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Nerd Time

This is a list of the 50 most significant science fiction/fantasy novels, 1953-2002, according to the Science Fiction Book Club. Bold the ones you've read, strike-out (or surround with # signs) the ones you hated, italicize those you started but never finished and put an asterisk beside the ones you loved. 1. The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien 2. The Foundation Trilogy, Isaac Asimov* 3. Dune, Frank Herbert 4. Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein* 5. A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K. Le Guin* 6. Neuromancer, William Gibson 7. Childhood's End, Arthur C. Clarke 8. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Philip K. Dick 9. The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley 10. Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury 11. The Book of the New Sun, Gene Wolfe 12. A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M. Miller, Jr.* 13. The Caves of Steel, Isaac Asimov 14. Children of the Atom, Wilmar Shiras 15. Cities in Flight, James Blish 16. The Colour of Magic, Terry Pratchett 17. Dangerous Visions, ed

I can read Hebrew!

A little, at least. I came across these in abook the other day, and was startled to realize I understood them. אין אין סוף אין סוף אוף Now, if I could only read non-Kabbalistically...

I KNEW I was unique

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HowManyOfMe.com There are: 0 people with my name in the U.S.A. How many have your name? It's odd that there are no people in the US named Rassbach. There should be at least one...

Accents

Not much info for the Canadians, but eh? What American accent do you have? Your Result: The Midland "You have a Midland accent" is just another way of saying "you don't have an accent." You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio. North Central The West The Inland North Boston Philadelphia The South The Northeast What American accent do you have? Take More Quizzes

Pippin's Song

Home is behind, the world ahead, And there are many paths to tread, Through shadow to the edge of night, Until the stars are all alight. Mist and shadow, Cloud and shade All shall fade, all shall fade. -Return of the King