Re: What are you reading right now?
I have to read 'Animal Farm' by Geroge Orwell for school. But I'll list all those books I read lately:
'Starhawk: Planet America'
'Starhawk: The Fourth Empire'
'Starhawk: Battle at Zero Point'
'Starhawk: Storm over Saturn'
And I'm waiting for, and I don't know when it's coming out: 'Starhawk: The Earth War'
They are by Mack Maloney. These are really good sci-fi. 5000 years in the future, everything hovers, gaint galatic empire, that happens to place power into three brothers, the first was super religious, the second, ruthless, evil, mean, the third (was not a brother) still exists in a corner of the galaxy and has a massive fleet of super soldiers, and the fourth is corrupt bureaucracy of nothingness. Hawk Hunter just appears on a planet and fights the fourth empire. Really great reads.
The next is:
'Halo: The Fall of Reach'-Eric Nyland
'Halo: The Flood'-William C. Dietz
'Halo: 'First Strike'-Eric Nyland
I think those are the authors names.
What's to explain, year 2550, Spartan-117 goes and kicks alien butt.
'Atlantis: Bermuda Triangle'
'Attack on Atlantis'
'Battle for Atlantis'
there are others I haven't read in this series. It's about alternate realities (remember the Third Option thread Sam? these are the books) and fighting in them. By Greg Donegan
'Red Thunder' by John Varley. These bunch of friends and a retired astrounaut, and a slow cousion of his tap into a "squeezer" drive, warps the 5 dimension and they build a space ship to rescue America's first mission to Mars. The Chinese race the americans and lose. The ship set to rescue them(because they can't take off after they land due to a fuel tank explosion) is called the Red Thunder. They get there in 4 days with the squeezer drive and save America's mission to Mars.
It's a real nice book.
By William C. Dietz. It's when Aliens enslave humans to help them find their paradise. Humans revol and win. it's a nice armageddon to sucess series.
Hitchikers Gide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams is really confusing, but interesting.
'Spec Ops. Squad: Holding the Line'
'Spec Ops. Squad: Deep Strike'
'Spec Ops. Squad: Sucker Punch'
By Rick Shelly. Earth joins the Alliance of Light and fghts bad aliens along with good aliens. These were good books too.
'Worldwar: In the Balance'
'Worldwar: Tilting the Balance'
'Worldwar: Upsetting the Balance'
'Worldwar: Striking the Balance'
'Colonization: Second Contact'- Which I'm reading now.
'Colonization: Down To Earth'-didn't read
'Colonization: Aftershocks'-didn't read
'Homeward Bound'-didn't read
All by Harry Turtledove. Same series, but broken up for the time periods. 'Worldwar' is in the 1940's
Colonization is the 1960's-1970's
Homeward Bound (HB) is oday
About aliens who try to take over Earth. They fail and settle for the southern half. USA, UK, USSR, Greater German Reich, Canada, and Japan are all that's left. 'Colonization' is when the Colonization fleet arrives and find they don't have the whole planet. Humans have bases on the Moon, and walked on Mars and the astroid belt. HB is when humans take the fight to the alien's home planet. These are my favorites.
There. I did it. I listed all my sci-fi books.
The jerk formerly known as J.