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What I've read so far this year:


1. Kinsman by Ben Bova

2. Millennium by Ben Bova

3. Nemesis by Isaac Asimov

4. Jurrasic Park by Michael Crichton


5. Foundation by Isaac Asimov

6. The Saga of Seven Suns: Hidden Empire by Kevin J. Anderson

7. The Saga of Seven Suns: A Forest of Stars by Kevin J. Anderson

8. Dune: The Butlerian Jihad by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

9. Mars Crossing by Geoffrey A. Landis

10. The Long Walk by Stephen King


11. Contact by Carl Sagan

12. The Cat Who Walks Through Walls by Robert A. Heinlein

13. Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

14. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

15. The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King

16. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury


17. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

Reading: The Martian Race by Gregory Benford and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

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I've got to read that book of Heinlein's. I was about to go pick up Stranger in a Strange Land after reading his Starship Troopers and Tunnel in the Sky. Both were good books. Frank Herbert might've kicked a little more butt, but Heinlein is a great author, too.

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Can't break it down by month, but:

1) The Bishop in the West Wing- Father Andrew Greeley

2) Tin Soldiers- Major Michael Farmer

3) Op Center:  Call to Treason- Tom Clancy, Jeff Rovin, Steve R. Pieczenik

4) Net Force:  Changing of the Guard- Steve Perry, Larry Segriff, Tom Clancy, Steve Pieczenik

5) Jennifer Government- Max Barry

6) Deep Space Nine:  Unity- S.D. Perry

7) The Butlerian Jihad- Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson

8} Dreamer of Dune- Brian Herbert

9) Deep Space Nine:  A Stitch in Time- Andrew J. Robinson

10) A World Transformed- George H. W. Bush

11) American Empire:  The Victorious Opposition- Harry Turtledove

12) Nemesis- Isaac Asimov

13) Angels and Demons- Dan Brown

14) The Great Divorce- C.S. Lewis

15) The Complete Idiot's Guide to Popes and the Papacy- Brandon Toropov

16) Liberty- Stephen Coonts

17) Dreamland:  Strike Zone- Dale Brown

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I am just about to start The Search for the Diceman by Luke Rhinehart.  I read the first one, which I enjoyed (it appealed to my random humour) and heard good things about the second one.

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Just finished another one, not bad either. Pretty good considering it was the author's first novel.

18} 1901- Robert Conroy

Since I'm only posting this book this time I'll give a brief summary.  It is 1901, Germany has the strongest army in Europe, and the second most powerful Navy (behind Britain), but it has no Empire.  Kaiser Wilhelm demands America surrender its new possessions (Guam, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Philippines) or face invasion. 

Germany invades America, taking a large portion of the states of New York and New Jersey before the shocked Americans can even hope to mount a defense.  Not yet anything resembling a true world power, the Americans spend most of the time trying to just assemble and field an army, as everyday people find their lives turned upside down by the war.

(Oh and I love Britain in this book.  Their attitude is something along the lines of "We have a lot of surplus weaponry from our ongoing war with the Boars...we could sell you some...and some intelligence.  We'll just do everything short of fight the war ourselves to screw the Germans.")

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Unfortunatley, I haven't done near as much summer reading as I had planned, due to an extreme number of hours at work.  Every single book I have read this summer has been Arthurian in some nature, however.  Medival Romance, modern fiction, or historical examination.  Currently readign Leslie Alcocks "Arhutrs Britain."  Been reading it for many week due to,a gain, extremem number of work hours, and the fact he's a really crappy writer.  Very informative, but very, very, very dry.  I think the only reason Ashe is the worlds most famous Arthurian Scholar is because he's the only one who can write....

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