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Old September 2 2013, 09:23 PM   #751
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Re: What are you reading?

Ahhhh...I'm reading Rendezvous with Rama...
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Old September 2 2013, 09:30 PM   #752
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Aaaaand loving it.
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Old September 3 2013, 04:17 AM   #753
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Re: What are you reading?

The Killing of a President by Robert Groden.
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Old September 3 2013, 10:13 AM   #754
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Re: What are you reading?

Ghost07 wrote: View Post
Ahhhh...I'm reading Rendezvous with Rama...
Aha! - the good Rama-book

I've been trying to get into The Saga of Seven Suns, a quarter into the first volume by now, and about to give up on the whole thing.

I'll try reading a bit more, but unless it stops being so repetitive (a constant déjà vu / what's wrong with my Kindle?-feeling isn't what I expected, and it gives off an air of a magazine serial published as a book) I don't think I'll be able to keep up interest.

Maybe I'm just too old for it.
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Old September 3 2013, 01:00 PM   #755
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Re: What are you reading?

Now I'm also reading Foundation...
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Old September 3 2013, 10:30 PM   #756
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Aha! - the good Rama-book
Now, now. The sequels aren't bad, just different.
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Old September 5 2013, 06:59 PM   #757
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I'm re-reading Alas, Babylon...and I'm suddenly terrified. I forgot that in the novel, World War Three started after the Americans bomb the crap out of a base in Syria. Oh, we are FUCKED...
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Old September 5 2013, 10:30 PM   #758
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Uh oh....
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Old September 5 2013, 11:31 PM   #759
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I am still working my way through Death by Black Hole by Neil DeGrasse Tyson (on my iPad at night) but I have just started Time Gifts by Zoran Zivkovic as my day read. It is a very short book so, barring too many distractions, I should finish it by the end of today.
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Old September 13 2013, 07:50 PM   #760
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Re: What are you reading?

Last night I read a bit more of Hidden Empire (first volume in the Seven Suns series) but several times I got so infuriated by the endless repetitions that I had to get out of bed and pace the floor swearing and shaking my fists...

Well, maybe not, but I still had to take a deeep breath and count to ten a few times to be able to suppress my anger over the bad writing.

I may not be able to continue reading...
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Old September 13 2013, 10:16 PM   #761
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Finished The Son by Philip Meyer, and it was really good. Though I'm a bit disappointed that what ended up being my favourite part of the book wasn't longer than it was. The book basically boils down to life in Texas, especially early Texas.

Currently reading Encounter with Tiber by Buzz Aldrin & John Barnes and really loving it. It's making me all giddy inside.
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Old September 14 2013, 09:50 AM   #762
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^^ I'm moving that toward the top of my list-- although the way things have been going for me, that could still be years away.

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Last night I read a bit more of Hidden Empire (first volume in the Seven Suns series) but several times I got so infuriated by the endless repetitions that I had to get out of bed and pace the floor swearing and shaking my fists...

Well, maybe not, but I still had to take a deeep breath and count to ten a few times to be able to suppress my anger over the bad writing.

I may not be able to continue reading...
I think the only book that ever had that effect on me was Rogue Moon by Algis Budrys. It was an awkward attempt at adult sophistication by someone who clearly had no life experience-- sort of the nuBSG of the 1950s.
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Old September 14 2013, 01:45 PM   #763
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^Finished it last night. Not continuing reading the saga. (But I'd love to watch it, seems to me as if it was written as the script to a TV-series anyway.)

Started Greg Egan's Quarantine this morning. I expect it to be a lot more fun to read



ETA: Rogue Moon - After that introduction I just have to try it on for size
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Old September 14 2013, 06:40 PM   #764
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Don't say I didn't warn you.
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Old September 15 2013, 12:14 AM   #765
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Today, I leafed through The mystery of the hanging garden of Babylon: An elusive world wonder traced - Stephanie Dalley.

Looks great so far, I look forward to it.
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