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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2660 on: November 13, 2016, 09:50:31 AM »
A Man Without a Country - Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2661 on: November 14, 2016, 10:13:10 AM »
The Well of Ascension - Brandon Sanderson (Part of his Mistborn series)

Really liked the first in this series, this one's taking longer to get into.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2662 on: November 16, 2016, 06:26:24 PM »
Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2663 on: November 22, 2016, 11:40:59 AM »
Doctor Who and the Zarbi by Bill Strutton, adapted from his own script for the television serial Doctor Who and the Web Planet. Featuring the first Doctor with Ian, Barbara, and Vicki.
(I'm reading all the novelizations by Target Books, in broadcast order. It's easier than torrenting the back episodes and watching them; particularly the Hartnell and Troughton ones that only have audio surviving.)

Every book prior to this one has referred to the main character as "The Doctor" in the narrative, but this one calls him "Doctor Who". It's annoying AF. Hopefully it is limited to this one book.

Also annoying AF: the numbering of the Target novelizations has no correlation with the broadcast order of the stories. Their publishing order is completely random. #1 is Doctor Who and the Abominable Snowmen, teevee serial #68. Interestingly, the first teevee story "An Unearthly Child" is Target book #68. (The second, "The Daleks" is book #16.)
I had to rename the files to sort them into teevee order. That's 159 files including the never-broadcast "Shada".
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2664 on: November 22, 2016, 01:27:56 PM »

Doctor Who and the Zarbi by Bill Strutton, adapted from his own script for the television serial Doctor Who and the Web Planet. Featuring the first Doctor with Ian, Barbara, and Vicki.
(I'm reading all the novelizations by Target Books, in broadcast order. It's easier than torrenting the back episodes and watching them; particularly the Hartnell and Troughton ones that only have audio surviving.)


I have read a couple of these as an adult, and was a lot happier with the book than a lot of old episodes. The effects were way better in my head.

I've also heard amazing things about the radio dramas.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2665 on: November 22, 2016, 04:50:26 PM »

Doctor Who and the Zarbi by Bill Strutton, adapted from his own script for the television serial Doctor Who and the Web Planet. Featuring the first Doctor with Ian, Barbara, and Vicki.
(I'm reading all the novelizations by Target Books, in broadcast order. It's easier than torrenting the back episodes and watching them; particularly the Hartnell and Troughton ones that only have audio surviving.)


I have read a couple of these as an adult, and was a lot happier with the book than a lot of old episodes. The effects were way better in my head.
You can also imagine them in color  ;D

I've also heard amazing things about the radio dramas.
I also have a huge collection of the Big Finish audios. In particular I like the Eighth Doctor series, giving Paul McGann more opportunity to shine in his role than in that execrable 1996 movie, and the Sixth Doctor series - I hated Colin Baker on teevee, but he's quite good in these.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2666 on: November 29, 2016, 11:58:45 AM »
I've put down Doctor Who and the Zarbi to begin a re-read of Zelazny's "Amber" chronicles.
Mostly because of this:

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/07/19/robert-kirkman-to-bring-roger-zelaznys-chronicles-of-amber-to-tv/

I've just finished The Guns of Avalon last weekend.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2667 on: November 29, 2016, 04:04:57 PM »
I've put down Doctor Who and the Zarbi to begin a re-read of Zelazny's "Amber" chronicles.
Mostly because of this:

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/07/19/robert-kirkman-to-bring-roger-zelaznys-chronicles-of-amber-to-tv/

I've just finished The Guns of Avalon last weekend.

On my recent reread, the 3rd one Sign of the Unicorn was the most rewarding to adult me. A nice locked room mystery, and Zelazny definitely has a lot of fun with this one.
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« Reply #2668 on: March 30, 2017, 08:40:47 PM »
American Gods by Neil Gaiman

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2669 on: March 31, 2017, 07:04:43 AM »
For long form: Home by Nnedi Okoroafor
For short form: The Best of Joe R. Lansdale

I should probably schedule American Gods soon.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2670 on: April 28, 2017, 08:38:58 PM »
Just finished "the Vorrh" by Brian Caitling. Beautiful sentences serving no story.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2671 on: May 20, 2017, 12:20:25 PM »
currently on wheel of time 7
have read White Trash Zombie series by Diana Rowland, Dorthy Must Die by Danielle Paige in recent weeks.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2672 on: May 22, 2017, 09:25:57 AM »
I just finished an ARC of River of Teeth (so good!) and am listening to American Gods during my commute before I dig into the TV show.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2673 on: January 20, 2018, 03:52:31 PM »
I am just finishing up The Legion of Flame by Anthony Ryan. It is really, really good!!

Anthony Ryan started out by self-publishing his first book Blood Song, which was subsequently picked up for commercial publication. I stumbled upon Blood Song when I was looking for a *long* audiobook to entertain me during a hands-intensive, brain-light project and chose the book based solely on it's long length (I was looking for quantity, not quality). I was pleasantly surprised to find that Ryan was a really good writer (unlike some self-published authors) and I thoroughly enjoy that book and every subsequent book of his that I have read.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2674 on: February 06, 2018, 07:01:19 AM »
The Song Of Achilles by Madeline Miller.

Well, it has a goddess and a centaur in it, so I'm counting it as fantasy.  :P

Actually, I'm reading it because it's this month's book in the LGBT reading group I just joined here in Newcastle. Or rather, I'm in the process of joining, since to have actually joined I think you need to turn up and take part in the discussion at the end of the month. Still, it's really good, although I don't think Achilles is going to make it to the final sentence somehow - lol
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2675 on: February 08, 2018, 11:44:42 PM »
I've recently revisited the Myth series by Robert Aspirin. The first three hold up exceptionally well to time. The fourth, while not as exceptional as the first three was still quite enjoyable. I'm going to keep poking at these books this year, as I realized I had around a dozen on the shelf, most untouched for decades, some untouched entirely.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2676 on: February 16, 2018, 07:58:43 AM »
I've been going back and forth between the Super Powereds series by Drew Hayes and the Iron Druid series by Kevin Hearne.

And I am enjoying both!

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2677 on: February 16, 2018, 10:24:33 AM »
I've been going back and forth between the Super Powereds series by Drew Hayes and the Iron Druid series by Kevin Hearne.

And I am enjoying both!

Haven't read anything by Hearne but hear good things about his works. I have penciled into my "to read" pile for later this year Kill the Farm Boy that he is writing with Delilah S. Dawson.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2678 on: March 20, 2018, 12:43:53 PM »
Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike 3)

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« Reply #2679 on: April 24, 2018, 03:13:23 AM »
I've just finished The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. A rare trip for me outside my usual SFF wheelhouse but absolutely deserving of all the hype. It's topical, of course, but it's also deeply moving and full of well-drawn characters each with their own flaws.

Now I'm starting Damn Fine Story by Chuck Wendig in the hope of boosting my own stories a bit.
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