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Looking for some new Sci/Fi or Fantasy novels.

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I just started re-reading one of my favorites.

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Damned fine read from a cant go wrong author.

Been in the middle of moving so Ive not been reading much.

Very slowly chipping away at Newtons Wake by Macleod. Its Indiana Jones in space so far. Ill give a final up or down when I'm done but so far so good.

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Started reading the first book of The Wheel of Time series, The Eye of the World. This book is a task to get through. He delves so far into detail that it becomes difficult to follow at times.

Sounds like Steven King's style, he drives me crazy with that poo. Speaking of King though, he last work, "Under the Dome" was spectacular. I guess it could be considered sci-fi, and IMO, it is his best work in the past 30 years.

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I just finished 'The Coming' by Halderman... meh. Decent but didn't care for the ending... kind of anti-climactic.

Probably going to start 'Forever Peace' tonight.

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Sounds like Steven King's style, he drives me crazy with that poo. Speaking of King though, he last work, "Under the Dome" was spectacular. I guess it could be considered sci-fi, and IMO, it is his best work in the past 30 years.

Stephen King is hack.

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Stephen King has become a hack.

/fixt

Id have to give him his due for everything up to Misery (excepting IT) but beyond that he really has gone downhill.

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He's never been able to finish a book properly. Good at setups, environments, early structuring, but he can't close the deal for poo.

stephen king:

early on its like 'huh this mite b gud'

then after finishing u liek 'wtf did i read that' :(

stephen king is the drunken pickup from the bar that you try to sneak out on or call a cab for in the morning but she's liek 'hey wat u wanna do 2day?'

Edited by Porn Shop Clerk

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OK, just finished 'forever peace' by Halderman... very good read.

I like his writing style most of all... and he has a unique view of the future. I wonder how much of the "jack" tech he got from watching 'The Matrix' or if that was an original idea that was just very similar to it.

One thing I noticed about 'The Coming' and 'forever peace' is that he seems to (for lack of a better term) tire of the story as they both seemed to end quite abruptly. It was like he told the meat of the story, but didn't feel like going to an in depth conclusion...

Overall a good read though...

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OK, just finished 'forever peace' by Halderman... very good read.

I like his writing style most of all... and he has a unique view of the future. I wonder how much of the "jack" tech he got from watching 'The Matrix' or if that was an original idea that was just very similar to it.

One thing I noticed about 'The Coming' and 'forever peace' is that he seems to (for lack of a better term) tire of the story as they both seemed to end quite abruptly. It was like he told the meat of the story, but didn't feel like going to an in depth conclusion...

Overall a good read though...

He published Forever Peace in '97 and the Matrix was '99 so I'm guessing more coincidence than anything.

You're absolutely right about his endings though. Its like he just decides he is done writing and ties the whole thing up in a dozen pages.

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He published Forever Peace in '97 and the Matrix was '99 so I'm guessing more coincidence than anything.

You're absolutely right about his endings though. Its like he just decides he is done writing and ties the whole thing up in a dozen pages.

Yeah, I was thinking it was published in 2000... that makes more sense. Maybe the Wachoski bros got the idea from him... :lol:

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Ok.. so over the weekend I finished both, 'Forever Free' and 'Old Mans War'...

FF was better than the last two Halderman books... partially because it didn't end so abruptly. It's not as good as 'The Forever War' but a good read..

I literally just finished OMW like 5 minutes ago... picked it up last night and couldn't put it down. Excellent book, thanks for the recommendations guys. Apparently there are sequels to OMW so I'll have to get those now and google says that Paramount is planning a movie on it.

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Very slowly chipping away at Newtons Wake by Macleod. Its Indiana Jones in space so far. Ill give a final up or down when I'm done but so far so good.

OK so after a couple of rough starts on this one I finished it up at the beach this past week. It wasnt that it was bad that created all of the false starts, its just that Ive been so busy Ive had a hard time keeping up with a novel.

So... Its NOT Indiana Jones in Space (That's what I get for using an Amazon reviewers words), its pretty straight forward space opera.

From Worlds without End

In the aftermath of the Hard Rapture-a cataclysmic war sparked by the explosive evolution of Earth's artificial intelligences into godlike beings-a few remnants of humanity managed to survive. Some even prospered.

Lucinda Carlyle, head of an ambitious clan of galactic entrepreneurs, had carved out a profitable niche for herself and her kin by taking control of the Skein, a chain of interstellar gates left behind by the posthumans. But on a world called Eurydice, a remote planet at the farthest rim of the galaxy, Lucinda stumbled upon a forgotten relic of the past that could threaten the Carlyles' way of life.

For, in the last instants before the war, a desperate band of scientists had scanned billions of human personalities into digital storage, and sent them into space in the hope of one day resurrecting them to the flesh. Now, armed, dangerous, and very much alive, these revenants have triggered a fateful confrontation that could shatter the balance of power, and even change the nature of reality itself

Really solid beach reading

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