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General / Re: SF Novelists, who floats your ...
« on: 01 July, 2002, 11:01:05 PM »
For me its Frank Herbert.  The Dune books contain major themes that dominate our lives today.  Religion, politics and genetic manipulation.  
Dunno how some of the Dune books would read now, some years on.  I recently read God Emperor (my Favourite) and its still very good.
2001 is a great book.  I like Asimovs robot series.  Heinlen was something I read as a teenager but couldnt really read as an adult.

Oh and obviously all the Stainless Steel Rat novels........        

General / Re: Reading habits...
« on: 01 July, 2002, 10:21:13 PM »
People obviously have/had more time than me:-
Ali - Biography
MSCE W2K training manuals (yawn...)
Simon Schama(sp?) history of Britain 1 & 2
The Beautiful Universe (?) - An investigation of String Theory - Greene - Hey Im a science geek!!
Heavens Mirror - some utterly mad man than likes to link ancient civilisations with atlantis.
It seems theres not one peice of fiction there

I also reread, often
Iain Banks - both contemporary and Sci-Fi (isnt complicity a great book???)
Irving Welsh
And of course the galaxys greatest.......

Off Topic / Re: SF Novelists, who floats your ...
« on: 03 July, 2002, 01:16:10 AM »
Didnt think it would make a good film. All those first person perspectives.  Just wouldnt work.  Agree on the Crow Road and it got Dougray Scott a part in MI2.

Off Topic / Re: SF Novelists, who floats your ...
« on: 02 July, 2002, 09:28:05 PM »
IMHO I think "Complicity" is his best book and its almost a straight murder mystery, well for Banks anyways.  Well thats my recomendation.  But any of them are good, some like the bridge are almost sci-fi/fantasy.  Im sure someone will disagree :-))))  

General / Re: ANOTHER good pointless discuss...
« on: 27 June, 2002, 03:04:41 AM »
Carlos ofcours. hes done it before :-)

Website and Forum / Re: How to get an icon on the mess...
« on: 26 June, 2002, 05:20:03 AM »
I got mine!  I think ;-)

Prog / Re: The New Prog & Tor Cyan..........
« on: 28 June, 2002, 05:56:30 PM »
Sin City is great and I still cant see how it may turn out in 3 episodes time and why hasnt anything been said about dredd from 1300 on.....  
I really like 13, its pacing is good and all round is a cracking good yarn.
Tor Cyan is okay, but is rather difficult to follow as the plot seems to be all over the place.  I do like Jocks art tho'.  I am intrigued how it will fit together altho it may need a reread once complete.
Sin Dex I thought was weak.  I liked the B&W art, we need some more of it.  Sorry DXB u cant please all the people all the time :-))))  

General / Re: The Either/Or Game
« on: 26 June, 2002, 11:26:13 PM »
We follow Mr Spoon, Button Moon.

Finn or Slaine

General / Re: Isn't life great!
« on: 21 June, 2002, 05:36:39 PM »
Strangely I came into work whistling the same tune and was promptly told to be quiet which made me whistle louder :-))))))))))

General / Re: Rosebud...
« on: 21 June, 2002, 09:52:58 PM »
Some of these have been mentioned previosuly:
Ring - one of the few films that really scared me.
Angel Heart - I really like the twist, even if it is kinda obvious.
Blue Velvet - dennis hopper at his very best
Dune - I just like it.  Liked the book too.
Shallow grave - For christopher ecclestons performance alone
Rear Window - Its my favourite Hitchcock film, its just slick.
Also more recently seen:
Ravenous, LA Confidential, Memento - all guy peirce - The Royal Tenenbaums and Ali.  Deserve an honourable mention at least

General / Re: I'm with Pulp, who are you fi...
« on: 20 June, 2002, 06:06:35 PM »
The fantastic Pixies, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Sonic Youth from my teenage years.

Leftfield, Underworld, Massive Attack, Portishead and the chemical Brothers.

Recently Roots Manuva, Black Twang........

General / Re: Desert Island Thrills.........
« on: 03 June, 2002, 03:56:27 AM »
Here goes
1.  Judge Dredd - the Pit
2.  Judge Dredd - the Apocolypse War,
3.  Rogue Trooper - Fort Neuro
4.  Nemesis Book IV - The Gothic Empire,
5.  Judge Dredd - The haunting of Sector House 9  
6.  Strontium Dog - Rage
7.  ABC Warriors - Chronicles of Khaos

Off Topic / Re: Tonight, Matthew, I'm going to...
« on: 18 May, 2002, 01:03:37 AM »
Christian Slater.  As a weedgie Glaswegian burd once said I looked like him to get dance at the student union (some 10years ago :-))

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