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Re: What'cha Readin'?

#4401  Postby Macdoc » Aug 03, 2019 11:50 pm

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Indigenous sci-fi/fantasy from a Nebula winner. Back to back with Blackfish City ....should be quite a trip :coffee:
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Re: What'cha Readin'?

#4402  Postby Macdoc » Aug 06, 2019 9:32 pm

Book two

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Both are free to Kindle Unlimited users
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#4403  Postby Macdoc » Aug 12, 2019 3:45 am

really good - Long Way to a Small Angry Planet and tour de force as a debut novel

Becky Chambers raised $2,810 on Kickstarter back in 2012 to self-publish her first science fiction novel, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. And this week, Angry Planet was shortlisted for the Golden Tentacle Award for best SF debut, and got a nifty book deal with Hodderscape.


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Becky Chambers is a writer and editor. Her work has appeared at The Mary Sue, Tor.com, and elsewhere around the internet. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet is her first novel. Born and bred in California, Becky lives with her partner in Reykjavik, Iceland.


now on to her Nebula nominee

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#4404  Postby crazyfitter » Aug 12, 2019 8:58 pm

The Parisian by Isabella Hammad

Just finished reading this fantastic book. It’s about a young Palestinian from Nablus (now in the West Bank) who goes to France to learn to be a doctor just before WW1 and spans the time up to WW2. The book covers all the main political events of the era from the fall of the Ottoman Empire, Zionism, the Balfour Declaration, general strikes, uprisings and the Mandates. All through the life of Midhat Kamal, known locally as ‘The Parisian’.

I can’t recommend this book enough.
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Re: What'cha Readin'?

#4405  Postby Macdoc » Aug 12, 2019 9:11 pm

hmmmph sound neat ...nice fit with The Physician Trilogy

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4692.The_Physician

my partner who works in the medical field loved it.
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#4406  Postby crazyfitter » Aug 13, 2019 7:10 pm

Macdoc wrote:hmmmph sound neat ...nice fit with The Physician Trilogy

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4692.The_Physician

my partner who works in the medical field loved it.


The reviews look good but I’ve already overspent what I allow myself for books this month so maybe next month.
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#4407  Postby felltoearth » Aug 20, 2019 10:52 am

Save the pic to your photos and upload it from there as an attachment. I am assuming to are using Safari and not Tapatalk.
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Re: What'cha Readin'?

#4408  Postby UncertainSloth » Aug 20, 2019 7:47 pm

as recommended on the challenge thread...highly enjoyable...

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#4409  Postby aufbahrung » Aug 20, 2019 8:06 pm

Chapman's Homer.
'Land of snap decisions
Land of short attention spans
Nothing is savored
Long enough to really, really understand'
- Joni Mitchell
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Re: What'cha Readin'?

#4410  Postby Macdoc » Aug 25, 2019 3:34 pm

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She writes very much like Bujold ...hard sci-fi - well fleshed world making with detail and imagination yet maintains a very emotion based style of story telling that engages the reader with individuals...even the aliens. :thumbup:
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#4411  Postby Macdoc » Aug 26, 2019 8:58 am

What an engaging writer

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#4412  Postby Macdoc » Aug 27, 2019 4:37 am

Just finished Ender's Game on Audible ....a fantastic acheivement, relevant now ..written by a vile person. No idea how to square that up.

A good summary of my attitude towards OSC

https://www.wired.com/2013/10/enders-game/

a brilliant, wildly imaginative and evocative writer all wrapped up in the barbed wire of vitriolic bigotry…
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#4413  Postby Macdoc » Sep 08, 2019 6:03 pm

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very, very enjoyable.

All the Birds in the Sky is a 2016 science fantasy novel by American writer and editor Charlie Jane Anders. It is her debut speculative fiction novel and was first published in January 2016 in the United States by Tor Books. The book is about a witch and a techno-geek, their troubled relationship, and their attempts to save the world from disaster. The publisher described the work as "blending literary fantasy and science fiction".[1]
The novel was generally well received by critics. It won the 2017 Nebula Award for Best Novel, the 2017 IAFA William L. Crawford Fantasy Award, and the 2017 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel; it was also nominated for the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel. Time magazine placed it No. 5 on its "Top 10 Novels" of 2016.
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#4414  Postby Macdoc » Sep 08, 2019 6:06 pm

Listening to the ongoing novels of the Enderverse on Audible. :popcorn:
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Re: What'cha Readin'?

#4415  Postby crazyfitter » Sep 09, 2019 7:07 pm

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A real brick of a book. Just heaved it out of the corner of a cupboard where it’s been hiding for years and dusted it off. Started The Jewel in the Crown. I enjoyed reading William Dalrymples books on India so thought I’d give this one a go.
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Re: What'cha Readin'?

#4416  Postby Macdoc » Sep 09, 2019 7:42 pm

Good read.

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#4417  Postby laklak » Sep 09, 2019 7:51 pm

Dutchy of Terra series by Glynn Stewart. If you're on Kindle Unlimited it's free. Pretty good hard sci-fi, bit space operish in places but who doesn't like a good space opera?
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Re: What'cha Readin'?

#4418  Postby Macdoc » Sep 09, 2019 8:55 pm

Thanks need a series
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Re: What'cha Readin'?

#4419  Postby crazyfitter » Sep 10, 2019 8:13 pm

Macdoc wrote:Good read.

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Yes I’d forgotten about that book. I’m sure I’ve owned at one time but never read it. If I manage to plough through through all Paul Scott’s books I’ll give it a look at.
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Re: What'cha Readin'?

#4420  Postby Macdoc » Sep 10, 2019 8:48 pm

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