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Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 06-06-2015, 17:12:47
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Posted By JM^3
Fluency was fun. Ancillary Justice was very...

Fluency was fun.
Ancillary Justice was very good (Ancillary Sword was good).

I am also reading
Born for Love: Why Empathy is Essential
The Shack
Capital in the 21st Century
The Road to...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 02-06-2015, 16:30:57
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Pretty sure that is his best book so not a bad...

Pretty sure that is his best book so not a bad place to start.

JM
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 18-04-2012, 11:14:19
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I second this. JM

I second this.

JM
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 26-02-2012, 15:21:16
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Posted By JM^3
Just read "The Clockwork Rocket" by Egan. The...

Just read "The Clockwork Rocket" by Egan. The best book I have tried since I reread SoIaF in January.

Basically it is set in a very different universe (space-time follows a Riemannian metric...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 12-04-2011, 18:52:06
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Posted By JM^3
Banks is sort of interesting, as I don't really...

Banks is sort of interesting, as I don't really like most of his (non-ship) characters, I don't really like many of the societies that are the focus of his books.

But I enjoy his books anyways.
...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 06-04-2011, 07:38:53
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Posted By JM^3
I read the series (or at least 10 books of it). I...

I read the series (or at least 10 books of it). I think the later ones were worse.

Was fun, not great literature.

It is sort of what my impression of Malazan (which I haven't read all of).

JM
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 29-03-2010, 16:18:46
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Posted By JM^3
I have a kindle, been reading a lot. Poison...

I have a kindle, been reading a lot.

Poison Study was OK (but better then a couple of the other untried books I found, including one by Elizabeth Moon who does have some decent ones to her name),...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 27-01-2009, 17:35:51
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Posted By JM^3
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrel very good ...

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrel

very good

JM
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 07-01-2009, 19:42:22
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Posted By JM^3
I just read Regenesis by Cherryh, which I put...

I just read Regenesis by Cherryh, which I put down Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrel (or whatever) which I had read 1/2 of on the plane back to the east coast.

I do intend to finish the latter book...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 04-07-2007, 15:49:12
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Posted By JM^3
Yep... I get very bored at times. JM

Yep...

I get very bored at times.

JM
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 04-07-2007, 08:15:08
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Recently read Theif of Time again. Pratchet is...

Recently read Theif of Time again. Pratchet is funny, if a bit boring.

Currently reading Making All Things New, it is very short, so should finish it tomorrow.

JM
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 26-06-2007, 15:26:21
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Posted By JM^3
in the last few days I read: Primary...

in the last few days I read:

Primary Inversion

In Conquest Born

both were pretty uninspiring, I had already read "In Conquest Born" but had forgotten (I thought I had just read part way...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 23-05-2007, 15:49:14
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I just read Children of Hurin. JM

I just read Children of Hurin.

JM
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 07-03-2007, 19:05:44
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Posted By JM^3
Just finished the third Latro book (read it in...

Just finished the third Latro book (read it in two days). I think I might start reading the Peake books (about the Castle.. can't spell it right now).

Amber wasn't as good for the 2nd set. There...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 09-01-2007, 15:58:24
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Posted By JM^3
No. I did read His Masters Voice, which I also...

No. I did read His Masters Voice, which I also thought was very good.

JM
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 09-01-2007, 15:26:14
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Oh, I have bought all of his books. I liked his...

Oh, I have bought all of his books. I liked his first stuff the best, but they are all good.

JM
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 09-01-2007, 13:19:54
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Oh, I liked that one. I think the last new book I...

Oh, I liked that one. I think the last new book I read was the Algebraist by Ian Banks.

JM
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 28-06-2006, 14:25:36
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Hmm, so is he wrong? Read the Light...

Hmm, so is he wrong?

Read the Light Fantastic last night (The Colour of Magic was before). Additionally read some short stories (McManus).

Jon Miller
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 25-06-2006, 23:57:27
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Posted By JM^3
I read The Light Fantastic or The Color of Magic...

I read The Light Fantastic or The Color of Magic recently (I always get the two confused, which ever came first). Also have continued reading some short stories.

Jon Miller
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 22-06-2006, 06:03:03
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Posted By JM^3
I have read Cherryh's Hunter of Worlds recently,...

I have read Cherryh's Hunter of Worlds recently, as well as some Cherryh short stories.

JM
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 18-06-2006, 20:47:56
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Posted By JM^3
I recently read the Hallowed Hunt (by Bujold),...

I recently read the Hallowed Hunt (by Bujold), wasn't near as good as the other two set in that universe (Curse of Chalion and Paladin of Souls).

JM
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 16-06-2006, 12:48:15
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Posted By JM^3
I read Marooned in Real Time, much better then...

I read Marooned in Real Time, much better then the Elven B**** stuff (although I do want to read fantasy..)

JM
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 15-06-2006, 16:06:06
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Posted By JM^3
I read Spirit Ring last night. Not as good as...

I read Spirit Ring last night. Not as good as Paladin of Souls or Curse of Chanlion (my favorite of Bujolds).

It is sort of starting to tire me out with all the reading I am doing. I could do it...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 14-06-2006, 18:39:32
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Posted By JM^3
I have read some A. Bester short stories, and...

I have read some A. Bester short stories, and some more McManus. I also read ElvenBane which I bought just to have something to read which was light and was fantasy (what I was feeling like).

It...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 12-06-2006, 18:35:36
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Posted By JM^3
Last night I read Solaris. It was very good, why...

Last night I read Solaris. It was very good, why didn't I read Lem before?

I haven't seen either of the films, which (if any) is recommended (the book was spare enough that I think it could be a...
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