What are you reading?

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  1. Saga

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    started reading The Eyes of The Dragon by Stephen King
     
  2. comsol

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    St. Louis's Delmar Loop from the Images of America series.
     
  3. Kenbushway

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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.
     
  4. Ghost07

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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
     
  5. Snowlilly

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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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    Just got done reading "For What It's Worth: Business Wisdom from a Pawnbroker", by Les Gold, of Hardcore Pawn.
     
  8. Ghost07

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    Just started book 2 of the Obsidion Trilogy...To Light a Candle
     
  9. TorontoTrekker

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    I finished Manifold: Origin this morning on my commute to work. I found the first three-quarters or so rather dull, but the last quarter really picked up. I was a little taken aback, though, when I came across a passage that seemed very familiar - I could be wrong, but I think it was either paraphrased or outright plagiarized from 2001.

    Now that I've finished the trilogy, I need to figure out what to read next. I have some 30 or 40 unread books on my shelf. What to choose, what to choose...

    (I considered posting the list here and getting you folks to choose for me, but I have to get to bed soon, and it's too late to wait for poll results. ;))
     
  10. RJDiogenes

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    Interesting. What was the part you think was taken from 2001?
     
  11. TorontoTrekker

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    Nemoto has a line of dialogue (page 498 in my edition):

    I think there was another, similar, reference to "mind" as well, which also sounded very similar to a passage in 2001.

    In addition, the fact that the Red Moon was for all intents an purposes an incomprehensible artifact that took people between universes in the Manifold struck me as just another kind of Monolith.

    Now I'm wondering whether the Manifold series was written before or after Baxter's collaboration with Clarke.
     
  12. RJDiogenes

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    Yeah, I know what you mean-- I think it was "they found nothing more precious than mind."

    I'm not sure what the Red Moon is like, but in the novel 2001, the Monolith took Bowman to a planetoid riddled with tunnels that was like a cosmic switching station.
     
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    "These Are The Voyages: Season One" by Marc Cushman with Susan Osborn.
     
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    High Treason by Robert Groden and Harrison Edward Livingstone (1989).
     
  15. Captain Kathryn

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    Reading the VOY novels now from start to finish.

    Finished "Voyager: Homecoming" last week, now reading "Voyager: The Farther Shore".

    I have criticism of both books, but am enjoying them nonetheless.
     
  16. Ghost07

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    I've finally begun the final book of the Obsidion Trilogy...When Darkness Falls. This is a very good fantasy story...of course, I'd expect nothing less from Mercedes Lackey...:D
     
  17. TorontoTrekker

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    That sounds like it. I think Baxter used that exact same turn of phrase.

    The Red Moon bounces from one alternate timeline/universe to another every few weeks or months (I don't recall a specific timeline being mentioned, but the characters experience a couple of universe, or "manifold" switches), in each of which the Earth-Moon system developed differently and the evolutionary timeline has been slightly different. People from different forms of humanity (including australopithecus, Neanderthal, modern homo sapiens) are transported from Earth to the Red Moon, and the main characters encounter groups of each. There are also sections written from the points of view of members of each group.

    Anyway... after posting the other night that I'd finished Manifold: Origin and was having trouble deciding what to read next, I managed to forget to put a new book in my backpack at all. But I picked one last night - I decided to read a Trek novel for the first time in a while, one called From History's Shadow by some guy named Ward. ;) I have to say, the opening certainly grabbed me.
     
  18. pookha

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    just finished gaiman's the ocean at the end of the lane.
    currently reading two books for two different book groups.
    s. j. Watson's before I go to sleep.
    alastair Reynolds pushing ice.
    enjoying pushing ice more.
     
  19. RJDiogenes

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    That sounds pretty cool.
     
  20. trekkiedane

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    I'll let you know when I get there.
    ^And it's a spoiler :wah:
    Never mind though; I'll still finish it :)

    Both sound very interesting! - I'll have to look those up. Thanks!

    Aren't there just? - Luv The Colour of Magic :bolian:

    I'm (currently) only 42% into it an finding it a rather dull read compared to the first two, glad to hear the best is still waiting for me :) :lol:

    Maybe that's why I've had this terrible feeling of déjà vu while reading the Manifold's.

    Phase Space? - That's what I'm contemplating reading next ;)