Ten Sci-Fi Books You Pretend to Have Read

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  1. RegimentML

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    I've only read 1984, from the choices on that list.
     
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  2. One Knight

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    we are same, most of those I would like to read at some point though. That counts for something right?
     
  3. prerecordedlive

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    Never read any of them. :woot:
     
  4. The Blackfish

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    I also have only read 1984 from that list but if I like Seveneves I'll definitely add Cryptonomicon and I have been planning to read Dune forever
     
  5. Neyland

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    Only 1984 and Dune for me
     
  6. Jax Teller

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    Haven't read any of them.

    I have however read all of the "Stainless Steel Rat" series, which everyone should have read when they were younger.
     
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  7. Boner_Jihad

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    No 'Book of the New Sun'.
    I'm pleased with this.
    I should get started on reading the other 8 on this list with Dune and 1984 being the only two entries that I've encountered and enjoyed.
     
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  8. Gin Buckets

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    I read Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell this summer and really liked it.

    I've also read 1984. I'll never, ever read Infinite Jest.
     
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    Why
     
  10. Gin Buckets

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    I guess never say never, but everything I've heard about it tells me I'd hate it. I also think it'd be difficult to listen to with the made up words.
     
  11. Baby Herschel

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    1984, Dune, Dhalgren, and Foundation Series here. I recommend them all, except maybe Dhalgren. It's a hard read.
     
  12. soulfly

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    Have read dune, own 1984 and Gravity's Rainbow, and am on hiatus about 400 pages in to Infinite Jest
     
  13. lhprop1

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    Just based on the cover art alone, I'm going to have to check out Star Maker.

    I pretend to have read A Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, but I've really only read up to the point that it started over. I'm sure the whole thing doesn't repeat, but I figured enough was enough.
     
  14. Moxin24

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    How did anyone graduate high school and/or college and not read 1984? I had to read it three times in five years.
     
  15. RegimentML

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    Has anyone ever read The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe? I wasn't sure where to ask so I figured this would be a good place. It's supposed to be one of the great works of the genre, but I haven't seen it discussed before and I was wondering if anyone had read it.
     
  16. Truman

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    Has anyone read Childhood's End, by Arther C Clarke (wrote 2001 A Space Odyssey)?

    Syfy is doing a mini series on it, Im a nerd that likes to read source material first if it's good.
     
  17. OTM

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    I've read Dune, 1984, and The Foundation. I've also read Snow Crash by the author of #1, Neal Stephenson, so my score is 3.5/10.