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Just wanted to get a few new authors to read. i'm very into Orson Scott Card lately. Just curious if anyone has any authors they'd like to share that aren't ...
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    Just wanted to get a few new authors to read. i'm very into Orson Scott Card lately. Just curious if anyone has any authors they'd like to share that aren't very well known or even well known ones. Who've you been reading lately?
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    I like Gregory Benford ... One of the best 'hard science' sci-fi writers there is.
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    Hi, neighbor.

    I live just south of you in the Midway.

    You mentioned Card, so I'm guessing that you're talking about science fiction. If so, I have found that I'm lucky if I can pick up Gardner Dozois' collection each year. I have not been over to Uncle Hugo's in at least a year. I sigh as I turn around in my library and look at the 100's of books all the way to the ceiling, many of which I have not yet read, and few that I have read more than once -- but, as Theodore Sturgeon once said "Ninety percent of SF is crud, but then, ninety percent of everything is crud.", so I'm only missing out on a bit of gold

    Lately, I've been trying to give away books via Bookcrossings -- but I had planned on posting about it, and I won't high-jack your thread for that.

    Thanks for starting this thread, I'll watch it with some interest ... cheers, drl
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    Wow, i wondered if i'd find someone on here that close to me. i just found out some people in Minneapolis were on the same Unix servers ([link='http://sdf.lonestar.org']) in Minneapolis. But just a few blocks away from me! i live up right next to HWY 36 a few exits east from Rosedale Mall.

    What are "Bookcrossings"? Sounds interesting. i'm glad someone else was interested in this post. i wasn't sure if there would be many who would reply.
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    Recently I read an interesting sci-fi book by Scott Mackay called Orbis. I also liked the Red Dwarf books by Grant Naylor.
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    Hi, flipjargendy.

    I'm a bit father away. Think of Snelling and University.

    I posted about BookCrossing here ... cheers, drl
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    In the sci-fi arena, I've recently been enjoying Marion Zimmer Bradley, which is a sort of sci-fi/fantasy mix.

    If you're into fantasy, I highly recommend the Riftwar series by Raymond E. Feist and the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan.

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    if you are into sci fi then you have to be into phillip k dick, stanislaw lem, and heinlein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabhan
    In the sci-fi arena, I've recently been enjoying Marion Zimmer Bradley, which is a sort of sci-fi/fantasy mix.

    If you're into fantasy, I highly recommend the Riftwar series by Raymond E. Feist and the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan.
    I think Feist is a good author! He really manages to conjure up another world. I think I might enjoy Robert Jordan's books: thanks for the recommendation.
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