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Old 08-14-2015, 07:33 PM   #916
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Right now I'm in a "marathon" H. G. Wells:

The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds, The First Men in the Moon, The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth....
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Old 08-15-2015, 05:47 PM   #917
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"Blue Gemini" by Mike Jenne. Great book, a lot of the hardware would make great add-ons.

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Old 02-12-2016, 05:26 PM   #918
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I've been reading James Blish's Cities in Flight. Apparently, it's a series of novels. Only got to the first one, about a "bridge" being on Jupiter's surface. I mean, I know that it's not a known writer, but still...building structures on Jupiter? how badass is that? It's supposedly being built from ice, which, at those temps and pressures , is pretty much the only thing that can be used as a building material down there. I don't know how much truth there is in that claim , though Edit: the construction is automated, only remotely control from a manned base on Ganymede. Not sure how they deal with transmitting signals to Jupiter's surface though.

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Old 02-12-2016, 06:39 PM   #919
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James Blish not a known writer? Where have you been the last 50-60 years?

This series is one of the most famous in SF and has been for all that time - wait till you read the later ones - and learn why the "bridge".

Also - there's this thing called a search engine . . .

I'm reading Ray Bradbury all over again - probably also not a "known writer"? For some anyway . . .

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Old 02-13-2016, 12:30 AM   #920
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Blish, Bradbury and Sturgeon (Oh my!).

Currently reading some military stuff (Countdown - The Liberators) by Tom Kratman.
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Old 02-18-2016, 09:51 AM   #921
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Clayton Anderson's autobiography.
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Old 02-18-2016, 01:16 PM   #922
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Only think I know about him is his "shmeerp" statement about writing science fiction: "If it looks like a rabbit, and acts like a rabbit, calling it a shmeerp doesn't make it alien".
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Old 04-22-2016, 07:51 AM   #923
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Just started The Last Man on The Moon, Gene Cernan's autobiography.
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Old 04-22-2016, 11:33 AM   #924
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I'm struggling with The Raw Youth by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. I have some 150 pages to go.
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Old 08-14-2016, 02:13 PM   #925
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Just finished Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson, and can highly recommend it.

I don't want to spoil anything, but I have to say near the end, there is an interesting orbital mechanics challenge that might be fun to set up in Orbiter.
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Old 08-14-2016, 05:00 PM   #926
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Just finished it too, good stuff, looks like he's setting up for a sequel.

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Old 08-14-2016, 09:34 PM   #927
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Fishing Hamlet to Red Planet
ISRO's account on the birth of Indian space program, starting from early 60's to Mangalyaan.

http://www.isro.gov.in/pslv-c25-mars...ownload-e-book
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Old 08-14-2016, 10:57 PM   #928
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I just finished The Book of Lies by Brad Metzer. Not bad, but I think I saturated myself on these type books earlier in life. After a while they are all pretty much the same.

Currently reading - - A cold Day in Hell by Mark Cain. A Terry Prachett/Douglas Adams type story (book 2 of many) of Steve Minion, Hell's Super (also title of book 1). As the lead in Hell's maintenance department, I can relate. With Beezebub as his direct supervisor (of which I think I can also relate) and Orson Wells as his assistant, Minion dutifully makes what repairs he can, given a painfully accurate parts department; makes for a quick and chuckle filled read.
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Old 08-14-2016, 11:17 PM   #929
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 Right now I'm in a "marathon" H. G. Wells:

The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds, The First Men in the Moon, The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth....
I have an H.G. Wells anthology with all of these stories. I love most of these stories, but for some reason The Food of the Gods makes for difficult reading for me. I simply can't get into it; it loses my interest. Really not sure what my problem is with it.
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Old 08-15-2016, 01:38 AM   #930
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James Joyce's Ulysses.
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