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What fantasy/science fiction book are you reading RIGHT NOW?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sad right now because I just found out that my favorite bookstore is closing. Met a few of my favorite authors there, always got good recommendations, spent too much money - though not recently, so I'm probably part of the problem. It's a real shame that bookstores can't stay in business. Amazon will never be an adequate substitute for browsing in a real bookstore.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Slog of Slog continues, into Bakker's The White-Luck Warrior...
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The Unholy Consult...for the second time.


No way! How did you get an ARC?

Plus, how is it?


I have a friend from TSA who bought it and then sold it to me after he read it. We did the same thing for "The Great Ordeal".

It's excellent. The last half of the book is non-stop action. There are still some questions left open and I needed to read it again to get some scenes clear in my head. Bakker's prose can be dense and lyrical and I find if I read too fast I miss details that I shouldn't be missing. There are revelations, there is horror, there is...an ending? Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brinn wrote:
Hiro wrote:
Brinn wrote:
The Unholy Consult...for the second time.


No way! How did you get an ARC?

Plus, how is it?


I have a friend from TSA who bought it and then sold it to me after he read it. We did the same thing for "The Great Ordeal".

It's excellent. The last half of the book is non-stop action. There are still some questions left open and I needed to read it again to get some scenes clear in my head. Bakker's prose can be dense and lyrical and I find if I read too fast I miss details that I shouldn't be missing. There are revelations, there is horror, there is...an ending? Shocked

Regarding endings:
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/412180-still-four-words-and-i-didn-t-realize-it-until-a
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brinn wrote:
Hiro wrote:
Brinn wrote:
The Unholy Consult...for the second time.


No way! How did you get an ARC?

Plus, how is it?


I have a friend from TSA who bought it and then sold it to me after he read it. We did the same thing for "The Great Ordeal".

It's excellent. The last half of the book is non-stop action. There are still some questions left open and I needed to read it again to get some scenes clear in my head. Bakker's prose can be dense and lyrical and I find if I read too fast I miss details that I shouldn't be missing. There are revelations, there is horror, there is...an ending? Shocked


Thanks Brinn, I'm slightly jealous. Just a few more weeks though.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Hydrogen Sonata. The last ever Culture book. RIP Iain M Banks. Sad

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reading novellas for the Hugo Awards vote. Currently The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last reread before Bakker's TUC arrives: 'The Great Ordeal'. So far so on schedule.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reading The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster. Short story or novella about a dystopian future where the surface of the planet is uninhabitable and everyone lives underground in little rooms where all of their needs are taken care of by the Machine. The Machine is breaking down and no one knows how to fix it. It's mainly interesting because it describes a lot of technology that's common now, but was pure science fiction when the story was written. (1909!)
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds cool. Very Happy

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Heavily influenced by H.G. Wells/Time Machine, but interesting in its own right.
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