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Initial post: Jun 22, 2012 6:54:01 AM PDT
I want a good read that's worth it. A lot of twists, etc.

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 7:26:52 AM PDT
Charlie Fox says:
Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5)

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 8:20:49 AM PDT
The Escape by Lindsay Luterman

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2012 8:37:17 PM PDT
[Deleted by Amazon on Dec 14, 2012 11:23:48 AM PST]

Posted on Jul 6, 2012 9:58:34 PM PDT
Almost anything by Paolo Bacigalupi. Truly excellent near-future dystopia.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2012 10:01:41 PM PDT
Cphe says:
@ David - I've got the Windup Girl in my TBR pile - I'm looking forward to reading it.

It was a recommendation in the KBF

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2012 10:03:09 PM PDT
Cphe says:
@M. Sheu - in case you are not aware - self promotion is not permitted on the reader's boards.

There are specific genre threads on the MOA

Posted on Jul 7, 2012 12:35:31 PM PDT
If you've never read them, check out "1984" and "Atlas Shrugged" immediately!

Leonardo Noto

Posted on Jul 7, 2012 1:20:07 PM PDT
Dustin Hill says:
I just finished The Chinese Banker. It is modern day about an America ravaged by a Chinese-induced financial crisis.
If you are looking for something more sci-fi, I think Logan's Run gets overlooked. It is set 1,000 years into the future in a society where once you turn 21 you have to turn yourself in for execution by the state.

Posted on Jul 7, 2012 1:37:57 PM PDT
K. Stacey says:
A Sojourn in the City of Amalgamation, in the Year of Our Lord, 19-- by Oliver Bolokitten
The Republic of the Future by Anna Bowman Dodd
Caesar's Column by Ignatius L. Donnelly
Pictures of the Socialistic Future by Eugen Richter
When The Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells
The First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells
The Iron Heel by Jack London
Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson
The Machine Stops by E. M. Forster
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
Swastika Night by Katharine Burdekin
Anthem by Ayn Rand
Kallocain by Karin Boye
Ape and Essence by Aldous Huxley
1984by George Orwell
Player Piano (also known as Utopia 14) by Kurt Vonnegut
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Chrysalids by John Wyndham
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Facial Justice by L. P. Hartley
"Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut
Cloud On Silver by John Christopher
Epp by Axel Jensen
Logan's Run by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson
Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison
Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner
The Jagged Orbit by John Brunner
This Perfect Day by Ira Levin
The Sheep Look Up by John Brunner
The Shockwave Rider by John Brunner
Ypsilon Minus by Herbert W. Franke

Posted on Jul 7, 2012 2:25:27 PM PDT
Great list, K. Stacey!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 7, 2012 5:09:10 PM PDT
K. Stacey says:
Those are my favorites, anyway.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 7, 2012 6:32:01 PM PDT
Cphe says:
Swan Song

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 7, 2012 8:49:16 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 7, 2012 9:12:45 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 7, 2012 9:14:35 PM PDT
Cphe says:
@ Tom Keith

http://www.amazon.com/forum/thriller/ref=cm_cd_tfp_ef_tft_tp?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx2QR0B8FFJIDUZ&cdThread=Tx2CLI53L4HRQXA

Posted on Jul 7, 2012 10:27:02 PM PDT
Dukeshire says:
I have perused the book forums for a bit as I have finally got back into fiction after a long hiatus. I have noticed that there is some self-promotion by authors, but not a lot. Maybe I have missed something but I really don't see it as a big deal as it has not taken up a lot of posting space and is not spam. They are recommending their books on the subject at hand, something I really don't blame them for.

In fact I have no clue as to where the Meet our Authors forum is at and if it would even be well organized. I figure as long as it is not wasting my time with over-posting (Something that may have occurred in the past but not the past month when I started browsing) then I think people are over-reacting and honestly need to relax because a few people get their hackles up and immediately start complaining.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 7, 2012 10:30:25 PM PDT
Cphe says:
@ dukeshire - I am unable to comment but I really think you should address your concerns to Amazon direct.

http://www.amazon.com/forum/thriller/ref=cm_cd_dp_rft_tft_tp?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx2QR0B8FFJIDUZ&cdThread=Tx2CLI53L4HRQXA

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 7, 2012 10:38:37 PM PDT
Dukeshire says:
My point is that people need to relax. I am not an author, so I have no bone to pick. My bone of contention is that people just need to chill, have a beer and relax.

Rant over.

Now that I have that off my chest: I will say that there have been some great recommendations here. I looked up some of the Dystopian books and will get the Vonnegut one down the road. Also, to keep on topic I hope you have read the new Stephen King book. I had not read a King book since the 90s and just finished Under the Dome and it was awesome but now the 11/22/63 is just mindblowing.

Posted on Jul 11, 2012 10:51:03 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 11, 2012 10:51:56 AM PDT
"Blade Runner" is a great dystopian/science fiction book and film. A goldie-but-oldie. It's essentially about cyborgs who rebel against their human masters, which sounds old-hat, but it's actually a great twist on the theme that is darkly psychological. The film is also great and stars Harrison Ford.

Leonardo Noto

Posted on Jul 11, 2012 11:11:09 AM PDT
none says:
Try Never Let Me Go (Movie Tie-In Edition) (Vintage International)

Fantastic book, plausible dystopia. In some areas a bit of a tear jerker.

Also Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood, The Handmaid's Tale (Everyman's Library), all by Margaret Atwood. Wonderful books.

Posted on Jul 12, 2012 4:50:03 PM PDT
Bryan Gilmer says:
Okay, two leap to mind: The Road (Oprah's Book Club) by Cormack McCarthy and Sleepless: A Novel by Charlie Huston. Both very near-future, alternate-reality tales that seem chillingly realistic. Great characters in both. Dark, yet fascinating worlds in both.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 28, 2012 3:29:34 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 28, 2012 3:31:14 PM PDT
Kayleigh says:
Correct me if I'm wrong, Leonardo, but I thought that Blade Runner was the title of the film, and the novel it's based on is Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick.

Another novel in the same vein and style is Memoria. A Corporation of Lies by Alex Bobl, although it's more action-based.

Posted on Nov 9, 2012 1:01:26 AM PST
Anthony L. says:
You want Blade Runner or anything by Phillip K. Dick, 1984, Fahrenheit 451 (one of the greatest novels ever written, or Memoria.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2012 5:02:39 PM PST
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Posted on Nov 26, 2012 5:14:35 PM PST
Cphe says:
The Last Policeman

I read this a while ago - it was a recommendation on the Kindle book forum.

I thought it was excellent and thought provoking
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