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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands · Member since December 2012
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ABOUT ME
A single Norwegian living in Amsterdam, I have a steady job and my own apartment with a guest room. I like hosting guests from all over the world, and have done so lots in the last few years. I'm a huge nerd who loves science and science fiction, and am very curious about the world around me. I like learning new things, making new friends and generally try to experience as much as I can.

INTERESTS
I go to a gym, train kendo, do archery and pistol shooting. I like to go to concerts (all kinds of music), to cinemas (all kinds of movies), to play games (like chess or backgammon or poker, also more advanced board games), and to read books (all kinds, but sci-fi a big favorite).

FAVORITE BOOKS
I read mostly sci-fi, fantasy and crime books, and a fair amount of non-fiction too, mostly science and atheism.

Small list of favorite fiction writers: William Gibson, Neal Stephenson, Iain M Banks, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, J. R. R. Tolkien, Alan Moore, Peter F. Hamilton, Tibor Fischer, James Ellroy, China Miéville, Moebius, Andrew Vachss, Nick Harkaway, Charles Stross, David Brin, Harry Turtledove, Ian McDonald, Patrick Rothfuss, Cory Doctorow, Tibor Fischer, Kim Stanley Robinson

Favorite non-fiction: Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Stephen Hawking, Carl Sagan.

MOVIES
I love going to the cinema, and I love cinema from all over the world, with a special place in my heart for Japanese and Chinese films.

Small list of favorites: Bladerunner, Apocalypse Now, Full Metal Jacket, Fight Club, Hardboiled, Sonatine, Seven Samurai, Zaitochi, Once Upon A Time In The West, Akira, Ghost In The Shell, Inception, Star Wars, Alien, Terminator, Enter The Void, Stalker, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Evangelion 1.0, The Usual Suspects, Seven

MUSIC
I love all kinds of music, but especially world (ethnic), metal and rock. Weak spot for singer/songerwriters, especially female ones.

Small selection of favorites: Tom Waits, Tori Amos, Kate Bush, Bruce Springsteen, Kaizer's Orchestra, Bob Dylan, Maria Mena, Mitsoura, Johnny Cash, Ugress, Hedningarna, Ym-Stammen, Raga Rockers, Apocalyptica, Røyksopp, Faith No More, Motorpsycho, Rammstein, Jonsi, Biosphere