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Clive Barker - Imajica

 

Read this over the last week and a half (all 800+ pages, jeez) Not a big fan of fantasy but I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Psychedelia, theology, light amounts of science fiction and a bit of horror.

One of my favorite books!

 

I just started Ender in Exile by Orson Scott Card. It takes place between the first two Ender books. Pretty good so far, unlike the prequel books which are mostly written by some other dude from Card's ideas.

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You should try some true modern sci-fi then http://www.psynews.org/forums/public/style_emoticons/#EMO_DIR#/smile.gif

 

Peter F. Hamilton for example... great writer, but huge books, but some great space opera

Hi Dros,

Sorry for replying to something that probably predates us actually meeting.

I do actually love some space opera and I read a hell of a lot of shitty sci-fi but this guy is the worst writer ever.

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I recently delved back into an old favorite: the Dragonlance series.

 

It’s based on a D&D campaign from the 80’s and was more or less the first fantasy books I read. It’s not as sophisticated or immersive as more recent fantasy series but it’s been fun revisiting those characters.

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Just got my first Ursula Le Guin Book - The Left Hand of Darkness. Was trying to find The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas but couldn't find it so got this bad boy instead.

Pretty good fantasy world has been painted so far.

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On 8/19/2020 at 6:55 PM, Wabax said:

Sounds good. Which one?

Anton Wilson = The New Prometheus

Dodson = basically everything...he releases all of his books in german first (good friend of the Bohmeier Label) so i dont know wich ones are avalible in english.  

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Reading Mona Lisa Overdrive have read Count Zero last will be Neuromancer in between have read enough books, this way works for me shaping the idea along with Movies - illustrations - videogames - own intuition and of course Music (Youth's album title rings the bell??!) Focusing Sci-fi this time

Asimov- Robots of Dawn, Spinrad- Agents of Chaos, Besher- Rim, Tom Clancys- Net force and Net force breaking point (almost irrelevant both), Thanasis Vempos- Five cracks on the Grid, A Clarke- Profiles of the future, Alfred Bester- Tiger tiger, Murdoch- Rise of the Robots and Williamson- Hell Cyberpunk thriller (both videogame novelizations), S Baxter- Ring, Orwell- 1984, going to read Bernard Lenteric- L'Ange Gabriel, Do Androids Dream, probably few others mentioned in this thread jii.png.251ec0df3ca17b8549754aba3f5653cd.png 

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Drug Use for Grown Ups by Dr Carl Hart

He talks about going to a Boom Festival in one of the chapters too.

Good stuff (if interested in non fiction about drug usage)

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On 8/3/2021 at 1:24 AM, the goa constrictor said:

Drug Use for Grown Ups by Dr Carl Hart

He talks about going to a Boom Festival in one of the chapters too.

Good stuff (if interested in non fiction about drug usage

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Just finished reading The Immortality Key by Brian C. Muraresku. If you've heard about or read the book The Road To Elysius by Gordon Wasson, Albert Hoffman and Carl Ruck, you'll be interested in this book. The book is a bit too long, so if you're not deeply interested in the subject you can do with Joe Rogan interviewing Brian or Jordan B Peterson interviewing him.

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In The Immortality Key, Muraresku explores a little-known connection between the best-kept secret in Ancient Greece and Christianity. This is the real story of the most famous human being who ever lived (Jesus) and the biggest religion the world has ever known. Today, 2.4 billion people are Christian. That's one third of the planet. But do any of them really know how it all started?

Before Jerusalem, before Rome, before Mecca—there was Eleusis: the spiritual capital of the ancient world. It promised immortality to Plato and the rest of Athens's greatest minds with a very simple formula: drink this potion, see God. Shrouded in secrecy for millennia, the Ancient Greek sacrament was buried when the newly Christianized Roman Empire obliterated Eleusis in the fourth century AD.

Renegade scholars in the 1970s claimed the Greek potion was psychedelic, just like the original Christian Eucharist that replaced it. In recent years, vindication for the disgraced theory has been quietly mounting in the laboratory. The rapidly growing field of archaeological chemistry has proven the ancient use of visionary drugs. And with a single dose of psilocybin, the psycho-pharmacologists at Johns Hopkins and NYU are now turning self-proclaimed atheists into instant believers. No one has ever found hard, scientific evidence of drugs connected to Eleusis, let alone early Christianity. Until now.

Armed with key documents never before translated into English, convincing analysis, and a captivating spirit of quest, Muraresku mines science, classical literature, biblical scholarship and art to deliver the hidden key to eternal life, bringing us to what clinical psychologist William Richards calls "the edge of an awesomely vast frontier."

 

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