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CollectionsYour library (2,007), To read (948), All collections (2,007)

Reviews13 reviews

Tagshistorical fiction (415), science fiction (378), fiction (British Isles) (261), Doctor Who (224), British history (217), American history (208), fiction (United States) (200), military history (190), biography (175), box 28A (172) — see all tags

MediaNot set (2), Book (2,003), Paper Book (1,928), Audiobook (2), Ebook (55), Other (2), Calendar (1)

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About meI'm a lover of words, storytelling and learning, but chiefly of cloyingly pretentious opening sentences. I come originally from Yorkshire and have lived in Connecticut, Florida and the Chesapeake Bay area. I'm a stay at home dad and the author of an alternate history spy thriller.

About my libraryMy library is full of history, both fiction and nonfiction. I'm most interested in the ancient world, the Byzantine Empire, Venice, Shanghai, all periods of British history, and world history during the imperialist period of, roughly, 1800-1950; lately I've also been learning a lot about the Cold War. If I see a biography of a political or military figure I don't already have a biography of, I'll probably buy it.

I've also got plenty of fantasy and science fiction, though I have a hard time finding new fantasy authors I can really sink my teeth into. My science fiction shelves are dominated by Star Trek, Star Wars and Doctor Who books, the legacy of a misspent youth.

GroupsAmerican Revolution & Founding Fathers History, Ancient History, Bloggers, Byzantinistik, Doctor Who, History: On learning from and writing history, Medieval Europe, Spies & Spy Fiction

Favorite authorsEric Ambler, Bernard Cornwell, Guy Gavriel Kay, John Julius Norwich, Tad Williams (Shared favorites)


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Real nameIan C. Racey

LocationVirginia, USA

Account typepublic

URLs /profile/ianracey (profile)
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Member sinceJun 16, 2008

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