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Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 09-11-2017, 17:50:06
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The Fleet At Flood Tide by James D. Hornfischer...

The Fleet At Flood Tide by James D. Hornfischer (2016)
This is a military history of the conclusion of the war in the Pacific during WWII. It discusses the strategy and the rationale for the...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 16-07-2017, 20:21:43
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Y'uge!

Y'uge!
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 15-07-2017, 16:31:15
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Gettysburg , Stephen W. Sears (2004). Yes,...

Gettysburg , Stephen W. Sears (2004). Yes, another in a series of military histories from jsorense. This one is quite good, if you are interested in the American Civil War (aka War of Nothern...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 15-06-2017, 15:00:10
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Posted By jsorense
Keep taking those baby aspirins.

Keep taking those baby aspirins.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 15-06-2017, 13:22:47
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The Three-Body Problem , Cixin Lou (2006) I am...

The Three-Body Problem , Cixin Lou (2006)
I am somewhat conflicted by this book. One one hand I appreciate the POV of the author, coming from the PRC. It is a unique voice in science fiction. ...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 23-03-2017, 22:28:21
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Nice adventure read.

Nice adventure read.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 23-03-2017, 09:12:04
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Shadow & Claw: The First Half of The Book of the...

Shadow & Claw: The First Half of The Book of the New Sun; The Shadow of the Torturer (1980) and The Claw of the Conciliator (1981) by Gene Wolfe
Wow, where to begin? These sci-fi/fantasy books are...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 13-11-2016, 17:24:42
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The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson (1995) This...

The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson (1995)
This is a satisfying construct of a book within a novel. Much of the action takes place in the near future perhaps 100 years after Readme and Snowcrash. It...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 01-09-2016, 12:30:35
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Doomsday Book by Connie Willis (1992) This is a...

Doomsday Book by Connie Willis (1992)
This is a Hugo and Nebula Awards winner. For some reason I have completely over looked this author in the past. Her series of time travel books should have...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 23-07-2016, 12:12:43
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Posted By jsorense
"A classic of early Italian prose." Sounds...

"A classic of early Italian prose." Sounds interesting in a nerdy way.
I think I'll stick with The Economist for today.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 19-07-2016, 10:54:52
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New York Times, the Science Section comes on...

New York Times, the Science Section comes on Tuesdays.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 17-07-2016, 03:20:38
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I will write more if you beg.:smoke:

I will write more if you beg.:smoke:
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 17-07-2016, 03:18:17
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Benedict Arnold's Navy by James L. Nelson (2006)....

Benedict Arnold's Navy by James L. Nelson (2006). A history covering the early years on the northern front during the Revolutionary War. It is still shocking how close it was to folding Canada into...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 08-07-2016, 03:42:12
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Posted By jsorense
I am still reading books but just too lazy to...

I am still reading books but just too lazy to report. :zzz:
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 25-05-2016, 19:19:10
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Wolf Hall, by Hillary Mantel (2009). If you...

Wolf Hall, by Hillary Mantel (2009). If you didn't already know this is a novelized treatment of the political/religious struggles during Henry VIII's reign during the 1530's. It focuses on the...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 18-04-2016, 15:29:03
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Posted By jsorense
I think the recent space operas have gotten...

I think the recent space operas have gotten boring too. If you pick up Anathem make sure you consult the Glossary in the back. I didn't see it until I was half way through. :o
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 18-04-2016, 12:49:22
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Posted By jsorense
Anathem by Neal Stephenson (2008) ...

Anathem by Neal Stephenson (2008)
:confused:Well, I really wanted to like this book. There is a nice little space opera in there but, for me, all of the dialogs on philosophy and cosmology were...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 01-02-2016, 15:27:38
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Posted By jsorense
:nervous:No, I have not entered those dark realms.

:nervous:No, I have not entered those dark realms.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 30-01-2016, 03:26:49
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Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies...

Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles by Bernard Cornwell (2014)
The author is well known as the creator of the "Sharpe's Rifles" series of historical novels and TV...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 16-01-2016, 03:55:34
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Posted By jsorense
Leviathan Wakes the team of James S. A. Corey...

Leviathan Wakes the team of James S. A. Corey (2011)
Yes, this is the first of a series if books that explores the space opera that belongs in the Expanse universe. And, yes, it is now a SciFy...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 16-01-2016, 03:42:55
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Posted By jsorense
2313 Kim Stanley Robinson (2012) This was a...

2313 Kim Stanley Robinson (2012)
This was a total disappointment.:tizzy: The story, what there is of it, takes place 300 years in the future. The solar system is now populated by humans and maybe...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 16-09-2015, 04:39:08
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Posted By jsorense
:violin: Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of...

:violin: Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution by Kathleen DuVal (2015)
Well, it is fairly well written for an academic work. I did learn a lot about the competing plans of...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 23-07-2015, 00:30:36
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Posted By jsorense
Back to reading real books: West of the...

Back to reading real books: West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776 by Claudio Saunt (2014). it contains a number of vignettes describing events that took place in the year 1776 in...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 12-07-2015, 17:58:02
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Posted By jsorense
Just saw "Jurassic World." It was OK, just what...

Just saw "Jurassic World."
It was OK, just what you would expect. No surprises or thrills. I would give it a 6/10.
If you haven't seen the first three then it would be terrific.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 01-07-2015, 23:18:11
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Posted By jsorense
Reading nothing but news papers lately, lazy git.

Reading nothing but news papers lately, lazy git.
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