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bartist
Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:21 pm Reply with quote
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Carrie Vaughn is on my must read list now. Thanks, Syd.

Did anyone check out Century Rain? It has elements that I think film fans would really enjoy.

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bartist
Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:23 pm Reply with quote
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bartist wrote:
I think my sigboth has purchased through Abebooks. She is unlikely to sell any, unless forced to do so on pain of death, so just purchases so far. Recently she sent me an unusual page from their website that you all might enjoy....

https://www.abebooks.com/books/weird/?cm_mmc=nl-_-nl-_-C190112-RNC-weirdbAWTRADE-_-b2img&abersp=1

Careful, this page is addictive.


On an earlier topic, Going Postal, I wondered if anyone else has noticed a strong resemblance between Mr. Pump and the acting AG, Matt Whitaker?



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Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:36 pm Reply with quote
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Fascinating (and hilarious). I've always wondered how to impress guests who use my bathroom--toilet paper origami would be perfect!

I clicked on that book of British seaweed because it has such a beautiful spine. And there were several of them, but the first two had no photo; the others were over $200. I wonder how well they're selling.

It makes me hopeful, though--there seem to be people out there who'll buy anything! (As joke gifts, if nothing else.)

P.S. I've put "Century Rain" on my list to look out for--maybe B&N will offer it on the discount Nook list, but not so far.
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bartist
Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:00 pm Reply with quote
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For some reason, I was intrigued by The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America.

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Syd
Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:21 pm Reply with quote
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is reading Linda Nagata's The Red: First Light and really enjoying it, and I've ordered the second and third. Nagata did a series of nanotech and biotech novels 15-20 years ago, many of which I liked. My favorites were the haunting "Memory" and the brilliant and difficult "Vast," but she seems to have disappeared for a few years because her novels weren't selling well. First Light is a wonderfully cynical military novel in which the International Defense Contractors are looking for wars to get involved in to keep their stock holders happy, and if they can't find one, they're not about instigating one. By the way, this is supposed to be science fiction.Smile Eventually we get into creating cyborg warriors, so this is sort of a blend of Catch-22, Platoon and The Six Million Dollar Man, written by one of my favorite writers in the business.

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bartist
Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:56 pm Reply with quote
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Will look for Nagata. I've heard Alastair Reynolds rave about her, which had already piqued interest. Vast looks quite interesting, so might start there.

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knox
Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:05 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 18 Mar 2010 Posts: 1194 Location: St. Louis
Owen Egerton, "Everyone Says That at the End of the World," is some very funny apocalyptic sci-fi.

Definitely captures that Austin TX weirdness.
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