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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Recently finished The Lies of Locke Lamora, which is a great book, and have now started Kelly Link's short story collection Stranger Things Happen.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last and First Men by Olaf Stapledon
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rereading House of Chains

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

China Mieville's "Perdido Street Station". (Yes, Duchess, the one with the guy and the giant bug getting it on. Laughing )
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rereading Cryptonomicon on a whim.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Last and First Men by Olaf Stapledon


Best science fiction book ever.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loremaster wrote:
hue of bone wrote:
Last and First Men by Olaf Stapledon


Best science fiction book ever.


Just googled it, sounds excellent.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Last and First Men by Olaf Stapledon


Best science fiction book ever.


What are your thoughts about Starmaker by the same author?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Star Maker is incredible, but I am more drawn to the vast (future) history of the human race. I find that Last and First Men has a certain resonance and sadness.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As in Francis Fukuyama's "End of History and the Last Man?"

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Midnight Tides by Erikson. I expect that will keep me occupied for the next few months!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just finished Jeff Somers' The Eternal Prison and it was a doozy! The best Avery Cates novel to date!

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Dresden Files and Tales from the Nightside.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm rereading Midnight Tides as well. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just finished reading Stranger Things Happen, the short story collection by Kelly Link. Strange, funny, complex stories, which I enjoyed even if I sometimes felt like I didn't quite understand. Then again, I'm not sure they're meant to "understood" in the way I mean it, and enjoying them is more the point than anything else.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having started it in the Manhattan Barnes and Noble while visiting there with Xar and Fist, I have finally managed to get a hold of Todd McCaffrey's Dragonheart from the library. I had heard that McCaffrey stayed with subject matter he was familiar with, a plague threatening Pern during the Third Pass, and was afraid of a rehash of his previous Pern novels on his own, which were passable at best.

I'm not even up to page 100 yet, but so far, I am pleasantly surprised. Instead of the miners and Harpers, McCaffrey is concentrating on the weyrs and Weyrfolk, and it seems to fit him. I have a long way to go before making a judgment on the book, but at about 100 pages in, at least I'm not putting it aside in disgust more often than not, like I did as I worked my way through his previous two Pern attempts.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rereading The Bonehunters.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:10 pm    Post subject: Gibson and Sterling Reply with quote

The Difference Engine by Sterling and Gibson. For my bookgroup on Saturday.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Gibson and Sterling Reply with quote

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The Difference Engine by Sterling and Gibson. For my bookgroup on Saturday.

That's a fantastic bookgroup!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:05 pm    Post subject: OFF TOPIC!! our bookgroup Reply with quote

During the two years or so our bookgroup has been around we've read the following: The Dispossessed, Cyberabad Days, Ammonite, The Sparrow, Houston, Houston do you read?, Fifth head of Cereburs, Little, Big, and more these title are just a sampling.
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