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« on: 22/01/2009 14:29:27 »
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts.
Physics in a Indian way:)

A lovely description of life and love in Bombai (Mumbai)
And some physics too:)

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Last and First Men  by Olof Stapeldon.

An Epic story about man and the universe.
Aweinspiring.

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Fish Dinner in Memison by Eddison, E. R.. Ballantine

Dreaming, eyes wide open:)

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« Reply #1 on: 23/01/2009 04:26:10 »

Those sound interesting! Thanks Yor on

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« Reply #2 on: 23/01/2009 14:02:48 »
They all look boring and un-action drenched.
Does someone throw a car into a building?
Punch out kidneys with a I-beam?
Crash a bus full of explosives into an aircraft carrier aflame?
Then what's the point?
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« Reply #3 on: 23/01/2009 14:40:48 »
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« Reply #4 on: 28/03/2009 23:27:34 »
As I'm a real fan of Keith Laumer :)
Here are some free 'goodies' more.

http://www.webscription.net/10.1125/Baen/0743435273/0743435273_toc.htm

If anyone know where to find Heinlein's 'Have Space SuitóWill Travel' online I would be pleased :) It's nostalgia for me mainly, but i remember how I found it filled with unbounded enthusiasm and hope for the future.
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« Reply #5 on: 28/03/2009 23:59:24 »
Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men and Blood Meridian - both set in the US near Texas/Mexico border. And The Reader all about free will in a post-war German setting.

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« Reply #6 on: 29/03/2009 14:38:43 »
"We need to talk about Kevin" Lionel Shriver

it has nothing to do with science.. but it's one of the first fictions novels that has stayed in my mind for a long time.

"concerning a fictional school massacre. It is written from the perspective of the killer's mother, Eva Khatchadourian, and documents her attempt to come to terms with her son Kevin and the murders he committed. Although told in the first person as a series of letters from Eva to her husband, the novel's structure also strongly resembles that of a thriller."


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« Reply #7 on: 30/03/2009 01:25:45 »
Crowds and power by Elias Canetti.
It's not that well seen by psychological profession but I consider it one of the best books I've read, and the one he should have gotten the Nobel prize for. It's very strong reading but on his own new shaping terms.
http://codexpression.blogspot.com/2007/09/crowds-and-power-elias-canetti.html
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« Reply #8 on: 30/03/2009 12:29:02 »
"The Demon-Haunted Word: Science as a Candle in the Dark" by Carl Sagan

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"A glorious book... From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought." - Los Angeles Times

"Wonder-saturated." - The Washington Post

"POWERFUL... A stirring defense of informed rationality... Rich in suprising information and beautiful writing." - The Washington Post Book World

"COMPELLING." - USA Today

"A clear vision of what good science means and why it makes a difference... A testimonial to the power of science and a warning of the dangers of unrestrained credulity." - The Sciences

"PASSIONATE." - San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle