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Book recomnedation: worldbuilding and self-aware, active characters

I again have time to consume books like a cookie-monster. I've avoided lists of classics-by-genera because I tend to like only 5% of what's on them. It's not that I specifically like reading dystopias or sci-fi - I liked the Poisonwood Bible for instance, as much if not more than Lord of the Rings. In addition to book recommendations, it would also be useful if, given the books listed below, you have any ideas for other trends that could help me search out books myself. Your advice is much appreciated! :) [more inside]
posted by ch3cooh on Jan 25, 2014 - 24 answers

Seeking a series of fantasy/war books from the 1980s

You know how you can just remember a few details about some subject from your youth, and it's going to bother you until you can reveal the full scope of that memory? Yeah, I'm right there. I'm looking for a series of books. They were in the SF/F section in the 1980s. They were probably popular because their covers resembled Frazetta prints, and they tended to be really violent (i.e. jumping on the popularity of Conan). [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis on Nov 19, 2013 - 4 answers

Authors who write (or wrote . . . if they're dead) Twilight Zone and Outer Limits-esque stories?

Authors who write (or wrote . . . if they're dead) Twilight Zone and Outer Limits-esque stories? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Apr 5, 2012 - 26 answers

What goes up.. is apparently breaking the laws of physics.

What kind of gas would you need to keep a steampunk/fantasy airship aloft? [more inside]
posted by curious nu on Mar 16, 2012 - 19 answers

Weird fiction writers other than Clark Ashton Smith, Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft whose works are worth reading?

Weird fiction writers other than Clark Ashton Smith, Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft whose works are worth reading? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Feb 24, 2012 - 30 answers

Looking for Young Adult Science Fiction Trilogy

Trying to find a Young Adult Fantasy Trilogy--Can't Remember the Name [more inside]
posted by Eyeveex on Feb 21, 2012 - 22 answers

RaceWIN! Native American Science Fiction

RaceWIN? Native American-written dystopian/fantasy/science/ speculative fiction. I am looking for the name of the text and author of a contemporary Native American novel that is satirical and dystopian. [more inside]
posted by MidSouthern Mouth on May 31, 2011 - 13 answers

Help me build up a Jack Vance book collection.

Help me build up a Jack Vance book collection. [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Feb 10, 2011 - 13 answers

Who're good speculative fiction writers who write fine prose?

Who're good speculative fiction writers who write fine prose? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Dec 24, 2010 - 45 answers

±99 Luftballons

I would like to float using balloons. Is this possible? How many will I need? [more inside]
posted by Chipmazing on Aug 29, 2010 - 21 answers

Best new fantastic online fiction

What are your best sources for online science fiction / fantasy / horror short stories? [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on Mar 22, 2010 - 13 answers

Help me find my long lost book about a girl that enters a fantasy primative world via a tree!

I'm looking for a book I read as a pre-teen around 1977. It was a coming of age story about a girl who was having problems so she went to this big tree and I think she pressed against it and then went into some fantasy world where she became some kind of indian girl or primative girl and she went on adventures. I always wanted to know the name....can anyone remember this book? What I remember most was that the tree was the secret gate to moving back and forth into these two worlds. And also that as the indian, she had to live a very rustic life. Thanks. Lynn
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Sep 4, 2008 - 10 answers

Add a new category to this list: Aliens, Monsters, Ghosts...

Aliens, monsters, and ghosts. The big three. But is there a fourth? [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer on Jun 26, 2008 - 42 answers

My 8088 with a 20MB Hard Drive was HAWT

Fidonet: Where can I find archives of my posts from a bygone era? [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis on Jul 6, 2006 - 2 answers

Quiz examples - reality from fantasy, truth from propaganda, fact from fiction

"The greatest challenge facing mankind is the challenge of distinguishing reality from fantasy, truth from propaganda." (See link from here.) What are some examples of leading-edge science and/or technology that might illustrate the truth of this statement? [More inside] [more inside]
posted by ajr on Dec 12, 2003 - 3 answers

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