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Forum: Book Corner 01 January 2019, 05:45 AM
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I just serially finished three books in quick...

I just serially finished three books in quick succession. Well, technically one novella and two books. The first was Exit Strategy, the last installment in Martha Wells’ Murderbot Diaries. I...
Forum: Book Corner 15 September 2018, 09:20 PM
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I recently finished Rogue Protocol, Martha Wells’...

I recently finished Rogue Protocol, Martha Wells’ latest installment in her Murderbot Diaries. This is the next-to-last in a 4-part novella series about a SecUnit/security android that disabled its...
Forum: Book Corner 09 July 2018, 05:41 AM
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I finished Tim Powers’ Declare over the weekend....

I finished Tim Powers’ Declare over the weekend. Powers always does a lot of research into the time periods and folklore he incorporates into his books, and it’s on full display here. I only found...
Forum: Book Corner 28 May 2018, 10:25 PM
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I finished reading Artificial Condition, the...

I finished reading Artificial Condition, the second novella in Martha Wells' new series, The Murderbot Diaries. Basically, the backstory is that a machine/biological hybrid went on a murderous...
Forum: Book Corner 23 September 2017, 10:30 PM
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I recently finished Ann Leckie's Ancillary Mercy...

I recently finished Ann Leckie's Ancillary Mercy and Brandon Sanderson's The Rithmatist. Ancillary Mercy finishes up Leckie's Imperial Radch trilogy and I thought it decently wrapped up Breq's story...
Forum: Book Corner 02 July 2017, 09:37 PM
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I'm almost done re-reading Last Call by Tim...

I'm almost done re-reading Last Call by Tim Powers. This is part of a trilogy, which I was unaware of during the first reading, so I wanted to read it again to refresh my memory. This book is hard to...
Forum: Book Corner 26 February 2017, 08:47 PM
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Posted By Cure the Blues
Finished Barrayar. Liked it a lot even though I...

Finished Barrayar. Liked it a lot even though I knew which characters were going to live or die based on the later books. I think somebody at one point asked if Bujold was interested in doing a...
Forum: Book Corner 12 February 2017, 03:55 AM
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I finished Ancillary Sword awhile back and really...

I finished Ancillary Sword awhile back and really enjoyed it. It avoided most of the pitfalls of middle-book syndrome. It’s clearly a bridge book between Justice and Mercy, but there was still enough...
Forum: Book Corner 22 January 2017, 06:36 PM
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Yeah, his writing is very strongly influenced by...

Yeah, his writing is very strongly influenced by his dad. His identity was a very poorly kept secret when Heart-Shaped Box came out. Not surprising, because even if I hadn't already known he was...
Forum: Book Corner 14 January 2017, 09:14 PM
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I finished up Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’...

I finished up Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’ Locke and Key series. Since I had the audiobook version from back when it was a free offer, I went through both the comics and the audiobook at the same...
Forum: Book Corner 04 October 2016, 05:30 AM
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I just started Michael J. Sullivan's latest book...

I just started Michael J. Sullivan's latest book Age of Myth. It's the first of a 6 book fantasy series, and I figured I'd better keep up before I fall behind. The entire series is already written...
Forum: Book Corner 24 September 2016, 09:58 PM
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Fair warning, I have quite a lot and the...

Fair warning, I have quite a lot and the light-heartedness quotient varies.

Have you tried Gone-Away World yet? It’s set in a near-future post-apocalypse brought about by the gone-away gun, a...
Forum: Book Corner 28 August 2016, 01:48 AM
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Posted By Cure the Blues
That makes more sense since I almost never go on...

That makes more sense since I almost never go on reddit. I'm not sure these redditors are representative of most fantasy readers. Sanderson's one of the more popular fantasy authors. IMO he is one...
Forum: Book Corner 21 August 2016, 07:29 PM
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This is the first I've heard of Sanderson being...

This is the first I've heard of Sanderson being singled out for criticism. Is it possible this is localized to Britain or is it coming from outside of the fantasy readership? Sanderson isn't known...
Forum: Book Corner 06 June 2016, 06:58 AM
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Posted By Cure the Blues
I finished The Well of Ascension, the second book...

I finished The Well of Ascension, the second book in Brandon Sanderson's first Mistborn series. I figured I'd better make some progress in this series since he's almost done with the follow-on...
Forum: Book Corner 12 March 2016, 10:18 PM
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Posted By Cure the Blues
This almost sounds like it was written by George...

This almost sounds like it was written by George R. R. Martin's many-times great granddad. Although I do think Martin's reputation for killing main characters is a little bit exaggerated.
Forum: Book Corner 13 February 2016, 11:00 PM
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It seems like Spielberg is filming in Hard Mode...

It seems like Spielberg is filming in Hard Mode since he's decided to not reference any of his films. Although I'd hope he'd change his mind on the films where he was executive producer. I mean...
Forum: Book Corner 19 August 2015, 02:41 AM
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Posted By Cure the Blues
Yes, that's the one. Lots of "I won't take them....

Yes, that's the one. Lots of "I won't take them. Let country X have them. They have plenty of room/money/etc." All the while the humanitarian aide workers helping the troglodytes become severely...
Forum: Book Corner 17 August 2015, 04:07 AM
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Posted By Cure the Blues
I recently finished Michael J. Sullivan's The...

I recently finished Michael J. Sullivan's The Crown Tower (http://www.fantasybookreview.co.uk/Michael-J-Sullivan/The-Crown-Tower.html), a prequel to his Riyria Revelations series. I enjoyed it, and...
Forum: Book Corner 12 May 2015, 05:34 AM
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Posted By Cure the Blues
Yes, it was the Gipe book that North was reading...

Yes, it was the Gipe book that North was reading through. Apparently this was from an early screenplay and for all I know some of the book was written before Fox was cast. Originally Eric Stoltz...
Forum: Book Corner 11 May 2015, 04:32 AM
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Posted By Cure the Blues
Finished Ha'penny about a week ago and,...

Finished Ha'penny about a week ago and, unsurprisingly, this did not end on a cheerful note. This is one of the better alternate history novels I've read, but it is grim. I hadn't been aware of the...
Forum: Book Corner 13 April 2015, 04:07 AM
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Posted By Cure the Blues
Recently finished Devil in the Grove...

Recently finished Devil in the Grove (http://www.amazon.com/Devil-Grove-Thurgood-Marshall-Groveland/dp/0061792268), about Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP's defense of the Groveland Boys. It was very...
Forum: Book Corner 15 October 2014, 06:09 AM
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Posted By Cure the Blues
I’ve been on an SF&F tear. I read through...

I’ve been on an SF&F tear. I read through Michael J. Sullivan’s Rise of Empire...
Forum: Book Corner 07 May 2014, 03:02 AM
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Posted By Cure the Blues
I'm quite looking forward to Strange and Norrell...

I'm quite looking forward to Strange and Norrell as well. I never had the slightest problem with the pacing; it's supposed to be a slow burn. I loved Clarke's worldbuilding and extensive use of...
Forum: Book Corner 17 March 2014, 05:10 AM
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Posted By Cure the Blues
I've read though Stephenson's Quicksilver and he...

I've read though Stephenson's Quicksilver and he really, really likes to put in all of his research. So much so that Quicksilver's Waterhouse chapters get bogged down under the weight of it. I just...
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