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#166 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 07:54 AM

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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Posted 30 May 2011 - 08:52 PM

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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Posted 17 June 2011 - 07:18 AM

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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Posted 12 July 2011 - 04:49 PM

Fwiw, i think sanderson saved the wot series. If you can make it to book 12, they get really, really good, best in the series imo. Last one comes out next year.

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 11:05 AM

The Legacy of Heorot written in 1987 by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, and Steven Barnes. Excellent book, highly recommended. I am a big SCI-FI/ Fantasy reader and it is one of my favorites.

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 11:06 PM

MIght have to check that out, I liked niven's "the mote in gods eye"

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 01:55 PM

I caved in to the trend and bought The Hunger Games trilogy over the weekend because I was looking for something else to read... I've started the first book and am surprised how good it is so far...

I have a list of stuff that looks pretty interesting to me, but I can't snag it until I order it online or go to the book store... but has anyone got any comments on any of these?

Steve Erikson - Malazan Book of the Fallen series
Patrick Rothfuss - The Name of the Wind/The Wise Man's Fear (1&2 in a trilogy he's working on)

George R. Stewart - Earth Abides

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 02:30 PM

Glad you bumped this j... I got and finished 'The Ghost Brigades' by Scalzi this weekend as my hurricane reading... good read. Not as good as 'Old Man's War' which it was a sequel to, but a good read.

I've heard about 'The Hunger Games' but haven't tried that yet... maybe I will.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 03:28 PM

Glad you bumped this j... I got and finished 'The Ghost Brigades' by Scalzi this weekend as my hurricane reading... good read. Not as good as 'Old Man's War' which it was a sequel to, but a good read.

I've heard about 'The Hunger Games' but haven't tried that yet... maybe I will.


THG is young adult fiction, so it isn't really geared towards adults or all that difficult to read... But the overall concept is pretty cool and original, and that is what is keeping me interested...

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 08:54 PM

started reading game of thrones the other day because of this thread... about 450 pages in now and it's pretty fantastic. i read anything and everything, but haven't read a lot of fantasy stuff, so this is a nice change of pace

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 11:29 PM

GoT really doesn't get good until around the point you're at, and it really only gets better.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 11:42 PM

good to know

i saw a lot of people saying it started slow, but I didn't mind. just a lot of character/detail building

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 09:26 AM

GoT really doesn't get good until around the point you're at, and it really only gets better.


gets better until feast for crows.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 10:39 AM

gets better until feast for crows.


AFFC and ADWD are still better than 99% of what is out there... including Tolkien...

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 11:36 AM

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