What SF book are you currently reading? (2015-16)

Discussion in 'Science Fiction' started by TomTB, Apr 24, 2015.

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  1. Diziet Sma

    Diziet Sma Administrator Staff Member

    Thank you! I'll check it out.;)
     
  2. TomTB

    TomTB Administrator Staff Member

    Approaching the finishing line with books I'm reading currently.

    A Game of Battleships (Space Captain Smith #4) is fun ... Whilst I'm constantly chortling at the various innuendos and references to various other sf films etc (including a Prodigy-ism ... "He sent his brain to another dimension."

    "He sent his brain to another dimension?"

    "Yes, he sent his brain to another dimension. Pay close attention!")

    .. I'm still getting a bit too accustomed with the writing and story style and I'm about ready for the end of the series, which I'll start soon with #5 in the series.

    The Red Dwarf book is brilliant. It's basically a 'here's how it all started' book, but it's quite hilarious and it's a shame there aren't sequels. Still, as a standalone book it's brilliant, recommended for fans of Red Dwarf and those who have never crossed paths with the motley crew before!

    I think I'll be a bit burned out with humorous SF after these books. In a good way though, no regrets whatsoever :)
     
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  3. kenubrion

    kenubrion Well-Known Member

    Finished the Mechanical/Alchemy series, finished the first book of the Ian Tregillis' Milkweed series called Bitter Seeds, his debut work, and am now well along in book two called The Coldest War.
     
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  4. Royce Sears

    Royce Sears Well-Known Member

    Just finished Armada, and wow, what a fun read! I have to retract my earlier reservations about Ready Player One and add it to my TBR list now. I was that kid watching The Last Starfighter and playing every flight sim game I could get my hands on while secretly hoping Centauri would show up and escort me on some out of this world adventure, like he did Alex Rogan. Armada captures that same feeling. Loved it!
     
  5. TomTB

    TomTB Administrator Staff Member

    Hallelujah .. someone else who enjoyed Armada! I thought it was pure fun. I wasn't such a fan of RPO though .. I found it all a bit silly.
     
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  6. Diziet Sma

    Diziet Sma Administrator Staff Member

    @Royce Sears and @TomTB you two should compile a list of fun, irreverent, sometimes furry SF titles!
    By the way, I have Retribution Falls ( Ketty Jay #1) it might be a good idea to read it during this holiday.
     
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  7. TomTB

    TomTB Administrator Staff Member

    Good idea .. I'll look to start a thread :)

    Ketty Jay in one of my all time favourite series ... love the characters so much, and each book is better than the previous one.
     
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  8. Boreas

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    Total opposite for me. I found Ready Player One quite a bit of fun for its 1980's nostalgia factor in a dystopian, slightly cyberpunk-ish setting. Armada, on the other hand, was absolute torture to get through for me.
     
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  9. TomTB

    TomTB Administrator Staff Member

    There's no accounting for taste, @Boreas ;)
     
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  10. Diziet Sma

    Diziet Sma Administrator Staff Member

    Well, I have just started it!
     
  11. Boreas

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    Have finished my re-read/-listen of two of the three books by Bujold: Shards of Honor and The Warrior's Apprentice. And I'm currently about a quarter way through the the third audiobook: Ethan of Athos. I'm also toggling between O'Brian's Master and Commander and Asher's The Voyage of Sable Keech as I find time in the evenings.
     
  12. Royce Sears

    Royce Sears Well-Known Member

    I finished Red Mars. It took me a while, but I finished it--and enjoyed it. It's definitely a book for the hardcore SciFi enthusiast. The cast of characters is large and the story is complex enough to keep the reader interested, but the central love triangle is tiresome and overworked. The rest of my review is posted here.
     
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  13. Boreas

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    I hope I can get to his Red Mars in 2017. I read his novel 2312 about a year ago and liked it.
     
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