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Old 11-14-2019, 10:33 PM
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Wink What you guys reading? I finished Old Mans War!

Hey guys! I just finished reading Old Mans War by Scalzi ...

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I had not enjoyed a novel so much since last year when I binged in a row like 14 novels of Gaunts Ghosts.

Go read it , its fun, it is practically Starship Troopers 2.0 of sorts [You must be logged in to view images. Log in or Register.]

First 3 books are great, though the best is the first, reading the fifth of the saga, did not like much the fourth, still one more to go but dropped it to read The Spin Trilogy, which is quite interesting but a bit too melodramatic , but had to as some of my friends enjoyed it so reading it just so I can talk with them about it.

The Spin Trilogy is not quite what I hoped it would be but last book has been the best for me so far, number 1 and 2 being somewhat okish to my tastes.

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So wanted to spread the word and see what else you guys reading? I love Bolter Porn and Sci Fi of all Sorts. [You must be logged in to view images. Log in or Register.]

Bonus mention:

This is how you lose the Time War.

Read it, you will find out early on if its something you like or not, for me it was quite fun and interesting.

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And Borne because I love how weird and surreal it was:
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Old 11-14-2019, 10:59 PM
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One of the only sci-fi books I've read was called Sea of Rust. It was about robots living in a post-human world. It makes you wonder what it really means to be a living being.

But I mostly read fantasy.

Just finished the Book of the Ancestor trilogy. It takes place in an ancient galaxy where all the stars are dying. One planet has an artificial moon that slows the ice from swallowing up the equator. The main character is a girl sold by her mother into slavery. She eventually finds herself in a convent where she becomes a magical assassin nun.

God I love describing that series... xD

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Now I'm back to Wheel of Time. Nearly finished with the 4th book.

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Old 11-15-2019, 06:23 AM
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oh man, wheel of time. that series is like running a marathon. Sometime during the middle books you're going to look inside your soul and say "what the fuck am I doing this to myself for?" but if you can make it through, it's worth it... i think?

A couple years ago I decided to start trying to read more and found myself really getting into series as apposed to single books. Here are a few of my recent favorites.

- Mistborne Trilogy : Just finished these a couple weeks ago. Was pretty enjoyable. Unique magic system, decent story, female lead (if you're into that). Will be checking out more of Sanderson's work shortly.

- The Black Company : I really enjoyed the first three books, which are a stand alone series in themselves. I started reading the next one but kinda burned out and switched to another series. I plan on going back later.

The First Law - would recommend these to anyone who's trying to get back into reading. The plot is enjoyable and not too difficult to follow and the characters are fun.

The Sword of Truth - I read the first book and thought it was ok. Meant to keep reading by the second book was checked out from the library so i moved on. Will check out the others later i suppose.

The Dark Tower - psuedo western setting if you're into that. What I really enjoyed about these is that Stephen King wrote them over the course of his career. First book was in 1982 and the final 2004. So you get to experience his maturing as a writer throughout the series. I think it got a little boring in the middle (pretty much every series does) but was glad I stuck it out.

Hitchhikers Guide - This is a great series, but my advice is to not read it all at once. Douglas Adams is a great writer and the content is pretty hilarious, but after reading 1 or 2 books, it gets a little old and i found myself starting to skim through parts that i knew were comedic fluff. So yeah, read something else in between and you'll appreciate the writing a lot more.

Raven's Shadow series - I really enjoyed the first book. The second was OK, and I haven't bothered with the third yet. Maybe one day i'll go back.

I'm thinking the next series i want to do is the Malazan series. I tried to get into the first book when i was first starting to read, and frankly it was too hard to follow. Now that i'm a more seasoned reader I plan on giving it another shot because it's so highly reviewed.
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Old 11-15-2019, 06:28 AM
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You guys got way bigger brains than me.

I'm reading Legacy, which is hard to describe. Very loosely it is a police crime / legal drama set in the Warhammer 40,000 IP.

In p1999 terms it would basically be a novel about a CSR trying to resolve a camp dispute.

I have small brain.
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Old 11-15-2019, 08:20 AM
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Just finished the Book of the Ancestor trilogy. It takes place in an ancient galaxy where all the stars are dying. One planet has an artificial moon that slows the ice from swallowing up the equator. The main character is a girl sold by her mother into slavery. She eventually finds herself in a convent where she becomes a magical assassin nun.
Have you read the Thorns trilogy by the same author? Book 1 Prince of Thorns was one of the best reads I'd had in a long time but others have told me they didn't like it.

Currently reading The State of the Art by Iain M. Banks, a series of short stories. I've decided I don't really like short stories, Banks' previous book Use of Weapons (a Culture novel) was fantastic though.
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Old 11-15-2019, 08:59 AM
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The Warrior Trilogy, part of the Battletech universe and written by Michael Stackpole. I found some original run copies from the 80s. I just got some of the The Shadow pulp books. Also picked up one of the old Perry Mason pulps, I would watch that show with my Grandfather.
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Old 11-15-2019, 09:25 AM
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a smidgen less boring than Sun Tzu

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Old 11-15-2019, 09:26 AM
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Old 11-15-2019, 10:17 AM
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Working my way through Temeraire series - 9 books.

I recommend NK Jemisin (Broken Earth trilogy) and Liu Cixin (Rememberance of Earth's Past trilogy), recently read and they're both excellent if you like fantasy / sci-fi.

Still waiting for Lies of Locke Lamora continuation.
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Old 11-15-2019, 10:55 AM
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oh man, wheel of time. that series is like running a marathon. Sometime during the middle books you're going to look inside your soul and say "what the fuck am I doing this to myself for?" but if you can make it through, it's worth it... i think?
around 10ish years ago after robert jordan passed away i finished knife of dreams and became really sad because it felt like all of the characters i felt like i knew really well had all collectively died.

Brandon Sanderson did better than what I was expecting to finish off the series. So that was nice.
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