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Postby Lupine » Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:03 pm

RJDiogenes wrote:Hmm, I don't think I knew that was a Priscilla Hutchins novel. I'll have to read it next. He actually does that from time to time, setting up mysteries that aren't resolved until a future novel. It was the same with the Omega Clouds.

The Omega Clouds are discovered in this book.
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Re: What Are You Reading: The Sequel!

Postby RJDiogenes » Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:15 pm

And it's probably three or four more novels before the mystery is solved. He takes his time. :lol:
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Re: What Are You Reading: The Sequel!

Postby Lupine » Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:17 pm

^That gives me hope for the rest of the series.
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Re: What Are You Reading: The Sequel!

Postby RJDiogenes » Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:20 pm

It is a really good series. Definitely worth reading.
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Re: What Are You Reading: The Sequel!

Postby Jim Gamma » Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:50 am

Readind Ragnarok and Roll by Keith DeCandido right now, it's a collection of short stories, each just too long for me to read a whole one on my morning commute.
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Re: What Are You Reading: The Sequel!

Postby RJDiogenes » Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:29 pm

Is he one of the Star Trek fiction writers? What sort of thing does he write?
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Re: What Are You Reading: The Sequel!

Postby australis » Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:36 pm

Just finished 'The King's Grave' by Philippa Langley & Michael Jones, on Richard III, a subject I've become a little... focused on (not sure why). Does a very good job of exonerating the Tudor propaganda that culminated in the Shakespeare play. It's still my favourite play, but it's not the real Richard. Also covers, in alternating chapters, the discovery iof the grave. Quite a good read.

Current reading: 'Trigger Mortis' by Anthony Horowitz. It's a James Bond novel by the guy who is the creator/writer of the BBC series 'Foyle's War'. It's set in the aftermath of 'Goldfinger' and has Pussy Galore. It's very much in Fleming's style, with all the 60s misogyny and political incorrectness of the original. Captures the flavour of the original very well. Quite enjoyed 'Devil May Care' and ''Carte Blanche' as well, from 2008 on.
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Re: What Are You Reading: The Sequel!

Postby Lupine » Sat Nov 14, 2015 3:58 pm

The King's Grave sounds interesting. Mu aunt may like it as she's a bit of a Richard III buff.
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Re: What Are You Reading: The Sequel!

Postby RJDiogenes » Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:33 pm

"Trigger Mortis." :lol:

I just started reading a book called Where The Hell Is Tesla on my Kindle app. It's written in the form of a series of emails and it's pretty funny. It's an adventure spanning multiple alternate universes as a couple of guys try to find Tesla, who invented the gateway-- they need him to get home.
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Re: What Are You Reading: The Sequel!

Postby RJDiogenes » Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:02 am

I finished Where The Hell Is Tesla. Very light and fun, a nice quick read. I wish there had been more alternate universes, but I enjoyed it.

I am now reading a biography of Stirling Silliphant.
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Re: What Are You Reading: The Sequel!

Postby RJDiogenes » Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:52 pm

Hmm. This thread has grown a little dusty. :unsure:

I just finished reading Lost: A Moon by Paul Capon, from 1955, which is a book that emma had been looking for, because it was a childhood favorite. It finally became available on the Kindle. It was very enjoyable, definitely the kind of book I read as a kid-- it was kind of similar in reading level to The Wonderful Flight To The Mushroom Planet. The story itself was an interesting conflict with an AI that didn't understand emotions, involving human beings who found it impossible to explain something that they so took for granted. There was a mix of scientific realism-- no gravity in space, low gravity on Phobos, long travel times between worlds-- and scientific naivete-- a thriving ecology on Mars, despite the unbreathable atmosphere.

I'm not sure what's next. I've got the new novel by Jack McDevitt, Thunderbird, but it's not Priscilla Hutchins or Alex Benedict, so it's not as high a priority. I've also got an interesting anthology about interstellar travel that was edited by Jack McDevitt, and tons of other random things. Who knows?
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Re: What Are You Reading: The Sequel!

Postby RJDiogenes » Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:50 pm

Well, Dwarves In Space 5 is finished. That settles that. :book:
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Re: What Are You Reading: The Sequel!

Postby blablover5 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:03 am

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Re: What Are You Reading: The Sequel!

Postby RJDiogenes » Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:50 pm

Literally. :unsure:
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Re: What Are You Reading: The Sequel!

Postby Lupine » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:27 pm

I ordered Robotech: The Masters Saga off Amazon. Took forever to get here... and I opened it to find Robotech: The Macross Saga volume 2 :wallbash:
And it's a Manga, not even a book.
And it's volume 2 so it doesn't even have the (in)famous Minmei shower scene in it. :no:
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Re: What Are You Reading: The Sequel!

Postby RJDiogenes » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:42 pm

Lupine wrote:I ordered Robotech: The Masters Saga off Amazon. Took forever to get here... and I opened it to find Robotech: The Macross Saga volume 2 :wallbash:

That's very unusual. I've known Amazon to make a mistake only once. Or it is from the marketplace?

And it's volume 2 so it doesn't even have the (in)famous Minmei shower scene in it. :no:

Okay, that sounds interesting. :lol:
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Re: What Are You Reading: The Sequel!

Postby Lupine » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:52 pm

RJDiogenes wrote:
Lupine wrote:I ordered Robotech: The Masters Saga off Amazon. Took forever to get here... and I opened it to find Robotech: The Macross Saga volume 2 :wallbash:

That's very unusual. I've known Amazon to make a mistake only once. Or it is from the marketplace?

Market place. I've already sent them a message.

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And it's volume 2 so it doesn't even have the (in)famous Minmei shower scene in it. :no:

Okay, that sounds interesting. :lol:

If you were a certain age in the 80s when this hit TV the scene is seared into your memory for life. :lol:

And in the DVD release it isn't censored. ;)
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Re: What Are You Reading: The Sequel!

Postby Lupine » Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:59 pm

The vendor said they refunded my money and I can keep the Manga.
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Re: What Are You Reading: The Sequel!

Postby RJDiogenes » Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:54 pm

Lupine wrote:If you were a certain age in the 80s when this hit TV the scene is seared into your memory for life. :lol:

I can dig it. I do remember seeing some Anime back in the 80s with nudity at a friend's house. And I have Project A-KO on DVD, which has a bit of nudity.

And in the DVD release it isn't censored. ;)

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Re: What Are You Reading: The Sequel!

Postby Lupine » Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:58 pm

Robotech: The Master's Saga finally got here yesterday and I started it last night.
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Re: What Are You Reading: The Sequel!

Postby RJDiogenes » Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:57 pm

I'm almost done with blab newest DIS novel. It's very different from the others. And I wonder if it's weird that I identify with the ghoul. I almost feel like he's based on me. :lol:

I think next will be the Wolf Man vs. Dracula script. Then maybe Thunderbird. I know I'm going to love Thunderbird, but the fact that it's not Priscilla Hutchins or Alex Benedict sort of dampens my enthusiasm.
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Re: What Are You Reading: The Sequel!

Postby RJDiogenes » Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:51 pm

Okay, I finished DIS V, and it was really good. It had a very interesting character arc for the main characters, including a well-drawn friendship that grew out of very dubious circumstances. Disturbingly, I found myself relating best to the ghoul, with his inexhaustible sense of wonder. Nice characterizing against type there. And the dastardly plot driving the engine of the story was ingenious-- the military feels threatened by non-corporeals and attempts to develop weapons to deal with them on their own terms. The arms race would be quite weird in a universe with both science and magic.

Now I will begin the Wolf Man vs. Dracula script.
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Re: What Are You Reading: The Sequel!

Postby RJDiogenes » Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:06 pm

I read Wolf Man vs. Dracula and it was really good. It would have made a good movie-- and maybe someday will. The guy who wrote it did a fabulous job on Larry Talbot-- I could see and hear Lon Chaney Jr. speaking those lines every time. The characterization of Dracula wasn't quite as good, but improved at the end. In particular, his motivation for asking a peasant farmer for his daughter's hand in marriage was not explained. The book itself is very interesting. It is basically scans of the pages of the script, so it is exactly as written-- a first draft that is rife with spelling, punctuation, vocabulary, and formatting errors. It's very charming. :yes:

Now I'm reading a humungous, three-volume, hardcover, slip-cased collection of Gahan Wilson cartoons. It's everything he ever published in Playboy (and has a foreword by Hugh Hefner) from 1957 to 2008. The list price is $125 and Amazon had it for $38. :cooldude:
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Re: What Are You Reading: The Sequel!

Postby Lupine » Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:06 pm

^I love finding a good deal.
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Re: What Are You Reading: The Sequel!

Postby RJDiogenes » Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:28 pm

I was amazed. I saw it in the bookstore at full price, so I decided to put it in my Amazon cart in case I get another gift card from work or something, and there it was. It took me a while to believe it was the same set. :lol:
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