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Julio Biason
Date: 2005-11-21 10:10
Subject: Am I a geek?
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Of the top 20 geek novels, I've read only 4, but I've read the top 2 (and the other 2 are between the top 8), so... what is my geek score?

[I've read: "The HitchHiker's Guide to the Galaxy (and you can give me extra points for reading all the books), "Nineteen Eighty-Four" and, of course, "I, Robot" and "Foundation"]

Edit 1: some other stuff to read when I get some time (stolen directly from the Slashdot discussion):
  • The whole "Ringworld" series by Larry Niven
  • Something from Ursula LeGuin
  • All the Discworld stories by Terry Pratchett (The Colour of Magic is the first book)
  • Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
  • Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein (yeah, the book -- everyone says it is better than the movie and, as I liked the movie...)
  • Inherit the Stars by James P. Hogan
As the list by The Guardian, this list is completely unscientific; just some names I heard before and never got enough time to go after them.

Edit 2: just in case The Guardian decides do remove the article...
  • The HitchHiker's Guide to the Galaxy -- Douglas Adams
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four -- George Orwell
  • Brave New World -- Aldous Huxley
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? -- Philip Dick
  • Neuromancer -- William Gibson
  • Dune -- Frank Herbert
  • I, Robot -- Isaac Asimov
  • Foundation -- Isaac Asimov
  • The Colour of Magic -- Terry Pratchett
  • Microserfs -- Douglas Coupland
  • Snow Crash -- Neal Stephenson
  • Watchmen -- Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons
  • Cryptonomicon -- Neal Stephenson
  • Consider Phlebas -- Iain M Banks
  • Stranger in a Strange Land -- Robert Heinlein
  • The Man in the High Castle -- Philip K Dick
  • American Gods -- Neil Gaiman
  • The Diamond Age -- Neal Stephenson
  • The Illuminatus! Trilogy -- Robert Shea & Robert Anton Wilson
  • Trouble with Lichen - John Wyndham
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User: rafasgj
Date: 2005-11-22 02:56 (UTC)
Subject: Intersting list...
From these, I read:

The HitchHiker's Guide to the Galaxy -- Douglas Adams (1 and 2 and about 40% of 3, which is current reading)
Nineteen Eighty-Four -- George Orwell
Neuromancer -- William Gibson
Dune -- Frank Herbert (Do I get extra points for reading Dune, Dune Messiah and Children of Dune, and watching both the Dune movies? -- the one with Sting is better than the one with William Hurt)
I, Robot -- Isaac Asimov (Do "Robots of Down" count too?)

Intersting list... will check some of those around...

On this matter, but changing "nerd" for "junkie", I'd suggest Bukowsky (any!), Jack Kerouac (On The Road) or William Burroughs (Naked Lunch). Don't drink and drive... I mean... read...
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