Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Snowlilly, Aug 21, 2012.
The Ocean At The End of The Lane by Neil Gaiman
finished Tami Hoag's 9th Girl
I just finished 1632, in which redneck miners are thrown into the Thirty Years War and decide to rebuild 'merica -- from Europe! It's a ball.
I'm about halfway through "A Princess of Mars" (Edgar Rice Burroughs). I'm trying to keep my spending under control, so I'm working through anything that's public domain and therefore free on Amazon or iBooks.
Recent not-public-domain free titles (complete with lack of copy editing) include:
"The Phoenix Conspiracy" - Richard L. Sanders - read more like a romance novel than SF, and some really interesting ideas about what from our time will carry many centuries into the future.
"Spinward Fringe" - Randolph Lalonde - really epically long, interesting premise (characters are VR gamers who hack into a military training simulation and are then recruited and given their own starship) and more or less good plot. Some slow parts, some confusing bits, but overall I wanted to keep reading it so I guess that's a good sign?
Finally getting around to Terry Pratchett's discworld series starting with "The color of Magic"
Coming to the end of The Draco Tavern by Larry Niven... I love Niven!
That's good stuff. I've read several of them in Analog or Asimov's or wherever they first appeared, but I need to read the complete collection.
Star Trek New Frontier Blind Man's Bluff
The Black Count by Tom Reiss
The Demon Haunted World by Carl Sagan.
A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin. I figured that it was about time to enter the "real" world depicted in the TV series. I am not disappointed!
The War Of The Worlds by HG Wells (free on Kindle). About time I went to the source, I suppose.
The Deed of Paksenarion by Elizabeth Moon.
If you like fantasy you should give this one a try. These were the books that got me into reading in the first place. It's about a woman who joins a mercenary army. It's got loads of cool stuff. Dwarves, axes, elves and bad people. Instead of the now popular intrigue, affair, drama, soapy fantasy.. this one actually is fantasy and focuses on life as a warrior.
A fellow Fossum fan! Oh I have to ask if you've read "When the devil holds the candle"? That's my favorite, it's horrible in the good way.
I LOVE this book! This and others in the series, super great stories!
I have read "When the Devil Holds the Candle and thought it was excellent but He Who Fears the Wolf is my favourite Fossum novel. I think that the character of Erkki Johrma is one of the best developed and most tragic characters I have ever come across. Inspector Sejer is my second favourite police inspector coming in behind Arnaldur Indridason's Inspector Erlendur.
I am embarking on "These are the Voyages TOS Season One" by Marc Cushman. After about 100 pages I'm blown away. Never has the production of TOS been better documented. I am in heaven with this and the IS the book I've always wanted to read about TOS. It is an excellent read!!
Ah yes. Sejer is such a sweet man. And that one is also fantastic, as you say Erki is an amazing character.
There is a movie, which is quite good. The casting is great but Sejer isn't really Sejer.
Star Trek: TOS From History's Shadow
Adding the author to my list of future reads
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