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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1065 on: January 07, 2010, 03:28:01 AM »
Why did you get Stranger in a Strange Land or The Mote in God's Eye for that matter?
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1066 on: January 07, 2010, 03:51:22 AM »
Same reasons :) Though I credit Writing Excuses for telling me about Mote in God's Eye.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1067 on: January 07, 2010, 04:37:18 AM »
Mote is possibly Niven's best book and Stranger is definitely Heinlein's
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1068 on: January 07, 2010, 04:57:43 AM »
Yup, that's what their covers pretty much inform me of. Stranger's says "Science Fiction Masterpiece" and such. You wouldn't believe how hard it is to find Mote in God's Eye, though.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1069 on: January 07, 2010, 05:34:21 AM »
Yes I would... i eventually ended up buying a used one on amazon b/c i couldn't find one in my area
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1070 on: January 08, 2010, 05:19:43 PM »
I was sick so I got to finish a book. Hurray! I read Old Man's War and now I am reading A Shadow of All Night Falling. I love Glen Cook.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1071 on: January 08, 2010, 05:49:12 PM »
Old Man's War was popcorn entertainment.  I enjoyed it.  The sequel is very bleh, but the 3rd book, The Last Colony, was pretty good.

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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1072 on: January 08, 2010, 08:31:07 PM »
Just so everyone is aware.... Dust of Dreams (the new Malazan Books of the Fallen book) comes out in the US in 10 days!!!! woot!!!!
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1073 on: January 08, 2010, 09:55:18 PM »
Just finished Varanger and The High City by Cecelia Holland.
Finished Neuropath a while ago.
On the last dozen pages of Lightbreaker by Mark Teppo.
Reading Hidden Empire by Orson Scott Card.
Next up will be Flesh and Fire, a pleasure read through of all of the Black Company now that I finished the omnibus collection, and The Devil's Alphabet.

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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1074 on: January 09, 2010, 06:59:42 AM »
I just finished rereading The Hobbit and am now on to a reread of The Lord of the Rings.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1075 on: January 09, 2010, 08:25:06 AM »
Just finished Varanger and The High City by Cecelia Holland.
Finished Neuropath a while ago.
On the last dozen pages of Lightbreaker by Mark Teppo.
Reading Hidden Empire by Orson Scott Card.
Next up will be Flesh and Fire, a pleasure read through of all of the Black Company now that I finished the omnibus collection, and The Devil's Alphabet.

How is Empire and Hidden Empire? Any good?
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1076 on: January 09, 2010, 08:26:59 PM »
I read Empire when it 1st came out and liked it.  It is definitely not typical OSC fare.  It is actually a political/action/suspense thriller ALA Ted Bell (author of the Alexander Hawke spy series).  It is very different, but good.  I haven't read Hidden Empire yet.  It is the sequel.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1077 on: January 09, 2010, 11:00:08 PM »
They both suffer from political thriller syndrome.  Lots and lots of buildup, and a paragraph long resolution.  Kind of a letdown.  I could have done with 150 or so more pages in both books to flesh out scenes, characters, plot, etc.  I liked them both, but wanted more in the end.

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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1078 on: January 10, 2010, 11:56:07 PM »
Can't remember if I mentioned reading Gail Carriger's Soulless, but I finished it a while back. Finished Abraham's A Betrayal In Winter as well. Alomst through Jay Lake's Green, which I have a couple of issues with, but which is pretty darn cool nonetheless.

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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1079 on: January 11, 2010, 06:39:12 AM »
Ursula K. Le Guin's Left Hand of Darkness... the beginning is interesting and well done
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