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    Books for Christmas

    I know there is a Christmas present thread but this is a bit more specific.
    I need ideas for mrwITch
    He only reads SciFi, non-fiction of a scientifice nature or a good apocalyptic novel with aliens, disasters or zombies.

    We have just read a zombie trilogy by Mira Grant,(The Newsflesh Trilogy: Feed, Deadline and Blackout) which was very good and very different, being set in a world where there are zombies but people have coped and things are going along reasonably well.
    http://miragrant.com/newsflesh.php
    @mattx is good at recommending books - anyone else?

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    I'm currently reading The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter, might tick the sci-fi box a little at least

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    I take it he has read I am Legend?

    Greg Bear is a good hard SF author I am also partial to some Stephen Baxter as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJonas View Post
    I take it he has read I am Legend?

    Greg Bear is a good hard SF author I am also partial to some Stephen Baxter as well
    Yeah, he's read pretty much all the SF books in the library and we have a lot of Stephen Baxters so I am looking for something new. Thanks though

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    I'd be very surprised if he hasn't read this but just in case: Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

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    Work your way through this....

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    He has read Brave New World,unfortunately
    I will look through your suggestion @JJonas but on first glance it looks like he has read most of them!
    If it is older than about a year it is likely that he has either read it or discarded it
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    Im currently reading Snow Crash: Amazon.co.uk: Neal Stephenson: Books which I dont think meets any of your criteria other than being Sci-Fi but im enjoying it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenbeast View Post
    I'm currently reading The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter, might tick the sci-fi box a little at least
    i found that pretty good makes a change from discworld, dodger is also quite good if you dont mind it mixing up history a bit to get things to fit

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    Not deeply scientific, but a very interesting read - Bill Bryson - At home

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    Quote Originally Posted by beeswax View Post
    Not deeply scientific, but a very interesting read - Bill Bryson - At home
    Interestingly, that is my sort of book - I have it and it is brilliant - not his !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenbeast View Post
    I'm currently reading The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter, might tick the sci-fi box a little at least
    I struggled with the Pratchett even though I have every one of his others. mrwITch has read all of Stephen Baxter unless he has just written a new one

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    Not technicially fully Sci-Fi, but i have literally just finished reading the Hunger Games trilogy (kindle at lunch times is great)
    And they are incredible books, i normally only read sci-fi and things like Discworld...but I definatly recommend them.

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    Hmmm - definitely worth looking at - unfortunately my daughter has them so I couldnt really give them to him as a present...

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    Well thats my suggestion out the window then. Has Mr wITch read World War Z by Max Brooks? the films due out next year and its a very good book. Max Brooks has also written "the zombie survival guide" which is fun without being too silly

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