Geoffrey Geoffrey's Comments (member since Jan 19, 2010)

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1865 I've read this series 3 or 4 times and I'm starting it again now. I adore the series mostly because the main characters in it are so interesting.
1865 I've read the first two in this series and I like that they're just a big ole steampunk/paranormal/chick lit/mystery mashup. The series could have been awful but instead really works.
May 01, 2011 06:06AM

1865 I read this when it first came out. At first I wasn't certain how it was going to go but I like this land Turtledove inserted into the Atlantic as well as the interesting wildlife on it.
Nov 24, 2010 04:38PM

1865 Sarah Pi wrote: "The Princess Bride - pirates and fantasy."

Is this a kissing book?

gotta second this one ...
Oct 25, 2010 06:03PM

1865 ST and SW are good but divisive, IMHO. I mean I'm a Trekkie from way back but Star Wars is just OK ... and I know there are many that think exactly the opposite.

Thinking outside that box, I first went Old School - well somewhat old school - like the Dune universe or John Carter's Mars or The Pliocene Exile ...
Aug 02, 2010 04:30PM

1865 Shomeret wrote: "Re Bryan's list of GR authors--Cherie Priest! Great! I'd like to nominate Boneshaker. I actually have it, but haven't gotten to it yet."

I second that.
Aug 01, 2010 01:20PM

1865 stormhawk wrote: "I nominate:

The Second Coming - David H. Burton"

I'll definitely second this - great book.
Aug 01, 2010 12:24PM

1865 I nominate Right Ascension by David Derrico. It's pure space opera.

We read this a couple months ago in the Science Fiction and Fantasy eBook Club and it generated some good conversation - including quite a bit of input from the author himself. I think a larger group like this will definitely trigger many more interesting conversations.
1865 It's been on my TBR list for some time now, so I second To Reign in Hell.
May 30, 2010 10:22AM

1865 Once upon a time I would have definitely said Harlan Ellison, Orson Scott Card or Katherine Kurtz (Depending on which once-upon-a-time we were talking about).

Now I'm not sure if I have a single favorite ... too many to choose from ...
May 16, 2010 08:00AM

1865 I read the first 9% and gave up. I was still in the world building part and maybe the beginning of the actual plot, but the world being built just didn't interest me. It was Europe with a few minor changes. I think there just wasn't enough difference to keep my attention. I quickly found myself being forced to read ... (never a good sign)
May 07, 2010 05:14AM

1865 Carolyn wrote: "I like the idea, but please coin a different term for it - bridesmaids are not the 'runners up' at a wedding.

I kinda like the title .... 'always a bridesmaid, never a bride' ... :)
May 07, 2010 05:13AM

1865 A theme that could fit in both categories is 'Hidden Worlds'
Apr 24, 2010 02:27PM

1865 Bitter Seeds is a tough call. Alternate History is so hard to keep solely within the realm of Science Fiction anyway - it's a sub-genre but it crossed over into so many other areas. From the description though, it seems to cross into a sort of Dieselpunk. It does, however, talk about magic ... so it's sci-fi with fantasy elements. What the heck, I say to include it.
Apr 24, 2010 12:22PM

Apr 24, 2010 11:40AM

1865 Donna wrote: "I haven't read it yet, but I've been very curious about Into the Storm: Destroyermen, Book I by Taylor Anderson. People keep recommending it to me, so I'd like to no..."

This has been sitting on my kindle unread and gathering edust for over a year, so I'll second this nomination.
Apr 24, 2010 11:18AM

1865 I nominate Ruled Britannia by Harry Turtledove. This is set in London 10 years after the Spanish Armada successfully invaded and conquered England.
1865 We're 2/3rd the way through April ... So, what are you final thoughts on this novel? Is it brilliant? Is it flawed? Is it everything you wanted it to be?

Tell us all your thoughts ....

Personally, I've read the book numerous times and each time something different portion of it captivates me. The first time, when I was 16 or 17, it was the story of the bookleggers from 'Fiat Homo'. Then it was whether or not Rachel is the Messiah. Later it was Brother Joshua and the escape to Alpha Centauri colony.

This time it was the conversation between Dom Paulo and Benjamin in 'Fiat Lux' and the quest for a messiah ...
1865 Sandy wrote: "in the second part, on the brink of a Renaissance, the Abbott considers him a friend, but perhaps it's that more sophisticated people lose vision, not that Benjamin changes. In the final part, Benjamin is really on the periphery. By that point perhaps the viewers have simply lost faith. Zerchi sees him only at a distance, right? "

Very good point. To a large degree, in the 3rd part he's pretty much a nobody. Abbott Zerchi probably wouldn't have recognized him as the Wandering Jew if that was what, in fact, he was. It is definitely a difference in our times. Today, we don't tend to see the miraculous in everyday life.
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