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Re: What'cha Readin'?

#4301  Postby surreptitious57 » Aug 11, 2018 6:35 am

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Re: What'cha Readin'?

#4302  Postby BlackBart » Aug 11, 2018 5:09 pm

Carl Sagan's Contact is only 99p on the Kindle at the moment. :cheers:
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Re: What'cha Readin'?

#4303  Postby Macdoc » Aug 12, 2018 5:51 am

In the Wet ...a strange book. Sci-fi sort of....certainly speculative fiction with some odd twists. Shute is an engaging writer.
On to another Round the Bend.

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#4304  Postby Fallible » Aug 12, 2018 9:07 am

BlackBart wrote:Carl Sagan's Contact is only 99p on the Kindle at the moment. :cheers:


Ah...got mine for a present. Beat you!
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#4305  Postby The_Metatron » Aug 12, 2018 4:27 pm

Fallible wrote:
BlackBart wrote:Carl Sagan's Contact is only 99p on the Kindle at the moment. :cheers:


Ah...got mine for a present. Beat you!

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Re: What'cha Readin'?

#4306  Postby Fallible » Aug 12, 2018 4:32 pm

I don't know. I just meant that I didn't even pay 99p for my copy. I have a few of those others too - more presents. :teef:
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#4307  Postby crazyfitter » Aug 12, 2018 6:47 pm

Macdoc wrote:In the Wet ...a strange book. Sci-fi sort of....certainly speculative fiction with some odd twists. Shute is an engaging writer.
On to another Round the Bend.

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The techie novels of Nevil Shute


some interesting background

https://boingboing.net/2013/05/01/the-t ... l-shu.html


I read Round the Bend a long time ago and then a couple of years later read it again. Then a decade or so later read it again. Nuff sed.
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Re: What'cha Readin'?

#4308  Postby BlackBart » Aug 12, 2018 7:00 pm

Fallible wrote:I don't know. I just meant that I didn't even pay 99p for my copy. I have a few of those others too - more presents. :teef:


Yeah, but...but...I got mine for 99p. :snooty:
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Re: What'cha Readin'?

#4309  Postby crazyfitter » Aug 12, 2018 7:05 pm

I think there have been a few including HG Wells.

Eon comes to mind and Diaspora and the Jemsin Broken Earth Trilogy.

The Time Tombs in Hyperion, Perdido Junction reaches far into human future.

Then there is Gene Wolfe The Book of the New Sun tetrology in the Solar Cycle.

I find him a hard read only because his vision is so far ranging.

There is one I can't recall about a space ship right at the light speed limit punching through a second big bang cycle ....taking human survival about as far as possible. He envisioned a RAM scoop going faster and faster consuming entire galaxies as it's mass grew as it approached C.
I recall the physics were fascinating.

I think you are referring to Tau Zero by Poul Anderson. An excellent read.
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#4310  Postby Fallible » Aug 12, 2018 9:05 pm

BlackBart wrote:
Fallible wrote:I don't know. I just meant that I didn't even pay 99p for my copy. I have a few of those others too - more presents. :teef:


Yeah, but...but...I got mine for 99p. :snooty:


And I'm sure it's very nice.
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#4311  Postby BlackBart » Aug 12, 2018 9:56 pm

It is. It's shiny. :awesome:
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#4312  Postby felltoearth » Aug 13, 2018 1:53 am

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Fallible wrote:
BlackBart wrote:Carl Sagan's Contact is only 99p on the Kindle at the moment. :cheers:


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Re: What'cha Readin'?

#4313  Postby Macdoc » Aug 13, 2018 8:11 am

I think we have a winnah tho I suppose a copy signed by Sagan AND Neil DeGrasse Tyson might score top drawer,
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#4314  Postby The_Metatron » Aug 13, 2018 3:34 pm

Yeah, I don’t own any signed books.


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Re: What'cha Readin'?

#4315  Postby Fallible » Aug 14, 2018 8:51 am

I've got a signed copy of The Wasp Factory. :)
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#4316  Postby UncertainSloth » Aug 14, 2018 9:09 am

Fallible wrote:I've got a signed copy of The Wasp Factory. :)


and a signed, with dedication, copy of michael palin's full circle....;)
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#4317  Postby Fallible » Aug 15, 2018 12:55 pm

I didn't mention that because my nose is still out of joint about it.
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Re: What'cha Readin'?

#4318  Postby UncertainSloth » Aug 15, 2018 2:17 pm

well, you could have come out to town with me that day...
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#4319  Postby Fallible » Aug 15, 2018 2:18 pm

I was at work, wasn't I?
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Re: What'cha Readin'?

#4320  Postby BlackBart » Aug 15, 2018 9:32 pm

Mrs B has a signed copy of Mr Nice.

And I got a signed copy of Momma Cherry's cook book.

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