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In terms of stylistic influence they're quite similar, especially conerning Duncan Idaho in the latter books. Anyway, Dune is certainly more 'SF' in terms of the construction of the world, whilst Asimov, as you well know, was often writing about the future in less grand, 'mundane' scenarios.
And is better for it Probably the reason why I quite like Ben Bova, although their styles are very different.
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just started to read war horse by Michael Morpurgo ^^
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And is better for it Probably the reason why I quite like Ben Bova, although their styles are very different.
I've not heard of him, though I may have glanced at one of his novels on a shelf at some point.
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My time is currently being spent reading The Catcher in the Rye.The rest of my time is spent trying to figure out why this book is so popular and widely acclaimed. It is a good novel, but great? :eek:
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Crown of Dust by Mary Volmer
Couldn't tell you if it is good or not I am on the 3rd page or so. The language is good though, the description. Original but accurate.
Someone recommended that to me a while ago, let me know if it's worth reading.
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I've not heard of him, though I may have glanced at one of his novels on a shelf at some point.
He was one of the first SF authors i tried, his books are diverting if merely because they are set not too far in the future, and he obviously makes an effort to try and make it seem realistic. Moonrise and Mars are particularly good. Not in the same league as Asimov though. But then who is? :rolleyes:
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Someone recommended that to me a while ago, let me know if it's worth reading.
Okay, I will
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'What a Carve Up!' by Jonathan Coe
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I think I'm going to read 'Random Acts of Heroic Love' by Danny Scheinmann next. Anybody know if it's any good?
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Deborah Tannen - You just don't understand
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To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
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The Shakespeare Secret - J.L. Carrell
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Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult.
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Dark is the moon- Ian Irvine

The rise and fall of the third chimpanzee- Jared Diamond
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Ah, I've finished Children of Dune.

I'm now reading, Edward Said - Orientalism

And I'm also going to start a Terry Pratchett, I think.
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A Feast for Crows by George RR Martin.

I've been hearing about asoiaf for years, but all anyone ever told me about was the high death toll. If you'd told me about murderous shadow-babies and the creepy incestuous vibes everywhere, I may have been tempted to pick it up.
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the beautiful and the damned by f scott fitzgerald. it is quite good, but i just want to be finished with it so i can read some hardy or something.
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Gormenghast - Mervyn Peake
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Fieldwork- Mischa Berlinski
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Bill Bryson - The Thunderbolt Kid. I read a previous novel of his (A short history of nearly everything) and it was one of the very few books I stopped reading about half way through. This one however so far seems good, and relates to some of the stuff I used to get up to as a kid, haha.
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