I Just Bought... SF Remix Volume 3

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  1. Monty Mike

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    Hope the mods don't mind me doing this, but the old thread was a couple years old and had over 300 posts so I thought we could start a new one. The old thread can be found here.

    Anyway, I just found Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick at my local Cancer Research UK for £2. I'd been meaning to buy it for some time, especially ever since watching Blade Runner for the first time a few years ago. Also have enjoyed a number of Dick's other books. :D
     
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    No problem, Mike. Be interested to read what you think about Androids. I remember first time reading it, thinking it would be like the film and was very disappointed as they are very different animals (or is that replicants?)

    However if you can read it without thinking of the film it's pretty good. A reread years later was better.

    Mark / Hobbit
     
  3. Corporal Blues

    Corporal Blues I like to rock the party

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    A trip to the used book store yielded a couple of great SF finds: Gateway by Fredrick Pohl and Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham.

    Yeah!
     
  4. Colonel Worf

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    In the Ocean of Night by Gregory Benford
    To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
    Infinity Beach by Jack McDevitt

    and... The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
     
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    Whoops.....
     
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  6. Corporal Blues

    Corporal Blues I like to rock the party

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    I picked up Consider Phlebas[/B by Iain M. Banks today. This is one of his previous realeases that are just now getting reprinted in the US again. The store also had Player of Games but as I am financially strapped, I had to pass for now.
     
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    Traded in a couple of books for The Wreck of the River of Stars. If it's half as good as the title I'll be pleased. :)
     
  8. Corporal Blues

    Corporal Blues I like to rock the party

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    Yesterday I sold back some books to the used book store, then turned around and made a couple purchases, I now own The Forever War by Joe Hadleman and Rainbow's End by Vernor Vinge
     
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    great books, cheers!
     
  10. Andols

    Andols I like stories

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    I managed to get Morgan's Altered Carbon and both sequels. Also got A few Niven books and Stephenson's Quicksilver. All for 15 bucks.

    Yard sale season!
     
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    Corporal Blues I like to rock the party

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    Another SF purchase!

    Newton's Wake by Ken Macleod

    I've heard good things about this author from folks around here.
     
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    At a library sale

    Just picked up Schmitz's Agent of Vega - enjoyed his Telzey so I hope this one is as fun - and a children's sf I'd never heard of: Dragonfall 5 and the Space Cowboys by Brian Earnshaw. It looks rather unusual. Anyone know anything about it?
     
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    Orphanage by Robert Buettner
    A Hymn Before Battle by John Ringo

    I got interested in these because of some recommendations I got in a thread here. Hopefully I'll recieve them tomorrow. :)
     
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    Buying some Neal Asher today. Then switching back to fantasy maybe.

    Finishing up Woken Furies now. I'd pretty much have Richard Morgan's babies.
     
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    Bought Saturn's Children by Stross and Implied Spaces by Walter Jon Williams.
     
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    I finally stopped buying more books than I'll read in the next 15 (20?) years, but I did pick up one noteworthy item:


    Roadside Picnic by the Strugatsky Bros. Be looking forward to reading that one sometime this year. Maybe before the end of the summer.
     
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    Omega by Jack McDevitt
    Conquistador by S.M. Stirling

    hardcover for $1 each!
     
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    Infoquake - David Louis Edelman
    Yiddish policemen's union - Michael Chabon

    and secondhand

    Against a dark background - Ian M. Banks
    Great science fiction by scientists - Groff Conklin (editor)
    The dispossessed - Ursula le Guin
    The penguin science fiction omnibus - Brian Aldiss (editor)
    The best of Fritz Leiber
    Prologue to Analog - John W Campbell (editor)
     
  20. Ropie

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    I hope you enjoy this one, Arthur. It's one of my favourites.

    I'm reading this now and finding it really quite good. A bit like Gaiman's American Gods, only much better.