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Re: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:27 pm UTC
by Angua
Aldarion wrote:Does anyone know a good book about robots/AI replacing humanity on Earth? I'd especially love it if the extinction of humanity is presented as a good thing (no more pollution, no more wars, machines won't be cruel and stupid etc.), rather than a dystopic disaster.

I can give you 'Friendship is Optimal' MLP fanfiction.

I can't really think of many things that have robots replacing humanity as a good thing. Alistair Reynolds is quite favourable to the Conjoined (humans with an interlinked consciousness via nanites) but the rest of the humans in that universe don't like them, and there are laws governing AI.

Re: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:38 pm UTC
by Znirk
Aldarion wrote:Does anyone know a good book about robots/AI replacing humanity on Earth?
Some of Stanisław Lem's lighter stuff is set in a universe where all the people are machines, and the protein entities who built the first few generations are mere lengends from time immemorial. You don't get to see the replacement though, and it's not limited to Earth.

Re: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:33 pm UTC
by Izawwlgood
Max Gladstones Craft Sequence is pretty neat. Kind of campy, but doing the right thing.

Re: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:28 pm UTC
by PeteP
In the last while (years I guess) I have been encountering many mangas with the premise of reincarnating with your memories in a different world (and others were you are just transported to it of course), I kinda find the concept interesting but the manga are usually wish fulfillment crap. Are there any good books with that premise?

Re: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:47 pm UTC
by Grop
I couldn't think of any in the few seconds before going there, but tvtropes has a few suggestions for Trapped in Another World. None (or very few) of the books listed in litterature seems to involve reincarnation however.

Now I think of it, I liked Planet of Adventure (Jack Vance) which they didn't classify in this trope, although that is mostly pulp adventure.

Re: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:47 pm UTC
by Angua
I can't vouch for the quality, but the movie (or maybe it was a miniseries) was interesting

Riverworld

Re: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:33 pm UTC
by morriswalters
River World has some interesting plot devices, Grail Stones and killing yourself to travel, among others. And historical characters as protagonists. Including Goering, Twain, and Richard Francis Burton. An interesting one I just fished is the Girl With All The Gifts, an interesting spin on Zombies. I Am Legend with a child as protagonist.

Re: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:49 am UTC
by Moo
Aldarion wrote:Does anyone know a good book about robots/AI replacing humanity on Earth? I'd especially love it if the extinction of humanity is presented as a good thing (no more pollution, no more wars, machines won't be cruel and stupid etc.), rather than a dystopic disaster.
A bit late to the party, and not robots or AI, but The Ragged World entertains a world that needs saving from humans because we suck, and a possible outcome where we get eliminated for the good of the planet.

Re: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:32 am UTC
by Ginger
Can anyone recommend me a book about re: transgender girls or women? I am a transgender young adult woman and I Need to read stories about other women and girls just like me. Because I am very selfish and only interested in the transgender liberal agenda of making everyone accept our rainbows colors until they vomit fairy dust and pink sparkles.

Re: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)

Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:57 pm UTC
by Kewangji
Ginger wrote:Can anyone recommend me a book about re: transgender girls or women? I am a transgender young adult woman and I Need to read stories about other women and girls just like me. Because I am very selfish and only interested in the transgender liberal agenda of making everyone accept our rainbows colors until they vomit fairy dust and pink sparkles.

I don't know if other trans women are the target audience but I remember liking Avery Edison's Right Body, Wrong Junk. http://www.averyedison.com/rightbodywrongjunk/

Re: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)

Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:01 pm UTC
by Izawwlgood
I dunno if this is exactly what you're after, but in the Craft sequence, the protagonist of book 5 and 6 is a trans woman. It's a fairly central point of her character, but it isn't really a central point of the story itself. Ish.

Re: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:46 pm UTC
by Liri
Her Body and Other Parties, by Carmen Maria Machado. They're short stories. They're excellent.

Re: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a boo

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:11 am UTC
by Biliboy
PeteP wrote:Does anyone know a litrpg that is actually good? https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/litrpg for people who haven't heard of the genre.

(Btw feel free to recommend me general VR stories since I like VR stories but I'm specifically asking for a litrpg because I have tried some and many were just bad some were decent but I didn't find anything I would call good. )



Bit of a necro but I'd like to ask the same question. I've gotten kindle unlimited recently and started liking this genre, at least when done well. So far I've enjoyed Viridian Gate Online, The Land series by Aleron Kong, and Beginner's Luck by Aaron Jay. There's definitely some B grade books on kindle, but a few have been really close to what I've been used to from established mainstream authors.

I guess Ready Player One counts as part of the litrpg subgenre now that I think about it, but it didn't have quite the emphasis on leveling/loot/stats that some stories have.