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    just came across this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Machine_Stops
    sounds very prophetic, will try to read it this weekend.

    otherwise i would recommend "italo calvino - the complete cosmicomics", one of my favorite books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yyaldrin View Post
    just came across this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Machine_Stops
    sounds very prophetic, will try to read it this weekend.
    if you like that maybe you like this: https://archive.org/details/modernutopia

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    Wot, no Poe?!

    Love me some Poe short stories - not just the well-known ones, but a lot of his more obscure stories are real gems too - 'Facts in the case of M. Valdemar', 'Conversations with a mummy', 'MS found in a bottle' are all good, I remember. 'The Gold Bug' is a decent early example of a crypto-thriller, spoiled a bit by the toe-curlingly racist caricature of a black servant, and while the L. August Dupin stories are interesting as foundational pieces in the detective genre and a clear prototype for Sherlock Holmes, 'The murders in the Rue Morgue' has possibly the daftest denouement of any mystery story ever written.
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    I kind of took him for granted. When I made my list I was trying to highlight recent writers rather than canonical ones and also mention more women, as it seems to me that unless youíre Ursula Le Guin, women writers donít get mentioned much round these parts.

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    I tried reading Poe last year and lost interest pretty quickly. It just wasn't interesting to me and every story was a slog to get through.

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    Camilla Grudova Dollís Alphabet published Fitzcarraldo has some excellent stuff in it. This might appeal to a few here:
    http://www.thewhitereview.org/fiction/agatas-machine/

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    This cover.

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    This is an excellent short story. Apparently heís very well know in France, but has only ever had one collection translated into English

    https://www.wordswithoutborders.org/...nay-the-broker

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    Barry Gifford is stark in prose. I can cautiously recommend 'Do The Blind Dream?'.

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