1. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    I ran across a book called Wool, by Hugh Howey. It's a pretty darn good book. It's made as short novelettes that total 5 books. A prequel book was released called The First Shift, which was outstanding too. If you like sci-fi books, you'll be doing yourself a favor by reading these books. He's a self publisher. The books are very cheap!
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    09-21-2012 02:12 PM
  2. macgyverated's Avatar
    Oh, yeah! Wool was excellent! Probably one of the best and most compelling stories I've read in a number of years. I can't wait for the next "prequel" to come out. I also think it would make a great movie or series of movies.

    You might check out "14" by Clive Hines. While not as good as Wool, it was a fun read that kept up a steady and enjoyable pace. There was some mythology created in the story that I don't think was delved into enough; there was a lot that could have been done with it. However, the ending left the door wide open for another book, so we'll see.
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    09-21-2012 02:53 PM
  3. scottcraft's Avatar
    I'll have to check this out. I'm always on the lookout for new reading material.
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    09-22-2012 06:03 AM
  4. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    I'll check out 14.
    Oh, yeah! Wool was excellent! Probably one of the best and most compelling stories I've read in a number of years. I can't wait for the next "prequel" to come out. I also think it would make a great movie or series of movies.

    You might check out "14" by Clive Hines. While not as good as Wool, it was a fun read that kept up a steady and enjoyable pace. There was some mythology created in the story that I don't think was delved into enough; there was a lot that could have been done with it. However, the ending left the door wide open for another book, so we'll see.
    09-22-2012 07:19 AM
  5. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    2001: A Space Odyssey.
    Its THE most influential, original and brilliant piece of writing I will ever come across.

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    09-22-2012 10:08 AM
  6. jmshub's Avatar
    Really like Cory Doctorow's stuff. Especially "Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" and "Little Brother".

    Daniel Suarez's books "Daemon" and "Freedom (tm)" are great, and Microsoft genius Mark Russinovich has written "Zero Day" is brilliant. He has a new one out, but I haven't picked it up yet.
    09-24-2012 10:51 PM
  7. geekmaster's Avatar
    A Clockwork Orange: By Anthony Burgess

    Brave New World: By Aldous Huxley

    The Bicentennial Man: By Isaac Asimov

    The pattern here is that all of these books have excellent movie interpretations as well :blush:
    09-25-2012 12:54 AM
  8. TexZenFool's Avatar
    Downloaded a free copy of "Wool" - nice read. Now I want to pay for the rest of the series. Guess that's called smart marketing.

    One of my favorite all time SciFi books (among so, so many favorites) is "A Canticle for Leibowitz", by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
    09-25-2012 05:18 PM
  9. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Yeah, that's how they got me. I instantly downloaded the rest of the series after reading the first book

    I'll check out the book you recommended after I get caught up.
    Downloaded a free copy of "Wool" - nice read. Now I want to pay for the rest of the series. Guess that's called smart marketing.

    One of my favorite all time SciFi books (among so, so many favorites) is "A Canticle for Leibowitz", by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
    09-25-2012 05:30 PM
  10. speedtouch's Avatar
    Thanks for the "Wool" recommendation. It's now in my reading list.

    If I may, I'd recommend two series of books:

    The Bolos series started by Keith Laumer. It's about self-aware battle tanks. The tanks have a very defined sense of honor, duty, and allegiance. And will even sacrifice themselves to protect others. Every book except "The Road to Damascus" are excellent. Bolo (tank) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The Lost Fleet series by John G. Hemry. It's the tale of a stranded space-based navy fleet trying to get back home. Full of exciting space fleet battles. You honestly feel like you're there in the battle, it's amazing. The Lost Fleet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    09-27-2012 10:48 AM
  11. TenTwelve's Avatar
    Thanks for the recommendation. I love sci-fi books and never know what to read. lol :)
    10-07-2012 01:25 PM
  12. kenzibit's Avatar
    I ran across a book called Wool, by Hugh Howey. It's a pretty darn good book. It's made as short novelettes that total 5 books. A prequel book was released called The First Shift, which was outstanding too. If you like sci-fi books, you'll be doing yourself a favor by reading these books. He's a self publisher. The books are very cheap!

    Since I'm now into the Audiobooks, would have to check if Wool has an audiobook. Thanks for the recommendation ;-)

    I also recommend:
    The Demon in the Freezer and The Hot Zone. Both by Richard Preston. This books/audiobooks are my all time favourites...(for now I guess), maybe because I work with Viruses ;-)


    UPDATED:
    Yeah Wool has an audiobook (Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5) Narrated by Minnie Goode). In my wish list now.
    Last edited by kenzibit; 10-07-2012 at 04:14 PM.
    10-07-2012 03:26 PM
  13. chevans920's Avatar
    I do most, well all, of my reading on my kindle... And I prefer a book series as opposed to a single story. Although I'm going to have to check out some of these!

    A few that I have enjoyed:
    Annihilation series - Saxon Andrew
    The Lodestone Trilogy - mark Whiteway
    Spinward Fringe Broadcast -Randolphe Lalonde
    The Doom Star Series - Vaughn Heppner
    10-20-2012 09:52 AM
  14. ironsoulreaver's Avatar
    House Of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski. It CANNOT be read on a kindle, it ruins the experience.
    10-20-2012 10:19 AM
  15. chevans920's Avatar
    House Of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski. It CANNOT be read on a kindle, it ruins the experience.
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    How can you read that anyway???
    10-20-2012 02:29 PM
  16. ironsoulreaver's Avatar
    You figure it out as you go along. It's a great book and anyone looking for a book that's a challenge to read (not Physicaly) should read it.
    10-20-2012 05:50 PM
  17. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    What do u mean a challenge to read?

    I see a lot of reviews saying that it's a challenging read.
    10-21-2012 07:20 AM
  18. ironsoulreaver's Avatar
    It has 2 story lines, uses a lot of big words and even has different languages in it. not to mention all of the strange text layouts.
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    10-21-2012 01:48 PM
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