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December 18, 2008

Book Chat And Overnight Thread

When it comes to my book selections I tend to be more of a non-fiction guy. The last few books I've read were either military history (Halsey's Typhoon and a biography of Nimitz) general history (something on the run up to WWI, a biography of Bismark and now I'm finishing up The Forgotten Man). Even some of my earlier forays into fiction have had a historical/military bent (the Aubrey-Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian, which I highly recommend).

For the first time I've mixed in a little sci-fi (Starship Troopers and the Old Man's War series by John Scalzi) a to my surprise I enjoyed them. I like the quick read and candy like quality to them (well compared to slogging through a biography of Bismark, anything would feel like cotton candy).

I was wondering if moron nation could offer up some military type sci-fi suggestions since I'm really not familiar with the genere. I maybe doing some traveling in the next few weeks and could use some airplane/hotel fare. I'd really like to find a series to get into. I like having some built in expectations that I'll connect with a fiction book, so a series with a continuing universe seems like a good idea.

Thoughts?

And as a thank you for what I suspect will be some great suggestions, I give you terrorists getting blowed up.

Friday Morning Update: Yep, you guys came through. I'm definitely going to start with World War Z and Ender's Game. Beyond that, I've bookmarked the thread and will refer back as needed. Thanks gang.


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