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Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 02-06-2015, 07:04:54
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Yeah, I think that's both a strength and weakness...

Yeah, I think that's both a strength and weakness of the series.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 28-04-2015, 08:00:32
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Posted By Funko
I missed the Pratchett chart... Don't start...

I missed the Pratchett chart...

Don't start with the first two Rincewind books, they were the first two but they aren't the best, and he does get better and better.

I started with Equal Rites,...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 05-04-2015, 18:30:15
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Posted By Funko
Ender's Game, somehow this passed me by. On book...

Ender's Game, somehow this passed me by. On book 3 now. Really good, as everyone and all awards committees have known forever.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 12-03-2015, 08:27:57
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Posted By Funko
It can't be 3/5 or 6/10 it has to be 2.5/5 and...

It can't be 3/5 or 6/10 it has to be 2.5/5 and 5/10 or 3/5 and 6/10

You're just trying to annoy us right? :mad:
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 05-02-2015, 10:24:37
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Posted By Funko
It might depend which characters you like.

It might depend which characters you like.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 04-02-2015, 16:47:49
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Posted By Funko
That is the hardest going of the books due to...

That is the hardest going of the books due to splitting the last two into all the exciting stories in the previous book and all the boring stories in that one. TV has mixed it up rightly thinking...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 09-01-2015, 16:25:49
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Posted By Funko
Turns out Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter have...

Turns out Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter have written a trilogy, The Long Earth, The Long War, The Long Mars.

Only discovered them recently, half way through the second book. They are very...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 01-10-2014, 08:12:12
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Posted By Funko
:beer:

:beer:
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 29-09-2014, 08:07:12
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Posted By Funko
Especially as:

Especially as:
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 29-09-2014, 08:05:42
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Posted By Funko
Amazing book though, I loved it and had already...

Amazing book though, I loved it and had already read it a couple of times by then. Maybe I should read it again.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 29-09-2014, 08:04:47
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Posted By Funko
"2011" ? I remember including that in a...

"2011" ?

I remember including that in a paper I wrote at school in ~ 1992
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 02-09-2014, 08:20:06
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Posted By Funko
That's what you said after you met us all in...

That's what you said after you met us all in London?
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 13-08-2014, 10:34:24
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Posted By Funko
I read Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan....

I read Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan. Cyberpunk Detective Noir kind of thing. I loved it.

There's violence and sex, so should appeal to you lot.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 28-07-2014, 11:52:02
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Posted By Funko
More Heinlein and China Mieville, The number of...

More Heinlein and China Mieville, The number of the beast by Heinlein, which is excellent and just started Railsea by China Mieville, which is a kind of steampunk moby dick* for young adults.
...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 14-03-2014, 18:22:56
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Posted By Funko
Exactly!

Exactly!
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 14-03-2014, 08:59:13
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Posted By Funko
I haven't started it yet but based on this...

I haven't started it yet but based on this article from Neil Gaiman I do have The Road to En-Dor to read next, which sounds incredible.
...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 11-03-2014, 10:23:45
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Posted By Funko
I need to get hold of that. have you read...

I need to get hold of that.

have you read the Mars Trilogy? I think pretty much everyone at the SMAC forums had, but that's well worth a go too. Again, lots of inspiration to look things up.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 11-03-2014, 08:49:07
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Posted By Funko
I've been wondering whether to find that or not. ...

I've been wondering whether to find that or not.

I'm in the middle of Shaman by Kim Stanley Robinson. It's good, portrait of the world in the stone age. Lots of spurting.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 03-03-2014, 14:17:45
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Posted By Funko
I assume it's audio books.

I assume it's audio books.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 28-02-2014, 14:59:31
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Posted By Funko
:D I just finished The Quarry by Iain Banks....

:D

I just finished The Quarry by Iain Banks. I'd had it since Christmas but hadn't started it because of the cancer/cancer link.

Anyway, it was really good. Funny, classic Banks.

Felt...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 07-08-2013, 15:54:15
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Posted By Funko
There appears to be a new Brookmyre out. ...

There appears to be a new Brookmyre out.

http://www.brookmyre.co.uk/
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 05-08-2013, 16:16:46
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Posted By Funko
The Dark Knight Returns, Frank Miller. Yeah,...

The Dark Knight Returns, Frank Miller. Yeah, really good as expected.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 05-08-2013, 07:27:48
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Posted By Funko
Maybe I should give that a try, I have a feeling...

Maybe I should give that a try, I have a feeling I was put off by your disappointment with it when it came out.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 23-07-2013, 14:58:57
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Posted By Funko
Poor you. :(

Poor you. :(
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 23-07-2013, 07:44:53
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Posted By Funko
Kindle?

Kindle?
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