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Literary Cannibal Society

I wanted to kick this off at the beginning of September month but I forget things because my head is full of rocks. I had an idea that we would read a book together, nothing crazy, a chapter a week or so. I wanna keep everyone on track, and one chapter minimum won't fucking kill you. Reading is important, fiction or nonfiction, doesn't matter. I wanna share some of my favorite shit with you guys and in doing so maybe set you on a path to learning something new or just broadening your literary scope. Sounding big brained yet? Good. I figured we would start off with some light fiction a good buddy of mine recommend to me. I have already read it and will re-read it with you guys. I'll make another post asking what you thought about the story and a new reading. Obviously this shit isn't mandatory, I am only an internet caveman so I can't force you to read this shit. Some you may have already read, and that's cool. Maybe give it a glance over and join in when we weigh in on the story. So without further ado, I give you the first story of the LCS: Harry Turtledove: "The Road Not Taken" Hope you guys enjoy a little old school scifi. It's available with a simple internet search (use Duck Duck Go or Ecosia, fuck Google)



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Patrick Dee
Patrick Dee
02 okt. 2019

Currently reading both Plutarch and Warhammer horus heresy books but ill have to check this one out man, old school sci fi is my favorite genre

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Fimbulvinter
Fimbulvinter
01 okt. 2019

I really enjoyed that!

Well written with some really interesting ideas and some good surprises.

I had a conversation with someone once about Herons proto steam engine, the aeolipile, that was invented about two thousand years ago, allegedly Heron asked the Roman govorner for funding to develop it as it would be able to pull wagons in mining and do other work, the governor refused on the grounds that they had slaves to do that! Imagine, had that meeting gone differently the steam engine could have been invented well over a millenia earlier! The Norman conquests could have been fought with machine guns, Viking dragonships could have been submarines!

The road not taken!


The thing is, which universe would you…


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Fimbulvinter
Fimbulvinter
01 okt. 2019

Last book I read/reread was Dune took a few weeks. I'll definitely give this a read, I'll try and get a couple of pages in here and there (with work and family time I don't get long blocks of time).

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SG
SG
30 sep. 2019

Good choice! I read this story decades ago in an anthology. Looking at the image you posted it all came back to me. Turtledove is a decent writer. "The Guns of the South" is probably his best work. His Alt-History series drag on and on with predictable endings, not really worth it as an adult with limited free time, but i read them as a teen.

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C.H.F
C.H.F
29 sep. 2019

Big bone is down for brain time

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