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Nachtengel von Rothschild
#1 - 2016-01-04 05:06:48 UTC  |  Edited by: Nachtengel von Rothschild
well i'm running out of things to read and would like some recommendations, it's as simple as that. for me personally i'm more into non fiction, artificial intelligence literature not science, and science fiction.

if you do have any good books to recommend, please link with amazon or wikipedia so we can read what they are about...

i have bought the following books below which i still haven't read yet, not sure if they are any good

- Robopocalypse
- Amped
- Neuromancer
LordOdysseus
HIgh Sec Care Bears
Brothers of Tangra
#2 - 2016-01-04 07:55:15 UTC  |  Edited by: LordOdysseus
Here is a non-fiction book which I cherish above all: Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think . It is written by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler. It is about how world's grandest problems can be tackled by using exponential technologies.Does it sound interesting to you?
Nachtengel von Rothschild
#3 - 2016-01-04 11:55:02 UTC
LordOdysseus wrote:
Here is a non-fiction book which I cherish above all: Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think . It is written by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler. It is about how world's grandest problems can be tackled by using exponential technologies.Does it sound interesting to you?


ya i've been aware of it for a long time, never read it tho, mostly because i know technology can make this planet thousands of times better... the only reason these technologies are not being funded and used is because the major oil industries prefer to keep the world using fossil fuels, regardless of how much it's bad... there is still trillions to be made according to these assclowns.

peter diamandis is a great guy, he helped build singularity university with ray kurzweil.

i hope kurzweil's predictions come true, i mean they will come true... sooner or later, i just hope he isn't wrong on the time/dates otherwise i will die near the singularity... gawd that would suck.
Vaktare
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#4 - 2016-01-04 13:16:48 UTC
7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen Covey
On War - Carl Von Clausewitz
Mastery - Robert Greene
Flight Command - John Oddie

Those are all pretty good. All of which I've read.

7 Habits is easily the best book I've ever read and would recommend it to anyone looking to become an aspiring leader and/or improve their social skills.

On War is one hell of a read as it's difficult to digest all the information. It does however have a lot concepts in it that if you read between the lines you'll pick-up on. Things like what makes a man authoritative. If you're into military or want to get into strategy in EVE it's got it all. Sun Tzu was on the money with basic principles of strategy but is very, very broad.

Mastery details learning and skill acquisition from beginner to master and what makes someone a true master at their craft. As always Greene cites his work.

Flight Command gives a unique and comprehensive view into high level military leadership and the challenges leaders are faced with today. It also gives a thrilling insight into the life of a Royal Australian Air Force pilot from many years ago.

Check them out and see what you think :)
Maziacs
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#5 - 2016-01-04 19:20:26 UTC
Read Neuromancer asap. You don't know what you're missing!
Ralph King-Griffin
Lords.Of.Midnight
The Devil's Warrior Alliance
#6 - 2016-01-04 19:23:57 UTC
Catch 22

if you haven't read this yet you need to address that immediately.
Nana Skalski
Taisaanat Kotei
#7 - 2016-01-06 10:35:11 UTC  |  Edited by: Nana Skalski
Detroit Don
Doomheim
#8 - 2016-01-06 22:14:53 UTC  |  Edited by: Detroit Don
Solecist Project
#9 - 2016-01-06 22:41:58 UTC
Everything from Robert Anton Wilson.

That ringing in your ears you're experiencing right now is the last gasping breathe of a dying inner ear as it got thoroughly PULVERISED by the point roaring over your head at supersonic speeds. - Tippia

Bumblefck
Kerensky Initiatives
#10 - 2016-01-07 11:47:30 UTC  |  Edited by: Bumblefck
nvm, too contentious lol Big smile

Perfection is a dish best served like wasabi .

Bumble's Space Log

Khergit Deserters
Crom's Angels
#11 - 2016-01-07 17:55:23 UTC  |  Edited by: Khergit Deserters

+1 on The Stars My Destination. (Haven't read The Forever War yet). A great, kind of gritty tale with a ruthless sociopath as the protagonist. He could easily be an EVE character. Amazing that the book was written in the 1950s or 60s (by a guy who also wrote Green Lantern comics stories).
jason hill
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#12 - 2016-01-07 20:13:35 UTC  |  Edited by: jason hill
personaly a very informative read would something on the lines of playboy, penthouse, or stretching it then fiesta .


Very informative I find .Big smileBig smileBig smile
Cynter DeVries
Spheroidal Projections
#13 - 2016-01-07 20:26:04 UTC
Jim Butcher's Dresden Files stands out as an excellent collection of books to read. They are urban fantasy, but there are moments where you look up from the book and say out loud "This. is. awesome!" If you're unsure about the whole notion, I'd start with book 7, Dead Beat.

There are spoilers here (hidden by default), but the sheer numbers of genuine Crowning Moments of Awesome in the series is notable: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Awesome/TheDresdenFiles

For SF: Check out Ian M. Banks Culture novels starting with Consider Phlebas.

Non-fiction:
Truman by David McCullough (won the Pulitzer)
On China by Henry Kissinger

Cynter's Law of feature suggestion: Thou shalt not suggest NPCs do something players could do instead.

Edward Deegan
#14 - 2016-01-07 20:27:34 UTC  |  Edited by: Edward Deegan
Fiction:
Replay by Ken Grimwood

Non-fiction:
The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

"A World War II memoir by Eugene Sledge, a United States Marine."
With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa


Support your local public library. Use it.

EVE is easy.

LordOdysseus
HIgh Sec Care Bears
Brothers of Tangra
#15 - 2016-01-09 00:53:45 UTC
Edward Deegan wrote:


I read that book! Can you tell me what you think about it whithout spoiling it for others? Smile
Fayte
Nightsisters
#16 - 2016-01-09 01:29:15 UTC
jason hill wrote:
fiesta


They still print that? Where softcore models go to die? I have fond memories of being given one of these as payment for some He Man figures back in the day.

#notshowingmyage
Khergit Deserters
Crom's Angels
#17 - 2016-01-09 16:05:33 UTC
Arthur C. Clarke 2001: A Space Odyssey
What a writer. It's not really SF, it's more like literature with a SF setting.
The book came from Stanley Kubrick commissioning Clarke to write a story for a sci-fi movie.
The book and the movie were released simultaneously, as companions to each other.
Get the edition with Introduction by the Author. He explains how the book was written in a hotel in New York City. Arthur is a really funny guy, actually.
Bumblefck
Kerensky Initiatives
#18 - 2016-01-09 16:18:55 UTC
Khergit Deserters wrote:
Arthur is a really funny guy, actually.



Shame he was a bit of a paedo, but 2001 really is quite good. The Foundation series too, especially the earlier books.

Perfection is a dish best served like wasabi .

Bumble's Space Log

Ila Dace
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#19 - 2016-01-10 07:25:42 UTC  |  Edited by: Ila Dace
Bumblefck wrote:
Khergit Deserters wrote:
Arthur is a really funny guy, actually.



Shame he was a bit of a paedo, but 2001 really is quite good. The Foundation series too, especially the earlier books.

Umm... Asimov wrote the Foundation series, and Clarke 2001... Who were you talking about?

Edit: Never mind, looked it up. The tabloids fabricated the story about Clarke. He had been physically incapable of the things he was being accused of (by the papers) for nearly two decades. The investigation did delay his knighthood for a few months.

If House played Eve: http://i.imgur.com/y7ShT.jpg

But in purple, I'm stunning!

Bumblefck
Kerensky Initiatives
#20 - 2016-01-10 17:16:44 UTC
Ila Dace wrote:
Bumblefck wrote:
Khergit Deserters wrote:
Arthur is a really funny guy, actually.



Shame he was a bit of a paedo, but 2001 really is quite good. The Foundation series too, especially the earlier books.

Umm... Asimov wrote the Foundation series, and Clarke 2001... Who were you talking about?

Edit: Never mind, looked it up. The tabloids fabricated the story about Clarke. He had been physically incapable of the things he was being accused of (by the papers) for nearly two decades. The investigation did delay his knighthood for a few months.



Oops, I conflated them. Too much hydromorphone Lol

Perfection is a dish best served like wasabi .

Bumble's Space Log

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