What SF/F Book Are you Reading? .. Redux

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Klaus, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. Klaus

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    I think Ruled Britannia is his best book that I've read, also partial to How Few Remain.
     
  2. Mistral

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    Guns of the South. Hands down.
     
  3. Klaus

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    ^^Actually never read that one, keep meaning to get around to it. :D
     
  4. stj

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    Guns of the South is competently written, but it's rather marred by its nutty insistence that the South was going to abolish slavery, led by Robert E. Lee, no less.:wtf: When Lee invaded Pennsylvania he was kidnapping black people into slavery before the battle of Gettysburg!
     
  5. Set Harth

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    It wasn't about slavery, it was about states' rights. Wink, wink.
     
  6. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    I just finished Lud-in-the-Mist by Hope Mirrlees - a wonderful book. :techman:
     
  7. Klaus

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    I'm taking a pause on Brunner's The Whole Man and am going to read his classic Stand On Zanzibar as soon as it comes from Amazon...
     
  8. EliyahuQeoni

    EliyahuQeoni Commodore Commodore

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    I recieved a Kindle Touch for Christmas and have been taking advantage of all the free ebooks available via Project Gutenberg and taking the opportunity to (re)read many of the classics. I recently reread HG Wells' The Time Machine and am in the process of rereading Mary Shelly's Frankenstein for the first time in 20+ years. I have to say I'm impressed with how well these works hold up after a century (or nearly two in the case of Frankenstein!)
     
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    ^ I read each of those for the first time in 2011, and in each case it's been an almost bizarre omission on my part given that I've been a huge fan of both time travel stories and the Hulk, neither of which would essentially exist without Wells and Shelley respectively. Both are wonderful stories and both hold up exceedingly well. Frankenstein in particular remains a fascinating tale artfully told.
     
  10. Klaus

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    I love Wells [War of the Worlds is my fav] but I've never been a big fan of Time Machine, it's a bit of Wells in overpreachy mode for me. The story is cool, but the tone turned me off early on.
     
  11. nvek86

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    Recently finished "The Inverted World" by Christopher Priest. I really liked it (the idea of moving a city, the society arising within), except for the last few pages (the reveal of the twist ending the cover promises).

    I quite liked that. Not so much for the story (which was ok), but for the world building. Really made you feel what it would be like to live in an overpopulated world
     
  12. Mistral

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    Never read the Priest but your brief description almost reminds me of Blish's Cities in Flight stories.
     
  13. Klaus

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    According to wiki Brunner predicted 7 billion people by 2010, and we're at 6.99 as of this writing... not bad!
     
  14. nvek86

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    What? I already counted 7 billion last year. Guess, we have to do a recount: 1,2,3...
     
  15. Klaus

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    Stand on Zanizbar has arrived, looks interesting... got a nice if slightly worn Gollancz SF Masterworks edition... :D
     
  16. Shurik

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    Memories Of Ice by Stephen Erikson (about 1/3 in), third book of Malazan series. I like it more than previous two so far.
     
  17. Ensign_Redshirt

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    The Stand by Stephen King
     
  18. Klaus

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    ^^Uncut?
     
  19. CorporalCaptain

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    Gods, there's an abridged version?
     
  20. nvek86

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