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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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orlion - World War Z is the best zombie book ever. one of the best 'end of the world' books I have ever read. i wish they would make a series out o fit on hbo. it is well thought out novel, going through the real world hows and ways that would be associated with zombies.

Brad Pitt is shooting the movie right now in Edinburgh.


thank you - i shall search for that. Smile

uhoh, sounds like they are making it more a race against time flick - we shall see.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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orlion - World War Z is the best zombie book ever. one of the best 'end of the world' books I have ever read. i wish they would make a series out o fit on hbo. it is well thought out novel, going through the real world hows and ways that would be associated with zombies.

Brad Pitt is shooting the movie right now in Edinburgh.


thank you - i shall search for that. Smile

uhoh, sounds like they are making it more a race against time flick - we shall see.

Yeah, some of my friends were complaining about that...

And don't get me wrong, I enjoyed reading World War Z, I just don't think it or the Stand should be on a top 100 list for sci-fi/fantasy.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remembered wrong, it's Glasgow not Edinburgh.

Yeah, I can see what you mean there - the list supposedly specifically excluded horror titles...

(I can accept Frankenstein. It's science fantasy written as a satire.)
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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(I can accept Frankenstein. It's science fantasy written as a satire.)

Well, yeah, it certainly has its science fiction elements. My brain tends to lump it together with Dracula as "horror of a certain era," tho. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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New Sun at 87, though, now that's a travesty.

Beorn finally took my recommendation based on Syl's liking of New Sun and checked out Shadow of the Torturer last week. Normally, he would have finished it in a day or two, but this week has been move in to the dorm and orientation week for him. Still, I suspect he'll enjoy it once things settle down and he has a chance to read again.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh. Starting his freshman year of college? He might get to read it in four years or so...maybe not, since he is likely bound for graduate study.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nah, college is the perfect time to read it. You need some serious intellectual momentum to tackle parts of those books. Only when you're in class for eight hours a day and studying for at least another two will reading Wolfe seem like a relaxing activity.

On the other hand, it's probably the worst time to encounter a character named Dorcas.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Only when you're in class for eight hours a day and studying for at least another two will reading Wolfe seem like a relaxing activity.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:06 am    Post subject: Frankenstein Reply with quote

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(I can accept Frankenstein. It's science fantasy written as a satire.)
Everyone here knows that many (refer: Brian Aldis Trillion Year Spree) to Shelley's Frankenstein as the first Science Fiction text.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Want to know which of these books you'll like?

Check out the ridiculously large flowchart.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Murrin wrote:
Want to know which of these books you'll like?

Check out the ridiculously large flowchart.

http://www.box.net/shared/static/a6omcl2la0ivlxsn3o8m.jpg


Cracked me up. I wonder how much time that took someone?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL Nice!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the flowchart is too big to be of much use... maybe a different format?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

interesting, but the voters tastes are patently absurd...Neverwhere? Rendezvous with Rama? Give me a break--maybe a marketing flow chart to some extent.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sarge, if you click on it, it'll zoom in. Then you can scroll back & forth and up & down to read the whole thing.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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interesting, but the voters tastes are patently absurd...Neverwhere? Rendezvous with Rama? Give me a break--maybe a marketing flow chart to some extent.

Eh, the flowchart's just a half tongue-in-cheek effort by SFSignal to do something interesting with NPR's poll, that's all.

As for the tastes of the poll, it was a popularity contest with a very large pool of entries and voters, so you can't expect much from it.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sarge, if you click on it, it'll zoom in. Then you can scroll back & forth and up & down to read the whole thing.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You guys are probably all too well read to get caught out, but NPR were pretty unthinking with some of their descriptions w.r.t. spoilers.
I'm reading The Book of the New Sun for the first time at the moment and, 150pages into the Shadow of the Torturer, was mighty pissed to read the following description:

Spoiler:
In the distant future, after the sun has cooled and dimmed, the disgraced torturer Sevarian recounts his hard-fought rise to absolute power.


Right, so that's what happens to him Sad

I noticed a couple of other comments asking them to amend descriptions for the same reason, so they did it more than once!

Anyway, on a more positive note, the nominations list has helped me add to an increasing list of future reads.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love that series! BTW, the spoiler hasn't done you a lot of harm. It's not like they said:
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