What are you reading?

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  1. Stephen!

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    Enough to keep me busy until at least the end of the year :)
    (I've already read "Raise the Dawn", which is why it's not in the pile)

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  2. Australis

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    If you're into Roman history, you should check out the HArdcore History podcast, they have an amazing, multi-part series on the Fall of the Roman Republic (rise of Julius Caesar, etc), surprising in its scope and depth. it's not brief, but it is very interesting.

    As for me, rereading the Dream Park books, because I somehow missed a fourth one came out in 2011. These would make a fantastic film franchise, I don't know why someone hasn't done this.
     
  3. Starkers

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    Thanks I might check that out :techman:
     
  4. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    I've just started The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson.
     
  5. Tora Ziyal

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    Just finished The Auschwitz Escape by Joel C. Rosenberg. Historical novel.
     
  6. varek

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    While waiting for the next Star Trek book, I just started a book on American history called Benedict Arnold and the Company of Heroes, about his unsuccessful invasion of Canada. I have been reading a great series of thrillers by Preston and Child, about FBI Special Agent Pendergast.

    My mother has just discovered a good Swedish mystery writer and so she is reading The Ice Princess.
     
  7. Velocity

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    A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
     
  8. TorontoTrekker

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    I've put The Time Patrol aside temporarily while I read the current issues of Asimov's and Analog magazines. One of the stories in this month's Analog that I've read so far was quite quirky and I enjoyed it a great deal: "Plastic Thingy", by Mark Niemann-Ross. It's about a hardware store clerk who has to help a young woman find a red plastic thingy so that she can repair the spaceship that she's been living on. (Apparently its most important characteristic is that it has to be red, but she knows nothing else about it. And there's a sentient plant.)

    Now, if I can just find a store that stocks The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction - I have a friend with a story in an upcoming issue, but I haven't been able to find it. I think I've been in seven or eight stores to look for it, and nobody seems to have it. :(
     
  9. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    I've seen it in stock at the local B&N. Maybe yours can get it for you if they don't stock it regularly.
     
  10. Velocity

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    New Scientist magazine
     
  11. Ro_Laren

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    I wish I had time to read right now!
     
  12. TorontoTrekker

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    Alas, B&N doesn't exist in Canada. Chapters/Indigo is our largest bookstore chain. We used to have a few - Coles and W.H. Smith were the biggies, then Chapters and Indigo started up, Indigo bought Coles and WHS, then Chapters and Indigo merged. So now we have one chain and the occasional independent bookstore here and there. (There is still one Coles-branded store that I know of downtown, but it's in a mall under an office building and I've never seen them open on weekends.)

    The World's Biggest Bookstore, which I've posted about before and which closed a few months ago, was part of the Chapters/Indigo chain (it used to belong to Coles) and I used to see it on the shelf there, but obviously that's no longer an option.

    Though it occurs to me that if B&N stocks it, there's someone I know who lives in Buffalo and comes up to Toronto regularly for convention-related meetings. Maybe I'll see if he'd be willing to keep an eye out for it for me.
     
  13. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I'm reading...the websites for the transit systems in the cities for my upcoming trip (Toronto and Milwaukee).
     
  14. TorontoTrekker

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    What do you want to know about Toronto's system? I don't drive, so I take it frequently. And what I don't know, I can probably find out quickly. (I presume you're coming for a Jays game - the Skydome is within walking distance of Union station, at the south end of the north/south subway line. To get downtown from the airport, you take the 192 Airport Rocket bus from Pearson to Kipling subway station, at the extreme west end of the east/west line - which is about a 10-minute walk from where I live.)
     
  15. Mr. Laser Beam

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    ^ My hotel is within walking distance to the stadium (not the one IN the stadium though :lol: ), but there are other places - like Eaton Centre - where I'd like to go, so I was just browsing on how to get there. Thanks for the offer though. :techman:

    Unfortunately the brand new rail system from the airport to the subway won't be ready until after I'm gone. :sigh: Oh well, I got some Canadian money so I can take a cab.
     
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  16. TorontoTrekker

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    A cab from the airport to downtown will probably cost you $50-60.

    And as far as the rail system from the airport to the subway - given the back-and-forth between the different levels of government, and the debates over funding, and whether we should be building a new subway line or an LRT line, it probably won't actually get built until after I'm gone.
     
  17. RJDiogenes

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    Well, if all else fails, they do sell single issues at their website. What about cons? People sell recent issues of magazines at cons, don't they?
     
  18. Ghost07

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    Have you tried the Kindle on Amazon? I just got "Analog" and another magazine from them...the Issac Azimov one. Maybe they have the one you're looking for, too. wait! They DO have it. I just ordered the current magazine from them.
     
  19. Mr. Laser Beam

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    It's already under construction (they started building it in 2011). Supposed to be done next year. Linky
     
  20. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored Member of the Resistance Since Jan. 20, 2017 Moderator

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    I just finished All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, which was adapted into the film Edge of Tomorrow with Tom Cruise.