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Member: MichaelS

CollectionsYour library (2,248), eBooks (12), Read (101), Currently reading (1), To read (72), All collections (2,250)

Reviews4 reviews

Tagsfiction (1,585), SF (1,073), Star Trek (563), German (379), fantasy (376), nonfiction (276), TOS (188), mystery (187), Doctor Who (184), YA (141) — see all tags

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About meI'm a bank clerk by day and a writer by night. My published fiction so far involves Star Trek, but I intend to branch out into general SF, and maybe fantasy, too, if I get the chance. My partner-in-crime is ex-Cincinnati resident Steve Mollmann, and together we’ve written one novella (Star Trek: S.C.E.: What’s Past #2: The Future Begins), two short stories (in Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Sky’s the Limit), and the forthcoming novel The Tears of Eridanus (in Myriad Universes: Shattered Light). Our first standalone, full-length novel came out in September 2011, entitled Star Trek: A Choice of Catastrophes. You'll notice that the book titles are getting shorter. The next sale will probably not even involve any colons.

About my libraryMy libary contains a lot of German fiction, because that is what I was reading when I grew up. Consequently, much of this is what is termed Young Adult.

The expanding majority, however, is English fiction and nonfiction. Much of that is tie-in fiction, because I enjoy reading it--mostly Star Trek and Doctor Who. Recently, though, I've decided to branch out and read more widely in areas that I once wouldn't have considered part of my comfort zone. I like to challenge myself; this is why my library includes a lot of Penguin Classics. (Also, the covers look spiffy!)


Favorite authorsJoe Abercrombie, Daniel Abraham, John Arcudi, Isaac Asimov, Jane Austen, Kage Baker, Greg Bear, Margaret Wander Bonanno, Bill Bryson, Lois McMaster Bujold, Joseph Conrad, Paul Cornell, Keith R. A. DeCandido, Diane Duane, Jasper Fforde, Michael Jan Friedman, Stephen Fry, George Herriman, Georgette Heyer, Robert Holdstock, David R. George III, Zoran Zivkovic, Kay Kenyon, Elmore Leonard, George R. R. Martin, China Miéville, Mike Mignola, Steve Mollmann, Alan Moore, Naomi Novik, Joyce Carol Oates, Patrick O'Brian, Terry Pratchett, Alastair Reynolds, Kim Stanley Robinson, Alexander McCall Smith, Paul Theroux, Karen Traviss, Catherynne M. Valente, Jack Vance, Various, Sarah Waters, Connie Willis, Robert Charles Wilson, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresTyrolia, Wagnerische Buchhandlung


Real nameMichael Schuster


Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceDec 12, 2006

Currently readingChimes at Midnight: October Daye 07 by Seanan McGuire

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Very surprised to see that someone else beat me to I've uploaded a cover.
The Book Depository's costs fluctuated upwards from when I picked the choices and when I posted them, though they still fit at that point (barely), so I can believe it. Shame.
I was completely flabbergasted, let me tell you!

Anyways, I pride myself on my ability to select books for people, even when I haven't read them. For better or for worse. I feel like I know enough about him and people who do like him to suspect that you could like him.

Did Pastwatch never show up? I wonder if they missed it out, down at the bottom of the message.
Hi Michael -- I just wanted to say thanks for your SantaThing picks for me. They both look like excellent picks for my tastes. I'm particularly excited about "The Forever War" -- it is a book that I've looked at a number of times while browsing through bookstores, but for some reason I've never quite gotten around to buying or reading it. I need to play catch-up for Early Reviewers, but then I'm looking forward to digging into your selections.

I trust you and yours have had a Merry Christmas and that you'll have a Happy New Year.

Oh, I love the design, too, and they have good notes and stuff as well, but sometimes cheapness wins out! I keep on thinking of removing my Penguins from my normal shelving section so I can put them all next to each other and admire their spines.
Whoo, I just bought The Moonstone last week myself, though mine was a cheap Signet Classics edition. Which made me sad, but had the benefit of only costing $2.50.
I can't say I'm familiar with the work of Eric Hobsbawm.
I had to read it for class last semester, and hence the book was mentioned in one of my overly-frequent and -long reading roundups-- and from there to here on LT. If you read my review, you will find that I thought it definitely had some interesting things to say, though they're occasionally difficult to tease out. Like so many books, I'd like to read it over again and slower to really do it justice, though the class discussion we had really assisted my appreciation of the book. It most certainly could be useful for constructing a fictional nation-- a lot of things you wouldn't ordinarily think about.

Say, did you ever take a gander at The Victorian Frame of Mind? And did you find it tedious and boring?
I see you've picked up Imagined Communities-- might I inquire into motives/reasons?
Whoa, we have over a 100 books in common. I guess that's not saying much considering how many books you have in your library, but still... awesome. I guess this means I'm going to be taking your recommendations from now on.
Herr der Schlangeninsel
by Oscar Wilde

You zee nuzzing!
Congratulations: someone finally survived reading your work and didn't hate it enough to not catalog it. ;)

Alas, you get short shrift because of how LT handles multiple authors. Such is the life of the person at the back of the alphabet, I guess.
Hi Michael. I did see you added a lot of "Lucky Luke" with Goscinny as author. Maybe it is better to add these "Lucky Luke Albums" with Morris as author (the creator of Lucky Luke) and Goscinny in "Other authors". Most of the titles are already added there. Regards, snellius
Up to 215 now...
As you wish. </Princess Bride>
Hey, dude. We share thirteen books. We should be friends!
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