August 2017: What are you reading?

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  1. dask

    dask dark and stormy knight

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    Food perhaps? Didn't they both subsist on a diet of worms ?
     
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    HareBrain Bunny of Wonder Staff Member

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    I can't spot one from the dragon's character or the book's themes. I imagine Swanwick simply saw the name and said "I'm having that". What's always puzzled me (though not enough to do any actual research) is why Philipp Schwartzerdtis would have invented a name for himself that suggests the gloom of underground.
     
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  3. Vince W

    Vince W Well-Known Member

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    You gave Winds two stars. Very generous if you ask me.
     
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    Perpetual Man Tim James

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    What can I say? Someone had just put a bar of chocolate in front of me. That's bound to put me in a benevolent mood. ;)
     
  5. Steve S

    Steve S Well-Known Member

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    Just started The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
     
  6. Vince W

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    Must've been a bloody big chocolate bar. :)
     
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    hitmouse Well-Known Member

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    I enjoyed that.
     
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    Perpetual Man Tim James

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    I'm not sure whether I love or hate that cover art. I'd certainly expect the book to make me giggle.

    Speaking of giggle, I read one of the Eli Monpress books by Rachel Aaron. Was probably meant to make me giggle and didn't. Decent but nothing special apart from that - except for the worldbuilding, some of the ideas were absolutely fantastic.
     
  10. ratsy

    ratsy www.scifiexplorations.com

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    I finished the audio book Stillhouse Lake by Rachael Caine and did enjoy it. There were a few things that bugged me about the book, but it was a solid experience.

    Started Misery audio book, as this is one of King's I've always wanted to read, but haven't.

    Still pecking away at The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by King, reading a short every couple days.

    Almost done The Long March by Richard Fox, and devoured most of it over the weekend.

    Then plan on getting to Dennis E Taylor All These Worlds next! pumped for it
     
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    tobl Well-Known Member

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    now Reading the kutherian gambit and i quite like it lol it's diferente. a bit like John conroe, a bit like John ringo
     
  12. D.A. Xiaolin Spires

    D.A. Xiaolin Spires SFF writer & reader

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    I finished listening to The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1) by Becky Chambers, narrated by Rachel Dulude. It was a lot of fun (for those who like more episodic-type fiction)-- reminded me of Futurama.

    I really enjoyed the voices of the aliens in the narration.
     
  13. Parson

    Parson This world is not my home

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    Want to talk about it a bit? Either here or a PM.

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    I finished Awakened by Ell Leigh Clark and Michael Anderle. It was a light and fun read, but it does deal with ethical questions, which I find very intriguing. On the other hand one of those two authors or as I suspect both of them, really like dropping F bombs, cluster and otherwise. I find that grating and wish they would use more family friendly language. I don't see anything funny about saying F this and F that, and sometimes it was meant for humor.

    I dropped Terradox, the physics of dropping a planet between Venus and Earth with no one even noticing was just too far out. Added to that the rest of the science wasn't too far from what is logical given 50 to 100 years. So it really seemed far out.

    I've got Dennis E. Taylor and All These Worlds set for listening and also LJ Ross and Angel. Both are much anticipated and I don't know which I'll choose to listen to first.
     
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    Victoria Silverwolf Vegetarian Werewolf

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    I have started Star Colonies (2000) edited by Martin H. Greenberg and John Helfers, a collection of original stories on that theme. So far it leans to the more traditional side of science fiction. (The Alan Dean Foster story reads like a deliberate pastiche of a Robert Sheckley story from the early 1960's.)
     
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    Just finished They Were Divided - by Miklos Bannfy the third in the truly magisterial Writing on the Wall trilogy.

    And now Khufus's Wisdom - by Nabiguib Mahfouz. It apparently concerns Ancient Egypt.

    In the evenings I am reading Voices of the Street - by Phillip K. Dick and I'm reading a story a day of Almost Insentiant, Almost Divine - by D.P. Watt which is a dark/weird fiction collection.
     
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    The Mauritius Command by Patrick O’Brian - my favourite of the series so far. More here.
    Mappa Mundi by Justina Robson - a little uneven but a good techno-thriller. More here.
     
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    Shadow of the Wolf by Tim Hall.

    A new take on the Robin Hood story and it is spellbinding. I think I have found my new favourite author.
     
  18. Parson

    Parson This world is not my home

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    Started a YA book Thief in Time by Cidney Watson. As expected it is pretty light reading, but enjoy it so far. Am worried that it may turn into a soppy romance.
     
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    biodroid Expensive Gadget User

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    The Door to December - Dean Koontz
     
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    Foxbat None The Wiser

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    Titanic In Photographs Plenty of pictures. Shouldn't take me long:)
     
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