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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #6405 on: 19 September, 2018, 05:16:08 AM »
Oh we talking books?

Most recently I read over the last year or two...

Legends of the Galactic Heroes Book 1 - 3 by Yoshiki Tanaka
Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov (reread)
Permutation City by Greg Egan
The Collapsing Empire (Interdependence Book 1) by John Scalzi
Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke

I'm currently reading...

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

and have the following on backlog...

Artemis by Andy Weir
The Space Trilogy by C. S. Lewis
The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #6406 on: 19 September, 2018, 09:30:56 AM »
The Outsider by Stephen King. Absolutely gripping, slows down a bit in the second half, but thoroughly recommended.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #6407 on: 19 September, 2018, 02:50:02 PM »
Artemis by Andy Weir
It's dreadful, but it makes up for it by being quite short.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #6408 on: 19 September, 2018, 04:29:53 PM »
Artemis by Andy Weir
It's dreadful, but it makes up for it by being quite short.
Eh, I enjoyed it for what it was. It does only take about 3 minutes to read.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #6409 on: 19 September, 2018, 05:31:08 PM »
That’s disheartening, I loved The Martian.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #6410 on: 20 September, 2018, 02:27:24 AM »
Went digging through the local comic shop's dollar bins again. Came out with some assorted stuff...


Three issues of Alan Morre's 1963. The last comic I needed for a complete Trencher run. TMNT X Flaming Carot. And two issues of Star, a Savage Dragon related spin off


Complete run of J.M. DeMatteis's Forever People. I probably shouldn't have gotten these, as it turns out its on ComiXology. Also, some Who's Who issues. Love those things.


And finally, some issues of Electric Warrior, including the first two. Interested in this because of the new series coming out (though unrelated to this one apparently). Also, Jim Baikie on art. So there's a 2000 AD connection right there.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #6411 on: 20 September, 2018, 06:13:27 AM »
Any issue of Flaming Carrot is a good comic.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #6412 on: 04 November, 2018, 01:37:37 PM »
Brink book one and two. Brilliant. Read the first one digital first, then got it and two as tpb. Colours really pop on paper. Some of the best colours I've seen. They're beautiful. Also really good sci fi thrillers.

Also finished reading Dark Justice: Dominion. A great horror story with harrowing visuals. Dark judges with a bit of zombie and aliens flavour. While I didn't mind the dark justice being quite funny during the 90s, I'm happy they're back feeling menacing again :)

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #6413 on: 04 November, 2018, 03:22:57 PM »
I just completed The Tower Chronicles Book One: Geisthawk by Matt Wagner and Simon Bisley. I can highly recommend this to anyone, especially Bisley fans.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #6414 on: 04 November, 2018, 03:43:28 PM »
The Penultimate Truth by PKD.  In this ridiculous story, oligarchs use constant fearmongering to extend austerity measures introduced during a global catastrophe so that they can hoard dwindling resources for themselves while using the world's population as a captive workforce brainwashed by the only version of truth available to them via the televised news, which is a fabrication perpetuated by the fictional narratives of over-educated bootlickers desperate to live off the crumbs falling off the fatcats' tables.  The news is engaged in an ongoing effort to rehabilitate the Nazis by painting leftists as the root of all of the world's evils and setbacks, with even the Holocaust weaponised against socialists, the Nazis' part in it being washed out and the far right being portrayed as victims of a sinister decades-long liberal agenda.  Meanwhile, in an effort to combat the dire circumstances foisted upon his community by the failings of crony capitalism - which is distinct from good honest capitalism, which has no drawbacks and never fails to provide for all those willing to work hard - a worker seeks to escape from an underground factory to access the black market so that he can buy the overpriced medical assistance needed to save the life of a beloved co-worker.
Clearly, PKD has created an unbelievable and ludicrous fantasy dystopia that could never exist because of the many safeguards we have in place, especially the shining beacons of journalistic integrity that are the BBC and Guardian, but it's nice to delve into these unworkable retro sci-fi worlds every now and then.  I think this might be my first taste of Dick
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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #6415 on: 04 November, 2018, 03:47:19 PM »

Heh, brilliant.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #6416 on: 08 November, 2018, 12:01:04 AM »
Barely getting any reading done of late but I'm currently about halfway through The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

It's really bloody good, which makes it all the more frustrating that I'm having to read it piecemeal. Definitely the kind of book  the old me would have devoured in a weekend
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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #6417 on: 08 November, 2018, 05:50:45 AM »
Almost finished The Road by Cormac McCarthy.

Bleak, disturbing and very readable.
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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #6418 on: 08 November, 2018, 06:11:13 AM »
Almost finished The Road by Cormac McCarthy.

Bleak, disturbing and very readable.

Love that one. And since it's being mentioned, I feel a need to read it again soon. Thank you ;)

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #6419 on: 08 November, 2018, 06:36:22 AM »
Barely getting any reading done of late but I'm currently about halfway through The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

Hey Paul,  welcome back!  Night Circus is on my to-read list, I've only heard good things.  Currently just starting into the latest Philip Pullman, La Belle Sauvage - don't know why I waited so long, it's like rediscovering a favourite wooly hat in the pocket of an old coat.