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Death_Rictus

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I concur, Harrow the Ninth wasn't as good as Gideon the Ninth. The twist was pretty easy to see coming.
 
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I know there was a thread like this, but I couldn't dig it out of the pile...

I'm about 200 pages into Neil Stephenson's new novel REAMDE and it is awesome.

The main character is based loosely on Richard Garriott (Lord British of Ultima) and the background is hsi company which has basically married Bitcoin to an MMO and created this ridiculous gold farmers dream of a game. Enter a new virus that basically encrypts your HD and holds it for ransom unless you pay 1000g of in game currency (about $73.00 real world) and the russian mafia and you get a really cool novel.

I am a big fan of his (Snowcrash, Diamond Age, Cryptonomicrom, Baroque Cycle Trilogy, Anathem) and his books are all on my favorite lists.

Definitely worth checking out.
I have been addicted to Litrpg books for a long time now. It first started when I read The Land by Aleron Kong (Chaos Seeds series) now I have read a ton of other ones.

Right now I am reading The Noobtown series. I also suggest some other ones;

The Completionist Chronicles

The Rogue Dungeon

Ascend Online

New Era Online

The Wraith's Haunt Series

Occultist: Saga Online #1

Awaken Online


If you like them let me know!
 
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I know there was a thread like this, but I couldn't dig it out of the pile...

I'm about 200 pages into Neil Stephenson's new novel REAMDE and it is awesome.

The main character is based loosely on Richard Garriott (Lord British of Ultima) and the background is hsi company which has basically married Bitcoin to an MMO and created this ridiculous gold farmers dream of a game. Enter a new virus that basically encrypts your HD and holds it for ransom unless you pay 1000g of in game currency (about $73.00 real world) and the russian mafia and you get a really cool novel.

I am a big fan of his (Snowcrash, Diamond Age, Cryptonomicrom, Baroque Cycle Trilogy, Anathem) and his books are all on my favorite lists.

Definitely worth checking out.
I'm a huge Neil Stephenson fan!
Finishing his Seven Eves! Highly recommended.
I've read all the other books you mentioned except his "Broque Cycle Trilogy" I'll have to check it out.

I've been downloaded the top 100 Sci-fi books as audio books and have been listening to them as I go outside for walks.
 
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Pathfinder RPG books... gearing up for running a game IRL.
Pathfinder saved D&D when it went off on the disastrous 4th edition.
I've really liked the 2nd edition Pathfinder RPG core book!
The way they re-did the actions I feel really adds to the game.

I think Pathfinder is better than D&D 5th editon.
But D&D 5e is simple enough to make it accessible to more players.
So usually I DM D&D 5th edition.
 

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I'm a huge Neil Stephenson fan!
Finishing his Seven Eves! Highly recommended.
I've read all the other books you mentioned except his "Broque Cycle Trilogy" I'll have to check it out.

I've been downloaded the top 100 Sci-fi books as audio books and have been listening to them as I go outside for walks.
The Baroque Cycle was 3 hardbacks, each 1000+ pages, I believe they also released as 9 paperbacks...of course they are also ebooks (which is my preference these days). Can't remember if I mentioned in the other post, but they are prequels to Cryptonomicron. They are set in 1680's and later, the ancestors of the Shaftoes and the Waterhouses. I deals with the formation of modern banking and the conditions that would lead to the industrial revolution. Waterhouse is a contemporary and friend of Isaac Newton, there is also a great plotline with Leibnitz and how coffee houses developed into insurance and banking houses. In the background Jack Shafoe is a syphilitic maniac soldier wandering through India becoming a prince and then returning to England. It's such good stuff, but not for everyone.

I am currently finishing up Joe Abercrombies latest The Trouble With Peace, which I honestly think might be my favorite yet. It's a little agonizing reading it as you really sympathize with all the characters and then have to watch the inevitable as they come into conflict with each other.
 

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Pathfinder saved D&D when it went off on the disastrous 4th edition.
I've really liked the 2nd edition Pathfinder RPG core book!
The way they re-did the actions I feel really adds to the game.

I think Pathfinder is better than D&D 5th editon.
But D&D 5e is simple enough to make it accessible to more players.
So usually I DM D&D 5th edition.
really Love 5th, loved 2nd, put up with 4th because it all there was, but honestly I've never got on with pathfinder it's too much like 3rd edition and I hated that. Character building in both was just too customizable, I know it sounds counter intuitive but complicated min maxing game breaking ultra powerful characters have always been my pet hate (it's probably because im a DM). Never got into 2nd pathfinder either.
 
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I’ve been abusing my library’s digital lending with Overdrive. I’m currently reading Patricia Brigg’s ”Mercy Thompson Series”. I‘m on book 8 of 12. Vampires, werewolves, and magic in a modern setting. Pretty good so far.

Last year I finally got to read Harry Potter. That’s now my favorite series ever 😁
 
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I'm finally working my way through The Dark Tower series after being threatened with my life if i didnt.
 

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Ready Player Two, by Ernest Cline
I'd be curious what you thought, it was ultimately entertaining, but the references felt less organic and the beginning it felt like he was just shoveling every reference he could think of in to the first few chapters. Did not enjoy it as much as the first. If you haven't read Armada, his take on Last Starfighter was pretty good.
 

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I'd be curious what you thought, it was ultimately entertaining, but the references felt less organic and the beginning it felt like he was just shoveling every reference he could think of in to the first few chapters. Did not enjoy it as much as the first. If you haven't read Armada, his take on Last Starfighter was pretty good.
I really enjoyed about the same as the first book. I felt like the characters made natural progressions from the first book that made sense and I liked the general plot line. I was engaged the whole time and kept wanted to keep reading.
 
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I am currently reading:
Dragons of Autumn Twilight
Streams of Silver
Season of Storms

(I've been in school for . . . way too long. Catching up on my wish list of enjoyment reading and re-reading.)
 

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The Dunwich Horror
If you like Lovecraft, I highly recommend the Charles Stross Laundry Files, best modern take on Cthullu out there...just exceptionally good. I just finished his most recent one Dead Lies Dying which is Laundry Files adjacent, it takes place in that world, just following a different cast.
 

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I have been addicted to Litrpg books for a long time now. It first started when I read The Land by Aleron Kong (Chaos Seeds series) now I have read a ton of other ones.

Right now I am reading The Noobtown series. I also suggest some other ones;

The Completionist Chronicles

The Rogue Dungeon

Ascend Online

New Era Online

The Wraith's Haunt Series

Occultist: Saga Online #1

Awaken Online


If you like them let me know!
I've read some litrpg before it was really a recognized genre, if you've never read the Larry Niven/Stephen Barnes Dreampark books, they are really good, I also highly recommend the Joel Rosenberg Guardians of the Flames series. Guardians is a DND group transported to the fictional world they play in, with all the real world knowledge and skills they posses. Dreampark is...harder to describe, think of it as a really overdeloped super hard corp LARP'ing...
 
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Been re-reading the Wheel of Time series. Actually my first time for some of the last books so enjoying them. Just sad I'm almost to the end. Really bittersweet for me when I finish a good book or series.
 

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Oh! I can contribute to this thread. For a class, I read Stamped: Racism, AntiRacism, and You.
100% recommend it. It is a remix of Stamped from the Beginning and is much easier to read. It reads like you're having a conversation with someone. There is also a kid's version of Stamped.
Anyway, the book covers the history of racism in the US from 1400's Europe to today. I cannot recommend this enough. It's a quick read, but very thought provoking.
 

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Been re-reading the Wheel of Time series. Actually my first time for some of the last books so enjoying them. Just sad I'm almost to the end. Really bittersweet for me when I finish a good book or series.
Sanderson really did a good job finishing off the series...those middle books are a rough read though, like 5-8 it was like Jordan got lost and it took him a few books to get back on track.
 
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