What are you reading and what is on your book stack to read?

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 07:16 AM

I just started reading "Lone Survivor"

VERY good read so far! I am halfway in, the movie will be out in December so it is a nice primer.
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Posted 30 September 2013 - 08:35 AM

Finished "The Incrementalists". Good fun.
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Posted 30 September 2013 - 08:40 AM

Recently started reading some fantasy novels by Daniel Abraham. So far, pretty good.
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Posted 02 October 2013 - 10:36 AM

I thought I would mention this:

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Tom Clancy, the Baltimore-born author whose novels "The Hunt for Red October" and "Patriot Games" subsequently inspired blockbuster movies and action-packed video games, died Tuesday after a brief illness at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

http://www.baltimore...2C2435189.story
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Posted 02 October 2013 - 12:51 PM

I'm nearly finished with House of Holes by Nicholson Baker. It's quite the entertaining read (look it up on amazon or some such crap). Then I'll either start the Discworld series or read book three of the Jack Reacher series. I have far too many books on my tablet that I need to read.
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Posted 09 October 2013 - 12:51 PM

I just came across Charles Stross' free novella "Equoid" and now bumped up all 'The Laundry' series to the top of my list. Basically it is HP Lovecraft folded folded into a modern day setting where the horrors are being battled by British government workers. Fun stuff. I do love me some eldritch investigative horror books! *cough* sandman slim *cough*

https://en.wikipedia...e_Laundry_Files

The free ones:
http://www.tor.com/s...own-on-the-farm
http://www.tor.com/s...009/12/overtime
http://www.tor.com/s.../2013/09/equoid
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Posted 14 October 2013 - 10:10 AM

I am currently reading a book called "Starters." It's about a girl in a future setting that is struggling to survive with her very sick 7 year old brother. She has to fight to survive after her parents were killed in the "spore war." Very nice read so far.

I am planning to read "Champion" as soon as it comes out. It's the 3rd book in the Legend trilogy done by Marie Lu. This series is probably on my top 10 list and I would recommend you take a look at "Legend(First of the trilogy)" when you can.
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Posted 21 October 2013 - 04:08 AM

I may be able to program some crap, but am NOT a reader, hate to say. :l
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Posted 21 October 2013 - 06:44 AM

If you hate to say that you are not a reader, does that imply you wish to change that?
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Posted 21 October 2013 - 10:37 AM

Just finished State of the Art by Iain M Banks. Top notch as the rest of his stuff has been. Moving on to Excession next.
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Posted 21 October 2013 - 11:08 AM

Good call.. I'll add "state of the art" to my list.

FYI - "The Spin" wasn't as amazing as I hoped.. over all a.. well warm-milk sort of book. Now on to the Charles Stross 'Laundry' series!
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Posted 27 October 2013 - 08:46 AM

Just finished Twelve Tomorrows - special edition of the MIT Technology Review themed like a science fiction magazine. (with the classic cover and everything) It's twelve near-future SF short stories, some of them quite good, and a fairly unenlightening interview with Neal Stephenson. Also included is some art work from Richard Powers, which is nice to see.

Some good stories in there - standouts include ones from Nancy Kress, Allen M. Steele, and Nancy Fulda. Greg Egan and David Brin also put in solid work, so that's five good stories for your $12.95, which doesn't suck.
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Posted 28 October 2013 - 03:28 AM

View Post~homsar47, on 21 October 2013 - 06:08 AM, said:

I may be able to program some crap, but am NOT a reader, hate to say. :l


I was the same way for a number of years. I just couldn't sit down and read a book even if I tried. I would suggest looking at audio books. I've been able to finish 6 of the wheel of time books that I've always wanted to read, along with several other series that have been suggested here.
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Posted 02 December 2013 - 01:28 PM

View PostNykc, on 30 September 2013 - 08:16 AM, said:

I just started reading "Lone Survivor"

VERY good read so far! I am halfway in, the movie will be out in December so it is a nice primer.


I just finished this about a month ago. Damn. I can't even imagine.

I'm currently reading Death by Black Hole, by Neil deGrasse Tyson. Pretty interesting read, quite a few moments where I've had to put the Kindle down and let my perspective change before I could go on. I never much cared for him, but I think that's mostly because he uses his middle name and it sounds pretentious; I forgive him now, and have moved on.
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Posted 03 December 2013 - 02:10 AM

It does make his name (and therefore him) stand out more though. "Neil" and "Tyson" aren't particularly striking, whereas "deGrasse" is more unusual.


I've been reading the Valor Confederation series by Tanya Huff.

I find them a tad short, but largely entertaining.
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