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LordAnubis
August 25th, 2004, 06:40 PM
Hey, has anyone read three awesome books by James P. Hogan:

1) Inherit the Starts (1970s)
2) Gentle Giants of Ganymeade
3) Giants Star


If you haven't, then if you can find them, I recommend them! They have some similar elements to Stargate, but much different too.

Basically, in Inherit the Stars, in 2030, the United Nations Space Agency finds a human skeleton in a space suit on the darkside of the moon; this skeleton is 50,000 years old. They find other bodies, some tech, and remnants of a base. Tehy name the skeleton "Charlie" and call his people, who predate modern humans, the Lunarians.

About a year later, they finda crashed ship on the frozen moon of Jupiter called Ganymeade. On this ship, which is about a million years old, they find tall aliens and animals from earth, incuding ancient humans.

I won't ruin the plot, but if you're interested, yo can e-mail me and i'll tell you more, or i can post more if you guys wanna hear more. These are really cool Sci-fi books that have great characters, Cartereque technojargon, archaeology, aliens, and...for being written in the 70s/80s, the author mentions cell phones, laptops, internet/the link, and other tech that we have now! Not bad for back then.

Anyway, sorry for rambling, but this book is great. Too bad I start school next Monday cuz I won't much time to read for pleasure! :(
:) :)

Supreme Commander Thor
August 26th, 2004, 12:20 AM
Thanks for the recommendation. I am always looking for another good series to read!

Larry
August 26th, 2004, 11:16 AM
Sounds like good books. Just checked on Amazon, and there is a trade paperback that puts all three novels in one collected volumn. Here's the link for whoever is interested.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-form/104-7625483-1759937

LordAnubis
August 26th, 2004, 11:24 PM
Sounds like good books. Just checked on Amazon, and there is a trade paperback that puts all three novels in one collected volumn. Here's the link for whoever is interested.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-form/104-7625483-1759937
Ya, that's the one I'm reading now; it combines them into one book and is really cool. If you like Stargate, you'll probably like this. If you like to read, check it out!

LordAnubis
August 26th, 2004, 11:26 PM
Thanks for the recommendation. I am always looking for another good series to read!
;)

You're welcome thor, old buddy. These books are awesome and in some ways are similar to stargate.