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Too many to list, but top of my list:
Sci-Fi by CJ Cherryh: Downbelow Station, Cyteen, Heavy Time,
Hellburner, Finity's End, Rimrunners, Tripoint, Merchanter's
Near future by William Gibson:Burning Chrome, Neuromancer, Mona
Lisa Overdrive, Count Zero, All Tomorrows Parties, Spook
Sci-Fi by Walter Jon Williams: Hardwired, Voice of the
Alan Dean Foster: all of the Flinx novels starting with For Love of
Mother Not, too many others to list.
Alternate History by Harry Turtledove: Guns of the South
Fantasy by JRR Tolkein: The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit.
Near future by Allen Steele: Orbital Decay, Lunar Descent.
Near future by Jerry Oltion: The Getaway Special, Anywhere But
Introspective fiction by Robert M. Persig: Zen and the Art of
Historical by Tom Wolfe: The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.
Other authors of renown I enjoy: Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Heinlein,
Jerry Pournelle, Frederick Pohl, Isaac Asimov, Anne McCaffrey,
Clive Cussler, Orson Scott Card, Tom Clancy.
And I have to say that most of my reading enthusiasm comes from
author Jules Verne's book 20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea. Which was
one of the first adult books I ever read (in 4th or 5th grade, I
Failsafe - a very early movie about the horrors of nuclear war,
some really great actors.
A Night to Remember - old B & W Titanic movie, beats the pants
off of the DiCaprio POS.
Alien - So damn scary, awesome.
Blade Runner - dark futuristic utopia gone bad, it's amazing how
much of this movie seems to slowly be coming to be.
Dazed & Confused - great slice of life film about high school,
big stoner flick.
Grass - a documentary on the prohibition of marijuana. Uses
historical films and gov't statistics to show what a waste the war
on drugs has been. Also pretty entertaining.
Grateful Dead, Phish, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Who, Rolling
Stones, Rush, Allman Brothers, The Doors, Talking Heads, Jonathan
Richman & The Modern Lovers, Velvet Underground, The Clash, The
Ramones, The Kinks.
Favorite foods: Sushi and Pizza