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    Tarkovsky's Solaris 1972

    This is the original before the Hollywood Cloony version.


    In spite of the sort of slow pace, it is interesting form a historical perspective.

    Solaris


    The Silence of Dr. Ivens, which is also USSR SiFi Film with a bit of Propoganda in it.

    Ivens is supposed to be an American. Which is sort of funny, but gives you a reverse view of how Russians viewed Americans in the Cold War Era.

    The Silence of Dr. Ivens (1973)


    Ok not Books
    But still not Hollywood movies.

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    Possibly the best novels I've ever read
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gormenghast_%28series%29



    I wouldn't recommend if you're in to easy reads or elves and dwarves type books. Peake is an absolute master at creating dark gothic atmospheres and expounding upon the imagination with words.

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    Lord Dunsany, Arthur Machen, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert E. Howard, Ambrose Bierce, Robert W. Chambers, and, of course, anything by HPL.
    Omnia risus et omnis pulvis et omnia nihil - HPL

    "Oh, you should never, never doubt what nobody is sure about." - Willy Wonka

    “niemand bleibt hier” - Maria Orsic

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    George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series is top-notch. Be warned, no character is safe and GRRM likes to play around with tropes and then throw them out the window. This series got me back into Fantasy.

    In a similar vein, Lian Hearn's Across the Nightingale floor is a low-fantasy tale of revenge and ambition. It's not Germanic, but it doesn't idealize Japanese culture or use its characters as mouthpieces to criticize the West either.

    I also recommend Robert Howard's Conan stories. I think they get a lot of bad rep over shoddy derivative material(the movies, art, et cetera) but this is undeserved.

    On the horror side of things, I won't stir the hornet's nest by saying that HPL is overrated - but give Ambrose Bierce and Oscar Wilde a chance as well.

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    The Outstretched Shadow by Mercedes Lackey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hersir View Post
    I read the Children of Húrin by Tolkien recently, it is very good. His son had to finish writing the book for him.
    I recommend this as well, I picked up a copy the first day it arrived at our local bookstore. Very epic, spans a long time period.

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    HPL's essay Supernatural Horror In Literature is an excellent resource.

    Supernatural Horror In Literature by H.P. Lovecraft
    http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/...ssays/shil.asp
    Omnia risus et omnis pulvis et omnia nihil - HPL

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    Kim Stanley Robinson.

    Most widely recognized for his massive Martian trilogy - "Red Mars", "Green Mars" and "Blue Mars"; a stupendous masterpiece covering 200 years of human colonization of the red planet: future history.

    Though that is quite an accomplishment, Robinsons "The Memory of Whiteness" is his most esoteric novel - delving far deeper into the recesses of humanity/eternity and the blurring of the lines between them than his other efforts - and ever so highly recommended.

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