What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

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Post by macdoc » Sun Oct 24, 2021 6:56 am

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Tour de force from Hamilton....very current ...extremely innovative hard scifi.
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Post by JimC » Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:00 am

I've read the first one, I'll get around to the others sometime. Good, but not an easy read, IMO...
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Post by macdoc » Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:19 am

He pushes the forward vision for sure and the pace is astonishing.
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Post by Brian Peacock » Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:33 am

I really enjoyed Hamilton's Salvation trilogy. A very interesting setting, simultaneously spanning tens of thousands of years and about two and a half weeks!

I've just picked up Stephan Baxter's Manifold trilogy, which has a similar awe-inspiring scope - spanning c.1999 to the heat death of the universe. Feels rather dated in some respects now simply because even from the perspective of 1999 (when the first book was published) it misses a lot of things we take for granted in its 'near future' of 2020 - a bit like Flash Gordon jumping out Zarkov's ship brandishing a Colt 45.
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Post by macdoc » Sun Oct 24, 2021 3:46 pm

Have you tried any of Bujold's works ...notably Vorkosigan saga series
Works in the series have received numerous awards and nominations, including five Hugo award wins including one for Best Series.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vorkosigan_Saga

She's an amazing writer not just from a sci-fi standpoint and lots of humour.
Miles is a wonderful character.
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Post by Brian Peacock » Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:46 am

On my 'to read' list. :tup:
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Post by macdoc » Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:37 am

Enjoy - I want to see quaddies come to a TV series. Be careful with the order ...there is some confusion.

I assume you've read The Expanse ?
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Post by Brian Peacock » Mon Oct 25, 2021 12:53 pm

Nah. I'm not a fan of Corey's brand of militarism.
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Post by macdoc » Mon Oct 25, 2021 11:23 pm

?? um lead character James Holding is the peacemaker...Amos Burton not so much. What brand are you referring to?
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Post by macdoc » Sun Oct 31, 2021 3:38 am

Listening ...big series..9 books so far. YA for sure but still engaging and some interesting concepts.

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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

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I blame the pandemic. There are 4 cookbooks I'm leafing through for easily made low salt dishes.

Other books are piling up. I almost guarantee I'm the only person on the planet currently reading a Tom Clancy weapons book and a comic book on a Marxust/humanist book on long established academic trends I've ignored.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by macdoc » Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:18 pm

Salvation Trilogy.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Svartalf » Tue Nov 16, 2021 1:25 am

seriously started on an anthology of short stories related to evil and cursed books. some really good stuff in there, though, paradoxically, it's the stuff that draws the most on Lovecraft and the Necronomicon lore that is weakest. (some of it outright bad, but thanks Cthulhu, it's a minority)
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Brian Peacock » Tue Nov 16, 2021 1:51 am

Just finished Lindsey Ellis' Truth of the Divine. If you haven't read Axiom's End read that, and then read this.
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