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Old 11-22-2014, 04:52 PM   #871
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Just got The Martian, by Andy Weir. Really excited to get into it.
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Old 12-04-2014, 12:49 AM   #872
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I just started Blood Red Snow, a memoir by a Wehrmacht soldier who fought at Stalingrad. The story of how he wrote the memoir is interesting in and of itself; he actually ended up writing about his experiences on any scrap of paper he could find, and stored them in the lining of his winter coat!
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Old 12-04-2014, 01:23 AM   #873
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If audio books count I'm currently listening to a 1970's recording of The Time Machine By H G Wells and will follow it with War of the Worlds.
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Old 12-04-2014, 04:06 AM   #874
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Pioneer Venus (NASA SP-461) by Richard O. Fimmel, et al

I'm not really "reading" it per se, not straight through or anything like that, but i picked this gem up recently used for about 5 bux. I highly, HIGHLY recommend this book to any avid orbinaut. It is absolutely awesome with tons of drawings and mission diagrams, instrument schematics and detailed explanations of science method, flight profiles... IT'S SO COOL! I wish there was a book like this for all NASA missions
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Old 01-07-2015, 07:19 PM   #875
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I don't often post what I am reading here, but there is one right now worth mentioning which brings the everlasting study of warfare through the ages to a weird stage in its evolution;

"@War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex", by Shane Harris
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Old 01-07-2015, 08:20 PM   #876
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Mars trilogy, by Kim Stanley Robinson. Now the third part, "Blue mars". Very good hard sci-fi set in the near future, but a bit long-winded at times.
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Old 01-07-2015, 08:28 PM   #877
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I just started Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel. I'm reading it in French, because it was cheaper (???). I think the translation was made by his parents or something, it says "Translated from English by Nicole and Émile Martel" at the beginning of the novel.
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Old 02-20-2015, 03:02 PM   #878
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Just finished The Martian, by Andy Weir as recomended here. It was a good read, thanks!
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Old 02-20-2015, 03:04 PM   #879
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I have never read 1984 so when I had the opportunity to pick the book up the other day I did. For book that is 60 years old it's very well written and has a very engrossing storyline.
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Old 02-20-2015, 04:34 PM   #880
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Got about half-way through The Mote in God's Eye before it had to go back to the library (I don't spend as much time reading as I used to).

Terrific book. Good science, good biology, good politics...and tales of the distant future always fascinate me
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Old 02-20-2015, 05:45 PM   #881
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The Grapes of Wrath
John Steinbeck
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Old 02-20-2015, 06:02 PM   #882
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"Windows Presentation Framework, Version 4.5" ...
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Old 02-24-2015, 04:10 PM   #883
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 "Windows Presentation Framework, Version 4.5" ...
What kind of science fiction is that?
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Old 02-24-2015, 04:11 PM   #884
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  What kind of science fiction is that?
Its sort of a near-tech/fantasy hybrid
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Old 02-24-2015, 07:05 PM   #885
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I just finished La visite de la vieille dame, a French translation of Der Besuch der alten Dame, a Swiss play. It is known as The Visit in English. It was... disturbing...
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