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DrWho42 January 8, 2020 08:01

what are you reading right now?
 
like a few of my other threads and besides this thread/post, what are you reading at the moment? i'll kick things off with what i'm reading:

i started tactics of conquest (1974) by barry n. malzberg not too long ago
http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/3/3...SFCNQS1974.jpg

fph January 8, 2020 10:58

I just finished Ted Chiang's collection of short stories Exhalation. It is good, although not on par with the previous one by the same author (Stories of your life --- one of these short stories originated the movie Arrival), which set a very high bar.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped..._-_Stories.jpg

Next I plan to start with Good Omens (Pratchett/Gaiman).

tangar January 8, 2020 12:33

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (audiobook) :o Awesome way to learn English a bit.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....4,203,200_.jpg

wobbly January 8, 2020 14:49

Currently reading this:

http://angband.oook.cz/forum/showthread.php?t=9754

What that wasn't what you meant? Well ok, I recently read Flow My Tears, the Policeman said by Philip K. Dick. It was ok, but not great. Galactic Pot Healer was a lot better and A scanner darkly is amazing, though a little on the depressing side. Anyway lets see if I can do the whole snazzy cover art picture thing.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...281stEd%29.jpg

Sphara January 8, 2020 15:39

@wobbly

Did read a lot P.K.Dick when I was younger.
You have read The Man in the High Castle, right? One of my all-time favorites.

Scanner Darkly was really like Nineteen Eighty-Four, but nevertheless really captivating read. Also Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is worth reading. Only thing is that you cannot wipe images of Blade Runner-movie out while reading it.

I just recently finished John Cleese's autobiography. Can recommend it. Very good lookback of a very silly (walking) man's life and his rise to the institutional position of comedy scene.

Nick January 8, 2020 22:32

Tolkien's inspiration for the tale of the children of Húrin:

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....4,203,200_.jpg

debo January 9, 2020 00:02

"The God of Small Things." It's pretty good.

kevin11 January 9, 2020 07:23

I am Reading IMpossible First by Colin O'Brady.

Hounded January 9, 2020 21:48

Hour of the Horde by Gordon R. Dickson

https://www.amazon.com/Hour-Horde-Go.../dp/0671559052

I like old sci-fi which isn't dominated by Star Trek/Wars tropes. Even when it was written for juvenile audiences the simplicity encourages thought on topics which seem frequently to be ignored these days (or maby I'm just getting old and crankier).

Chances are if I'm reading science fiction and a slide rule crops up in the story then I'm going to enjoy it. :)

Nick January 10, 2020 01:27

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hounded (Post 142191)
I like old sci-fi which isn't dominated by Star Trek/Wars tropes. Even when it was written for juvenile audiences the simplicity encourages thought on topics which seem frequently to be ignored these days (or maby I'm just getting old and crankier).

You're not the only one :)

John Wyndham is my favourite.


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