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What are you reading?

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Gimme Sake
State War Academy
Caldari State
#21 - 2016-05-12 08:11:14 UTC  |  Edited by: Gimme Sake
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A ku full of sexual connotations and in Eve context, politics and ganking.

"Never not blob!" ~ Plato

LordOdysseus
HIgh Sec Care Bears
Brothers of Tangra
#22 - 2016-05-14 21:42:33 UTC
Danica Duan
#23 - 2016-05-19 03:49:03 UTC
The Guns of Avalon (Book 2 in the Amber Chronicles)
LordOdysseus
HIgh Sec Care Bears
Brothers of Tangra
#24 - 2016-06-01 20:03:53 UTC
Khergit Deserters
Crom's Angels
#25 - 2016-06-02 20:32:07 UTC
Douglas Southall Freeman, Lee's Lieutenants: A Study in Command Not as dry as it sounds, a page-turner actually.
LordOdysseus
HIgh Sec Care Bears
Brothers of Tangra
#26 - 2016-06-17 20:00:10 UTC
Taishoku Mayaki
Feeling Cute Today
#27 - 2016-06-18 15:06:39 UTC
Just finished the first three books by John Gwynne excellent series can't wait for book 4 in December. Now looking at something new to read.

"Right-O, lets get undocked and see what falls off the ship"

Khergit Deserters
Crom's Angels
#28 - 2016-06-19 16:41:13 UTC
Just finished Philip K. ****, The Man in the High Castle. Strange book. Not really sci-fi, more like a psychological novel that happens to be in an alternative future setting.
LordOdysseus
HIgh Sec Care Bears
Brothers of Tangra
#29 - 2016-06-19 19:02:14 UTC
Khergit Deserters wrote:
Just finished Philip K. ****, The Man in the High Castle. Strange book. Not really sci-fi, more like a psychological novel that happens to be in an alternative future setting.


Do you recommend it to casual readers?
Falken Falcon
#30 - 2016-06-20 02:50:04 UTC
Templar one

Aye, Sea Turtles

Mortlake
Somalian Coast Guard Authority
#31 - 2016-06-20 12:47:27 UTC
American Gods (again) - Neil Gaiman

Sometimes you hit the bar and sometimes the bar hits you...

Jonah Gravenstein
Machiavellian Space Bastards
#32 - 2016-06-20 14:49:46 UTC
Starship Troopers ~ Robert A. Heinlein
In the Mouth of the Whale ~ Paul J. McAuley

There's always a random Pratchett on the go too, reading Mort for the umpteenth time and still finding new stuff to laugh at.

In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.

New Player FAQ

Feyd's Survival Pack

Bumblefck
Kerensky Initiatives
#33 - 2016-06-20 17:03:51 UTC
'Mein Kampf', for ironic value.

Perfection is a dish best served like wasabi .

Bumble's Space Log

Khergit Deserters
Crom's Angels
#34 - 2016-06-20 23:56:56 UTC  |  Edited by: Khergit Deserters
LordOdysseus wrote:
Khergit Deserters wrote:
Just finished Philip K. ****, The Man in the High Castle. Strange book. Not really sci-fi, more like a psychological novel that happens to be in an alternative future setting.


Do you recommend it to casual readers?

Hmm. Not really, no. There's not that much of a story, really. It's various characters doing various things and having various thoughts. If you know World War II history, the ideas about what happened with non-defeated Japan and Germany are interesting. But it's just worked into the characters' subplots along the way. Like big news stories that might or might not matter to them. I've read a fair amount of Mr. [Censored]'s works, but I had to resort to internet opinions to help get a handle on the bizarre ending of the book.

Amazing that this tripped-out, film noir gritty thing was published in 1962.
LordOdysseus
HIgh Sec Care Bears
Brothers of Tangra
#35 - 2016-07-20 21:02:35 UTC
Jake Hicks
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#36 - 2016-07-25 14:43:54 UTC
Khergit Deserters wrote:
LordOdysseus wrote:
Khergit Deserters wrote:
Just finished Philip K. ****, The Man in the High Castle. Strange book. Not really sci-fi, more like a psychological novel that happens to be in an alternative future setting.


Do you recommend it to casual readers?

Hmm. Not really, no. There's not that much of a story, really. It's various characters doing various things and having various thoughts. If you know World War II history, the ideas about what happened with non-defeated Japan and Germany are interesting. But it's just worked into the characters' subplots along the way. Like big news stories that might or might not matter to them. I've read a fair amount of Mr. [Censored]'s works, but I had to resort to internet opinions to help get a handle on the bizarre ending of the book.

Amazing that this tripped-out, film noir gritty thing was published in 1962.


Even more amazing was that he wrote the book that was basis for blade runner in 68.

Read it many years ago and had similar feelings.

A television adaptation series was made in 2015 and received great reviews.

Jake Hicks
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#37 - 2016-07-25 14:55:01 UTC
Jonah Gravenstein wrote:
Starship Troopers ~ Robert A. Heinlein
In the Mouth of the Whale ~ Paul J. McAuley

There's always a random Pratchett on the go too, reading Mort for the umpteenth time and still finding new stuff to laugh at.


Always amazes me that Starship trooper was published in 59. The combat suites they use are way more advanced (and in some way more realistic) compared to the ones used in the movies.
Khergit Deserters
Crom's Angels
#38 - 2016-07-27 01:13:35 UTC
Jake Hicks wrote:
Jonah Gravenstein wrote:
Starship Troopers ~ Robert A. Heinlein
In the Mouth of the Whale ~ Paul J. McAuley

There's always a random Pratchett on the go too, reading Mort for the umpteenth time and still finding new stuff to laugh at.


Always amazes me that Starship trooper was published in 59. The combat suites they use are way more advanced (and in some way more realistic) compared to the ones used in the movies.

Yeah, Heinlein was one of those old science fiction guys. Where thinking about real world laws of physics, astronomy and other hard science disciplines were what shaped the story. That kind of went out of style along the way, I guess. But Andy Weir's The Martian from 2014 is equally "hard", science-based sci-fi. So hard and nerdy that I couldn't finish it. Good book, I'm just lazy and not that much of a science nerd.
Vortexo VonBrenner
Doomheim
#39 - 2016-07-27 02:44:05 UTC
Jonah Gravenstein wrote:
Starship Troopers ~ Robert A. Heinlein
...

One of the best books ever written, imo. With CGA as it is now, a direct movie adaptation could be made of the book. 3 hours of bliss.

Kitty Bear
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#40 - 2016-07-28 09:23:17 UTC