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Re: What are your reading?
« Reply #320 on: May 22, 2009, 10:11:24 PM »
Weird Tales.  I's a collection of short stories from teh old pulp magazine of the same name.

Didn't Robert E. Howard (of the Conan the Barbarian titles, Solomon Kane, etc)...I was actually reading a great big giant f-off collection of the Conan the Barbarian stuff (I believe it was called The Complete Chronicles of Conan up till just a bit ago.

Right now I'm taking a break from that and am reading The Sunrise Lands by S.M. Stirling. Sort of the fourth in a series, kind of post-apocalyptic stories of survival and rebuilding after The Change, an event which, for unexplained reasons, causes explosives, electricity, steam power, nuclear power, basically any high-energy technology no longer works...It's actually quite interesting, if you're into that. The first book is called Dies the Fire.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #321 on: May 26, 2009, 02:07:31 PM »
I'm reading the Element Encyclopedia of Magical Creatures. 

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #322 on: June 06, 2009, 01:36:39 AM »
Just started reading the Earthsea cycle by Ursula K. LeGuin.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #323 on: June 06, 2009, 04:51:50 AM »
Just started reading the Earthsea cycle by Ursula K. LeGuin.

I remember reading those, vaguely. I should look for them again, they were pretty good.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #324 on: June 06, 2009, 06:02:07 AM »
Earthsea, huh? *heads to Amazon* Hmm...I'll have to add that series to my "to read" list. It will be a while since it's behind re-reading the Hyperion series and the Coldfire trilogy, but it looks good.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #325 on: June 06, 2009, 07:11:35 AM »
I've heard nothing but good about the Earthsea stuff, so when I found the first four books at my local used bookstore, I had to jump on it.  :D

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #326 on: June 08, 2009, 05:54:48 AM »
Re-reading Patriot Games, by Tom Clancy.  I had forgotten how good his writing is.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #327 on: June 08, 2009, 10:42:47 AM »
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #328 on: June 08, 2009, 11:21:45 AM »
the Vampire Encyclopedia

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #329 on: June 08, 2009, 12:14:45 PM »
I'm reading Terry Pratchett's Discworld serie. I just finished Small Gods, and starting FaustEric.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #330 on: June 08, 2009, 01:36:33 PM »
Dilbert: The Joy of Work by Scott Adams
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #331 on: June 08, 2009, 06:19:18 PM »
The Mind of God by Paul Davies
The Character of Physical Law by Richard Feynman (kinda)
 - It's actually a pretty good book, despite the title.  Although, it's obviously heavily based in physics.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #332 on: June 11, 2009, 05:06:22 AM »
Death in the Long Grass by Peter Capstick.  There is no better hunting author than Capstick, who will readily explain that the most important skill of a dangerous game hunter is the ability to climb trees REALLY FAST.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #333 on: June 11, 2009, 09:02:24 PM »
Currently reading Tome of Magic, off and on.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #334 on: June 12, 2009, 06:33:12 AM »
Currently reading Tome of Magic, off and on.

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Good book, shame about the misprint that meant it only had one chapter.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #335 on: June 12, 2009, 06:35:53 AM »
Good book, shame about the misprint that meant it only had one chapter.

I rather enjoyed reading the background for the "Shadow Magic" in the appendix, though. Gave me some good ideas for how never to design a magic system. Truenaming doesn't even appear in the copy I purchased. At least they got something right at the publishers...
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #336 on: June 12, 2009, 04:00:44 PM »
Best Served Cold, by Joe Abercrombie. Awesome !

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #337 on: June 17, 2009, 12:12:46 AM »
"The Long Dark Tea Time of The Soul" for me, by Douglas Addams. Just read "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" so I thought I'd read the sequel.

I've also got bookmark in both "The Compelte Chronicles of Conan", and "Lankhmar", a collection of Fitz Leiber short stories.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #338 on: June 17, 2009, 12:23:56 AM »
The sofa is definitely stuck.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #339 on: June 17, 2009, 12:28:56 AM »
God bless time machines eh?