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p1doc

2,751 posts

151 months

Thursday 10th June
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Matt_N said:
On a Hamilton binge at present, just finished the Abyss beyond Dreams and have just started Night without stars whilst trying to get through the Reality Dysfunction in the background.
he has a new book out-light chaser waiting for it in paperback

Clockwork Cupcake

66,504 posts

239 months

Thursday 10th June
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I picked up a few Sci-Fi short story anthologies on Kindle for 99p a pop recently. Likes of PKD and others.

Golden stuff. cloud9

Baron Greenback

5,411 posts

117 months

Thursday 10th June
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p1doc said:
Matt_N said:
On a Hamilton binge at present, just finished the Abyss beyond Dreams and have just started Night without stars whilst trying to get through the Reality Dysfunction in the background.
he has a new book out-light chaser waiting for it in paperback
Oooh good to know! I have read them 1st but have the audio books when doing long trip or background at work, each trilogy is about 45hr long.

captain_cynic

7,128 posts

62 months

Thursday 10th June
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p1doc said:
Matt_N said:
On a Hamilton binge at present, just finished the Abyss beyond Dreams and have just started Night without stars whilst trying to get through the Reality Dysfunction in the background.
he has a new book out-light chaser waiting for it in paperback
Assuming you're referring to the Salvation sequence. Yep, a slow starter and there are entire chapters that are simply worth skipping (Hamilton does seem to have a bit of an obsession with the lifestyles of the rich and famous in his books), but overall a brilliant read that kept getting better.

I picked up the Protectorate series, by Megan O'Keefe (Velocity Weapon and Chaos Vector) earlier this year and wasn't able to put it down, if you like Hamiltons stories, you'll like Velocity Weapon. The third in the series is due out at the end of this month with the paperback of the Saints of Salvation.

techguyone

2,581 posts

109 months

Thursday 10th June
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Jack Four by Neal Asher is out now, for fans of his polity work.

DibblyDobbler

10,752 posts

164 months

Thursday 10th June
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techguyone said:
Jack Four by Neal Asher is out now, for fans of his polity work.
I am nearly finished my Jack Reacher mega-binge (on book 23/25) so I need something lined up - thanks thumbup

Nimby

2,831 posts

117 months

Thursday 10th June
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DibblyDobbler said:
I am nearly finished my Jack Reacher mega-binge (on book 23/25) so I need something lined up - thanks thumbup
I would stop there.

JonChalk

4,723 posts

77 months

Friday 11th June
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captain_cynic said:
Assuming you're referring to the Salvation sequence. Yep, a slow starter and there are entire chapters that are simply worth skipping (Hamilton does seem to have a bit of an obsession with the lifestyles of the rich and famous in his books), but overall a brilliant read that kept getting better.

I picked up the Protectorate series, by Megan O'Keefe (Velocity Weapon and Chaos Vector) earlier this year and wasn't able to put it down, if you like Hamiltons stories, you'll like Velocity Weapon. The third in the series is due out at the end of this month with the paperback of the Saints of Salvation.

smile I bigged those two up many pages ago, but hadn't picked up on the release date of the third - cheers.

DibblyDobbler

10,752 posts

164 months

Friday 11th June
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Nimby said:
DibblyDobbler said:
I am nearly finished my Jack Reacher mega-binge (on book 23/25) so I need something lined up - thanks thumbup
I would stop there.
Got to get to the end now! Although I have to admit book 23 is rather pedestrian...

JonChalk

4,723 posts

77 months

Wednesday 16th June
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New Adrian Tchaikovsky - Shards of Earth - 1st in a new trilogy

Really good. Change of style, pace and topic for Tchaikovsky, but absolutely worth it.

Slightly reminiscent of Hamilton in some ways, but not a pastiche.

CheesecakeRunner

1,250 posts

58 months

Wednesday 16th June
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JonChalk said:
New Adrian Tchaikovsky - Shards of Earth - 1st in a new trilogy.
I got sick of this bks in SF years ago. Nobody seems to write stand-alone novels any more. I hate having to wait five years to find out how a story ends.

p1doc

2,751 posts

151 months

Friday 18th June
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into alfred bester at the moment demolished man stars are my destination are great fairly short scifi classics

Clockwork Cupcake

66,504 posts

239 months

Friday 18th June
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p1doc said:
into alfred bester at the moment demolished man stars are my destination are great fairly short scifi classics
I had a Sci-Fi anthology as a kid, one of those big thick hardback books that you could club baby seals to death with. May have been branded "St Michel" (as in, Marks & Spencers) and amongst the books in it were 2001, The Demolished Man, The Day of the Triffids, and I forget the 4th.

The Demolished Man is an excellent book. There's some really good world building in it about how society would be if some people were telepathic and had a duty of care to report people with murderous thoughts to the Police.

Edit: By the power of google.... it was this:




Edited by Clockwork Cupcake on Friday 18th June 12:34

Nimby

2,831 posts

117 months

Friday 18th June
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CheesecakeRunner said:
JonChalk said:
New Adrian Tchaikovsky - Shards of Earth - 1st in a new trilogy.
I got sick of this bks in SF years ago. Nobody seems to write stand-alone novels any more. I hate having to wait five years to find out how a story ends.
You'd better avoid The War Against the Chtorr by David Gerrold. I read the first one in the early 80's without realising it was supposed to be a trilogy. Apparently he's still working on volumes 5 and 6, 28 years after volume 4 was published.

p1doc

2,751 posts

151 months

Friday 18th June
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Clockwork Cupcake said:
I had a Sci-Fi anthology as a kid, one of those big thick hardback books that you could club baby seals to death with. May have been branded "St Michel" (as in, Marks & Spencers) and amongst the books in it were 2001, The Demolished Man, The Day of the Triffids, and I forget the 4th.

The Demolished Man is an excellent book. There's some really good world building in it about how society would be if some people were telepathic and had a duty of care to report people with murderous thoughts to the Police.

Edit: By the power of google.... it was this:




Edited by Clockwork Cupcake on Friday 18th June 12:34
i did not have that one as a child but had the 2 sherlock holmes ones i got as a kid-good old Marks and Spencers encouraging reading!