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Offline Dloheeb

Re: What Sci-Fi book are you currently reading?
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2014, 03:44:08 PM »
I have never read anything from The Culture but thats going to chance because i am
starting in: Consider Phlebas from Iain M. Banks!
Wish me luck because its time to brave the dangers of deep space!

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Re: What Sci-Fi book are you currently reading?
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2014, 11:57:53 AM »
Great how he gives space that enormous feeling. Love how he givs that human feel to droids. Like the races and the technologie. As a "trekkie" its nice to race around in a warp drive instead of a FTL our something like that.
Dont yet  really know what to think of these Changers for alignment. So far i would think chaotic neutral our something. This Culture seems very awesome. Need to read more!  love it!

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Re: What Sci-Fi book are you currently reading?
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2014, 12:15:21 PM »
Great how he gives space that enormous feeling. Love how he givs that human feel to droids. Like the races and the technologie. As a "trekkie" its nice to race around in a warp drive instead of a FTL our something like that.
Dont yet  really know what to think of these Changers for alignment. So far i would think chaotic neutral our something. This Culture seems very awesome. Need to read more!  love it!

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Offline Dloheeb

Re: What Sci-Fi book are you currently reading?
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2014, 06:22:22 AM »
O i will. But man, thnx to sfgateway.com i have like a zillion books on my to read pile. What a great site that is, if youre a sci-fi reader.

Offline Loram

Re: What Sci-Fi book are you currently reading?
« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2014, 10:38:07 AM »
I'm going through a time travel phase. Recently read 11/22/1963 by Stephen King which was really good, trying to read The Time Traveller's Wife because it's so popular but having trouble as it's written in present tense, and about to start Night Watch by Terry Pratchett.

Offline moonspawn

Re: What Sci-Fi book are you currently reading?
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2014, 01:22:07 AM »
Currently I'm reading Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. It's a funny little book and highly entertaining but I wouldn't consider it great.

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Re: What Sci-Fi book are you currently reading?
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2014, 01:04:12 PM »
Just finished Childhood's End by Arthur C Clarke and started in Flow my tears the policeman said by Philip K. Dick.

Offline David Gullen

Re: What Sci-Fi book are you currently reading?
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2014, 10:08:49 PM »
I've just finished 'Native Tongue' by Suzette Haden Elgin. This was quite a compelling read, very interesting and definitely a book of its era -1985 first pub. It's kind of a feminist 1984 (but not really).
My review on Goodreads/Librarything

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/285563.Native_Tongue

https://www.librarything.com/profile_reviews.php?view=DKGullen

(Well, I think I got it for LibraryThing - still finding my way around, it's a bit weird)
Shopocalypse - near-future SF from Clarion Publishing
Short story collection Open Waters from theEXAGGERATEDpress

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Re: What Sci-Fi book are you currently reading?
« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2014, 03:44:01 PM »
Reading The Neutronium Alchemist by Peter F Hamilton. Second book of the Night's dawn trilogy.

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Re: What Sci-Fi book are you currently reading?
« Reply #24 on: April 28, 2014, 05:23:16 PM »
Never been massively into Sci-Fi before, I've always generally stuck to the fantasy section in bookstores.

Just finished Hyperion though, and I adored it.  The story was so well done, the way the individual tales fed into the over-riding tale was sublime.  A solid 10/10 from me .. already bought Fall of Hyperion; thoroughly looking forward to the conclusion of the books - I hope the second half stays as strong as the first half!!

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Re: What Sci-Fi book are you currently reading?
« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2014, 01:24:09 AM »
Never been massively into Sci-Fi before, I've always generally stuck to the fantasy section in bookstores.

Just finished Hyperion though, and I adored it.  The story was so well done, the way the individual tales fed into the over-riding tale was sublime.  A solid 10/10 from me .. already bought Fall of Hyperion; thoroughly looking forward to the conclusion of the books - I hope the second half stays as strong as the first half!!

Glad to hear you liked it. Hyperion is definitely in my top 5 favorite series'.

Recently I read The Left Hand of Darkness. I thought it was absolutely brilliant.

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Re: What Sci-Fi book are you currently reading?
« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2014, 03:17:24 PM »
The left hand of darkness is one of my favorites. Brilliant!

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Re: What Sci-Fi book are you currently reading?
« Reply #27 on: June 15, 2014, 01:24:53 PM »
After a bit of persuasion i am now reading Leviathan Awakes by James S A Carey, what a book so far am loving it
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Offline Fellshot

Re: What Sci-Fi book are you currently reading?
« Reply #28 on: June 17, 2014, 05:09:58 AM »
Just finished The Martian by Andy Weir. :)

Offline CheshireGrin

Re: What Sci-Fi book are you currently reading?
« Reply #29 on: June 30, 2014, 05:55:11 PM »
My husband has been telling me I should read the Sprawl trilogy for a while now, so last night I finally started reading Neuromancer. I'm liking it so far. He owns all the books, so once I'm done with the first one, I'm planning on starting Count Zero.

 

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