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Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity - Carlo Rovelli



Just trying to figure out the difference between
Marek Guman
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Stranger in a strange land - Robert A. Heinlein

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Dracula - Bram Stoker (what else?)

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Amberville - Tim Davys

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That's the 'uncut' version of Stranger in a Strange Land? Was there ever a 'cut' version? Who dared to censor it? I don't grok.


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Marek Guman
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I always thought the book was first, but it seems movie was first and the book was later made from screenplay (and I even couldn't find a decent book cover).
But anyway, to add to a sci-fi series of posts:

E.T. by Melissa Mathison.




Btw, good find, Dragon. The history of it seems to be a bit complicated.

"Note: This page presents quotes from both published editions of Heinlein's most famous work. The edited first edition of 1961 (FE) contains some memorable quotes that are not in the longer "Uncut" ACE/Putnam edition of 1991 (UC), based on his original manuscripts, because a few significant lines were actually added, rather than trimmed down, during the editing process of the first edition."

Wiki - Stranger in a Strange Land
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 12:03:08 AM

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Well . . . I didn't know. I read it in about 1966 the first time - a really odd period for me. Having been brought up Catholic and realising when I was thirteen or fourteen that the whole Christian Church was hypocrisy, I'd made the mistake of believing that Christianity and all religion was a mockery too.
This book, written by a self-educated scientist and fully trained engineer, expressing "Self awareness is not just a bunch of amino acids bumping together" was the start of something new.
I've read it again a couple of times, but probably not the 'uncut' version. Must give it a try.

Another book which was written from a film:



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Schlook Inside
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Neptune, the 12th House, and Pisces by Maurice Fernandez (Author)






“The lion doesn’t turn around when the small dog barks.” – African Proverb.
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Eater - Gregory Benford



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Drag0nspeaker
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The second book about Death.



“Wizards don't believe in gods in the same way that most people don't find it necessary to believe in, say, tables. They know they're there, they know they're there for a purpose, they'd probably agree that they have a place in a well-organised universe, but they wouldn't see the point of believing, of going around saying "O great table, without whom we are as naught."
Anyway, either the gods are there whether you believe in them or not, or exist only as a function of the belief, so either way you might as well ignore the whole business and, as it were, eat off your knees.”

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Alice M Toaster
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Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro



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Drag0nspeaker
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Out of the Silent Planet - C.S.Lewis



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Territorial Ambitions and the Gardens of Versailles - Chandra Mukerji



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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Have you read "Impossible Englineering: Technology and Territoriality on the Canal du Midi? Very interesting ^^^^^^^^^^^^

Sandman - Book of Dreams - Neil Gaiman



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Neither Wolf Nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder - Kent Nerburn



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"God Emperor Of Dune", Frank Herbert



"I got a haircut and no one noticed." - William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
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"Daniel Isn't Talking" by Marti Leimbach

A moving, deeply absorbing story of a family in crisis. What sets it apart from most fiction about difficult subjects such as autism, is the author's ability to write about a sad and frightening situation with a seamless blend of warmth, compassion and humor.



"I got a haircut and no one noticed." - William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
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Evil and the Details, (The Iron Eagle #2) ~ Roy A. Teel Jr.



“The lion doesn’t turn around when the small dog barks.” – African Proverb.
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Savage Feast, by Boris Fishman



"I got a haircut and no one noticed." - William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
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"Earthlight", by Arthur C. Clarke


"I got a haircut and no one noticed." - William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
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Great book for my life.
Looking for life



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anton exobio wrote:
"Earthlight", by Arthur C. Clarke


The Dying of the Light_Robert Coolrick



“The lion doesn’t turn around when the small dog barks.” – African Proverb.
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"...hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour"
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The Ninth Star: Book #1 of The Ninth Star Chronicles (Volume 1) - Laura Albins




“The lion doesn’t turn around when the small dog barks.” – African Proverb.
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Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe



"I got a haircut and no one noticed." - William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
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Even Steven and Odd Todd



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The Dark Side Of The Sun, by Terry Pratchett



"I got a haircut and no one noticed." - William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
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Nebula (The Nebula Trilogy) ~ L. A. Sees (Author)






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Altered Carbon, by Richard K. Morgan.

Set in a future where interstellar travel is done by “sleeving” one’s consciousness into new bodies, the story follows a private investigator whose past collides with his present as he attempts to solve a rich man’s murder. A dark and gritty cyberpunk experience. Now a Netflix series.




"I got a haircut and no one noticed." - William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
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Numbers. The Fourth Book of the Bible. A census of men able to fight for the Promised Land.

Justice must be seen to be donuts.
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