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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #1020 on: 03 March, 2010, 11:04:52 am »
"Rise of the Iron moon" by Stephen Hunt. Quite Jules Verne but with a modern twist, steampunk influences especially. Fun though so far and I keep finding excuses to read more. :P

I take it you read the first two Zarjazzer, "The Court of the Air" and "The Kingdom Beyond the Waves". I thought they were all pretty good fun. There's a new one out as well "Secrets of the Fire Sea".

I'm about half way through the third of George R R Martin's "Fire and Ice" books. So many storylines, and all brilliant.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #1021 on: 04 March, 2010, 10:23:25 am »
Kerrin-er, no! I just got it as I liked the blurb on the back. I had no idea he'd done others. Luckily you don't need to know lots of what went on before to enjoy it.I shall keep the others on my to buy list as I'm really enjoying this one. 
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« Reply #1022 on: 08 March, 2010, 09:29:44 pm »
Some decent holiday reading for me. The Siege of Krishnapur by Mr JG Farrell was an enjoyable microcosm of British society during the Indian Mutiny which did a good job of managing its array of different voices, even if some of them were a bit heavily symbolic.

Up the Walls of the World by Mr James Tiptree, Jr was corking good sci-fi. I'm sure I recall Wake recommending this before and you can put me down for a plus one. It's initially split into three main strands, but there's one set on a fantastically well thought out, fully realised and truly alien alien world which really stands out. Tiptree's own identity also adds a bit of a frisson to the pervasive theme of gender roles.

Just started Mr Alistair Reynolds' Revelation Space. It's a hardback, so awkward to read in bed.
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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #1023 on: 08 March, 2010, 09:42:54 pm »
If you're reading 'Revelation Space' for the first time you're in for a treat Cosh.

I got the hardback 'Kick-Ass' and volume 1 of 'Chimpanzee Complex' in the post today. I've actually got a backlog of trades now. Excellent.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #1024 on: 09 March, 2010, 01:24:10 am »
If you're reading 'Revelation Space' for the first time you're in for a treat Cosh.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #1025 on: 09 March, 2010, 11:14:09 am »
Rise of Endymion by Dan Simmons, the last in his Hyperion series. So far an entertaining and creative series if a little uneven.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #1026 on: 09 March, 2010, 01:35:06 pm »
Up the Walls of the World by Mr James Tiptree, Jr

Shouldn't that be Ms James Tiptree Jr?  An excellent tale.

Reynolds does seem inhumanly prolific, but he seldom disappoints.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #1027 on: 09 March, 2010, 04:05:13 pm »
Rise of Endymion by Dan Simmons, the last in his Hyperion series. So far an entertaining and creative series if a little uneven.

I loved this book. Yes, too long, I think, but a stunning conclusion to the series.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #1028 on: 09 March, 2010, 08:21:18 pm »
Up the Walls of the World by Mr James Tiptree, Jr
Shouldn't that be Ms James Tiptree Jr?  An excellent tale.
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Tiptree's own identity also adds a bit of a frisson to the pervasive theme of gender roles.
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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #1029 on: 09 March, 2010, 11:03:35 pm »
Just started Star Wars Imperial Commando.

Just seen the new RC figure in the evolutions pack. Unless he has a new uniform in this book, this isn't Fi Skirata. It still wont stop me buying it though. And he wasn't a sergeant.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #1030 on: 11 March, 2010, 04:19:23 pm »
A very battered copy of Batman: Dark Victory. Bloody hell Amazon, why do I always get dog-eared comics from you lot?

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #1031 on: 11 March, 2010, 05:54:21 pm »
It still wont stop me buying it though.

Not when this version (finally) has articulated knee joints!

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #1032 on: 12 March, 2010, 02:54:00 pm »
Fresh from a1 comics I got the twelve:spearhead drawn by chris weston and err written by a promising newcomer to american comics called Crhis weston

its good...its really good the only downside to it is I want weston to write more twelve!

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #1033 on: 13 March, 2010, 09:07:37 pm »
The Black Death - Philip Ziegler

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #1034 on: 13 March, 2010, 09:11:35 pm »
Read the latest tpb of The Boys on Thursday. Loved the Nazi superman bit!