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Those look great!

It may be that we're still getting books but just neglecting the thread. :) Here are my latest four:
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Got a couple of Big Lizard Pulp anthologies by Penzler but not sure I’ve seen the one on espionage. Got it on my radar now. Have Asimov’s Words Of Science in paperback but had no idea there was “more.” Never heard of Cambias. Any good?
 
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Yep, Espionage is brand new but I was lucky enough to find a good used copy. On Cambias, I thought his first book (A Darkling Sea) was great - a classic "hard SF first contact strange aliens in a strange environment" sort of tale. I forget if it's his second or third that I missed (a sort of computer technothriller, I thnk) but the third or second, Arkad's World, was less good, but still an enjoyable sort of Vancian youthful adventure. I haven't started The Godel Experiment but Paul di Filippo, riffing off the "Radical Hard SF" label of some SF, said this should start the subgenre of "Radical Fun SF," so I'm hopeful.
 

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Amazingly enough I‘ve actually read a Paul dI Filipino book:
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It’s been a while but if I remember correctly there was a time machine (or machines) based on cell phone technology. Good story, I enjoyed it.
 

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Amazingly enough I‘ve actually read a Paul dI Filipino book:
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It’s been a while but if I remember correctly there was a time machine (or machines) based on cell phone technology. Good story, I enjoyed it.
That also looks like Radical Fun. :)

(Oh, btw, I said Espionage was brand new because I was thinking it was 2021, but I happened to look at it again and it was actually 2020.)
 

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(Oh, btw, I said Espionage was brand new because I was thinking it was 2021, but I happened to look at it again and it was actually 2020.)


FYI: I've seen that Penzler has a new one coming out later this year, The Big Book of Victorian Mysteries.
 

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No idea who that is lol
Take a look at Taxi, the old tv comedy series. Well worth it.

listen to REM’s Automatic For The People and get the reference.

Watch the Jim Cary (I think) biopic, if you must.
 

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Crikey its been years since I saw Taxi! Danny Devito and John Lloyd
John Lloyd was a tennis player, married to Chris Evert. You may be thinking of Christopher.
But yeah, that was the first time I saw Danny and Christopher. Awesome show. I need to watch it again.
 

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I buy heaps of SF paperbacks, but which I don't mention in this thread, 'cause there's nothing special about them. But I recently bought (and received today) a first edition, near-mint condition HB of Harlan's original Dangerous Visions:

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A lovely copy from 1967. I've not actually read it. I think I've read some of the stories in it, but I'm looking forward to reading it cover-to-cover after my current read.
(I also have a near-mint first edition of the follow-up winging tis way to me also, but that's not here yet).
 

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I took the plunge on Neal Asher's Owner Trilogy.

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I adore his Polity books and thought i'd give these a go.

I also bought Artifact Space by Miles Cameron based on Vince's recent read.

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It didn't hurt that it looks like a Light Hugger on the cover.
 

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