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Tanypteryx
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Message 11 of 27 (861765)
08-26-2019 3:26 PM


I liked Frank Herbert's books, and in recent years his son Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson have written a series that back stories to the Dune books that I enjoyed.
I also like Neal Stephenson's books, especially Seveneves.
I thought 11-22-63 by Stephen King was quite good.

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Message 17 of 27 (861771)
08-26-2019 4:41 PM
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I remember really enjoying Dune - are the sequels worth delving into?
I read the sequels that Frank Herbert wrote years ago when they were published and enjoyed them all, but the history of the various factions, and references to events in the past were not well explained and left a void in the saga.
The new sequels fill in many of the blanks. The Butlerian Jihad, laws against "thinking machines," the histories of all the great families and the various organizations are all filled in with compelling stories. Great villains and heroes have epic conflicts and civilizations rise and fall.
Great stories, in my opinion.

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If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy
The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq

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Message 18 of 27 (861772)
08-26-2019 4:48 PM
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I also like Neal Stephenson's books, especially Seveneves
I think that Anathem is pretty good. The Rise And Fall of D.O.D.O. is fun.
I have read and enjoyed all his books, partly because I like his style, but also because we are related by marriage.

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If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy
The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq

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Message 24 of 27 (861786)
08-26-2019 10:34 PM
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08-26-2019 8:37 PM


Re: Things Dune and Doon
Read the first 5 Dunes back in the 80s, really liked the original trilogy but disappointed in 4 and 5. Didn't go beyond that.
My experience was similar, I kind of got bored with the later books.
Quite a few of the prequels were published before I discovered them, and when I did, I jumped right in. I enjoyed them all.
I will check out Doon when I get some time.

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python
One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie
If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy
The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq

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