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Forum: Book Corner 14 February 2019, 11:54 AM
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While it is easy enough to find lists of the...

While it is easy enough to find lists of the books online, here's a list of the core novels, in chronological order:

1. The Colour of Magic
2. The Light Fantastic
3. Equal Rites
4. Mort
5....
Forum: Book Corner 14 February 2019, 02:01 AM
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Posted By Crius of CoH
The DC Universe streaming service has comic books...

The DC Universe streaming service has comic books as well as movies, shows and a daily news show; I was pleased to see that Planetary is now part of their collection, as well as The Wild Storm, an...
Forum: Book Corner 13 February 2019, 08:42 PM
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Actually an old book (1895) from Project...

Actually an old book (1895) from Project Gutenberg: The Little Room and Other Stories (http://www.gutenberg.org/files/58855/58855-h/58855-h.htm), by Madeline Yale Wynne (who also apparently supplied...
Forum: Book Corner 03 January 2019, 04:51 PM
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I tried it some years ago, after reading that...

I tried it some years ago, after reading that Heinlein's Citizen of the Galaxy was somewhat based on Kim. I certainly wasn't going in thinking it would be a grand SF spectacle, and I've read plenty...
Forum: Book Corner 03 January 2019, 04:33 AM
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Posted By Crius of CoH
I'm... about 35% in, I think (Kindle's upstairs...

I'm... about 35% in, I think (Kindle's upstairs charging, too lazy to look). Just after where the Runner character delivers the potions to the adventurers fighting the lich. I like it; I shelled out...
Forum: Book Corner 02 January 2019, 05:39 PM
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Posted By Crius of CoH
I shall! Thanks for posting - it sounds...

I shall! Thanks for posting - it sounds interesting and enjoyable!
Forum: Book Corner 02 January 2019, 01:50 AM
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Posted By Crius of CoH
A few days ago, DC Comics had a sale on Kindle...

A few days ago, DC Comics had a sale on Kindle products, so I purchased a few items - apparently Black Science has spurred a bit of a comic book jig in my reading. After going through dozens of pages...
Forum: Book Corner 15 December 2018, 09:42 PM
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Upon finishing some book or other on my Kindle,...

Upon finishing some book or other on my Kindle, in the "Recommended For You" list that popped up afterwards was something called Black Science (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Science_(comics))....
Forum: Book Corner 11 November 2018, 03:00 AM
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Posted By Crius of CoH
A little while back I re-noticed that the 5th...

A little while back I re-noticed that the 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons core rulebooks Dungeon Master's Guide and Player's Handbook both had a "recommended reading" section in the back. The old...
Forum: Book Corner 06 July 2018, 08:50 PM
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Just finished Jonathan L. Howard's sequel to his...

Just finished Jonathan L. Howard's sequel to his first Lovecraftian novel, Carter & Lovecraft: After the End of the World. I was hooked on Howard with the first book in his Johannes Cabal series, and...
Forum: Book Corner 28 February 2018, 05:35 PM
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I saw it for $2 and decided it was worth the...

I saw it for $2 and decided it was worth the risk: I picked up a hardcover copy of Minecraft: The Island by Max Brooks, the guy who wrote World War Z (it says on the cover).

This is a weird one. I...
Forum: Book Corner 22 February 2018, 02:35 AM
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Posted By Crius of CoH
I finished the Tome of Bill and the Frontlines...

I finished the Tome of Bill and the Frontlines series on my Kindle, and both were very good. There may be future volumes of either series, but as of now, I am all caught up.

I spent some time...
Forum: Book Corner 05 February 2018, 05:25 PM
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Posted By Crius of CoH
I got a Kindle for Christmas, and I've had an...

I got a Kindle for Christmas, and I've had an Amazon Prime membership for a few years, so I've been reading a bunch of free books, mostly series, on the Kindle. And, for the most part, one can see...
Forum: Book Corner 02 July 2017, 02:24 AM
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Finished the most recent book in Jonathan...

Finished the most recent book in Jonathan Howard's horror-fantasy comedy series Johannes Cabal, The Fall of the House of Cabal. Alas, I've been reading the series via the library, and they only had...
Forum: Book Corner 04 June 2017, 02:37 PM
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Posted By Crius of CoH
I discovered I'd somehow missed one volume of...

I discovered I'd somehow missed one volume of Iain M. Banks' Culture novels, so I got Surface Detail from the library and finished it last week. Yet another good entry, though a bit saddening to know...
Forum: Book Corner 14 February 2017, 01:08 AM
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Posted By Crius of CoH
I just finished The Wild Trees, by Richard...

I just finished The Wild Trees, by Richard Preston, and am about to start Panic in Level 4: Cannibals, Killer Viruses, and Other Journeys to the Edge of Science. Obviously, I cannot yet comment about...
Forum: Book Corner 17 January 2017, 12:46 AM
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Posted By Crius of CoH
Just read three books by Jonathan L. Howard...

Just read three books by Jonathan L. Howard (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_L._Howard): the first two novels in the "Johannes Cabal" series (Johannes Cabal the Necromancer, and Johannes Cabal...
Forum: Book Corner 18 November 2016, 09:45 PM
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Posted By Crius of CoH
I don't know, but I do know I didn't enjoy it...

I don't know, but I do know I didn't enjoy it anywhere near as much as I enjoyed most all of his other works. It felt rushed and clunky.
Forum: Book Corner 18 November 2016, 05:22 PM
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Posted By Crius of CoH
Whoops - double post. Sorry.

Whoops - double post. Sorry.
Forum: Book Corner 18 November 2016, 05:19 PM
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Posted By Crius of CoH
I am reading two books from the 1920's by an...

I am reading two books from the 1920's by an expat Pole/Russian, Fedinand Ossendowski (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferdynand_Antoni_Ossendowski): Beasts, Men and Gods, and Man and Mystery In Asia....
Forum: Book Corner 08 October 2016, 11:04 PM
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Posted By Crius of CoH
So I started it a couple of days ago, naturally...

So I started it a couple of days ago, naturally coinciding with a busy period so it's been taken in small doses. I just got to the bit in Chapter 4 where The Narrator is looking for a job and having...
Forum: Book Corner 03 October 2016, 05:48 PM
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Posted By Crius of CoH
I just finished The Rook, and it was quite good....

I just finished The Rook, and it was quite good. I'd say it's closer to Simon Green's Secret History[ (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secret_History_(book_series))/I] series than Stross' Laundry...
Forum: Book Corner 02 October 2016, 08:03 PM
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Posted By Crius of CoH
Whew! Good deal!

Whew! Good deal!
Forum: Book Corner 02 October 2016, 12:35 AM
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Posted By Crius of CoH
Yeah, you won't find pretty much anything by...

Yeah, you won't find pretty much anything by Clarke with robots (sole exception I can think of is The City and the Stars, and at that it's only the "debugging" of one robot in one scene late in the...
Forum: Book Corner 26 September 2016, 01:46 AM
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Posted By Crius of CoH
Tom Holt's also a writer of (generally) comedic...

Tom Holt's also a writer of (generally) comedic fantasy, and has been around a while. However, I have to confess I only really liked two of earliest books - Expecting Someone Taller and Flying Dutch....
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