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Subject: Looking for Terry Prattchet/Robert Jordan WOT and End of the World Sci-Fi
Date Posted: 1/30/2010 9:51 AM ET
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Hi all! I'm looking to read the Terry Prattchet books. Would like to try and get at least 3 at a time from the Diskworld series.

Recommended to me so I have never read them and would like to dive into them. Please PM me. Thanks!

Also looking for end of the world types of books kind of like my recent read of "Alas, Babylon".

Looking for reccomendations as well. (Requested "I Am Legend" just now :D)

Any help, deals, and suggestions greatly appreciated!

*Edit* A friend reccomended me the WoT series by Robert Jodan. Said I would enjoy it.

Remaining Discworld Books

1 - The Colour of Magic - Requested
2 - The Light Fantastic - Requested
3 - Equal Rites
4 - Mort
5 - Sourcery
6 - Wyrd Sisters
7 - Pyramids
8 - Guards! Guards!
9 - Faust Eric - Requested Thanks Lindsey!
10 - Moving Pictures
11 - Reaper Man
12 - Witches Abroad
13 - Small Gods
14 - Lords and Ladies
15 - Men at Arms
16 - Soul Music - Requested Thanks Lindsey!
17 - Interesting Times - Requested Thanks Lindsey!
18 - Maskerade
19 - Feet of Clay
20 - Hogfather - Requested
21 - Jingo - Requested Thanks Lindsey!
22 - The Last Continent - Requested Thanks Lindsey!
23 - Carpe Jugulum
24 - The Fifth Elephant
25 - The Truth
26 - Thief of Time
27 - The Last Hero
28 - The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents
29 - Night Watch
30 - The Wee Free Men - Requested Thanks Lindsey!
31 - Monstrous Regiment
32 - A Hat Full of Sky
33 - Going Postal
34 - Thud!
35 - Wintersmith
36 - Making Money
- Purchased :D
37 - Unseen Academicals - Purchased :D

Remaining Wheel of Time Books

0 - New Spring
1 - The Eye of the World
2 - The Great Hunt
3 - The Dragon Reborn
4 - The Shadow Rising
5 - The Fires of Heaven
6 - Lord of Chaos - Requested
7 - A Crown of Swords - Requested
8 - The Path of Daggers - Requested
9 - Winter's Heart
10 - Crossroads of Twilight
11 - Knife of Dreams
12 - The Gathering Storm

 



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Date Posted: 1/30/2010 2:05 PM ET
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Here's a couple of recommendations for end-of-the-world stories:


"Earth Abides" by George Stewart

"The Road" by Cormac McCarthy

"A Canticle For Leibowitz" by Walter Miller


I actually have a fairly long list of post-apocalyptic books, but the type of story varies quite a bit.  The three above (along with "Alas, Babylon") are among the first you'll hear recommended for this type of book.

Date Posted: 1/30/2010 2:08 PM ET
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I'm in line for the first two. I'll look up the last one and see what it's about :D

Thanks for the recommendation!

Date Posted: 1/30/2010 2:51 PM ET
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Good post-apocalyptic novels, broken down by agent of apocalypse:

Nuclear war

 

  • Alas, Babylon
  • A Canticle For Leibowitz
  • The Postman (David Brin) - MUCH better than the movie. The plot is completely different.
  • Triumph (Philip Wylie, 1963) - Last US survivors deep in a mountain bomb shelter
  • On the Beach (Nevile Shute) -  considered a classic by most, not my favorite, but recommended

Disease

  • Earth Abides - classic
  • The Stand (Stephen King) - Very long, but great character development, and some of the most realistic ideas of what "survivors walking around" would encounter. Also some great "rebuilding sociecty" concepts. And of course, the supernatural.

Asteroid Strike

  • Lucifer's Hammer (Niven & Pournelle) - Takes a while to get to the Big Bang, but worth it for the aftermath. Very satisfying.

Miscellaneous

  • Day of the Triffids (John Wyndham, 1951) - My favorite mid-century sci-fi author. London survivors of an event that blinds 99% of the world's populaion. Also highly recommend his other books "The Kraken Wakes" and "The Midwich Cuckoos".
Date Posted: 1/31/2010 9:09 PM ET
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Edited OP. Looking for a deal on the WoT series. A friend said I would like it.

Thanks for the reccomendations. Day of Triffids put in my reminders list!

Date Posted: 2/1/2010 7:57 PM ET
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Thanks for the offer Lindsey! I requested book 1 from the system and book 2 is up for grabs via my wishlist. Debating before I accept.

16! packages went out today thanks to PBS/DVDSwap. My poor Mailman was overwhealmed today :D

Date Posted: 2/2/2010 7:14 PM ET
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Requested a few more from the system. Accidently accepted 2 offers for The Last Continant -_- Pending offer on Maskerade, Guards!, Wyrd Sisters and Moving Pictures.

Going to add the WoT to my wishlist finally :D

Thanks again everyone sending me offers. I'm excited to start reading them all! Starting to read I am Legend tonight.

Date Posted: 2/4/2010 1:47 AM ET
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Purchased the most recent Pratchett books for $5 each Hardback at B&N. I saw 98 wishers they should check out their local B&N's for a great deal on Unseen Academicals.