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Re: What Are You Reading??
« Reply #1035 on: July 07, 2017, 01:36:01 AM »
What was I reading? I tried to read the official novelization of Alien: Covenant by Alan Dean Foster. Reportedly it is both faithful to the movie and features inner voices thus adding a valuable layer. However... and I don't know what it is... but there's just something missing. I did used to read Alan Dean Foster books. I know I've read some of his Alien novelizations before (notably, to my immediate recollection, his Alien 4 version), but this one... not working out for me. Sorry Alan.

I did like his novelization of Dark Star, but otherwise, I've never really been all that impressed with his writing.  I will admit I haven't ready too many of his other books, but somehow, those I read . . . I think I have to agree with "there's just something missing."
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Re: What Are You Reading??
« Reply #1036 on: July 07, 2017, 01:38:02 AM »
I am finally reading The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money, by John Maynard Keynes. An excellent read. Highly recommended.

In other news, I'm flying home today. Yayyyyy!

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Some people have a different concept of "a little light reading" than others. ahahahahah

Flying home as in back to where you came from or flying home as in coming back to China?
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Re: What Are You Reading??
« Reply #1037 on: July 08, 2017, 03:47:37 PM »
I am finally reading The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money, by John Maynard Keynes. An excellent read. Highly recommended.

In other news, I'm flying home today. Yayyyyy!

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Some people have a different concept of "a little light reading" than others. ahahahahah

Flying home as in back to where you came from or flying home as in coming back to China?

True, it's not light reading like Harry Potter, for example, but it is so much fun.

Home as in home, not as in China, where I work. Others' views may differ.

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Re: What Are You Reading??
« Reply #1038 on: July 10, 2017, 11:47:23 PM »
Home as in home, not as in China, where I work. Others' views may differ.

Oh, as in Earth, as opposed to Planet China. ahahahahah
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Re: What Are You Reading??
« Reply #1039 on: July 11, 2017, 10:35:00 AM »
Summer reading = Anne McCaffrey
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« Reply #1040 on: July 13, 2017, 08:14:19 AM »
Finished Alien: Covenant, the novelization. In book form, [spoiler]the ending is even less satisfactory[/spoiler]

Currently...

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Re: What Are You Reading??
« Reply #1041 on: July 18, 2017, 06:33:06 AM »
Got distracted by Lovecraft's The Curious Case of Charles Dexter Ward, but have returned to reading Fred Saberhagan's Berserkers in the order they were published.

Finished the 2nd book - Brother Assassin and am currently on Berserker's Planet.

Brother Assassin is unique in the books (unless there's something like this in one of the few stories I haven't read yet) by combining Berserkers with one of Saberhagan's other obsessions - Time travel.  It's got 3 main stories.  My only complaint is common to most SciFi writers of the period showing some other planet where humans had to work their way up from the stone age to modern technology. - When it's time to show some historical events, it's amazing just how painfully close they are to very specific incidents in Earth's history.  The names are changed, but the events and people are far far too close to the originals.  If this flaw in the book can be ignored, it's well worth reading.
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Re: What Are You Reading??
« Reply #1042 on: July 20, 2017, 05:54:14 AM »
Finished Berserker's Planet.  Sadly, the one detail I remembered from reading this a very very long time ago was how the final victory at the end of the book was done.  Other than having remembered that massive spoiler, it was fun to read again. agagagagag

Just started reading Berserker Man.
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