I'm just reading the second 3 Body book now, I was worried I'd need a refresher because I couldn't remember much from the first one, but it's going fine. I like it better than the first one, I think. It's an easier read for me.The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu - I went into this with no expectations and was blown away by it. This guy really does handle the "big sci fi questions" thing with aplomb, and does it in a really easy to read way too (well, apart from the physics bits, which were a bit mind-stretchy but fine, not complete gobbledegook). Really can't wait to read the next book in this series.
All Systems Red by Martha Wells - After Motherless Brooklyn, I wasn't expecting another teen confessional from this, the first in the Murderbot series, so was surprised to find that. I thoroughly enjoyed this. Really engaging, sort of like Adrian Mole crossed with Robocop, in space. Looking forward to the next in the series.
The Player of Games by Iain Banks - Working my way through the Culture series. Consider Phlebas was good, but I absolutely loved this. Who said Banks wasn't that good a writer? I thought this was fantastic, and fun, and just utterly different and original. I think Banks is becoming one of my favourite writers.
Okay, will keep an eye out for that (though I don't mind torture actually lol).I'm just reading the second 3 Body book now, I was worried I'd need a refresher because I couldn't remember much from the first one, but it's going fine. I like it better than the first one, I think. It's an easier read for me.
I *heart* Murderbot!
I loved all the Iain Banks books, but I tried to pick up one of the sci-fi ones for a reread a few years ago and I couldn't get into it at all. I think there was torture in it and I just can't read torture at all any more. It really coloured my happy memories of the Culture stuff. Maybe I just got unlucky.
cheers Cornu - looks amazing. I didn't know about that.I’ve read dozens of books since I last posted but I had great fun poring through this today, a collection of Nick Blinko’s art published by Zagava:
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I’m not a massive Rudimentary Peni fan but love his art so this massively hit the spot. I imagine @GARYXKNIFEDX and @nuke terrorist would be into this?
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I had re-listened to that one they did in the 90s after Blinko was institutionalised (as it’s the only one on streaming I think?) and I liked it a lot more than I did a few years ago. Must try the first ones again.I'm still waiting on my copy
Early Rudimentary Peni is amongst the greatest music ever.
Wtf? That's her best book by a long shot.Finished 'The Secret History' by Donna Tart last night.
I'd read 'The Goldfinch' a few years ago and enjoyed it.
this wasn't great though. 650 pages around 1 event that happened in the lives of some schoolkids. She's a great writer but she kind of dragged the arse out of that story.
I hear what you're saying. What a nerd.Fuckin hell that lad has some collection. Says in the ad these are duplicates too, what the fuck, does he just buy out all the second-hand bookshops he can find, did a bunch of libraries give away their catalogues to him?? I've only seen one sci-fi book collection that could match that – assuming the guy who had that 15 years ago has kept collecting more over that time
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