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A lot of people keep asking about a good list of programming books. Hence, we are building this list to save your time and to spread the knowledge. Some of these books will definitely help us to evolve our coding skills and thought processes for developing better solutions. We will do our best to keep updating this list, hope you find this list useful, here we go. Meta-List
I've seen a lot of customers come in and out of our bookshop last year, and as a small Indy store, we staff love to chew the fat and shoot the breeze about what they've really liked or disliked. Here's the word on the street from hundreds of fantasy & scifi-reading customers about what they've considered to be the best novels of 2010. The comments are my own, though. I love checking out our customers’ suggestions: you get to discover books that you might never have read - and it's a heck of a lot more accurate in picking winners than the so called AI that large online book stores use to compile their soulless recommendations. 1.
I always wondered where Rakata Prime was compared to the rest of the galaxy. It seems illogical that RP would be so far into the unknown regions. It was once the capitol of the entire galaxy, an empire that included most of the older inhabited worlds, and more developed species (Humans included). You would figure that part of the galaxy would be the most mapped. Like others here who've said the same, I also gave up on the EU in the middle of the Vong invasion. That 'epic event' killed Star Wars EU in my opinion, and its the reason why prequel books began selling better than 'sequel' books.
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Articles about Writing Fantasy The Internal Conflict is more important than the Dragon – Advice for Epic Fantasy Writers - When writing fantasy it is very easy to let your imagination soar and to create amazing worlds and incredible creatures; and while you may give your reader something to enjoy you won’t really make a connection with him or her. The thing that will make the connection with your reader is the internal conflict your protagonist has to go through.
In the best possible future, there will be no war, no famine, no crime, no sickness, no oppression, no fear, no limits, no shame... ...and nothing to do. This online novel contains strong language and extreme depictions of acts of sex and violence. Readers who are sensitive to such things should exercise discretion. Chapter 1 Caroline at Play Chapter 2 Lawrence Builds a Computer
J.R.R. Tolkien changed the face of the fantasy genre when he published “The Hobbit” in 1937 and subsequently his famous “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. But with this defining moment in the genre, many of the great works that preceded Tolkien have been forgotten in time. This list gives you my top ten underrated classics of fantasy prior to the publication of “The Hobbit.”
The Last Answer by Isaac Asimov — © 1980 Murray Templeton was forty-five years old, in the prime of life, and with all parts of his body in perfect working order except for certain key portions of his coronary arteries, but that was enough. The pain had come suddenly, had mounted to an unbearable peak, and had then ebbed steadily. He could feel his breath slowing and a kind of gathering peace washing over him. There is no pleasure like the absence of pain – immediately after pain.
Nothing is better than finishing a brilliant science fiction novel knowing that it is only the first in a series. Some of the greatest minds in sci-fi have used the series format to create complex and thrilling universes for their story characters to exist in, while others have created dystopian (and utopian) future environments on earth. This list takes the best of the science fiction series genre and attempts to rank them – a difficult (and obviously subjective) task. For your reading pleasure, here are the 15 greatest science fiction book series. Vorkosigan Saga Lois McMaster Bujold
The Encyclopedia of Arda is a personal project - a tribute to and a celebration of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. The site is evolving into an illustrated hypertext encyclopedia of Tolkien's realms and peoples. It already contains about four thousand entries, and we're constantly adding new entries and expanding existing ones.