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Stories I have read electronically

Postby Jonathan » Fri Jul 16, 2004 12:16 am

Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom - Cory Doctorow
Craphound and other stories - Ibid
Liberation Spectrum - Ibid
Eastern Standard Tribe - Ibid
Ownz0red - Ibid *
Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien
The Hacker Crackdown - Bruce Sterling *
A New Kind of Science - Stephen Wolfram
Fallen Angels - Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

* recommended
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Postby Jonathan » Fri Jul 16, 2004 12:19 am

The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
Dracula - Bram Stoker *
Free Culture - Lawrence Lessig *

* recommended
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Postby Alan » Fri Jul 16, 2004 2:51 am

A Game of Thrones - George RR Martin
A Clash of Kings - George RR Martin

The Hitchhiker's Guide series - Douglas Adams
The Dirk Gently series - Douglas Adams

The Briar King - Gregory Keyes

I'd recommend the George RR Martin books (Song of Ice and Fire) to anyone who liked The Wheel of Time before it started sucking. But Martin writes even slower than Jordan, I think. Been waiting on his 4th book for over a year.

The Briar King was pretty good too, and the second one's coming out next month. Kind of Shannara-ish, and it's like an alternative-Earth fantasy type of thing.
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Postby Jonathan » Fri Jul 16, 2004 4:09 pm

Now updated with links to some of the better titles. All of those are available for free, no registration required. I also linked to Cory Doctorow's website which has some of his stories, though I don't feel like digging through his terrible interface to find them right now.

I can't really recommend Stephen Wolfram's book, although if you know who he is you may want to read it anyway. He tries to make the case that the reductionist view of science started by Newton and brought to its height by Einstein wherein complex behavior is reduced to an analytical equation is a false path and that most of the world is better described by a model more computational in nature. Apparently, he spent ten years fooling around with finite state machines to come to that conclusion, and lets you know about it blow-by-sorry-blow.
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Postby Dave » Sat Jul 17, 2004 5:59 pm

not really electronically, but when I was staying at the hotel bored, I bought a few books to read, and if anyone has thought about reading The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind, dont. I liked the 1st few books, standard fantasy fare with many ideas seemingly ripped straight from Robert Jordan, but the last few books I read seemed to follow this inane pattern: pg 1-100 reminind the reader of all the same things and character traits of each character. pg 101-700 Introduce a new twist/enemy/magic and have absolutely nothing happen. pg 701-725 Finish the twist/enemy/magic in a uber rushed manner.
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Postby Jonathan » Sat Jul 17, 2004 6:00 pm

Augghhh! I hate Terry Goodkind.
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Postby Dave » Sat Jul 17, 2004 6:27 pm

lol, I have teh same opinion. The next 2 books suck just as much. It was just annoying that suddenly, a whole new group of people showed up that was given such importance/dread that you would think they would have at least been mentioned in say, the book before... or maybe even the book after. but nope.
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Postby Jonathan » Mon Nov 15, 2004 6:54 pm

Anda's Game - Cory Doctorow
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I, Robot - Cory Doctorow
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Postby Dave » Wed Mar 23, 2005 6:09 pm

read ownzored. it was weird. like Harold and Kumar go to whitecastle.
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Postby Jonathan » Thu Jun 16, 2005 10:06 pm

Accelerando - Charlie Stross
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Postby Jonathan » Fri May 05, 2006 8:12 pm

They're Made Out Of Meat - Terry Bisson
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Postby Jonathan » Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:27 pm

Mother Earth Mother Board - Neal Stephenson

An article, I guess, not a story, but an amazingly long one.
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