What's crackin NMA? I've got about 40 bucks in unused Barnes and Nobles gift cards to blow, looking for some recommendations from my fellow Fallout nerds I'm currently reading Pattern Recognition by William Gibson, I'm about 1/3 of the way through and it's pretty intriguing so far. The only other book I've read by him was Neuromancer (classic!). It's funny, I got into the P&P game Shadowrun when I was a kid, and having read Neuromancer for the first time last year I was amazed that FASA ripped him off almost at a 1:1 ratio (minus elves and dwarves) without giving him credit! Also wanted to recommend anything by Neal Stephenson to anyone who hasn't checked him out, mind blowing stuff in my opinion. Start with Snow Crash, then Cryptonomicon (changed the way I perceive the ebb and flow of information) and if you dig that and have the time, The Baroque Cycle is epic and fairly awesome.