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#392
I'm half way through book four of The Expanse. So far it's been a thrill ride, book after book.

For those of you who watched the Sy Fy channel's adaptation of this series but haven't read the books, they did take a bit of licence with the story line. While the first series takes us about half way through the first book, Avasarala, the Hindi woman that was a prominent UN official doesn't even show up until the second book. :monkey: A generous bit of story splicing I would think. :squirrel:
Cowards die many times before their deaths, the valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I have seen, it seem to me most strange, that men should fear, seeing that death, a necessary end, will come when it will come.
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I was one of those "first-watcher-then-reader" guys and, although the books are (as usual) immensely superior, I enjoyed the series a lot without having any previous knowledge of the world it was based in. Belter creole was a handicap, I reckon. I even made a little googling to confirm that my English didn't get that worse overnight :ghost: Once I knew the why I didn't catch half of the dialogues I could watch with a clear mind :lol: Anyway, what I wanted to say is that I understood the changes made in the series. It really matched the pace of the episodes. Things that otherwise could take a while to explain were clear from the start. Introducing Avasarala's view added a certain deepness and counterpoint to Holden's and Miller's and, in a way, visiting Earth now and then as opposed to being always in space or Ceres was nice. I'm looking forward to season two. The actress they picked for Bobby is a 100%-match, at least from the couple of sneak-peeks. :mrgreen:
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#395
So... I'm done with Nemesis Games and the next one hits the stores in a couple weeks...

The thing is that I have a store voucher which I received as a gift but every time I go there there are no (good) sci-fi or fantasy books in the tiny "English books" section of the store. It's not that the regular (German translation and German original books, that is) sci-fi and fantasy section is that big anyway, but well, at least there are something. I was there today, look around for almost half an hour and got out of there with the voucher in my hand and that "aaachhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!"-feeling. I don't want to read German translations because they're almost as bad as the Spanish ones and, let me tell you, that's usually a very bad thing. So I want to pick a German sci-fi or fantasy book to keep me occupied while Babylon Ashes hits the market (December 8th, in my usual online store).

So, do you guys know a good book (and a relatively new at that, to increase chances of finding it in stock) in German? I made some quick research, but without any actual conclusions.
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Lum wrote:So, do you guys know a good book (and a relatively new at that, to increase chances of finding it in stock) in German? I made some quick research, but without any actual conclusions.
I wish I could help you, Lum. :( I can't remember the last time I actually browsed in a real book shop. I used to spend lots of time doing just that and perusing through the vinyl in the rare record shops. I hope someone can help you. :angel:
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South of the Mason-Dixon line
The women are pretty
And the ground feels fine



On that subject, Pynchon's Mason & Dixon is a very good read.
We pray for one last landing
On the globe that gave us birth
Let us rest our eyes on the fleecy skies
And the cool, green hills of Earth
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#400
Lum, depending on what kind of Fantasy you want to read I could recommend the Stormlight Chronicles from Brandon Sanderson (Sturmlicht Chroniken).

It is, more or less, recent...so I guess you won't have that much troubles with finding the books.

Sadly it's not finished yet...but still a great read in my Opinion.
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#402
As I am german myself I can say that most of my Books are in that Language ^^

On that note, most Authors I read stuff from don't write german...but I've rarely had problems with the translations.

I'll see if I find some time tomorrow...perhaps I can write out some more interesting titles from my list. :)
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That would be great. Thank you!

I was looking for books originally written in German with the only purpose to get rid off the translation problem. After reading some 20 fantasy and sci-fi books in German I grew pretty sceptical because I knew some of the Spanish translation for those books and even a couple of original English. I won't talk about W40K-books because there the translations are... eh... ziemlich grottig, to say the least :ghost:

If you believe the translation for the Stormlight Chronicles are good enough, I'll try to get the first book. :D
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