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Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 05-08-2013, 16:16:00
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More Harry Dresden, I have a strong preference...

More Harry Dresden, I have a strong preference lately for not-too-deep reading.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 04-05-2012, 14:22:47
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The Black Banners, Ali Soufan. No one on Earth...

The Black Banners, Ali Soufan. No one on Earth can oppose the US better than the US. Also, terrorism is complicated, waterboarding satisfying but ineffective.

Started the 5th Harry Dresden novel...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 15-12-2011, 12:03:27
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Posted By MDA
Fire on the Deep was on the SMAC manual's...

Fire on the Deep was on the SMAC manual's recommended reading list, I think.

I liked it and read a few of his other books, which weren't quite as good.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 23-03-2011, 11:11:11
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Posted By MDA
Just starting the 3rd book in L. E. Modesitt...

Just starting the 3rd book in L. E. Modesitt Jr.'s Imager series. It drags a bit sometimes, but I've started to think that's his style.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 29-03-2010, 14:32:09
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Posted By MDA
Slant, by Greg Bear Just cracked it open, so no...

Slant, by Greg Bear Just cracked it open, so no idea how it'll be.

Finished Gregory Benford's "Cube" and Vernor Vinge's "The Peace War", they were just OK.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 26-01-2009, 12:07:40
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Posted By MDA
well, poop maybe it can sit on my shelf...

well, poop

maybe it can sit on my shelf until the next long road trip
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 22-01-2009, 13:59:44
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Posted By MDA
Looking forward to the time when I can actually...

Looking forward to the time when I can actually crack open Rick Atkinson's Day of Battle, its been gathering dust at home. An Army at Dawn covered the WWII in North Africa and was fantastic. This...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 07-07-2008, 17:30:45
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Views: 60,841
Posted By MDA
Peter F. Hamilton got a second chance while I was...

Peter F. Hamilton got a second chance while I was on vacation this year (I put down Reality Dysfunction and swore to never pick the turd up again).

I slogged through maybe four hundred pages of...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 30-12-2005, 12:56:13
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Posted By MDA
The Liveship/Fitz books gradually poop out. ...

The Liveship/Fitz books gradually poop out.

I must be gay too, my wife showed me Mercedes Lackey and I think I've read most of her books now.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 18-01-2005, 17:01:12
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Posted By MDA
Finishing up Southern Fire by Juliet McKenna. ...

Finishing up Southern Fire by Juliet McKenna. Started slow, but it gets better.

A lot of aspects of the society the story occurs in people would be uncomfortable with, but its also more...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 09-12-2004, 22:47:51
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Posted By MDA
Got Hells Faire, couldn't locate Calley's War....

Got Hells Faire, couldn't locate Calley's War. :beer: Yaay.

Apparently Bun-bun is going to be refitted as the Earth's new "superweapon" in this one.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 09-12-2004, 16:01:13
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Posted By MDA
I may be picking those up today. We're taking...

I may be picking those up today. We're taking half a day off work to finish up the last of the Christmas shopping.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 29-11-2004, 14:28:09
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Posted By MDA
Been reading John Ringo. Just finished the third...

Been reading John Ringo. Just finished the third book in the series about the Posleen galactic invasion (the earthside bit of it in that book). When the Devil Dances, I think its called.

You...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 08-09-2004, 12:27:54
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Views: 60,841
Posted By MDA
Ben Bova - Saturn Was this supposed to be a...

Ben Bova - Saturn

Was this supposed to be a screenplay or a novel?

It would have made a better B movie, but it worked well as "something to read on an airplane". Reminded me of the backstory...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 23-08-2004, 12:26:20
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Posted By MDA
Peter Hamilton, Fallen Dragon - I'm almost...

Peter Hamilton, Fallen Dragon - I'm almost halfway into it and its finally starting to pick up. Soooo boring.

This is my second Peter Hamilton - I read Reality Dysfunction - can't remember if I...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 07-07-2004, 19:39:34
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Posted By MDA
Like the "Blue/brown eyed kids are better"...

Like the "Blue/brown eyed kids are better" schoolroom experiment? Turned 'em into little monsters, IIRC.

Or is that whole bit an urban legend?
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 22-06-2004, 18:47:33
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Posted By MDA
I've heard that one was good.

I've heard that one was good.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 22-06-2004, 18:47:01
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Posted By MDA
Vernor Vinge caught my imagination in kinda the...

Vernor Vinge caught my imagination in kinda the same way as a lot of those old SF books (Ursula Le Guin, Andre Norton, Arthur Clarke), but I was in middle school and J-high when I read those, so make...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 01-08-2002, 19:42:25
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Views: 60,841
Posted By MDA
Careful, you'll end up sandwiched between two...

Careful, you'll end up sandwiched between two large, sweaty men with syringes full of haldol.:eek:
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 30-07-2002, 21:09:03
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Posted By MDA
there, finished it. bit of a let down really,...

there, finished it. bit of a let down really, especially the ending.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 30-07-2002, 21:08:29
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Posted By MDA
MDA Currently reading: Thread: Wot iz u bin...

MDA
Currently reading:
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