Orbiter-Forum  

Go Back   Orbiter-Forum > Far Side of the Moon > Brighton Lounge
Register Blogs Orbinauts List Social Groups FAQ Projects Mark Forums Read

Brighton Lounge General off-topic discussions. Political or religious topics may only be posted in The Basement forum.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-24-2014, 10:56 PM   #856
PhantomCruiser
Wanderer
 
PhantomCruiser's Avatar

Default

Following the Equator, by Mark Twain.
PhantomCruiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2014, 10:23 AM   #857
SpaceEagle
GEP Reborn Project Manager
 
SpaceEagle's Avatar
Default

Voyage by Stephen Baxter
SpaceEagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanked by:
Old 09-25-2014, 11:17 PM   #858
Kurt M. Weber
Orbinaut
Default

The Kingdom of God is Within You
Kurt M. Weber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2014, 04:15 PM   #859
DanM
Поехали!
 
DanM's Avatar
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SpaceEagle View Post
 Voyage by Stephen Baxter
I feel like at this point, Voyage should just be required reading for O-F members.
DanM is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanked by:
Old 10-11-2014, 10:27 PM   #860
PhantomCruiser
Wanderer
 
PhantomCruiser's Avatar

Default

I just started Space Battleship Scharnhorst (and the Library of Doom). This will be followed immediately by Neoliberal Economists Must Die!

I'm really starting to like Old Guy (really what's not to love about a self aware cybernetic killing machine?) Cybertanks Rule!
PhantomCruiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanked by:
Old 10-12-2014, 06:23 AM   #861
Shifty
Orbinaut
Default

Our city library has a relatively new program where they shelve a bunch of new and popular books with red tags on the spine, which means they can't be reserved, nor do they show up in catalog searches. You can only find them by browsing. I found David Mitchell's Bone Clocks on the shelf today and am looking forward to digging into it.
Shifty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2014, 06:40 AM   #862
Loru
Moderator
 
Loru's Avatar


Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PhantomCruiser View Post
 Cybertanks Rule!
Then I suggest some short stories by David Weber from the Bolo series (Bolo! and Old Soldiers). There are more stories from this universe but I've read only Weber's ones.

To quote TVTropes :
Quote:
Their firepower is usually given in megatons per second and have an AI far above human level in both intelligence and ethics

Last edited by Loru; 10-12-2014 at 06:54 AM.
Loru is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanked by:
Old 10-12-2014, 01:38 PM   #863
mjanicki
Donator
 
mjanicki's Avatar

Default

I'm about to start "The Drowned World" by J.G. Ballard.
mjanicki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2014, 10:48 AM   #864
Richfromengland
Orbinaut
 
Richfromengland's Avatar
Default

Centauri Dreams - Imagining and planning interstellar flight by Paul Gilster. Published in 2004, certainly partly out of date, but still a very good read, and pretty damn complicated.
Richfromengland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2014, 12:59 PM   #865
llarian
Orbinaut
 
llarian's Avatar
Default

Decided I needed the testosterone hit and a trip to ages past: John Norman's Gorean Saga. Started off at the beginning with "Tarnsman of Gor".
llarian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2014, 05:35 PM   #866
PhantomCruiser
Wanderer
 
PhantomCruiser's Avatar

Default

@ Loru,
Yeah, I've been a fan of the Bolo series for quite a few years. "Old Guy" is a fitting tribute to the genre, while these cybertanks aren't Bolos, what he's doing wit the story is pretty excellent.
Keith Laumer's stories really set the stage for anything that come after. David Weber did a great job picking up the torch, he just didn't carry it too far (but then again, he's got the Harrington series as his flagship line of stories).
PhantomCruiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanked by:
Old 11-03-2014, 07:10 AM   #867
dyonan88
Orbinaut
Default

I'm currently reading the 50 shades of grey though my teacher wants me to read the Crisis management course materials
dyonan88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2014, 07:32 AM   #868
PhantomCruiser
Wanderer
 
PhantomCruiser's Avatar

Default

If you follow George Takai on facebook, he had a girl post that she was reading the 50 shades books. It seems the main character (the girl not the guy) says "Oh my" every page or something. Well, she started hearing his voice as the lead girl, and William Shatner in his Capt Kirk voice as Mr. Grey.

She had to stop reading it because it suddenly became a comedy.
PhantomCruiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanked by:
Old 11-03-2014, 12:54 PM   #869
Ripley
Tutorial translator
 
Ripley's Avatar
Default

Hawking's "A Brief History of Time", for the second or third time...
Ripley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2014, 04:43 PM   #870
Izack
Non sequitur
 
Izack's Avatar
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PhantomCruiser View Post
 If you follow George Takai on facebook, he had a girl post that she was reading the 50 shades books. It seems the main character (the girl not the guy) says "Oh my" every page or something. Well, she started hearing his voice as the lead girl, and William Shatner in his Capt Kirk voice as Mr. Grey.

She had to stop reading it because it suddenly became a comedy.
That's beautiful.
Izack is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanked by:
Reply

  Orbiter-Forum > Far Side of the Moon > Brighton Lounge


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:17 AM.

Quick Links Need Help?


About Us | Rules & Guidelines | TOS Policy | Privacy Policy

Orbiter-Forum is hosted at Orbithangar.com
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 2007 - 2017, Orbiter-Forum.com. All rights reserved.