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Old 04-10-2008, 07:55 PM   #31
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 If you loved Rendezvous with Rama, do not read the sequels. They ruin the magic.
Agreed. I read Rama II and stopped there, disgusted.
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Old 04-10-2008, 09:59 PM   #32
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Linear Algebra Textbook *sigh*
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Old 04-10-2008, 10:23 PM   #33
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"Sphere" by M. Crichton
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Old 04-11-2008, 05:15 AM   #34
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 Yuk. Uncle Jeffrey.
"Uncle"?

And don't bag him, he's an excellent writer.
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Old 04-11-2008, 07:53 AM   #35
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 "Uncle"?
I'm sort-of quite distantly related to him. My dad's family are part of the Archer clan.
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:58 AM   #36
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I am 3/4 of the way through Jerry Pournelle's King David's Spaceship and wow! I have forgotten how much I love Pournelle's stuff! Not so much sci-fi as military fiction set in the future, I loved the Falkenberg's Legion series and War World anthologies, but somehow I missed this particular book. Funny thing is it's copyrighted 1980, so he wrote it before STS-1.

So I searched around Amazon and found a hard-bound collection of the War World stories, along with what appears to be a short story that wraps up the whole thing. Amazon's One Click is a dangerous thing for your wallet, but my book's on the way!

Pournelle's "future history" timeline is obviously modeled on Heinlein's but I have never seen a good synopsis of Heinlein's timeline in any of his books. Anyone want to steer me in the right direction? Which Heinlein books are part of that timeline?
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Old 09-30-2008, 03:06 AM   #37
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 Aircraft System I by Jeppesen.
LOL. I teach that! That's one of the books we use. I currently am reading "An introduction to the mathematics and methods of astrodymamics" by Richard Battin. Just as a refresher. And go play in space for a translation project.
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Old 09-30-2008, 03:17 AM   #38
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Well, I was reading a book called "Y2K-9: The dog that saved the world"
I just finshed reading it tonight
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Old 09-30-2008, 03:42 AM   #39
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Book 11 "Knife of Dreams" of Robert Jordan's "The Wheel of Time" fantasy series.
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Old 09-30-2008, 06:15 AM   #40
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Just finished "V for Vendetta" by Steve Moore (yes, it was some crappy novelisation of the movie, not the original), and "Last chance to see" by Douglas Adams and Mark Carwadine (really reccomend this one, very intresting, and quite funny on top of that). Currently trying to obtain a copy of "1984", still haven't read it.
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Old 09-30-2008, 06:38 AM   #41
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"Genome" by Matt Ridley - a really fascinating look at genetics full of WTF moments
Japanese Verbs and Essentials of Grammar - "throne" reading, I can learn a new thing on every journey to the loo
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:51 AM   #42
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allen carr's easy way to stop smoking for me. hoping its as good as other mates claim
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:54 AM   #43
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Brisingr by Christpoher Paolini.
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:56 AM   #44
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This week, oi arr been mostly readin'

The Ancestors Tale by Richard Dawkins
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Old 09-30-2008, 12:19 PM   #45
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 This week, oi arr been mostly readin'
Class Fast Show - top marks for yokel wit
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