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#1 Mar 17 2019 at 4:40 AM Rating: Good
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Did you ever get around to reading the Culture series, and if so, what did you think?

The rest of you guys can also talk about books in here. I uh, guess.

Uhh. Read any good sci fi lately?
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#2 Mar 18 2019 at 10:17 AM Rating: Good
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Being kind of dragoned out, I'd never had bought myself the first book of this series, but my husband give it to me as a gift. I've read now read the first two and am waiting on three: Deborah Wolfe - The Dragons Legacy and The Forbidden City. The writing is colorful and vivid. The characters are well formed and endearing.

I also just finished up the Broken Earth Trilogy by NK Jeminism. They were ok. I loved the storyline - that's what kept me going through three books. The characters and writing were only so-so.

I just started reading The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles by Haruki Murakami. I have no idea where it's going to take me....
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#3 Mar 18 2019 at 9:11 PM Rating: Excellent
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Thank you for reminding me! I read the first... four? and got distracted by something shiny. Now I can pick it back up again, good times.

I've been on a Seanan McGuire kick, lately.

Edited to add: McGuire also writes as Mira Grant, and under that name she publishes science fiction/horror. Science horror. But not stupid like Crichton.


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#4 Mar 19 2019 at 12:14 PM Rating: Good
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Uhh. Read any good sci fi lately?


No.
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#5 Mar 19 2019 at 12:15 PM Rating: Good
But I am reading quite a cool book about Arabs, called Arabs.

It's called Arabs: a 3000 year bla bla bla but I do recommend it.
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#6 Mar 19 2019 at 1:27 PM Rating: Good
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Oh, you're actually reading them in order? That's crazy. Generally they get less tightly edited afte the fourth, but they're still good fun.

I had no idea who Seanan McGuire is, but I just checked out her bibliography and holy **** does she pump out books. Is she perhaps some kind of machine?

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I also just finished up the Broken Earth Trilogy by NK Jeminism. They were ok. I loved the storyline - that's what kept me going through three books. The characters and writing were only so-so.


I liked the writing, but if you didn't then definitely don't read her other books because they;re considerably worse. Actually, my one problem with the series is the storytelling, specifically the pacing. Too much of the main character's arc happens in the second book, and so she spends most of the third book not really going anywhere until the ending.
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#7 Mar 20 2019 at 1:31 PM Rating: Good
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Right now, i'm rereading a series by Conn Iggluden, fictional based on Julius Caesar. Its not bad.

Went on a spree for a while reading Lindsay Buroker books. All sci-fi. They're typically pretty short (8-12h read for me, maybe 6 for my wife) , but often are in a series and when bought on kindle, well priced. She's not an exceptional writer, but I found her entertaining and always good for a chuckle. Many of her books go out very quickly after they're written since she does most as digital releases, independently I believe, so a lot of speeling errors.
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#8 Mar 20 2019 at 2:09 PM Rating: Decent
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I need a good space opera. Been reading Leviathan Wakes because I liked the show but can't seem to get into the book. It's not scifi enough for me so far.
#9 Mar 20 2019 at 2:18 PM Rating: Excellent
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Have you considered... Space Opera ?

Pretty fun, in a Hitchhiker's Guide sort of way.
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#10 Mar 20 2019 at 2:23 PM Rating: Decent
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Not quite what I was thinking about :).
#11 Mar 20 2019 at 2:26 PM Rating: Excellent
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Fine, fine.
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#12 Mar 20 2019 at 4:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Hmm, a book thread. Once Terry Pratchett died, I decided to start in on Discworld. It's been hit or miss, depending on the book. The Watch books are clearly the best, with the Death books as a close second, and Rincewind third. Not a fan of the Witch books, and I haven't made it to the industrial revolution ones yet.
#13 Mar 20 2019 at 4:24 PM Rating: Decent
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Space opera? How about the classics, like Dune, or Foundation?
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so a lot of speeling errors.
Intentional or not, I Smiley: laughed.
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