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07 Dec 2006, 7:49 am

Dune. Just awesome.

A song of fire and ice. The best fantasy series i've ever read.

Neverwhere. Awesome, only read it recently but fell in love with it, it's like a fairy tale for adults. Highly recommended.

Sci-fi in general. If i had to pick one sci-fi story though has to be "the darkness" by asimov. It's a short story, track it down if you can.

ps:- asimov story might not be called "the darkness" not 100%, it's the one about the alien culture who live on a world with 3 suns and have never seen darkness before. Classic SF story.


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08 Dec 2006, 11:19 pm

2001: A Space Odyssey


Andromeda Strain


The Curious Incident with the dog in the night time

If great minds think alike, does that mean that stupid minds think differently?


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10 Dec 2006, 8:31 pm

I like fantasy stuff, and that's most of what I read (with the exception of newspapers and manga).
My current favorite books in the fantasy genre are His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman, A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin, The Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson, The Dark Tower by Steven King (tho' I've only just finished the first book, it's very good), Terry Pratchett's Discworld books, and A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin.
I also like H.P. Lovecraft, though his works are more supernatural horror than fantasy.


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23 Dec 2006, 7:32 am

Well, if I let myself list more than one, I'll be here all night, so...

My number one of all time top rated number one book is *drumroll*

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

I got a new copy for my birthday, signed by Neil. The drive to the book signing was a little over three hours (and then back, in the middle of the night), but it was the best night of my life! I got to meet him, and they bent the rules and he signed a couple extra books when we said it was for my birthday.

Also, I used a bleach pen to decorate a plain black t-shirt-- it had a very abstract sort of picture of Crowley and Aziraphale on it, and when Neil looked up at it he smiled and said 'You have a Crowley and Aziraphale shirt', and I swooned.

*sigh* I could barely get a word out, I was so star-struck... The second we left the table, I was kicking myself for not being able to talk, but it was still the best night ever.

Which is sad, perhaps, but at least I have a copy of my favourite book signed by Neil Gaiman.


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23 Dec 2006, 9:06 am

Most things by Hesse, (Nick) Hornby, Novalis, Orwell, Salinger and Steinbeck, and a bit of Asimov, Camus, Goethe, Kerouac, Kierkegaard and Rimbaud.


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02 Jan 2007, 10:50 pm

The Perfect Mile, Neil Bascomb

The Four Miute Mile, autobiography of Roger Bannister

Various cat-related books, especially Cats 24/7

Marley and Me

Eats, Shoots, and Leaves


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03 Jan 2007, 12:55 am

American Gods (Neil Gaiman)

Catch 22 (Joseph Heller)

The Catcher in the Rye (JD Salinger)

Call of the Cthulhu (H.P. Lovecraft)

Calvin & Hobbes series (Bill Watterson)

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Mark Haddon)

Harry Potter series (J.K. Rowling)

His Dark Materials series (Philip Pullman)

Idlewild (Nick Sagan)

Johnny the Homocidal Maniac (Jhonen Vasquez)

Maus I & II (Art Spiegelman)

Of Mice & Men (John Steinbeck)

The Prose Edda (Snorri Sturluson)

The Sandman series (Neil Gaiman)

The Shadow Over Innsmouth (H.P. Lovecraft)

Tithe: A Modern Fairy Tale (Holly Black)

Watchmen (Alan Moore)

The Zombie Survival Guide (Max Brooks)

I'm about halfway through Valiant, the semi-sequel to Tithe, and I love it so far. Took a little while to get going, but once it did, whew. Loving it! Ditto for World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, the follow up to the Zombie Survival Guide, except it's seriously depressing so I can only read a little bit at a time.

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03 Jan 2007, 2:33 am

From Hell
V for Vendetta
How Few Remain


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04 Jan 2007, 9:41 pm

Fiction- Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Nothing else even comes close

Nonfiction- Constitution of Liberty by F. A. Hayek

Runner ups are Free to Choose by Friedman and Human Action by von Mises

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05 Jan 2007, 7:00 am

My favorites would be The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z by Max Brooks. Reading alot of Hunter S Thompson lately too. I like him, just bought like all his books. Reading The Great Shark Hunt currently.


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05 Jan 2007, 1:55 pm

Robert Ludlum is my all-time favourite author. In my university years, I didn't have TV a lot of the time, so I read books. I bought a whole lot of used Ludlum novels, and of course, my favourites are the Jason Bourne trilogy. I generally don't read much now (too much TV, internet, radio, etc., distracting me), so I don't have much of his work from the 1990s onward. The weird thing, though, is that one Ludlum novel is exactly the same as every other Ludlum novel, but I still find each one entertaining.


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11 Jan 2007, 9:52 pm

Why so little non-fiction fellow Aspies?

Anyway, here's mine.

Fiction- Nothing (Maybe I took it too much to the other extreme).

Non Fiction....

A Guide to Aspergers Syndrome

The Singularity is Near

Microsoft Secrets

The Difference Between God and Larry Ellison

AI Techniques for Game Programming

Engines of Creation

OpenGL Game Programming

C++ Primer Plus

Effective C++

More Effective C++

Effective STL

SuSE Linux 10 for Dummies

Programming Game AI by Example

Network Programming for Microsoft Windows

PHP Programming

AI Game Programming Wisdom

Data Structures for Game Programmers.

Official Strategy Guide for Sid Meier's Civilization 4

3D Math Primer for Graphics and Game Development

Beginning OpenGL Game Programming

there's others, but they're the main ones.