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#1 Posted by JJGIANT (760 posts) -

He played a big part in my teenage years, the bombcast got me through a lot of hard times. Sometimes in was one of the main things keeping me going, it always felt like there was something to take my mind of things. I owe him so much and he'll never even know it. Cheers Ryan, love you xx

#2 Posted by JJGIANT (760 posts) -

@whitegreyblack: Some fantastic suggestions here you seem to know your stuff. Definitely need to check out the Ringworld series, heard that buzzing around before.

#4 Edited by JJGIANT (760 posts) -

With the impending Giant Bomb book club I was interested in finding out what Giant Bomb users like to read. My favourite genre by light years is science fiction, your K. Dick's and your M. Banks', and I was wondering if anybody out in the infinite sphere of space-time had any beloved texts and good suggestions. Here's a wee list of some choice favourites:

The Stars My Destination - Alfred Bester (1956)

A space revenge story with a plot so ingeniously constructed that I almost gave up on trying to become a writer having read it. Also this would make an incredible contemporary sci-fi film.

Valis - Philip K. Dick (1981)

A mini metaphysical masterpiece told from a number of different perspective...but from the same perspective. To tell you what that means would be to spoil it. An exploration of madness and obsession not for the faint of heart.

The Man in the High Castle - Philip K. Dick (1962)

A dystopian tale (again written by the master himself) which explores what would have happened if the Nazi's had won the war. Deeply disturbing in the best possible way.

The Forever War - Joe Haldeman (1974)

An allegory of the Vietnam War written at it's height. Centres around a conflict in the future between us and a foe so distant that time-dilation begins to erode our very understanding of why we're fighting in the first place. Chillingly explores the psychological effect of warfare but in the most mind-expanding way possible.

Use Of Weapons - Ian M. Banks (1990)

One of the most terrifying sci-fi novels I have ever read, with an insane structure that chronologically leads back into the origins of a character's very being. One of ten culture novels by the recently deceased master Ian M. Banks. This entire series is a work of art and I still cannot fathom how one human could create such a richly expansive universe as this. Mass Effect eat your hear out.

These are just a fewof my favourites. Share your thoughts and give me any suggestions for future reads. Yay for books!!!

#5 Edited by JJGIANT (760 posts) -

With the impending Giant Bomb book club I was interested in finding out what Giant Bomb users like to read. My favourite genre by light years is science fiction, your K. Dick's and your M. Banks', and I was wondering if anybody out in the infinite sphere of space-time had any beloved texts and good suggestions. Here's a wee list of some choice favourites:

The Stars My Destination - Alfred Bester (1956)

A space revenge story with a plot so ingeniously constructed that I almost gave up on trying to become a writer having read it. Also this would make an incredible contemporary sci-fi film.

Valis - Philip K. Dick (1981)

A mini metaphysical masterpiece told from a number of different perspective...but from the same perspective. To tell you what that means would be to spoil it. An exploration of madness and obsession not for the faint of heart.

The Man in the High Castle - Philip K. Dick (1962)

A dystopian tale (again written by the master himself) which explores what would have happened if the Nazi's had won the war. Deeply disturbing in the best possible way.

The Forever War - Joe Haldeman (1974)

An allegory of the Vietnam War written at it's height. Centres around a conflict in the future between us and a foe so distant that time-dilation begins to erode our very understanding of why we're fighting in the first place. Chillingly explores the psychological effect of warfare but in the most mind-expanding way possible.

Use Of Weapons - Ian M. Banks (1990)

One of the most terrifying sci-fi novels I have ever read, with an insane structure that chronologically leads back into the origins of a character's very being. One of ten culture novels by the recently deceased master Ian M. Banks. This entire series is a work of art and I still cannot fathom how one human could create such a richly expansive universe as this. Mass Effect eat your hear out.

These are just a few of my favourites. Share your thoughts and give me any suggestions for future reads. Yay for books!!!

#6 Posted by JJGIANT (760 posts) -

With the impending Giant Bomb book club I was interested in finding out what Giant Bomb users like to read. My favourite genre by light years is science fiction, your K. Dick's and your M. Banks', and I was wondering if anybody out in the infinite sphere of space-time had any beloved texts and good suggestions. Here's a wee list of some choice favourites:

The Stars My Destination - Alfred Bester (1956)

A space revenge story with a plot so ingeniously constructed that I almost gave up on trying to become a writer having read it. Also this would make an incredible contemporary sci-fi film.

Valis - Philip K. Dick (1981)

A mini metaphysical masterpiece told from a number of different perspective...but from the same perspective. To tell you what that means would be to spoil it. An exploration of madness and obsession not for the faint of heart.

The Man in the High Castle - Philip K. Dick (1962)

A dystopian tale (again written by the master himself) which explores what would have happened if the Nazi's had won the war. Deeply disturbing in the best possible way.

The Forever War - Joe Haldeman (1974)

An allegory of the Vietnam War written at it's height. Centres around a conflict in the future between us and a foe so distant that time-dilation begins to erode our very understanding of why we're fighting in the first place. Chillingly explores the psychological effect of warfare but in the most mind-expanding way possible.

Use Of Weapons - Ian M. Banks (1990)

One of the most terrifying sci-fi novels I have ever read, with an insane structure that chronologically leads back into the origins of a character's very being. One of ten culture novels by the recently deceased master Ian M. Banks. This entire series is a work of art and I still cannot fathom how one human could create such a richly expansive universe as this. Mass Effect eat your hear out.

These are just a few of my favourites. Share your thoughts and give me any suggestions for future reads. Yay for books!!!

#7 Edited by JJGIANT (760 posts) -

With the impending Giant Bomb book club I was interested in finding out what Giant Bomb users like to read. My favourite genre by light years is science fiction, your K. Dick's and your M. Banks', and I was wondering if anybody out in the infinite sphere of space-time had any beloved texts and good suggestions. Here's a wee list of some choice favourites:

The Stars My Destination - Alfred Bester (1956)

A space revenge story with a plot so ingeniously constructed that I almost gave up on trying to become a writer having read it. Also this would make an incredible contemporary sci-fi film.

Valis - Philip K. Dick (1981)

A mini metaphysical masterpiece told from a number of different perspective...but from the same perspective. To tell you what that means would be to spoil it. An exploration of madness and obsession not for the faint of heart.

The Man in the High Castle - Philip K. Dick (1962)

A dystopian tale (again written by the master himself) which explores what would have happened if the Nazi's had won the war. Deeply disturbing in the best possible way.

The Forever War - Joe Haldeman (1974)

An allegory of the Vietnam War written at it's height. Centres around a conflict in the future between us and a foe so distant that time-dilation begins to erode our very understanding of why we're fighting in the first place. Chillingly explores the psychological effect of warfare but in the most mind-expanding way possible.

Use Of Weapons - Ian M. Banks (1990)

One of the most terrifying sci-fi novels I have ever read, with an insane structure that chronologically leads back into the origins of a character's very being. One of ten culture novels by the recently deceased master Ian M. Banks. This entire series is a work of art and I still cannot fathom how one human could create such a richly expansive universe as this. Mass Effect eat your hear out.

These are just a few of my favourites. Share your thoughts and give me any suggestions for future reads. Yay for books!!!

#8 Edited by JJGIANT (760 posts) -

@ford_dent: Yh same for me. I find there;s only so much time in the day. Paralyzed is the correct term, just skimming through my PS library or my IPAD there's a lot of stuff to get through. I think the trick is to just roll with it and let things happen, if I try and focus too much on one thing I usually end up getting distracted anyway.

#9 Posted by JJGIANT (760 posts) -

Hearthstone is a fantastic IPAD game. Ideal drop in drop out gameplay. Things only frustrate me when you come up against an opponent whose obviously just got lucky with card packs and has the most ridiculous deck that destroys yours. I guess that's part and parcel but it can be annoying. Very beginner friendly also.

#10 Posted by JJGIANT (760 posts) -

PSN: TheThinRedLines

Yeah same as a lot of people here. Bought it at launch and just coming back to it after seeing the weather stuff being added.

Chuck me in on the GB club, would love to do some racing with you guys.