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Dec 11, 2014 02:00PM

4170 A Taste of Tomorrow - The Dystopian Boxed Set is $0.99 on Kobo. Anyone read this one? 13 dystopian books, including one by Hugh Howie. Can't beat that for a buck.
Aug 29, 2013 11:21AM

4170 Downloading this, thought I'd remind folks that some classic SF is available at Gutenberg.
May 05, 2011 05:12PM

4170 1st person is fabulous! If done well. So far so good. Love the opportunity to see through another's eyes. I already know how I see the world.
May 05, 2011 05:08PM

4170 Got it and am up to ch 5 already. Wonderful reading!!
May 05, 2011 01:59PM

4170 Sentience? Meh.
Feb 12, 2011 07:05AM

4170 Definitely too much podcast out there. No time for audiobooks. Maybe if I had a longer commute, but I'm not moving for THAT! I listen to a few religiously, but some others just generate a backlog and I delete them unheard. Really enjoy S&L, Hijinks Ensue, Best of the Left, and Skeptics Guide to the Universe...
But I can totally stop any time I want to.
Feb 12, 2011 06:59AM

4170 Enjoyed the podcast. I read this series when in my teens, and I still remember realizing those towers were space ships. :) One thing that got me this podcast was the whole one quarter one eighth, aaaaarg thing. I blurted out "Math is Hard!" Good thing I was alone in the car.
Feb 01, 2011 07:19AM

4170 the Horseman of lost pens and socks
Jan 03, 2011 10:40AM

4170 Hullo,
I am Tom, and I've been listening in for most of the last year. I like sword and laser books, and I've recently been getting back into reading some (grad school took a bite out of all of my non-grad school activities).
I've been loving Terry Pratchett and George R.R. Martin the last year, but also China Mieville, Ian McDonald and Kim Stanley Robinson.
Jan 03, 2011 10:33AM

4170 Here's a nice reddit thread:
4170 Let's see. Still reading The Wretched of the Earth, Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600-1947, and 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown. Also, The Time Traders (a nostalgia trip: I spent a lot of my time as a teen reading Andre Norton novels), Tau Zero, and MetaGame.
4170 Jim wrote: "Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War - I haven't read a good Vietnam fiction book sine 13th Valley, The. This looks to be a worthy successor. I'm almost ready to g..."

Nice! I listened to this (got it from this summer and enjoyed it a lot.
Nov 18, 2010 07:57AM

4170 I believe it was The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again, in serialized form in Children's Digest when I was 7 or so. Man, I couldn't wait for that to come every month.
Sep 01, 2010 11:59AM

Aug 25, 2010 07:05AM

4170 Well, I don't know how many books I have actually started, and so, technically, am reading. But the ones I have actually read some of this month are Perdido Street Station, Invisible Man, and 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown. Not including books I'm reading for work.
Aug 25, 2010 07:02AM

4170 I've only read River of Gods, but I did love it! I'd love to read anything else by him. Just wish I didn't have this pesky job eating up so much valuable reading time!
Jun 30, 2010 07:52AM

4170 Sean wrote: "The best way to do a film adaptation would be in the style of a Ken Burns documentary."

Riverworld (8 new)
Apr 21, 2010 07:20AM

4170 How about humanoid Lions with merchant ships? The Pride of Chanur
Apr 14, 2010 09:04AM

4170 Just finishing up John Scalzi's The Ghost Brigades. Enjoying it. Scalzi is becoming standard travel reading for me: quick and not too heavy (perfect for sleepless flying).
Mar 24, 2010 01:42PM

4170 Yeah, sterile rice and wheat aren't science fiction they're science fact (google terminator seeds). And Monsanto won't sell anything else to starving folks in Asia or Africa.
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