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#576 2020-10-01 04:42:32

Resident Metalhead
From: New Zealand
Registered: 2015-09-29
Posts: 2,666

Re: What are you reading right now?

phuturism wrote:
Dobbie03 wrote:

The Terror by Dan Simmons

Read this recently - really wanted to watch it after seeing the excellent AMC series...    pretty good, nice
historical flavour and detail.

I really enjoyed it, the show was pretty good too.

One of the ArchLabs dudes
Obssesive Metalhead and practiced beer drinker
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#577 2020-10-01 06:00:01

Registered: 2020-09-05
Posts: 19

Re: What are you reading right now?


Next by Michael Crichton. I also borrowed Prey, by the same author.


#578 2020-10-01 23:36:16

Registered: 2015-09-17
Posts: 10,590

Re: What are you reading right now?

I think I've listened to every available Frank Zappa interview now. I learned that he scored one stand-alone TV show, Outrage at Valdez, commissioned by Jacques Cousteau. It's a completely ambient Synclavier piece, terrifying and magnificent...

Frank was contracted, and he delivered the product.


#579 2020-10-09 14:31:21

Registered: 2015-08-10
Posts: 2,964

Re: What are you reading right now?

twoion wrote:
twoion wrote:

I have ordered John Scalzi's The Collapsing Empire and will start on it soon. After that, I'll get Yoon Ha Lee's Ninefox Gambit. In case you're wondering: yes, I went through the list of Hugo and Locus award winners and nominees on Wikipedia again and ordered what seemed interesting. Can't wait.

Change of plans. After a fiction reading break, I'll be enjoying these four books (read the Collapsing Empire to its half point last weekend) over the next few months:

Frederik Pohl: Gateway (1977)

Scalzi: The Collapsing Empire - The Consuming Fire - The Last Emperox (2017-2020).

It also has been made known that the final book of the Expanse ennealogy is titled Leviathan Falls and will only come out in 2021. A bit of a disappointment, as I really hoped to be able to read it this year, but not entirely unexpected in its delay.

I also just ordered Children of Ruin (sequel to the much-appreciated Children of Time from 2015) as well as a secret tip I received, the The Living Labyrinth (2016) by by Ian Stewart & Tim Poston, which apparantely can only be had via print-on-demand from Amazon.

Per aspera ad astra.


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