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#46 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 04:09 PM

f*ckin awesome. it gets better and better. i'll be interested to hear what you think.


Glad Inmicus bumped this... I finished Fall of Hyperion about two weeks ago. Great book, couldn't put it down, but was a bit disappointed with the end of the story. I can't decide if I like the change in format between the two books. I think I liked Fall better... but mainly because it had an ending whereas Hyperion was just stopped, almost mid-sentence...

Conceptually it was pretty deep. It's funny to me how much of the imagery (the All Thing and comlogs, etc.) mimics todays tech, most of which Simmons had no clue of, like cell phones and the internet.

I am going to try and get Endymion and keep reading just to see what Simmons saw as the end to all of it... overall I'm glad I read it.

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 04:14 PM

I just started reading The Foundation. Old Sci FI Book, but it is very interesting.

Edit: My wife just got the kindle, it is awesome.

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 06:03 PM

Since this is in the nerd forum whats the chance we could get it stickied?

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 08:21 PM

Since this is in the nerd forum whats the chance we could get it stickied?


+1

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 07:40 AM

Thanks for the sticky!!


Because I was posting on the way out of the door yesterday and don't think I did it justice I just want to pimp The Forever War a bit more.
From the cover:

"To say that The Forever War is the best science fiction war novel ever written is to damn it with faint praise. It is, for all its techno-extrapolative brilliance, as fine and woundingly genuine a war story as any I've read."
--William Gibson, author of Neuromancer, Spook Country

"There are a handful of moments when an American science fiction novel abruptly and seemingly effortlessly satisfied every possible expectation conveyed not only by the genre's ambitions, but of those of the whole literary landscape with which it was contemporary: Sturgeon's More Than Human, Dick's The Man In The High Castle, LeGuin's Dispossessed, Gibson's Neuromancer. The Forever War is one such book, and like those others still carries with it that air of recognition and possibility."
--Jonathan Lethem, author of Gun With Occcasional Music, Fortress of Solitude

"Perhaps the most important war novel written since Vietnam . . . Haldeman, a veteran, is a flat-out visionary . . . and protagonist William Mandella's attempt to survive and remain human in the face of an absurd almost endless war is harrowing hilarious heartbreaking and true . . . like all the best works of literature THE FOREVER WAR takes you apart and then, before you can turn that last page, puts you back together: better, wiser, more human. Simply extraordinary."
--Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

"If there was a Fort Knox for Science Fiction writers, we'd have to lock Joe Haldeman up."
--Stephen King, author of The Shining, The Dead Zone, The Stand


It was all I could do to not turn back to page 1 and start over as I reached the end of the epilogue.

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 07:43 AM

The Forever war is next on my list BTW. Thanks for the heads up.

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 07:47 AM

Gonna have to pick that up. Just read the synopsis and it sounds pretty wild.

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 07:53 AM

Im also reading Star wars Fate of The Jedi series. its a so so read so far.

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 07:58 AM

The Warded Man
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Desert Spear

by Peter Brett are very good. (fantasy)

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 08:08 AM

Im also reading Star wars Fate of The Jedi series. its a so so read so far.


I agree with Salty... it's just OK. He's a book ahead of me, but what I've read so far isn't quite as good as some of the previous Star Wars series. I don't really like it that they skip authors like they do. I think there's less continuity that way.

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 10:06 AM

Gave up on the continuation of the Star Wars after a while...

Harry Turtledove has some crazy stuff.

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 02:48 PM

Go get A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin.

Yesterday.

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 03:02 PM

Go get A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin.

Yesterday.

Got 150+ pages into it on two different occasions and couldn't continue, Id love to curb stomp GRRM.

Again I have to ask....
When did Fantasy become a sub-genre of SiFi?

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 03:05 PM

They can share a thread. :P

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 03:35 PM

Got 150+ pages into it on two different occasions and couldn't continue, Id love to curb stomp GRRM.

Again I have to ask....
When did Fantasy become a sub-genre of SiFi?


Yeah, the first 1/3rd of the first book is kind of rough, but after that its all downhill to hell.

GRRM > anyone else that writes fiction


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