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Old 02-01-2016, 11:14   #221
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Yes, I have. It's one of the few sci-fi "classics" which I did enjoy, I found it all quite engaging. Could have done without all the philosophy, but that's of course what most people hail it for.
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Old 04-01-2016, 03:56   #222
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Yes, I have. It's one of the few sci-fi "classics" which I did enjoy, I found it all quite engaging. Could have done without all the philosophy, but that's of course what most people hail it for.
Oh ok. how about The Time Machine?
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Old 04-01-2016, 07:26   #223
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arnie why do you keep trolling these threads just look at lefthandguitarist post you quoted,just two lines but in it he explains so much yet all you do is
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I can reccomended some s-fi writers: Orson Scott Card, Janusz Zajdel (polish writer, really good) and Sergei Lukyanenko (russian writer - he wrote amazing hexalogy - Night watch,Day Watch, Twilight Watch, Last Watch, New Watch and Sixth Watch)!
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Would second Orson SCott Card, Ender's Game is possibly my favourite novel - start there. Have watched the watch films but don't know much about the books, are the films faithful adaptations or totally different?
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Old 07-07-2016, 11:08   #226
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The Realm of the Elderlings

I just want to suggest a book which is authorized by Robin Hobb & Name of that books is "The Realm of the Elderlings"
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Scott Bakker's The Great Ordeal, the third in the Aspect Emperor series, is out this week.

I'd started re-reasing The Darkness That Comes Before in anticipation - I really think it's one of the greatest epic fantasy series ever, eclipsing the Song if Ice and Fire series, and potentially Lord of the Rings in terms of scope
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Would second Orson SCott Card, Ender's Game is possibly my favourite novel - start there. Have watched the watch films but don't know much about the books, are the films faithful adaptations or totally different?
The Ender's Game film is faithful to the book but misses out a lot, which is normal really. I loved the book.

If you liked that try Ready Player One
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Old 27-07-2016, 09:41   #229
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Alien: Out of the Shadows is an Alien universe book featuring our acid-blooded friends and Ellen Ripley. It's 99p at the moment - I wouldn't have looked at it at full price, but it made for a surprisingly decent sci-fi adventure read - the writing isn't great, but it's not distractingly awful like a lot of the cheap sci-fi.
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I can reccomended some s-fi writers: Orson Scott Card, Janusz Zajdel (polish writer, really good) and Sergei Lukyanenko (russian writer - he wrote amazing hexalogy - Night watch,Day Watch, Twilight Watch, Last Watch, New Watch and Sixth Watch)!
Don't read beyond Last Watch unless you're happy with casual racism and homophobia which hadn't made any appearance in previous books.
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I love Phillip K Dick and Wiliam Gibson. Simulacra, Neuromancer, and The Three Stigmata oF pPalmer Eldrich
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Just finished Neal Stephenson's Seveneves - I'd struggled to get into some of his stuff before, but this came up for 99p so gave it a shot and rattled right through it.
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Just finished Neal Stephenson's Seveneves - I'd struggled to get into some of his stuff before, but this came up for 99p so gave it a shot and rattled right through it.

I liked the first half, the second was a little bit of a let down in comparison
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I enjoyed both, but the first half was better.

Just finished Children of Time, which won the Arthur C Clarke award recently. Absolutely loved it, got some very well-written alien characters, AI, generation ships. A rare treat.
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Just finished children of time after your praise for it. It was excellent so many thanks for commenting on it or it would probably have passed me by.

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Excellent! What's everyone else's excuse for not reading it?

New Expanse book, Babylon's Ashes, is out. Anyone got it yet?

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Just finished Children of Time, which won the Arthur C Clarke award recently. Absolutely loved it, got some very well-written alien characters, AI, generation ships. A rare treat.
That's our book club book this month, I've only read the first chapter or two but I'm looking forward to the rest!
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Excellent! What's everyone else's excuse for not reading it?

New Expanse book, Babylon's Ashes, is out. Anyone got it yet?
It's Ł5.69 and someone recently posted a good bargain for about 20 books at 99p each. So expensive books pass me by
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Just finished reading 'A Night Without Stars' after re reading 'The Abyss Beyond Dreams' ( Peter F Hamilton)

A great story well worth a read and imo one of his best.
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Just finished reading 'A Night Without Stars' after re reading 'The Abyss Beyond Dreams' ( Peter F Hamilton)

A great story well worth a read and imo one of his best.
It says it follows on from the Void Trilogy. I've struggled with that series, I've tried a couple of time but can't get into it at all. I love the rest of his stuff though.
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