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War of the Maps by Paul McAuley

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Yup, Ancillary Justice, it is!

I've read Consider Phelebas and wasn't really impressed enough to continue Culture.


WHAT WHAT WHAT?

RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Sir Terry Prachett Books
« on: May 03, 2020, 06:14:11 PM »
Going Postal seems to be 33rd book in Discworld series. So, can I just jump in and start reading it without reading prior 32 books?

Yes. You only have 3 books featurng Moist von Lipwig and Postal is the first of the lot. It's self-contained.

Since you liked Orconomics, I think you'll like this one too.

Nice to know. So which one is better? Start from the 1st book or dive directly into Going Postal?

Depends on your interests and tastes. And insistence on going by publication order.

There are quite a few entry points as other have said (and Peat more elegantly than me) - I came to the series in the mid 90s - was given second hand copies of Colour of Magic and Light Fantastic then jumped around literally basing my decision on which cover I liked best (plus I was gifted the latest Discworld every Xmas so read the latter half of the series from Interesting Times onwards in order.)

Possible Entry Points:

Colour of Magic
Mort
Wyrd Sisters
Guards, Guards,
Going Postal
Wee Free Men

Just read the blurbs and see which of those most appeals ...

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: 2020 Hugos
« on: May 03, 2020, 11:45:00 AM »
These two novellas are on my kinde and need to read ASAP: This Is How You Lose the Time War, by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone and To Be Taught, If Fortunate, by Becky Chambers

For the Madalorian I think I would have gone for Sanctuary.  Love the The Magnificent 7 riffs of that episode.  But either of the two Watchmen espisodes would be great choices,.

Long form- can't really see past Avengers End Game for that one. Past that it wasn't a great year for Sci Fi related films - but Spider Man: Euro Trip can feel a bit aggrieved not to get a nom. 


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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Sir Terry Prachett Books
« on: May 03, 2020, 11:34:12 AM »
I used to read them based on what cover appealed to me the most but that was back when they had the amazing Josh Kirby covers.

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Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronvitch

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X Men:  The Animated Series

? Da na na naaaa na na... ?

Tied with batman animated for best Western animation opening.

Bloody X-Men movie fans - Wolverine is the best X-Men, or maybe Mystique.


It is Gambit as all true 90s X-Men the animated series fans know - possibly Rogue who I am really appreciating on rewatching. 

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X Men:  The Animated Series

? Da na na naaaa na na... ?

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: April 25, 2020, 11:16:45 AM »
I need to get back onto reading - been strangely busy with WFH this week. 

A Darkness of Dragons by SA Patrick should do the trick

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What happened to the Smiler Fair series?

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: April 16, 2020, 09:19:11 AM »
The facebook book battle made me interested in Robin Hobb. As people who are familiar with my preferences, does anyone here think that I'd enjoyed Robin Hobb's Realm of Elderlings?

I don’t think you would like it’s slow paced compared to the books you normally like.

Booooooo.... Realm of the Elderlings is amazing.  Booooooo ....

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: April 15, 2020, 11:15:44 PM »
Record of a Spaceborn few by Becky Chambers

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General Discussion / Re: Anyone else not in the mood for reading?
« on: April 15, 2020, 11:14:56 PM »
I can't physically travel at the moment, but so far today I've been to Canada to see players performing The Tempest in a prision, have fled Tibet across the Himalayas into India, and now I am exploring the vast Galaxy.  All thanks to reading. 

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: April 15, 2020, 06:25:01 PM »
Running on the Roof of the World by Jess Butterworth

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General Discussion / Re: Member birthday calendar
« on: April 14, 2020, 04:20:14 PM »
 Happy Birthday one and all!

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