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Old 06-27-2017, 01:54 AM
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Right. Finished The Death of the Necromancer, just as fluffing good as when I first read it and now Martha Wells is on my list of good authors. Also polished off a novella from her called All Systems Red - The Murderbot Diaries.

Current re-reading The Rhesus Factor by Charles Stross to as part of reacquaint myself with Bob's character in preparation for The Delirium Brief's release next month. Of which advanced reader copies are already out in the wild, making me all like ;-; when ever I see them. Want It Naow damn it.

Oh and I probably should re-read Equoid: http://www.tor.com/2013/09/24/equoid/
A lovely squicky, creepy bit of Stross's Laundry-verse involving unicorns and (a fictionalised) Lovecroft himself. You'll never look at the bloody unicorns the same way after reading it.
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Old 06-28-2017, 06:16 PM
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Just finished the Red Rising series...damn, what an amazing ride that was. Definitely in my Top 5 of "Best book series I've ever read".
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Old 06-29-2017, 02:12 AM
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Braaaaaaaaains.

Got hooked on The Rhesus Factor by Charles Stross last night and didn't stop reading until 4am-ish when I finished it. Then started on The Annihilation Score by the same author, because why the fluff not? Cue more reading inertia and a nearly 6 am crash.

The current read continues on from the fallout of TRF, though this time with a new narrator, Bob's spouse Mo, who's also dealing with the marriage fun that comes from your spouse becoming The Eater of Souls and what happens when her violin wants to murder him. And features an outbreak of superheroes due to Case Nightmare Green* side effects, Boris Johnson getting stripped naked by a supervillain, a blood sucking, bone white violin made out of human bone that Mo's weapon (the sound it makes is literally to die for) named Lector, Officer Friendly and the police organisation he and Mo create to manage the superhero issue and the "fun" that results. All while trying to deal with a supervillain pulling off crimes that make no sense, including the heist of a music piece based on The King In Yellow...

It's a fluffing awesome read basically.

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Old 06-29-2017, 04:55 AM
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Listened to Robogenesis (sequel to Robopocolypse) and remembering what I can of the first book I probably enjoy that one more. World War Z more then both I would think, too bad that book was made into a terrible knock off of a movie.

Also read The Shock of Night and it's sequel, Shattered Vigil by Carr, Patrick W. - enjoyed both.
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Old 07-05-2017, 08:44 PM
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Currently reading World War Z.

Really great book, i know the Movie is awful although i haven't seen it. The Honest Trailer was enough :>
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Old 07-06-2017, 03:12 AM
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Chewed through The Annihilation Score by Charles Stross during insomnia-happy-fun-time last night, due to forgetting to take both my meds.

Following it up with an earlier book in the series, The Apocalypse Codex, in which Bob Howard, Trainee Eater of Souls, faces the horror that is American fundies crossed with lovecroftian special sauce who really, really want to "save" you soul. Also features tongue and soul eating isopods, undead and sleeping alien horror and paperclip jokes.
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Old 07-07-2017, 06:28 PM
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Personally I vote that this thread be stickied, I do think that this is thread serves a similar purpose to the Music thread in this section
I am not into books myself having never read anything outside the prescribed textbooks though
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Old 07-08-2017, 07:22 AM
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I am really looking forward to the new book from Dan Brown later this year.

I have been reading a couple of books from Steve Berry. On my 5th book. But only just he Cotton Malone series. I like the historical things in it.
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Old 07-11-2017, 11:45 PM
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Devoured The Delirium Brief yesterday in about 6hrs, fluffing brilliant read. Though you need to have read some of the previous books, starting from The Apocalypse Codex, to fully appreciate the character and plot arcs and get the full dose of the various "What. The. Fuck?!" plot twists Stross drops.

There's also hyper-castrating, dong/uterus eating, segmented parasites involved, that connect hosts to their master, because tongue eating ones are just so last year (they still make a reappearance though), stupid, stupid Tory politicians who think privatising the agency that guards the UK from the scum of the multiverse is a good idea and the mess that follows that particular decision. Which results in the Laundry's Management (aka it's high powered sorcerers etc) having other ideas and going independent. Although the Prime Minister is doomed no matter what they do to have his dong eaten and made part of a certain ancient alien evil encountered in The Apocalypse Codex.

Downside - it ends on a semi-cliff-hanger and the next books not out till 2019, since Stross has a space opera (Ghost Engine) pencilled in, plus the sequel to the most excellent Dark State as well.
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Old 07-13-2017, 12:21 PM
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I like "the expanse" series <3
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