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« Reply #2660 on: November 13, 2016, 09:50:31 AM »

A Man Without a Country - Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

I decided to give it a reread.
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« 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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« Reply #2662 on: November 16, 2016, 06:26:24 PM »

Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie
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« 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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« 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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« 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  Grin

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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« Reply #2670 on: April 28, 2017, 08:38:58 PM »

Just finished "the Vorrh" by Brian Caitling. Beautiful sentences serving no story.

I reaffirm my hatred of fantasy.
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« 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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« 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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