My favourite quirky stories (some may even be true?)

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Cryptonomicon
1.  Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
The list author says:
  "Meshing history, technology, war, comedy, people...perfectly.  & it introduced me to "Lo-glo" as a concept!"
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Quicksilver: The Baroque Cycle (Baroque Cycle 1)
2.  Quicksilver: The Baroque Cycle (Baroque Cycle 1) by Neal Stephenson
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  "the whole Baroque Cycle is a much more entertaining read of history than I remember from school...this is where it starts"
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Anathem
3.  Anathem by Neal Stephenson
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  "Science, Maths, History but fun? Hard sci-fi? ideas galore. he managed to top the two above somehow...!"
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The Sacred Art Of Stealing
4.  The Sacred Art Of Stealing by Christopher Brookmyre
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  "Not the first Brookmyre book I read, but surely one with the best characterisation"
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A Big Boy Did It And Ran Away (Abacus Books)
5.  A Big Boy Did It And Ran Away (Abacus Books) by Christopher Brookmyre
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  "Hilarious, in a scary kind of way. Beats Carl Hiassen for constant school references & outrageous Scottishness"
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The Quiet War (Gollancz)
6.  The Quiet War (Gollancz) by Paul McAuley
The list author says:
  "Proper Sci-Fi, with people (and biology) as well as physics, and a damn fine story to boot"
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Mind's Eye
7.  Mind's Eye by Paul McAuley
The list author says:
  "The characters are surely quirky, but the subject matter (glyphs, primordial imagery) fascinated me completely"
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White Devils
8.  White Devils by Paul McAuley
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  "Hard Sci-Fi in Africa in the near future, believeable genetics stuff from a former Dr. (I think)"
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Fingerprints of the Gods
9.  Fingerprints of the Gods by Graham Hancock
The list author says:
  "This popped a few of my braincells back in the 90s when I read it, and opens new horizons of possibility to how we view supposedly factual history"
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Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind
10.  Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind by Graham Hancock
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  "Worth reading as a preview or aperitif with McAuley's Mind's Eye (above)"
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Oryx And Crake
11.  Oryx And Crake by Margaret Atwood
The list author says:
  "Beuatifully written dystopia revealed drip by drip through the eyes of the best (/beast?) characters I have read for ages"
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