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Old January 30 2013, 07:14 PM   #271
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Re: What are you reading?

Star Trek Allegiance in Exile (for people wary of another TOS standalone set in the 5 year mission this may get you to read it...it made me buy it when I wasn't planning on it)

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Old January 30 2013, 11:15 PM   #272
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Also on the bedside table is Bully for Brontosaurus by Steven Jay Gould. An old anthropology professor had Gould's Ever Since Darwin as mandatory reading, and I've been a Gould fan ever since. I don't read his books in one go, but read an essay or two when the mood hits.
Ah, I miss Steven Jay Gould. I used to subscribe to Natural History just for his column. And I absolutely love his book on the Burgess Shale (even if it is a little outdated now, at least in terms of the Hallucigenia).
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Old January 31 2013, 12:06 AM   #273
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Gould's Structure of Evolutionary Theory is well worth the effort to read. I recommend it highly, especially since so much popularization comes from the evolutionary psychology perspective.
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Old January 31 2013, 12:43 AM   #274
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Last night I finished Ned Wynkoop and the Lonely Road from Sand Creek. Excellent book about a truly compassionate army officer who was sympathetic to the plight of the Plains Indians (especially the Southern Cheyenne and the Arapaho) and who did what he could to get the army and the US government to take a humanitarian stance towards the Indians. His stand cost him dearly in terms of his career and at times it endangered his life.

I am almost finished The Library by Zoran Zivkovic. Six short stories with book/library themes. I especially like the story about a man who kept finding book after book mysteriously appearing in his letterbox.

I have just started The Spanish Helmet by Greg Scowen. An amateur archeologist working in New Zealand digs up a old Spanish helmet. 5 centuries before Spanish explorer Francisco de Hoces and his ship were ost in the Pacific after being separated from the rest of fleet. Could this helmet have belonged to someone from his ship?
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Old January 31 2013, 06:19 AM   #275
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I'm reading The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind. It's a fascinating hypothesis, if somewhat outlandish. The text is a little dated, as far as the neurological literature is concerned, but so far only minor pieces of evidence are made moot by modern research, and I can't think of any good reason why the theory couldn't hold up.
Robert J. Sawyer used that book a lot in developing the story for his WWW trilogy (Wake, Watch and Wonder), in which the Internet gains sentience. I've considered finding a copy and checking it out, but my "to read" list is still way too long as it is.
Now that will be interesting to read after this! Was the trilogy good?
I found all three books to be excellent. Rob's writing style is not complex, but his ideas are very good, and I find his storytelling compelling. The WWW trilogy also has some interesting observations on autism - Rob always does a lot of research for his novels, and it shows.

(I may be biased... Rob and I have been friends for about 25 years. )
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Old January 31 2013, 03:51 PM   #276
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Old February 18 2013, 04:33 AM   #277
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Prince of Thieves, the novel The Town was based on.
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Old February 18 2013, 05:22 AM   #278
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I have just finished No One Writes to the Colonel and other Stories by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. It is tthe first book of his I have read and I enjoyed it so much that I will read one of his novels later in the year most likely 100 Years of Solitude or maybe Love in the Time of Cholera.

I am currently reading Lost Classics: Writers on Books Loved and Lost, Overlooked, Under-read, Unavailable, Stolen, Extinct, or Otherwise Out of Commission. However I have found that, in the days of the internet and Kindle, the majority of these books are no longer as hard to get. I think I will end up buying 6-10 books that are mentioned in this book.
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Old February 18 2013, 12:38 PM   #279
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Right-ho, Jeeves
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Old February 18 2013, 01:59 PM   #280
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Stephen Colbert's newest book America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't.
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Old February 18 2013, 02:26 PM   #281
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Just started "Lisey's Story" by King
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Old February 19 2013, 06:38 PM   #282
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I finished The Eugenics Wars a week or so ago, putting the rest of the anthology on my birthday wish list. Now I'm about halfway into Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi (I read Redshirts right after it came out last year, and I'm addicted to him now). Also working through some forgettable Regency romance novels when I'm in the mood - my brain candy.
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Old February 19 2013, 07:46 PM   #283
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Saving Faith by David Baldacci, I'm hooked on his Maxwell & King and Camel Club series, so figured it was worth a go.

I really want to be carrying on with New Frontier, but need a payday first.
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Old February 19 2013, 07:47 PM   #284
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The Eugenics Wars is a great trilogy of books. Were you aware the author is a poster on the BBS? Good guy. Anyways, those books might not be considered canonical but they sure as heck make the Eugenics Wars timeline of events make a little more sense so I'd recommend them to anybody.
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Old February 19 2013, 07:51 PM   #285
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The Eugenics Wars is a great trilogy of books. Were you aware the author is a poster on the BBS? Good guy. Anyways, those books might not be considered canonical but they sure as heck make the Eugenics Wars timeline of events make a little more sense so I'd recommend them to anybody.
Yeah, I'm pretty aware of who's on here. I particularly liked the 1986 chapter that references the whales and Quark and all that. /fangirl
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