Let's get this party startedLibraries and book recommendations thread
Appreciating literature and poetryThis topic lead to a bit of discussion on other websites when I started it so might as well talk about it here too.
When character development goes badlyCharacter development is usually a good thing. If a story progresses without the characters changing at all, at best it is frustrating, and at worst it means that the characters are just thin wrappers around an ideology the author wanted to express.
Library of BabelThe library of Babel is now real (sorta). Every book that has ever been written, or ever will be written is now at your fingertips.
The Sticky/lit/ is for the discussion and sharing of books and other writing.
Lainzine 4So, before anyone forgets about this little publication it should be posted sometime at http://lainzine.neocities.com . Apparently issue 4 was up then taken down to correct some errors I guess.
Literary PodcastsLet's share book podcast recommendations. I listen to a few, and am always up for finding more:
Hey /lit/, does anyone know of contemporary philosophers that write about technology and its relationship to humans and society? When I say contemporary I mean works put out within the past five years or so. I feel like with how rapidly the atmosphere of society has changed with the advent of social media, communications, and government surveillance there would be more people writing opinions on the subject in the ways that philosophers have addressed issues of morality and such in the past. I've been thinking it would be interesting to read what other people have to think, and by the nature of structured and well written philosophy, a welcome alternative to 3 lines of shitposting on anonymous image boards. Obviously RMS would probably be on the list, so does anyone else know of writers on these topics that are worth reading?
AIs, abandoned datacenters, sticking it to the manHey lainchan, I want to write a cyberpunkish short story and I'm looking for feedback on the synopsis:
Dystopia: themes and novelsITT: We discuss dystopian themes in literature and life; discussion and sharing of favorite dystopian works
What are you reading, Lain?I really enjoyed reading the old /lit/ thread, both to find suggestions for books to read, as well getting some indication as to what Lainons are reading & where their interests lay.
History of philosophy book reccomendation.Hi, I am looking for a history of philosophy kind of book.
What are your thoughts on The Fall by Albert Camus?
/lit/ is for the discussion and sharing of books and other writing.
Lainzine 4 threadWe've been accepting submissions for lainzine 4 for a few weeks now, there's currently 6 articles. If you would like to make any contributions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I've become totally enthralled in this book. I listened to it twice on an audiobook and bought a paper copy so I can reread it arbitrarily.
Lainzine Group buyHello anons of Lainchan,
Peter Watts circlejerkNo board about books is complete without a place for Peter Watts fans to gush about how he's the best sci-fi author ever.
What do you think of self education through literature as an alternative to traditional education? If someone had exams in a few months should that person tolerate the total lack of education and concern for welfare that schools offer until then and get grades for getting into collage or should they just start using that time to actually learn at home?
10-Minutes of WritingInspired by this thread on /zzz/ - https://lainchan.org/zzz/res/2575.html
Anyone read any good superhero/villain fiction recently? Here are two I can recommend.
Hello from brazil, lainchan!
Ebook hoardingA thread for sharing/making big collections of ebooks, on topics not limited to literature.
hey lainons i have to write a story for school i narrowed it down
hey guys so im writing a short story about a forensic computer engineer, who while investigated a cyber attack, finds evidence that the government did the cyber attack what would be a technologicaly literate way of having this happen in the story?
good cyberpunk books?Hey lains, I haven't really read a book for fun in a while, and I'm thinking I want to get back into the cyberpunk genre. What are your favorite /cyb/ books?
Looking for a cyberpunk writerWhere can I find creative writers that specialize in cyberpunk? Novelists, screenwriters, comic writers, etc.
Bookshelvespast your bookshelves (including contents)
lets have a thread where we remix poems to work with whats going on now.
The Motive To Write, When There Is No Longer Any Meaningful ResultI'm writing this, because I simply don't know what to say anymore. Well, perhaps I do, but I feel that there is no longer any point.
Are there any DRM-free/open-source e-readers on the market? I haven't been able to find any I am really surprised, because I feel like even if it's closed source, DRM-free would be an easy thing to achieve, since the hardware itself is pretty simple.. no?
This is my first time posting on lit in an OP so I apologize if I break one of the board rules or this turns out to be a low quality post. I'm travelling later tonight/tommorow and I'm looking for good cyb literature in the format of Reddit sagas.
Song lyrics threadpost lyrics that are particularly good in your opinion. Accompanying music is optional. I'll start with a section of 'Third Eye':
help?I cant seem to find the book, even though I know I downloaded it
Physical library managementHow would you manage a big physical public library so that the books can be found by various "search terms" in a user friendly way?
That One Book No One Else Has ReadWe all have that one book that no one has seemed to have read before. While there was evidently an audience, it's been shoved into the dusty backroom of the popular conscience. What is yours?
Lainchan poetry collection, volume 2Roughly half a year ago a poetry bundle was created on this board, with poems submitted by lainons, the idea of which was conceived in an earlier poetry thread on /lit/. I think it's about time we should create another one.
Let's have a thread for written original content. post any poetry, prose, stories, or articles you have written yourself. Please be friendly.
I'm pretty new here I had read a sticky, and looked for pic rel at undernet.
Writing Perfectionism And Starting Out New To WritingI feel like the biggest idiot asking this..but I want to take up writing for fun. I have ideas for fanfictions and other things, but I get an overwhelming desire to have it be perfect.
Literature in video gamesI have always been a fan of the Elder Scrolls series, which I have (shamefully) only played all of the games lightly. What I always thought was interesting was how many books are in these games that were solely written for this purpose. There are hundreds of them over the entire series, with each covering different topics and in different forms. When I say books though, these books are more like short articles, of which a few longer ones and even short novel length exist.
Buying physical books anonymously?
Nick Land>Metrophage tunes you into the end of the world. Call it Los Angeles. Government is rotted to its core with narco-capital and collapsing messily. Its recession leaves an urban warscape of communication arteries, fortifications, and free-fire zones, policed by a combination of high-intensity LAPD airmobile forces and borderline-Nazi private security organizations. Along the social fracture-lines multimedia gigabucks tangle sado-masochistically with tracts of dynamic underdevelopment where viral neoleprosy spreads amongst ambient tectonic-tension static. Drifts of densely-semiotized quasi-intelligent garbage twitch and stink in fuarrrked-weather tropical heat.
Other critical, but not dismissive, books on the UFO phenomena?I really enjoyed Jacques Vallee's 'Messengers of Deception' book. It was very interesting to read a book by an accomplished scientist, that was not pseudo skeptical (i.e., not written to support the authors initial conclusions) and discussed counter theories to what exactly is happening with the UFO phenomena outside the two of 'nothing is happening, except people seeing, or lying about seeing, things' and 'aliens are visiting Earth in physical space ships.' Anyone else know a good book that discusses the UFO phenomena in a open minded, yet not also desperate to believe, way?
The Gospel of Mark> Almost nobody realizes that Jesus is the Son of Man, and they have no clue how he is able to perform all those miracles
Writing your own storiesDo any lainons write do not worry, I know some of you do? How about some tips or just some intro on how to get started, as I am interested in writing myself. I am sure I could just jump off immediately and write what is on my mind, but it might not be great or worth my time. Anyway, I need to get started somewhere so I propose this: writing about someone you saw today, like giving then some random backstory and an interesting future.
Slow reading; lentoSlow Reading: http://www.freelance-academy.org/slowread.htm