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Sunday, November 19, 2006



The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas AdamsIt's a comedy that makes fun of sci-fi noevls basically. There's robots with Genuine People Personalities, there's terrible poetry and there's the Answer to the the Question of Life, the Universe and Everything. It's really funny and is my favorite book.Old Man's War by John ScalziVery good space war novel about a future where when you turn 70 you can choose to go into the Space Marines. It's odd and really really good.Nueromancer by William GibsonConsidered the first cyber punk novel it's about a hacker who joins a team that is trying to do a big heist. It was very influential in the world of science fiction.

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