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What are you reading?
« on: November 21, 2019, 06:46:24 PM »
Just finished The Fated Sky by Mary Robinette Kowal. , almost done with Cauldron by Jack McDevit. Next up 2312 by Kim Stanley Robiinson.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2019, 07:35:18 PM »
Existence by David Brin.  This is one of his sweeping sci-fi epics following multiple characters that all come together in the end books.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2019, 07:40:12 PM »
The Martian by Andy Weir.  The book the movie is based on. 
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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2019, 07:52:52 PM »
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2019, 08:56:19 PM »
"Overcoming Passive-Aggression" by Murphy and Overlin
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2019, 10:06:52 PM »
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Super interesting so far.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2019, 03:02:43 AM »
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2019, 09:34:23 AM »
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2019, 09:55:14 AM »
Been listening to the audio books of The Expanse. On book 3.5 right now.

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The Martian by Andy Weir.  The book the movie is based on.

Have it in paper, Kindle, audio book, and movie. I really liked it. It had me hooked with the first sentence.

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Existence by David Brin.

So a series? I see the first book but don't see others flagged as part of an Existence series.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2019, 10:14:38 AM »
Been listening to the audio books of The Expanse. On book 3.5 right now.

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The Martian by Andy Weir.  The book the movie is based on.

Have it in paper, Kindle, audio book, and movie. I really liked it. It had me hooked with the first sentence.

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Existence by David Brin.

So a series? I see the first book but don't see others flagged as part of an Existence series.

It's standalone, AFAIK.  I just meant that that is the style of book he seems to write.  See Earth as a different example.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2019, 12:03:45 PM »
Been listening to the audio books of The Expanse. On book 3.5 right now.


I just picked a couple of the series at a book sale.I liked the show till it moved to that I don't have it network.
Have The Sea Hunters by Clive Clussler next in my parade of books. Haven't looked at any on my Kindle in a while, just don't care for reading books on them, unless I am traveling.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2019, 12:05:03 PM »
Existence by David Brin.  This is one of his sweeping sci-fi epics following multiple characters that all come together in the end books.
He is one of my favorites, will have to add that one to my library que.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2019, 01:39:29 PM »
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2019, 02:18:52 PM »
I just finished Haven Ascendant by Robert M Kerns. I'm now reading Spacers: Free space by Scott Bartlett.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2019, 02:24:32 PM »
Just finished a 3 book series about first contact.  Don't know the details but it allows me to turn my brain off for long periods of time yet remain largely entertained.  Just started some dystopian series about post nuclear survivalist type stuff.  I don't read deep very often. 
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2019, 09:47:33 AM »
I just picked a couple of the {The Expanse} series at a book sale.I liked the show till it moved to that I don't have it network.
Have The Sea Hunters by Clive Clussler next in my parade of books. Haven't looked at any on my Kindle in a while, just don't care for reading books on them, unless I am traveling.

Like Clive too. You've not missed anything yet on The Expanse. Next season is coming out in 2020.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2019, 11:21:52 AM »
Existence by David Brin.  This is one of his sweeping sci-fi epics following multiple characters that all come together in the end books.
He is one of my favorites, will have to add that one to my library que.

Just finished it.  My review? Meh.
She's got a worm in 'er belly? That's disgusting! That's interesting, but very disgusting. 

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2019, 06:44:05 PM »
2312. Meh too much fluff in the story.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2019, 08:49:20 PM »
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Super interesting so far.

Getting ready to start that, soon.

Finishing up some super-light and silly reading with the 4-book Ex-Heroes series.

Book one
https://www.amazon.com/Ex-Heroes/dp/B00502PFS0

Book two
https://www.amazon.com/Ex-Patriots/dp/B005ACDY8I

Book three
https://www.amazon.com/Ex-Communication-Novel-Ex-Heroes-Peter-Clines/dp/0385346824

Book four
https://www.amazon.com/Ex-Purgatory-Ex-Heroes-Book-4-ebook/dp/B00DEDAGTK

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Looks like it's now a 5-book series. I didn't read this one.
https://www.amazon.com/Ex-Isle-Novel-Ex-Heroes-Peter-Clines/dp/0553418319
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2019, 01:41:31 PM »
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #24 on: November 27, 2019, 09:48:30 PM »
Well, I am reading this thread at the moment ;D

Mostly tech manuals, and wiring diagrams, because I am trying to keep up to date on the new material we are receiving at work. GO to be able to teach the mechanics how to fix the new stuff.....
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #25 on: December 01, 2019, 02:07:07 PM »
The Martian by Andy Weir.  The book the movie is based on.

WAY back when we had the STN sci-fi reading club we read that book.  At the time he (Andy Weir) had it for free on his website just to get his name out there.  I loved it so much I Facebook friended him and we chatted several times.

Then his book was bought, picked up for the movie, and he ended his personal Facebook account and started an author page.  Dude is cool.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2019, 04:01:20 PM »
The Cussler book I am reading now is not a novel but a historic ,in that it is telling of the exploration of ship wrecks and some of the history of the wrecks. Interesting ,and I never knew how many ship wrecks Mr Cussler has chased and explored.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2019, 11:03:59 AM »
Contiuing to work my way through Ryk Brown's "Frontiers Sage" (part 1). It's only 16 books. Good enough to be worth it though.

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Re: What are you reading?
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A Walk Across The Sun by Corban Addison
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