continuing on superior scifi

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  1. JNK

    JNK King of tards

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    inspired by Sparrow, I was just wondering how many of us read books, which are considered both scifi, but also included in totally classical book lists... just right of my mind I might not list all of them here, but still... and plz let's be honest... just yes (for I read it), no (I didn't)... btw list is not by ranking or date or whatever...

    1. War with the Newts, Karel Capek

    2. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell

    3. The Invisible Man, H. G. Wells

    4. The War of the Worlds, H. G. Wells

    5. From the Earth to the Moon, Around the Moon and The Purchase of the North Pole, Jules Verne

    6. The Garin Death Ray, AlekseyTolstoy

    7. Utopia, Thomas More

    8. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, Edgar Allan Poe

    9. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley

    10. Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
     
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  2. JNK

    JNK King of tards

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    my answers:

    1. yes
    2.yes
    3.yes
    4.yes
    5.yes
    6.no
    7.yes
    8.yes
    9.no
    10. yes
     
  3. Taliesyn

    Taliesyn It's a feral reality out there, kids.

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    1. Nope.

    2. Yep.

    3. Nope.

    4. Yep.

    5. Nope.

    6. Nope.

    7. Nope.

    8. Yep.

    9. Yep.

    10. Nope.
     
  4. Greybeard

    Greybeard Geezer

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    1. No
    2. Yes
    3. Yes
    4. Yes
    5. No
    6. No
    7. No
    8. No - But I just downloaded it.
    9. Yes
    10. Yes
     
  5. S.J. Faerlind

    S.J. Faerlind Flashlight Shadowhunter

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    1. no
    2. yes
    3. no
    4. yes
    4. no
    6.no
    7. no
    8. no
    9. yes
    10. no

    You missed a bunch though :D
     
  6. JNK

    JNK King of tards

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    I just quickly wrote 10 :) easier to count % :D and as you see not necessarily the one I've read
     
  7. Sparrow

    Sparrow Well-Known Member

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    1. Nope

    2. Yes

    3. Yes

    4. Yes

    5. Nope

    6. Nope

    7. Yes

    8. Yes

    9. Yes

    10. Yes


    I would add Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
     
  8. JNK

    JNK King of tards

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    nice so you guys can tell me whether it's with reading #9

    BTW sparrow, did you know this: http://librivox.org/ you can get lots of classics there for free
     
  9. S.J. Faerlind

    S.J. Faerlind Flashlight Shadowhunter

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    It`s been a long time since I read Brave New World... more than 20 years I think. I remember thinking the futuristic society was extremely weird but very neat to read about since it was so very different. From what I remember, it`s a good `thinker` novel on how conditioning can control people. I liked the contrast between the `civilized`` and the `savages`` in it, calling into question which society was actually `savage``. Definitely classic, old school writing style though... you have to like that to read it.