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Books!

Postby HowSerendipitous » Wed May 15, 2013 10:09 am

In between drinking cheap vodka, stranding kerbals on distant worlds and eating fudge, I like to read.

So, uh, what're you reading at the moment? Myself, I'm currently (slowly) munching through this beastie. Had quite a thing for short stories recently and I've just finished the second one. Rather enjoying it.

Next up might be A Song of Ice and Fire.... Again. But it's a lot to get through and I have other things in my ever expanding pile o' books.
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Re: Books!

Postby Gazz » Wed May 15, 2013 10:27 am

Just finished Patrick Lee's "The Breach". (trilogy)
Read a lot of Patricia Brigg's werewolf stories where the heroine is - for a change - not some sort of superhero.
Re-read Ciaphas Cain - the only Warhammer 40k series I know that isn't a meaningless sequence of trigger pulling scenes.
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Re: Books!

Postby Slymodi » Wed May 15, 2013 1:06 pm

My favorite book of all time is Nancy farmer's House of the Scorpion, it is so good.

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Re: Books!

Postby Katawa » Wed May 15, 2013 3:23 pm

I highly recommend The Prince of Nothing series and its follow up series The Aspect Emperor, by R. Scott Bakker.
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If that doesn't interest you, The Dark Tower series by Stephen King is always awesome.
The Stand, is also an amazing good Stephen King book.

If you're in a sci-fi mood there's the Ringworld series and the Ringworld prequel series, and many other books of Larry Niven's Known Space universe. It tends to be a bit more hard-scifi than many series.
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Re: Books!

Postby codeape » Wed May 15, 2013 11:15 pm

"Scala for the Impatient" by Cay Horstmann :D
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Re: Books!

Postby darkhorizon » Thu May 16, 2013 9:38 am

"The Dwarves" by Markus Heitz I think his name is, this is my favourite series of all time. :D It sparked my obsession for dwarves and mountains and all things subterranean. (Except I love forests like what the heck)
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Re: Books!

Postby Vino » Thu May 16, 2013 7:24 pm

Has got to be The Walking Drum by Louis L'Amour. Action, romance, comedy, set in a beautiful time period, this book is not to be missed.
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Re: Books!

Postby darkhorizon » Thu May 16, 2013 9:35 pm

Vino wrote:Has got to be The Walking Drum by Louis L'Amour. Action, romance, comedy, set in a beautiful time period, this book is not to be missed.

If Louis l'arnour wrote it its not to be missed... 8-)
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Re: Books!

Postby Katorone » Fri May 17, 2013 1:44 am

The last book I read was "Making candy for dummies".
It's actually quite interesting. :D
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Re: Books!

Postby Gunther Haldan » Fri May 17, 2013 3:38 pm

David Drake's Hammer's Slammers. David Weber's Honor Harington series, the Safehold series and with John Ringo, the Empire of Man series. http://www.davidweber.net/books
And speaking of John Ringo, the Troy Rising series, Legacy of Aldenata, Council Wars and Into the Looking Glass. Jack Campbell, The lost Fleet Series. Mike Shepherd, the Kriss Longknife Series. Stephen R. Donaldson, the Gap series. I could keep going, but that's enough for now.
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Re: Books!

Postby Just_Ice_au » Sat May 18, 2013 10:54 pm

Gunther Haldan wrote:David Drake's Hammer's Slammers. David Weber's Honor Harington series, the Safehold series and with John Ringo, the Empire of Man series. http://www.davidweber.net/books
And speaking of John Ringo, the Troy Rising series, Legacy of Aldenata, Council Wars and Into the Looking Glass. Jack Campbell, The lost Fleet Series. Mike Shepherd, the Kriss Longknife Series. Stephen R. Donaldson, the Gap series. I could keep going, but that's enough for now.


David Weber! +1

At the moment though I'm reading The Fractal Prince by Hannu Rajaniemi (Book 2 in the Quantum Thief Trilogy). It's pretty good.
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Re: Books!

Postby happyguy142 » Sun May 19, 2013 3:10 pm

I'm currently reading the Saga of Seven suns and anxiously awaiting the next Dresden Files book....which isn't coming out till December :cry:
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Re: Books!

Postby Gunther Haldan » Sun May 19, 2013 3:46 pm

The Saga of Seven Suns by Kevin J. Anderson. Good series, a little week on the science in the science fiction but a really good story line. I enjoyed it a lot. The Roamers were my favorite faction in the series.
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Re: Books!

Postby Just_Ice_au » Sun May 19, 2013 8:02 pm

happyguy142 wrote:I'm currently reading the Saga of Seven suns and anxiously awaiting the next Dresden Files book....which isn't coming out till December :cry:


I'll also 2nd Dresden Files. Great Series.
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Re: Books!

Postby HowSerendipitous » Mon May 20, 2013 3:49 am

happyguy142 wrote:I'm currently reading the Saga of Seven suns and anxiously awaiting the next Dresden Files book....which isn't coming out till December :cry:


I liked the Saga of the Seven Suns. Maybe I should read those again.... :?

Also: How David Weber orders pizza.....
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