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I've almost finished this now, a really good SF book.
My brain is already mulling over what to read next, I've got a good selection of recent SF books lined up, but my "every few months" regular urge is screeching for attention, I think it's a little early.

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pre-historic submarine monster right? i think i saw a few movies that way
 

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Currently: Calculating God by Robert J Sawyer. The aliens are amusing... and the philosophising hasn't driven me to sleep or to toss the book against the wall either.
 

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Currently: Calculating God by Robert J Sawyer. The aliens are amusing... and the philosophising hasn't driven me to sleep or to toss the book against the wall either.
actually is quite an interesting book. They mutilated one of his books in the tv show flashfoward mas the book is also good.
 

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Currently: Calculating God by Robert J Sawyer. The aliens are amusing... and the philosophising hasn't driven me to sleep or to toss the book against the wall either.
This was funny and sad and I loved the human/alien interactions. The supernova thing, though, was a bit too convenient.

Next up is Survival of the Friendliest by Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods
Survival of the Friendliest
 

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actually is quite an interesting book. They mutilated one of his books in the tv show flashfoward mas the book is also good.
Re: Robert Sawyer - I read his Dinosaur version of Galileo (can't remember the title) when I was a teenager and enjoyed that. His books are hard to find. Too old I suppose. :(
 

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I finished Wizard of the Pigeons. The concept was interesting, but the plot was extremely thin. The two Hobb/Lindholm books that I've read have boiled down to "stuff happens to a man in an unusual setting". I don't need constant action, but a sense of direction would be very nice. Hobb is a decent writer, but not so good to make up for the weakness of the story. It didn't help that there were elements that didn't convince me: why the hero bothered to know magic at all, and why a woman he meets would be so interested in him.
 

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blah - flags. So many flags.
I've started to read the first Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and The Wildest Hunt by @Jo Zebedee. I think she's said on another thread but we're related so I should probably read some of her books.
Don’t fall over yourself there ;) ä
I‘m reading the new St Mary’s Book by Jodi Taylor. Good fun as ever.
 

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Poul Anderson: "David Falkayn: Star Trader" Volume 2 of the Baen chronologically ordered Technic Civilization Saga.
Seven more stories, first published 1963-73. Best of the bunch (for me) is the 1968 novel "Satan's World", but all are very readable space opera, though the lack of roles for women other than to pour drinks for Van Rijn or fall in love with Falkayn is a tad embarrassing.
 

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I'm working through Aceron Salvation (Federation Chronicles Book 2) by Ken Lozito This is a frustrating book like the first. As a reader you keep trying to fit the story into something intelligible, and I keep failing with this book. I just want to quit, but there is always the hope that all of sudden the players will be clear and there will be some understandable action. I'm 84% through this book, so it's likely I will stay to the end, but unless things are clearer book three is on very thin ice indeed.
 

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So, I've finished Aceron Salvation (Federation Chronicles Book 2) by Ken Lozito and it did get a bit clearer at the end. I THINK I now understand who's on what side and have a faint idea of what the stakes are, but given my history with this series, thinking is far from knowing. I"ve shelved the series for the time being at least. I've moved on to a book that I feared had a real possibility of being an all time clunker. Starship for Sale by M.R. Forbes --- When I selected it from Kindle Unlimited, I had the impression that it was a kind of far future novel where starships could indeed be for sale. Imagine my dismay when I discover that it's setting is contemporary, but the writing was good the main character was interesting so I kept reading. I am now 27% through the book and the Starship has entered the picture. It feels a bit hokey, but for me it just slides into the "I suppose that could happen" category. I'll keep reading, I think Forbes is going for a kind of fun romp, and it just might live up to that. More later.
 
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