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bootlegga @ Sun May 15, 2016 11:02 am

Finished Dan Simmon's Flashback, a dystopian future vision of the US and the world. It was pretty good and much better than Tom Kratman's Caliphate, which was nothing less than a neo-con wish list.

   



raydan @ Thu May 26, 2016 3:54 pm

:lol:

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ShepherdsDog @ Thu May 26, 2016 5:51 pm

Re-reading Roger Taylor's The Chronicles of Hawklan series. Read it quite a few years ago. It's sort of similar to the Wheel of Time genre, as you're not quite sure if it's set in the far future or a distant past.

   



Unsound @ Thu May 26, 2016 6:41 pm

That sounds like something i might be into.

At the moment I'm re reading Catch 22.

Yossarian Lives!!!

   



vickyD @ Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:02 am

Kafka-short stories

   



raydan @ Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:09 pm

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2Cdo @ Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:36 pm

W.E.B. Griffin "The Corps", Under Fire

   



raydan @ Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:50 pm

Finally started reading Fermat's last Theorem by Simon Singh.


For the record, Star Trek got it wrong... :lol:

In "The Royale", an episode (first aired 27 March 1989) of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Captain Picard states that the theorem had gone unsolved for 800 years. At the end of the episode Picard says, "Like Fermat's theorem, it is a puzzle we may never solve." Wiles' proof was released five years after the episode aired.

   



DrCaleb @ Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:29 am

^^ I recall that episode. ;) And had a look at the really really long proof of the theorem. It came a long way from some scribbles in the margins!


Right now, I'm reading all sorts of books on food preservation. 'Charcuterie' and 'Salumi' both by Michael Ruhlman and Brian Polcyn. 'Amish canning' by Georgia Varozza and various books put out by canning product suppliers like "Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving" by Lauren Devine .

There is something about growing your own food, processing it with simple means and preserving it to eat year round. [drool]

   



raydan @ Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:05 pm

Never read the books before, haven't seen the TV series either.

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xerxes @ Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:35 pm

[B-o] Good choice. I got into the books after the first season of the show after a friend inadvertently spoiled what happens at the end of the first book and didn't want that to happen again.

   



ShepherdsDog @ Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:50 pm

The Great North Road by Peter F. Hamilton. A murder mystery set in the mid 22nd century.

   



llama66 @ Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:57 pm

Wheel of Time

   



ShepherdsDog @ Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:00 pm

I gave up on that series. It had such promise and then the story line got bogged right down...especially after book 7

   



Tyler_1 @ Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:37 am

I got The Cell movie and I noticed at the start it was a Steven King book and so I shut it off after 10 minutes and now I am reading it.

Also,
The Chronicles of Amber TV Series Could Be the Next Game of Thrones. 8O
http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-chronicles-of-amber-tv-series-could-be-the-next-gam-1783945517

I am going to try them next just in case they are that good. :D

   



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