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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #855 on: 01 January, 2010, 11:49:02 am »
Following my huge enjoyment of the truly EXCELLENT "Ubik" by Phillip K. Dick a few weeks ago I'm about to tuck into "The Three Stigmata of Palmer  Eldritch" by the same author.

Just put PKD's official website on my favourites again. The comic strip (sorry Graphic Novel) of 'Do Androids dream of electric sheep?' has sold out and has been sent back to the printers for another run.
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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #856 on: 01 January, 2010, 12:06:01 pm »
It's a comic.  No such thing as a graphic novel, only fat comics.
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« Reply #857 on: 01 January, 2010, 03:51:26 pm »


How true.
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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #858 on: 02 January, 2010, 12:53:43 am »
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« Reply #859 on: 02 January, 2010, 01:06:27 am »
I fell in love with a girl once. Some time ago, now. She had bangs.
Was she American?
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« Reply #860 on: 02 January, 2010, 01:11:00 am »
I dunno, I was twenty years old at the time and prey to the usual rag-bag of foolish ideas. I believed, for example, that one might meet some sweet kid and like them a lot - maybe even marry them - while all the time allowing this kid to sleep with other kids.
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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #861 on: 02 January, 2010, 09:53:06 pm »
Right now I'm reading the first installment of "The Minotaur Wars : Night of Blood", written by Richard A. Knaak. Its been a really good book and I'm hoping the other two volumes will be to.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #862 on: 02 January, 2010, 10:45:35 pm »
now plowing through the new issue of  Tape-Op
http://www.tapeop.com/
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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #863 on: 03 January, 2010, 01:19:25 pm »
Reading Dozois' Best New SF 22 (that's No. 26 to US readers), and am happy to report that so far it is a vintage year.   There's an Alastair Reynolds short in there with ideas that could happily power a half-dozen novels.  Short is the only way to go with SF, Diggle's shot-glass of rocketfuel made flesh, and the Dozois retrospective is the best of all annual collections.

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« Reply #864 on: 03 January, 2010, 04:41:50 pm »
Was thinking about them, as i only know the comic versions as the books never really got a proper release in the UK, but wondering if it'd be better to wait until the Pixar film is made and the inevitable "deluxe" additions come out?

I'm not sure what you count as a "proper" release but I bought them as a kid in the Del Rey reprint when I was working my way through the pulpy science fantasy and just plain old fantasy books (at the same time as boxing off the Victorian sci-fi). Looking on Amazon they are selling for bugger all but I imagine if you went to a good well stocked second hand book shop you could scoop up the lot for buttons.

Also while the copyright situation is... trickier than I would have thought (I was under the impression there was a hard 1923 wall beyond which everything was public domain but apparently not) but an awful lot of his work is freely available with more in Australia because they used (or used) a 50 year rolling wall, as opposed to a 70 year one elsewhere:

http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/b#a48
http://gutenberg.net.au/plusfifty-a-m.html#burroughs

Makes it almost worth investing in one of those fancy electronic book thingamebobs.

Good to hear Dark Horse might be doing collections of the Marvel series - I enjoyed those too.
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« Reply #865 on: 03 January, 2010, 06:14:17 pm »
Is that the Marvel Jon Carter. I'm loosing track. I wish they'd do some better value Tarzan reprints from Marvel and DC. I have the first of the Kubert collections as I found it at a bargain price but can't justify the expense of buying the rest.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #866 on: 03 January, 2010, 06:59:37 pm »
Re Reading Powers teh Definitive Hardback Collection 1 & 2 as I'm waiting for my last Christmas present to be delivered Book 3 8-)

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« Reply #867 on: 03 January, 2010, 07:38:06 pm »
Is that the Marvel Jon Carter. I'm loosing track. I wish they'd do some better value Tarzan reprints from Marvel and DC. I have the first of the Kubert collections as I found it at a bargain price but can't justify the expense of buying the rest.

dude read the BOOKS!!
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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #868 on: 04 January, 2010, 12:28:28 am »
Finally settled into Terry Pratchett's Nation after a few false starts, and it fair cracks along one you get the first hundred pages under your belt.  A nice mix of actual and alternate history, it's shot through with Pratchett's humanist ideals, possibly to the detriment of realism, but that's hardly a critique given the story, and it could do with a shorter edit for younger readers, I thought.

Odd symmetry had me reading his youngster's Mirror's Edge comic (based on the game, which she also scripted).  It's quite good.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #869 on: 04 January, 2010, 12:39:46 am »
Is that the Marvel Jon Carter. I'm loosing track. I wish they'd do some better value Tarzan reprints from Marvel and DC. I have the first of the Kubert collections as I found it at a bargain price but can't justify the expense of buying the rest.

dude read the BOOKS!!

No reason you can't read both ;)

Colin I'm talking about the Marvel series anyway:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Carter,_Warlord_of_Mars
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