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I'll put in a plug of James P. Hogan's "Operation Proteus". Americans, NAZIs, and time travel--great fun.

And, of course, Robert A. Heinlein's "Starship Troopers" (forget about the movie--it was crap, even if it did have the biggest muzzle flash count).

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Thanks all for your recommendations.
I finished the two-part Heorot series today—unexpected ending!
Greg, thanks for the Mars recommendations. I don’t believe I’ve read those.


There’s a third one out Starborn and Godsons. Just FYI. Haven’t read it yet but it’s on my “to do” list.


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I saw that but the authors are different. Might look into it.


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The Time Wars series by Simon Hawke was a lot of fun.

Follows a group of Time Commandos who travel back to try to stop time terrorists looking to split the time stream. Lots of history and fighting.

Looks like they may be free to read if you are an Amazon Kindle Unlimited subscriber as well.




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I saw that but the authors are different. Might look into it.


Huh? Niven, Pournelle, and Barnes different?

Starborn and Godsons


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Try William Gibson's Neuromancer (1984) for a change of pace. Iain Banks is another author you might try. I first read Use of Weapons, but his other books are excellent as well.
 
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if you want some Sci Fi, with a lot of English Humor,

and a relatively quick read,


the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series is mighty fine,


the Dirk Gently series not bad, (the TV show is ok as well, but really odd)



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Loswsmith—my mistake, somehow just saw the Barnes name which is different.

Greg—loving Red Mars! Listening to it on Audible at night.


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Sorry, the Hogan Book I mentioned is actually called "The Proteus Operation". Still a good read.

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I'm going to reread Foundation...

 
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I'm going to reread Foundation...

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as will I,


glad to see someone decided to do this,


hope they don't fuk it up



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