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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bones McCracker wrote:
Here's a great Sci fi story from 1959 (the whole thing is at the link) :

Cat and Mouse (by Ralph Williams
Hah! I've had that downloaded for quite a while. I'm not sure why. I started reading it, but moved on to something else. I may try it again some time.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Bones McCracker wrote:
Here's a great Sci fi story from 1959 (the whole thing is at the link) :

Cat and Mouse (by Ralph Williams
Hah! I've had that downloaded for quite a while. I'm not sure why. I started reading it, but moved on to something else. I may try it again some time.

I probably suggested it before. It's one of my favorites. :lol:
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Patterns in Network Architecture.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Patterns in Network Architecture.

I bet that's a real page-turner.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

C.S Lewis The Great Divorce snuck its way in ahead of Atlas... Muso, if youre still into reading various religious texts you might enjoy this. If you read it, I'd like to hear what you think.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noam Chomsky - Power Systems
NOT the best book I have read ...
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prince of Fools - pretty good fantasy yarn.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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C.S Lewis The Great Divorce snuck its way in ahead of Atlas... Muso, if youre still into reading various religious texts you might enjoy this. If you read it, I'd like to hear what you think.


I'll give it a read.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Kahneman - Thinking, fast and slow
I just came across a recommendation for this. It looks interesting, and I plan to get it.

Thoughts on it? Anyone else?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Kahneman - Thinking, fast and slow
I just came across a recommendation for this. It looks interesting, and I plan to get it.

Thoughts on it? Anyone else?

Definitely worth a read. Some parts of it have been discredited, and Kahneman has apologized, so as with anything, don't trust a single source.

I'm currently reading The Three Body Problem by Liu Cixin, and Nonviolent Communication by Rosenberg.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool, thanks. I'll look for that before reading just to have it in context.
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Nonviolent Communication by Rosenberg.

That's very thoughtful of you.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Nonviolent Communication by Rosenberg.

That's very thoughtful of you.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

:lol:
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

richk449 wrote:
Nonviolent Communication by Rosenberg.


I initially misread that as communism
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kinda funny to go back to page one of this thread, and see what people posted back in 2003. The differences between then and now are pretty stark.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I blame Obama.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Expanse, Leviathan Wakes.

Haven't gotten very far, but I've been focused elsewhere. What little I've read seemed good. Had it recommended and wanted to read it before watching the show.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Scalzi - The End of All Things.

Last book (collection actually) in the "Old Man's War" series.
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Storm Front, Jim Butcher. Pretty good. I didn't expect to like it. I bought the next two, so we'll see. I also picked up the first one in his Codex series.

The Touch, F. Paul Wilson. OK. Not nearly as good as the first two in the cycle.

Earthsea, Ursula K. Le Guin. Fair. A bit too simple even for a kids book. I'd seen her name in various places for recommended authors, but at this point, I'll most likely pass. For comparison, I thought the Potter series was very good and didn't seem all that much like a kids book.
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Just finished a couple of Mark Lawrence's offerings - Holy Sister (Book of the Ancestor series, 3) and One Word Kill, shorter read - more SciFi based that what I'm normally into, but it was a good read - second book is due out end May I do believe.
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Inside the wickerman.

Recently finished 1000 years of annoying the french.
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hagakure - although i read a few chapters and now i stopped. Some quotes are interesting.
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John-Boy wrote:
Just finished a couple of Mark Lawrence's offerings - Holy Sister (Book of the Ancestor series, 3) and One Word Kill, shorter read - more SciFi based that what I'm normally into, but it was a good read - second book is due out end May I do believe.
I need to remember to look for Prince of Thorns next time I'm out looking.

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Just finished a couple of Mark Lawrence's offerings - Holy Sister (Book of the Ancestor series, 3) and One Word Kill, shorter read - more SciFi based that what I'm normally into, but it was a good read - second book is due out end May I do believe.
I need to remember to look for Prince of Thorns next time I'm out looking.



yep, if you like your fantasy Lawrence is a good read - (also recommend Abercrombie's First Law series, there's a new book due out later this year, in the same universe - A Little Hatred)
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