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

Dobbie03
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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.


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#577 2020-10-01 06:00:01

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Re: What are you reading right now?

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

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

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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...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAAoAjY7ysU

https://www.zappa-analysis.com/outrage-at-valdez.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGy0NVx9k84

Frank was contracted, and he delivered the product.

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

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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.


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#580 2020-11-21 16:51:19

twoion
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Re: What are you reading right now?

twoion wrote:

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.

News are out: Leviathan Falls is scheduled for release in October 2021. Time to re-read all the previous books, about 1 book a month smile


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#581 2021-04-14 18:58:07

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Re: What are you reading right now?

We have talked about Hannu Rajaniemi before.
Now I am pleased to announce that he published a post-Covid19-SciFi story (or a bunch of them afaiu) and no other then LeVar Burton reads it.
It's a nice story that picks up the current topics of pandemic, vaccination, and possible lasting effects on humanity in a totally non-cheesy way quite worthy of the author of Quantum Thief.

And again sauna culture is a part of the story.

Kudos to Levar Burton for getting the pronunciation of Finnish words largely right (except for the name of Hannu Rajaniemi himself for some reason).

I wouldn't have half-translated hiidenkirnu as "Hiisi's churn", but I guess that's not Burton's fault.

Several islands called Junfgfruholmen actually exist, and the only one in Finnish waters isn't so far from Hanko.


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#582 2021-05-23 18:35:45

twoion
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Re: What are you reading right now?

ohnonot wrote:

It's a nice story that picks up the current topics of pandemic, vaccination, and possible lasting effects on humanity.

I'll hold off on that one. Sci-Fi literature is presently a form of escapism to me, and that's a bit too close in time & space.

PS. Most recently added to be my queue shelf: A Memory Called Empire by Martine and Children of Ruin by Tchaikovsky, the former of which is the start of a cycle and the latter of which is a sequel to Children of Time, which I already read in 2019. Pretty stoked on both of them; the reviews are good.


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#583 2021-06-01 10:09:46

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Re: What are you reading right now?

On the SF front, I just started reading Liu Cixin's Remembrance of Earth's Past trilogy and so far I'm enjoying it.

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#584 2021-06-07 09:17:04

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Re: What are you reading right now?

On the non-SF front, I've been reading "Betty" by Tiffany McDaniel. In the reviews people use a lot of adjectives to describe this book - I'll settle for beautiful and horrifying. It's about a girl growing up in Ohio in the 60s and covers many themes including poverty, storytelling, racism, abuse, family, nature. It's some of the best new writing I've come across in the last few years.

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#585 2021-06-07 13:22:11

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Finished 'To Sleep in a Sea of Stars'. Long scifi book, has at least 2 types of alien 'monsters', not counting the xeno skin, talking cloud read it to me. edit: Certainly an adequate story for a film/series type of thing.

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#586 2021-06-07 17:28:20

ohnonot
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Re: What are you reading right now?

^ added to my library list.
I am currently reading some sort of american crime/action series. Good fun, but too embarrassing to mention here...


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