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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #60 on: March 04, 2015, 08:22:55 PM »
Finally reading The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.

Someday I will read enough of my to read pile that they will all fit in two small bookcases. Someday....
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #61 on: March 04, 2015, 08:59:57 PM »
Awesome book.  I went to a book signing Gaiman was doing to promo its release and got my copy autographed.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #62 on: March 05, 2015, 10:08:12 AM »
Finally reading The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.

Someday I will read enough of my to read pile that they will all fit in two small bookcases. Someday....

Nice! I enjoyed that, though I must confess that Gaiman isn't one of my favorite writers.

I just finished Excession by Ian Banks. It's one of his "Culture" novels, which are basically space operas about the ultimate "nice" transhuman society, run by hyper-intelligent space ships. I enjoyed it a lot -- and also discovered that it's obviously a massive influence on Eclipse Phase.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #63 on: March 05, 2015, 10:46:58 AM »
Just re-read a great science/fantasy series from the 80s by Melissa Scott. It's a unique blend of science fiction with magic.

Five-Twelfths of Heaven
Silence in Solitude
Empress of Earth

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/175026.Five_Twelfths_of_Heaven

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #64 on: March 05, 2015, 03:18:48 PM »
Currently reading Dead Sea by Tim Curran: http://tuebl.ca/books/23646

It's a long novel but I enjoy nautical horror novels so this is a fun read.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #65 on: March 06, 2015, 09:43:13 AM »
Have you read Curran's sequel to Mountains of Madness?

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« Reply #66 on: March 06, 2015, 01:00:22 PM »
Have you read Curran's sequel to Mountains of Madness?

I read Hive and thought it was not bad, but not really that great. I haven't read the other Hive novels though.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #67 on: March 06, 2015, 03:52:22 PM »
Same here, I read the Hive but not Spawning. 

As far as nautical mythos works, I enjoyed High Seas Cthulhu.  Definitely some gameable material there.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #68 on: March 09, 2015, 01:32:14 PM »
I'm currently reading the Powder Mage Trilogy by Brian McClellan. Book two, The Crimson Campaign to be precise.  It's a pretty cool series, guns, and magic and mages who specialize with guns called powder mages. It has some classical fantasy stuff like magic and gods and whatnot, but there's also warfare that's akin to the Napoleonic Wars too. Definately worth checking out. The first book is Promise of Blood.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #69 on: March 12, 2015, 06:11:34 PM »
Working my way through the Dresden Files and the first three volumes of the manga Crimson Spell. Highly recommend the first, only suggest the second to yaoi fans... everyone else's need to make those san checks
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #70 on: March 13, 2015, 08:52:27 AM »
Working my way through the Dresden Files and the first three volumes of the manga Crimson Spell. Highly recommend the first, only suggest the second to yaoi fans... everyone else's need to make those san checks

How far have you got with the Dresden files?
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« Reply #71 on: March 13, 2015, 09:09:51 AM »
Up to six, but i also read 14 & 15 because the Kindle gave them to me out of order. Got half a chapter in, realized they were ahead, but kept going because they're that good
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #72 on: March 19, 2015, 11:30:59 PM »
Reading Wolf in White Van, by John Darnielle. Got it for Christmas, and glad to hear it got a shout out in the latest main show. It's does some very interesting things with narrative like Caleb mentions; I think there's at least five different timelines the narrator interweaves through during the course of the story, all told in a free form, stream of consciousness style. It's not an easy read, but one I've been liking.

Also working my way through the Eclipse Phase main book, slowly but surely, and Little Fears Nightmare Edition. The only bad thing about the hobby is there's so many great systems and so many books. Still got the rest of the Eclipse Phase books from the Bundle of Holding awhile back, and now I've got the Laundry RPG books as well. While piling through those, do you guys have a good starting point for Stross? Start with the Atrocity Archives, or something else?
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #73 on: March 20, 2015, 01:05:36 AM »
A Colder War is a good intro to Stross: http://www.infinityplus.co.uk/stories/colderwar.htm

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #74 on: March 21, 2015, 11:36:58 PM »
Great! Guess it's true; the first one's always free. Thanks Ross!
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