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Re: What Sci-Fi book are you currently reading?
« Reply #210 on: January 29, 2018, 10:27:18 PM »
Just started Altered Carbon as want to read before watching
 
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Re: What Sci-Fi book are you currently reading?
« Reply #211 on: March 04, 2018, 08:37:17 PM »
Very different but a great read

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Re: What Sci-Fi book are you currently reading?
« Reply #212 on: May 07, 2018, 01:43:36 PM »
About to start Armada by Ernest Cline. Really liked Ready Player One when I read it last year. Heard this one isn't quite as good, but I have to give it a try!

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Re: What Sci-Fi book are you currently reading?
« Reply #213 on: November 28, 2018, 08:01:52 PM »
I'm just getting back into my reading now, and before I could think too much about what to read first I picked up.. Startide Rising by David Brin. So far so good. At times it feels a little dated (or "Golden Age", depending on your POV), but there's a lot going on, a growing sense of wonder, and the dolphins are really interesting. :)

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Re: What Sci-Fi book are you currently reading?
« Reply #214 on: November 30, 2018, 12:09:49 AM »
I'm just getting back into my reading now, and before I could think too much about what to read first I picked up.. Startide Rising by David Brin. So far so good. At times it feels a little dated (or "Golden Age", depending on your POV), but there's a lot going on, a growing sense of wonder, and the dolphins are really interesting. :)

Yee ha! One of my favorite books.
I almost don’t ever want to read it again in case it really does feel dated. (Or as Elfy says: “to avoid the suck fairy.”

But boy when I read that thirty years (?) ago, I couldn’t put it down and had to tie a hand behind my back from jumping forward in the pages.
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Re: What Sci-Fi book are you currently reading?
« Reply #215 on: November 30, 2018, 09:20:34 AM »
> But boy when I read that thirty years (?) ago

I can only imagine!

The moments it feels dated are, IMHO, very brief; simple turns of phrase perhaps, or a Golden Age feel to things in some of the Galactics sections.

The dolphins are wonderfully portrayed, I love their Trinary speech haiku, and Brin's understanding and use of sonar and cetacean biology is well done - just enough to take you away from that "alien but still basically human" problem many authors have when portraying alien species.

The world-building is starting to open up now.. I'm just getting into Charles' theories about Kipruth, and I'm starting to have my own theories about the Progenitors. The story is already turning out to _not_ be about what I thought it would be about. :)

And he has a knack for the large canvas:

"The ships lay in space like serried rows of scattered beads, dimly reflecting the faint glow of the Milky Way. The nearest stars were the dim reddish oldsters of a small globular cluster, patient and barren remnants from the first epoch of star formation - devoid of planets or metals."

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Re: What Sci-Fi book are you currently reading?
« Reply #216 on: December 01, 2018, 12:25:22 AM »
@nettletea, the next book in the series, “The Uplift War” is also fantastic, fantastic, and did I say fantastic?

I read the first book, Sundiver, and it was good without being amazing.

The second trilogy? I couldn’t get far into the first book, but maybe one day i’ll give it another try.

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Re: What Sci-Fi book are you currently reading?
« Reply #217 on: January 17, 2019, 07:15:38 AM »
I am a fan of Fantasy and Mystery books. The book I'm currently reading is "THE EMERALD DOORWAY" by R. Scott Lemriel. One of the best authors in my opinion, love all his I am a fan of Fantasy and Mystery books. The book I'm currently reading is "THE EMERALD DOORWAY" by R. Scott Lemriel. One of the best authors in my opinion, love all his books on . I get all the latest books from his website https://www.totalspectrumproductions.com/

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Re: What Sci-Fi book are you currently reading?
« Reply #218 on: January 25, 2019, 02:48:29 PM »
Just finished The Bastard Legion #1 - a great and fun military SF read. Killjoys meets The Expanse.

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Re: What Sci-Fi book are you currently reading?
« Reply #219 on: May 09, 2019, 07:19:45 PM »
About a third of the way through Kurt Vonnegut's The Sirens of Titan. Loving it so far!

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Re: What Sci-Fi book are you currently reading?
« Reply #220 on: September 20, 2019, 07:39:05 PM »
Starshine by G.S. Jennsen.  Not bad for a debut novel.  Also, it is free of charge