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Nov 12, 2014 01:23PM

4170 I am in Winter Park, so am local.
May 20, 2013 05:47AM

4170 I will continue to promote an Alastair Reynolds novel. A good stand alone would be Pushing Ice.
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Jan 28, 2013 08:28AM

4170 I only noticed this when listening to any Scalzi book on Audible. The first I listened to was Fuzzy Nation and it jumped out at me and was distracting. Then again, when listening to Redshirts it was the same. Now I am experiencing it a third time listening to Old Man's War. "Although when I read the dead tree book years ago, it did not jump out at me" said me.
Sep 07, 2012 04:24AM

4170 Catching back up on the Vorkosigan Saga.

Stopped around book 10, so picking up at Komarr

Also still reading all of the Shannara prequels. Finally made it to First King of Shannara

Last, reading the only Joe Abercrombie book that I have not read, The Heroes
Aug 13, 2012 05:25PM

4170 I finished the book and could have lemmed it without issue. I felt the beginning was the best part, but as the story went, it felt to me as a bunch of short stories tied together without a good over-arching story. Yes, V said it was more his life and less a quest, but the characters that are his nemesis felt dumb and contrived. You could easily guess what would happen next. Their dialogue, although coming from Fitz's view, made them stupid. Just not my style of Fantasy I enjoy. Sorry V.
Jun 07, 2012 04:29AM

4170 Finished Tigana and am now listening to Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas and reading A Soldier's Duty. Next book will be Caliban's War.
Jun 05, 2012 10:49AM

4170 Listening to Audible version of Redshirts. It is only 7-8 hrs. Short book. Better to buy ebook and save some money or credits on Audible.
Jun 02, 2012 10:32AM

4170 I really loved the Audible book with Simon Vance. I guess it just shows that no one or no thing can make everyone happy.
4170 Without actually measuring.... a most recent one I have read seemed to be pretty thick...

The Way of Kings
Apr 25, 2012 12:13PM

4170 I can't pick just one! Love a lot of the ideas already submitted :) I will second a few and add some new ones.

The Lost Gate
Lyonesse: Suldrun's Garden
Black Sun Rising
The Darkness That Comes Before
The Curse of Chalion
Apr 07, 2012 02:28PM

4170 All I am going to say is the next book is better and the new character view is excellent.
Apr 07, 2012 02:24PM

4170 Read two of them. Loved them both.
Leviathan Wakes
A Dance With Dragons
Apr 06, 2012 04:03PM

4170 Although I would love to say Old Man's War or Fallen Dragon (two of my favorites), I am going for a bit more obscure. I am a huge Alastair Reynold's fan and one of the best stand alone novels I have read in a long time is Pushing Ice. Prepare for mind expansion.
Video? (60 new)
Mar 22, 2012 03:13PM

4170 Tamahome wrote: "I think Tom and Veronica should come to my house and perform Sword and Laser live every week."

Me too!
Mar 18, 2012 08:27AM

4170 Excellent question Terpkristin. Everything I have seen is to subscribe via YouTube. Actually downloading as a podcast offline gives you the ability to take on the road or while multitasking to listen even if you do not 'actually' watch. Hope we can get it a variety of ways. Should be more successful that way.
Mar 18, 2012 07:57AM

4170 I am obviously happy as I asked the forum if anyone else wanted video ( http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/7... ) . A lot of people however, did not. I wonder what they are thinking now?

Terpkristin? I think she stated "absolutely zero value-add"
Mar 14, 2012 06:30AM

4170 What do you think of this as a sub-genre of SciFi? http://io9.com/5893060/did-this-blogg...

Mar 06, 2012 08:16AM

4170 The Hugo nominated God's War is a great female lead.

Honor Harrington spawned a whole Military SciFi Female lead genre. A few include:
Thomas DePrima's A Galaxy Unknown series.
Mike Shepherd's Kris Longknife series.
Elizabeth Moon's Vatta's War series

I also really enjoyed Joel Shepherd's Cassandra Kresnov novels and Kristin Kathryn Rusch's Diving Universe.
Video? (60 new)
Feb 07, 2012 03:15PM

4170 Nick wrote: ""watching" versus "listening"? Hehe. Sounds like Veronica has another straw poll."

LOL. Did not think of that!
Video? (60 new)
Feb 07, 2012 01:07PM

4170 Am I the only one who would like the podcast as a video podcast? Also would like to watch live! I know it would not add much substance, but "watching" Tom and Veronica interact would be enjoyable.
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