
>I prefer "hard" scifi to fantasy scifi
Why don't you sugest something. I honestly never hear of there being actual hard sci-fi, just that there exists such a genre. Then again I am not much into genre fiction as a whole, so such an unpopular sub-genre woudn't be known to me.
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>>36565693
Every board is filled with hipster scum who suck the fun from life. /mu/ and their fucking death grips, /a/ and their k-on!, /k/ and their shitty WW2 commie rifle, /pol/ and their constant attempts to escape "mainstream" political theory, /fa/ and their gay tight jeans, /fit/ and their latest workout, they're all obsessed with alternatives to the mainstream that they miss its good points.
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>>36565730
Sounds like depression.
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VALIS by P.K. Dick
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>>36565750

The Forever War

It mainly deals with the time dilation that occurs when ships travel near light speed.

It also predicts the future, where SJWs run wild and homosexuality becomes the norm.
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>>36565730

No, you're quite "normal". It's the new normal, anyway.

If you want to escape the cycle, start small. Change your diet, limit sugar intake, eat veg and fruit. Force yourself to go on a walk, just once a week at first.

It will be very tough to get out of the rut you're in, believe me, I'm still in it, but in process of escaping.
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>>36565793

>Why don't you sugest something

Most of the hard scifi I've read (and enjoyed) involves human working within the bounds of their own technology who encounter the unknowable "other", the advanced civilization beyond human comprehension. Arthur C. Clarke used this theme frequently: 2001, Childhood's End...

>>36565818

Yes, I've read it. Good stuff. It's based on a "Report from Iron Mountain". I suggest you Google it.
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>>36565750

If you like anime you could watch Planetes, pretty much the hardest Sci-Fi I know.
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>>36565831
>If you want to escape the cycle, start small. Change your diet, limit sugar intake, eat veg and fruit. Force yourself to go on a walk, just once a week at first.
I already eat healthily and have been doing so for some years now. I started to get fat after a lifetime of horrible eating habits, peaked at about 200lbs, then realised I had to do something about it before things really got out of hand and I started eating better.

Beyond that though, I've not had much luck. I've tried many times to get out of my rut by making an effort to leave the house every day to go on a walk or something, but so far over the course of 3.5 years after all my attempts I've never managed to keep it up for more than a week.

I'm a lost cause, a failure of a human being, and I will probably remain that way until I die.
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>>36565934
>"Report from Iron Mountain"

Gonna check it out, cheers mate!
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>>36565730
Anon you need to meditate, also you are going through depression. You probably knew this, already.

You are using image boards, like I do, to fill that gap where social interaction usually exists. It can't be helped we are human after all and biological needs dictate it.

I've found that meditating has allowed me to concentrate more effectively. I used to find it hard to focus because of internet usage, due to the instant gratification effect. Try staying offline for a day, I did it for a month with books and meditation.

However it is probably not to good to go cold turkey and make a little schedule and be patient if your break it. Good luck anon, know that everything you feel is inside you. You must understand yourself.
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>>36565961
Jesus fucking christ man. It's really not that hard. At my heaviest I weighed 350lbs, 5 years later and i'm a fairly svelte 180 with healthy eating and exercise habits.

This shit isn't rocket science, the only person stopping yourself is you. It's a simple choice - wallow in self pity and misery until you die, or do something about it.
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>>36565805
>>36566018
Eh, I'm not so convinced that what I'm going through is depression. I don't feel sad, I just don't really have any interest in anything.
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>>36565961

Yeah, you're in a very tough position. To find the will power to break out of the cycle you're in takes extraordinary effort. Focus on small things, set yourself small goals and try to complete them. It will add up.

One of the things that rarely gets mention is the loss of pleasure in usual activities. I stopped watching film, listening to music, reading, everything that used to be fun became a chore. Clinicians regard this as low level depression (anhedonia), it's usually the thing that keeps people in their rut.
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>>36566084
>>36566084
>I just don't really have any interest in anything.
yep, classic depression budwiser
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>>36566084
It is a classical sign, you are detached from everything.

Don't go on medication, though.
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>>36566084
>I just don't really have any interest in anything.
Isn't that one of the big features of depression?

I've been stuck in my rut for a couple years too.
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>>36566084

As anon said, don't get medicated. You are experiencing anhedonia (lack of pleasure), it's common in mild depression. Try and work through it with diet and exercise.
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>>36566106
>>36566117
>>36566142
I dunno, it feels disrespectful in a way to label myself depressed when there are people who kill themselves because of depression. I could probably go on like this forever if there was nothing stopping me.
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>>36566180
>I dunno, it feels disrespectful in a way to label myself depressed when there are people who kill themselves

Indeed. But, there are degrees of depression, I'm sure you will pull yourself out. If you find you're having difficulty, consider getting help. You don't have to go on medication, there are "talking therapies"that are effective. It's amazing what a sympathetic person can do to boost your self esteem.
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>>36566180
You have to break the cycle, you don't have to label yourself anything!
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>>36566180
Unlike those retards who kill themselfs of pseudo-depression, you might actually have a real one.
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>>36556592
Stephen King, "Running Man".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Running_Man_%28novel%29
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>>36556592
If you cut out 'science' you can go for Christianity.
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>>36566266
That's a stupid image.
You can reach half of the bottom/top things without passing through any of the others.

And the upward spiral doesn't even have "self confidence" in it.
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>>36563153
I never thought I'd see the day someone would know of Dan Simmons.
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>>36566180

If you're feeling cynical /pol/ probably isn't the best place to hang out.
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>>36566329
Of course it's a shit image anon, I just wanted to illustrate how feelings can spiral out gradually.
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>>36556592

I love the WH40k Univers.

dozends of books from different races perspectiv

not really sophisticated but fun for some
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>>36566370
One time my internet cut out for 3 weeks and I just spent the whole time staring at the ceiling.
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zeitgeist
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>>36566395
now that's depression
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>>36566385
Pretty much this but I would have described the universe better.

Think Asamov, Clarke and Herbret all rolled into one and then glaze it all in Lovecraft.
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>>36566406
>fake red-pill
Kill yourself.
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>>36566488

It's the ultimate red pill.
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>>36566616
See this thread >>36542840 . You are an atheist idiot who is easily amused. Also any documentary is entry-level shit meant for stoner idiots. Read a book or something. Don't worry I also remember my first week on /pol/.
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>>36563199
>>36563126
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>>36565730
Hide your power level! /pol/ hates NEET and their ilk no matter how much they shitpost on /r9k/.
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>>36566658

>butthurt religiousfag detected.
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>>36566714

I rather like NEETS. They are the embodiment of late stage Capitalism. There's nowhere to go after NEETs begin to emerge, Communism is next.
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>>36563687
+1
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>>36566747
>There's nowhere to go after NEETs begin to emerge, Communism is next.
Will it hurt?
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Brave New World by Aldoulus Huxlely. It's almost and opposite to 1984 in the sense that Orwell was scared of reading and free thought being bad, but Huxley was scared that people would become so obsessed with materialism that they couldn't bother to read or think for themselves. Great parallels.
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>>36564135
My man. There's some great stories in this one.
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>>36556592
Brian Lumley's Psychomech trilogy was boss as fuck
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>>36566794
most NEETs aren't even NEETs they sell meth and have sex with old men for $
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>>36566747
>communism
You mean India, Russia and China making the world like it was during the desert empires, right, a multi-polar workd? The west won't have it's ideologies to safe them this time. On the bright side, we will go to space, since the eastern spirit doesn't give a shit if it lives in mudhuts, while it's government is using all the taxes for fance military activities.
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>>36564973
Excession is fucking brilliant, everything perfectly culminates in the final chapter, Sleeper Service is a fucking beast and could wipe the chimping Affront from existence if he wanted to but instead chose to be the better man and mercifully let their admiral kill himself in the void of space, then proceeded to fucking dismantle everything he had built in the last eighty years of however long it was saying he was bored and couldn't trust himself. A true Aryan man if ever there was one.
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http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/harrison.html
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Otaku Rising:
http://www.jurai.net/~bookwyrm/otaku.rising
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>>36563455
It really isn't Cyberpunk, the world of the book is based after coal and petrol are almost gone so very few people have electricity and have resorted to using animals and bio-engineered food to do pretty much everything.
Thailand, in the book, is one of the last hold out nations which resisted corporate control by the genetic engineering firms and they try to start a coup to oust the government.
Biggest problem I had with the book was that the title character was barely in it. The actual story of the Windup Girl was barely a B-Story.
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>>36566794
See >>36566084, >>36566180, >>36566395.

Our dried voices, when
We whisper together,
Are quiet and meaningless
As wind in dry grass,
Or rats' feet over broken glass,
In our dry cellar.
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>>36566999
>single page giant wall of text
any chance of a brief summary?
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>>36565801

well said
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>>36567090
on a sidenote, wtf is /r9k/ ? never been and I hear it's got-tier faggot
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>>36567198
Why don't you go there and find out
>>>/r9k/
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>>36566820
bump, seriously good shit, anyone read?
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>>36564854
>Try "Flowers for Algernon", it's a very short book. I loved it on the first read and cried at the end. I've read it twice since then.
My brother is mentally disabled since birth.
I fucking hate that book, I loved it right up to the end and then I just fucking hated it, put thirteen year old me in a shitty mood for days.
I'd recommend it for almost anyone else because it was a great book, but fuck it tore me a new one as a kid.

I'd say "The Forever War." is a pretty decent book for /pol/ users, shows in a very cool way the impact of war on a person and how coming back home can feel so alienating.
Also I'd recommend "First and Last Men." because it is one of the most impressively scaled sci-fi books ever written, you get this sense of history from it you rarely get in Sci-fi outside of reading Wikipedia entries about the history of certain universes and franchises.

Maybe "Hard Boiled Wonderland and The End of the World", but that isn't as Sci-Fi as a friend of mine made it out to be, still it was interesting as a concept if nothing else.

And of course the greatest, most red-pilled book of all time, "Doom: Knee Deep in the Dead."
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>>36566084

ur depressed. I had the same thing for years and didnt know I had it. the longer you avoid doing something about it, the harder it will be.

Really anon, you dont want to go through catharsis with this, it's draining like hell. Fix it now while its relatively easy on you.
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>>36566180

meds is really tough but it can help. It's just really shitty stuff and it can have a lot of side effects. But you right now are depressed, and you dont know it yet. I literally ahd thet same thing happen to me and sadly enough I only got help when it was wayyyy too late. I'm on recovery now after a strenuous 1,5 years and it's F-in hard to crawl back up from the sinkhole you are in.

But take it from everyone else: you are depressed, and if you stay that way long enough, the thoughts of suicide will come, trust me on this as well.
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>>36567330
>The Forever War
I've read this and yeah it is very good, 4/5 material.
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On the note of authors and books, I remember an audio interview that was posted here a while back and I think it was Arthur C. Clarke and he was talking about how he had a voice in his head and goes on about the eternal struggle between the concept of an Empire and Republic.
Anyone got a source?
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>>36566084

Depression isnt just being sad: It's your mind fooling you; you THINK you have all the answers and the answer to everything is : nothing, zero, death, useless.

However, that's the mental issue going on in your brain. You convinced yourself of something that isnt true for the majority of other people, even better: you probably have forgotten by now that you used to enjoy things more than you do now.

When I was nearing my peak, I wouldn't even discuss my feelings of utter apathy and loneliness with anybody. I was afraid the 'truth' might scar them into realising the same logical conclusion.

I'm probably narcissistic as well warranting this past idiotic behaviour, but it still hits close enough to your statement.
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>>36556592
>Looking through catalog
>"Pol Approved Science"
>suffer a minor stroke at the thought
>"Fiction"
*whew*
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>>36556592

Short story, Harlan Ellison, "I Have No Mouth but I Must Scream."
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awesome thread.
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>>36564501

I read all of the Harry Potter books, and Pet Sematary. Buy that's about it. Couldn't even get through "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" to be impressive.
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>>36567720
Depression is a literal description. It's a neurological condition where your willpower is at a low ebb. It might come about due to an existential crisis or babby's first nihilism, but it might also come about from paraplegia, or from being bullied too much, or from cancer growing in your brain, or from seeing all your friends die in 'Nam then having your wife leave you.
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>>36556592
Pro global warming review articles, pretty funny.
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>>36558297
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>>36567720
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>>36562915
>A Scanner Darkly

that movie was neat. loved the part where alex jones got v&
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>>36568052
>global warming
I think you mean Climate Change™, goy.
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>>36556592
>What is some good science fiction literature?
anything by John Brunner.

Stand on Zanzibar, The Jagged Orbit, and The Sheep Look Up are all good reads.
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>>36563332
makes sense because the whole movie was about the rebirth of man. ffs the first scene is called birth of man. not very "deep"
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>>36556592
Herman Hesse, Glass Bead Game
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>CTRL+F
>greg egan

I am dissapointed /pol/.

Greg Egan.
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>>36568437
I was surprised to see The Glass Bead Game in a /lit/ list of right-wing fiction. Next to Storm of Steel and Ride the Tiger, it looks out of place.
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Films:
Outland (1984)
Pandorum
Moon
2010 (1984, follow up to 2001: A Space Odyssey)
Europa Report
Apollo 18
Aliens
Blade Runner
Dredd
The Abyss (kind of Sci-fi....)
The Black Hole (1979)
The Ice Pirates
Spaceballs

Series:
Deep Space 9
Babylon 5
Most Star Trek: TNG, TOS if you're feeling old school. VOY if you can handle it.
Battlestar Galactica
Firefly

Books:
pic related
Hellstrom's Hive
anything by Orson Scott-Card
Lensman series if you're into pulpy space opera
Asimov if you're into old school sci-fi
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not OP but thanks pol
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>>36563115
I did Mona Lisa Overdrive then Idoru

bretty good
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What was the name of the books where starships used "Exsanguination" rounds that traveled through walls, then expanded into micro filaments that cause everything inside turn into mush.

I think the same series also involved micro drones that people piloted. There was an entire war being fought at the micro level, inside a hallway. Cant remember the writer or name of the series.
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>>36566395
fucking kek'd hard at this
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>>36556592
I better not be the first to have posted this...
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>>36568482
Fuck, I knew I was forgetting something from earlier.
Egan has written some crazy shit over the years. I really like Quarantine but I don't know how /pol/ approved it would be considering that the main character turns himself black midway through the book to better survive in the heat of the outback/New Hong Kong.
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>>36570617
>turns himself black
>to better survive in the heat
Pretty sure it has the opposite effect. Unless he literally turns into a negroid.
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>>36570686
I think it was a Melanin thing, didn't want to get skin cancer or something. It has been a few years since I read it and it was a super small part of the book, basically turning black wasn't such a big deal because everyone could do it.

The really interesting part of the book was the surrender of mental autonomy the main character suffered through, he had a program in his brain which turned him into a super-cop, emotionless, self-preserving, cold and always on alert, when his wife died in an explosion the program turned itself on and he couldn't turn it off because the program was him, it knew he'd be an emotional wreck without it operating so he wouldn't turn it off until he found a way to cope, so super-cop installed a fake wife in his brain programs who'd talk to him like his real wife did and then shut itself down after a few weeks allowing the real him out but knowing that he'd be able to cope emotionally with his loss. It's a weird book but still a fascinating look at where brain modification programs could be leading us in the future.
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>ctl+f
>no The Time-Swept City
>no A Canticle for Leibowitz
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>>36563003
"The Machine Stops" is a remarkably foresightful story, predicting shut-in internet "culture" and over-reliance on technology a hundred years before the internet! Not to mention jetliners only a few years after airplanes were even invented.
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>>36563428
good story. the Thailand setting was so well written I felt humid and sweaty every time I read a chapter.
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>>36564118
yep, great movie. Did you know it was based the first book of a trilogy? The later books reveal the computer only took over to present a unified military front against an alien threat.
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>>36573005

A Canticle for Leibowitz is wonderful, but I didn't have enough religious knowledge to fully understand the book, especially the ending.
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>>36556592

> Equlibrium.
> 1984
> ALIEN & ALIENS
> The Matrix
> Blakes 7
> H.G. Wells The Time Machine
> A Christmas Carol (hey, it's got ghosts, thats kinda sci fi)
> 2001
> Farenheit 451
> TRON
> THX 1138
> Rendezvous with Rama (novel)
> The Empire Strikes Back
> Close Encounters of The Third Kind
> E.T.
> Communion
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>fiction
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>>36570316
Foundation is based as fuck
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>>36574014

The Foundation series my my favorite series of all time
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>>36562962
Isn't the Metal Gear series more science fantasy? What with the magical elements like a floating psychic in bondage gear and an old man who could regenerate by photosynthesis.
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>>36573793
>literature
Stop sliding with movies idiot
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Good thread.
Surprised no one has mentioned Stephen R. Donaldson, The Gap Cycle.
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was bane an attempt to brainwash people into doing steroids??
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>>36563818
>No mention of Alastair Reynolds
>NPR for pleb 2014
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>>36565557
This is my favorite book, by far. Great choice.
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>>36556592
H.G. Wells The War of The Worlds
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

protip: it's about communism
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MaddAddam Trilogy by Margaret Atwood.
God tier shit.
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>>36564135
>>36564141
Mein Negers
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>>36564763
This
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Just read "The Man in the High Castle". I didn't like it. Half of it was about the fiction book inside the fiction book. Is Brave New World better?
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>>36563428
this.
can also recommend The quite war
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>>36565313
>Do not read any Harlan Ellison. It is thinly laced SJW rubbish.
No. Ellison believes some people are better than others, in a deep way. SJWSF expelled him to the sidelines.
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Is Tom Clancy /pol/ approved? I know he's not science fiction, just wondering.
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>>36581418
He is a huge good goy. Fuck him.
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>>36581478
How so?
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>>36568157
>anything by John Brunner
The Shockwave Rider is part of that 'quartet' too. Based Peter Watts favourite SF writer, for good reason.
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Please help!!!!!

I remember this one scifi movie or short series. I can only remember the end. They were in some kind of planet with space suits, probably moon or mars. One of the fuckers slips off and finds a secret passage to a abondand secret base by USA. He apparently had a secret mission, which his partner was not told. It has that kind of cold war feeling.

The movie ended when they entered some start, or black hole. And the final words they say before entering that whole, star or another dimention are: "I see god".

It has staid in my head, and haunted me. I tried to find the movie ever since but cant fucking find.
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>>36563521
>>36563797
I don't think it's obsolete, it's just more niche. There are still a few pieces of cyberpunk media that is being produced here and there. Also mega-corporations don't exist as there are no currently existing corporations that act as their own sovereignty outside of the state and own their own private military while holding several monopoly's.
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>>36564236
Don't worry about it. Think of it like this: back in the day before Tv and other distractions people read and had abstract thoughts and made something of themselves. You are probably a product of the newer age that likes getting things easy. So don't worry about it.
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Roadside Picnic
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>>36570316

The Caves of Steel and The Naked Sun are also fun to read.

Futuristic interplanetary crime solved by a cunning plainclothes detective, with the most advanced android in the galaxy as his partner, written by Asimov. Shit is so cash.
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My scifi shelf, BNW, Solaris and F451 lent out

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