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Old January 4 2013, 06:34 PM   #241
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Sisterhood of Dune (don't hate on me)
I love Dune series but yet to tackle any of the prequels.
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Old January 4 2013, 07:46 PM   #242
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I just finished Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke and have started The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov.
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Old January 6 2013, 09:54 PM   #243
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Sisterhood of Dune (don't hate on me)
I love Dune series but yet to tackle any of the prequels.
Just approach them as a separate thing - they are like a Star Wars version of Dune.
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Old January 6 2013, 10:33 PM   #244
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I'm interested to hear your opinion when you're finished. Seems like only Purists read the prequels now to talk about how bad they are.
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Old January 6 2013, 11:27 PM   #245
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Sisterhood of Dune (don't hate on me)
I'm interested to hear your opinion when you're finished.
Me too. Genuinely. The few non-FH Dune books read seem ok as far as filling in narrative gaps but lack his...subtlety?
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Old January 6 2013, 11:44 PM   #246
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I read the prequels as they came out, didn't hate them like some did... but it's been a long time since I read the originals. They have a different feel to be sure, but I thought they were decent stories.
I haven't read the post-Dune ones yet.
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Old January 7 2013, 04:46 AM   #247
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Sisterhood of Dune (don't hate on me)
I'm interested to hear your opinion when you're finished. Seems like only Purists read the prequels now to talk about how bad they are.
I've enjoyed them because I like the Dune Universe. They are nowhere near as good as the Original Trilogy. As JoeZhang said, they're like the Star Wars version of Dune.

Sisterhood was interesting because its about a battle for dominance between two factions of the Empire, the Butlerians ( as in Jihad) who are anti-technology especially, in the form of computers and the antecedents to the CHOAM and the Spacing Guild, who are pro-technology. There also a plotline about the Sisterhood and the creation of Reverend Mothers and a schism in there ranks because of the Butlarians, Another plotline follows the Atreides/Harkonnen fued, but it's not very interesting.
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Old January 8 2013, 12:08 AM   #248
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I finally pulled myself a bit together and am now reading Clifford D. Simaks City and Eight Worlds of Cyril M. Kornbluth.

Both are collections of eight short stories so I read one story in one and then one
in another and then back again...

All part of my plan to get to the roots of SciFi
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Old January 8 2013, 01:12 AM   #249
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Reread City for the first time in years last year... what a great book.
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Old January 8 2013, 01:17 AM   #250
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^I haven't remembered anything from it so far... I might never have read it before!
(I do recognize The Little Black Bag from the Kornbluth book though).
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Old January 8 2013, 02:45 AM   #251
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Finished the first "Heliosphere 2265" paperback, have started with Dan Simmons' "Hyperion", first time read.
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Old January 8 2013, 06:38 AM   #252
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My active read is Robert J. Sawyer's "Triggers" right now. Breaking that up with the first of the David Mack "Cold Equations" TNG trio. Coming up soon is John Scalzi's "Redshirts"
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Old January 8 2013, 04:26 PM   #253
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Currently reading 2001: a space odyssey. About halfway there. Been on my list for ages.

What a good way to put it though, that is my active read, and otherwise I am also reading Wizard and Glass by Stephen King and Hit List by Laurell Hamilton. Those two are less interesting atm so 2001 is my real read, am in the middle of both other books as well.
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Old January 11 2013, 02:56 AM   #254
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I just got Niven and Lerner's Fate of Worlds and Betrayer of worlds, that's on the list after the first three Culture novels...yow. Not sure how much time I'll have to squeeze all these in.

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Old January 11 2013, 03:06 AM   #255
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^^I really liked the Niven/Lerner books, interested in what you think.
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