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Books GR fans might enjoy - rec. list

Post by AKK » Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:50 am

Hi all, let's make a list of books we fans of Galaxy Rangers might enjoy:

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Pls. add to it as you see fit. Make sure to include a brief description and why you think the book would be liked.
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Lindsay Buroker's Emperor's Edge

Post by AKK » Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:05 am

Author: Lindsay Buroker
Title: The Emperor's Edge
Genre: Steampunk, Fantasy, Scifi
Description & reviews: see Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/100 ... ror-s-edge
Why I do believe that GR fans might enjoy this: character dynamics, action & humor, and a plot that makes good use of it all!

Disclaimer: I am guilty of loving this series to pieces and having participated not only in its -now defunct- fan forum, but also written a few fanfics about it. You can find those and my own review of the book series (and it's equally delicious prequel series "The Forgotten Ages" on my homepage, if you are interested.
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Neuromancer

Post by RabbiBob » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:56 pm

Author: William Gibson
Title: Neuromancer
Genre: Cyberpunk
Description & reviews: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/888628.Neuromancer
Why I do believe that GR fans might enjoy this: Before Doc was sending his tweakers into computers to hack them, Case was jacking into cyberbase and running against the deadliest A.I.'s on the net with the assist of the Dixie Flatline (the ROM recording of McCoy Pauley's mind. McCoy was one of the best hackers in the business until his death). The story has a health dose of hacking and unhealthy dose of drugs that plague Case while he works through the story.

This is one of my all-time favorite stories and Gibson is one of my favorite authors. My copy of this book is original and tattered.

I was not aware of the following, but for the full Galaxy Ranger tie-in, note who the adapter is in the following link:

http://www.librarything.com/work/4004147

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Re: Books GR fans might enjoy - rec. list

Post by MaryNiko » Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:05 am

Author: RICHARD PRESTON
Title: HOT ZONE
Genre: sciencie

It's a science book, but not fiction. Sadly they are real facts: it's about how the Ebola virus appeared, how it spread around the world and the research they did. Being frivolous, it reminds me how they created the juice formula of the supertroopers, although unfortunately, the Ebola, is our reality, it is not a script of some drawings. A story of those that impact ...

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Re: Books GR fans might enjoy - rec. list

Post by RojDojRanger » Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:15 pm

Author--Craig Shaw Gardner

Title--Slaves Of The Volcano God
Genre--Science Fiction/Fantasy
Description & Review--Book One Of The Cineverse Cycle
Published 1989 Ace Books

Roger is your average movie nut who has finally found the love of his life, Delores. But when he finds out his girlfriend is actually from a movie universe and she's kidnapped right before his eyes by an evil villain from a silver screen universe, what's a movie nerd to do? Well, go rescue her of course! Roger travels thru the "Cineverses" of the movie western(all the tropes with six shooters & ropes) , Robin Hood, Tarzan, singing buccaneers and more in an effort to rescue his "Leading Lady".
To paraphrase my RojRule #3: Save the Bovo 6 poop for the cow pastures--not my Star Boots...

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