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Old August 18 2013, 10:48 AM   #691
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Re: What are you reading?

I am now reading Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach.
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Old August 18 2013, 10:51 AM   #692
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Re: What are you reading?

wouldn't it be 5001? wasn't the message something like 1,000 years to get there, 1,000 years for a response?
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Old August 18 2013, 03:20 PM   #693
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A History of the English Speaking Peoples
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Old August 18 2013, 04:07 PM   #694
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Dead Men DO Tell Tales...it's the MOST interesting non-fiction book I've ever read; by ...oh...a Forensic Scientist, the one who examined the remains of Tzar Alexander and his family. I didn't know non-fiction could be so spellbinding.
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Old August 18 2013, 07:34 PM   #695
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^ Sounds good. I just added it to my reading list. Your description of it as spellbinding non-fiction reminds me of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, which I just finished.

Currently reading I am Spock. So far, interesting but not spellbinding.
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Old August 18 2013, 10:24 PM   #696
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Sephiroth wrote: View Post
wouldn't it be 5001? wasn't the message something like 1,000 years to get there, 1,000 years for a response?
Maybe so. I seem to remember thinking that it would be 950 years if the aliens responded immediately, but I'd have to check to be sure. Maybe I was thinking in terms of ignoring the Stargate retcon.
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Old August 19 2013, 08:47 PM   #697
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Re: What are you reading?

RJDiogenes wrote: View Post
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wouldn't it be 5001? wasn't the message something like 1,000 years to get there, 1,000 years for a response?
Maybe so. I seem to remember thinking that it would be 950 years if the aliens responded immediately, but I'd have to check to be sure. Maybe I was thinking in terms of ignoring the Stargate retcon.

On the other hand, maybe it's been so long that they'd never respond at all. Maybe they'd be like the Preservers who perished long after spreading their obelisks around the universe, their technology having outlasted them.
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Old August 19 2013, 09:00 PM   #698
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A couple of chapters of High Treason 2 by Harrison Edward Livingstone (1992).
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Old August 19 2013, 09:04 PM   #699
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I'm currently reading Marc Cerasini's "Godzilla 2000", as well as the Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (the Wordsworth hardcover edition, so I'm not taking it on the bus with me, way too heavy to carry around). With the latter, I'm still at the beginning, I guess, having finished A Study In Scarlet just this evening.
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Old August 19 2013, 10:23 PM   #700
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Owain Taggart wrote: View Post
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wouldn't it be 5001? wasn't the message something like 1,000 years to get there, 1,000 years for a response?
Maybe so. I seem to remember thinking that it would be 950 years if the aliens responded immediately, but I'd have to check to be sure. Maybe I was thinking in terms of ignoring the Stargate retcon.

On the other hand, maybe it's been so long that they'd never respond at all. Maybe they'd be like the Preservers who perished long after spreading their obelisks around the universe, their technology having outlasted them.
Maybe there's a new administration. That would be hilarious.
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Old August 20 2013, 04:53 AM   #701
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started reading The Eyes of The Dragon by Stephen King
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Old August 20 2013, 06:03 AM   #702
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St. Louis's Delmar Loop from the Images of America series.
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Old August 21 2013, 01:57 AM   #703
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The Dome by Stephen King.
I've been watching the show so I figured I look ahead, didn't work out but both things are interesting.
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Old August 21 2013, 03:47 AM   #704
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The Outstretched Shadow, by Mercedes Lackey. It's the first book of the Obsidion Trilogy, and it's a very good fantasy story
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Old August 21 2013, 10:50 AM   #705
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Finished the first disc book "The Color of Magic". There are soooo many Terry Pratchett books O.o. Currently reading "While the Savage Sleeps" by Andrew Kaufman.
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