March 23rd, 2006, 03:27 PM
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I Just Bought ... SF Remix Volume 2
With over 500 posts in over a year and a half, I figured the time was right to startup a new one of these threads.
I'll kick it off with my most recent purchase, Book 4 of E.E. Knight's Vampire Earth saga, Valentine's Exile. Some very good reviews are blurbed on that first page, btw.
Version 1 resides HERE
March 23rd, 2006, 08:26 PM
the puppet master
Sure wish I had some:
Atrocity Archives-Charles Stross
Old Man's War-John Scalzi
In store impulse purchase for the above 2 items
The Garments of Caean/Star Winds-Barrington J Bayley
The Palace of Eternity-Bob Shaw
Last edited by ArthurFrayn; March 25th, 2006 at 11:20 AM.
March 24th, 2006, 06:34 PM
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Left Hand Of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
Jem by Frederik Pohl
To Your Scattered Bodies Go by Philip Jose Farmer
Mars Plus by Frederik Pohl & Thomas T. Thomas
The List of 7 by Mark Frost
March 28th, 2006, 04:36 AM
Recently I bought:
* The collapsium by Wil McCarthy
* Raft by Stephen Baxter
Today I have bought (my first Amazon order ever):
* Old man's war by John Scalzi (for the book club)
* Accelerando by Charles Stross
* Newton's wake by Ken MacLeod
* Century Rain by Alastair Reynolds
The last three are "Bargain HC".
March 28th, 2006, 07:05 AM
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Old Man's War for the Book Club - don't say I never do anything for you!
March 29th, 2006, 06:26 PM
$62 at the used books store yielded:
Approaching Oblivion by Harlan Ellison
The Futurological Congress, Memoirs of a Space Traveler, and Return from the Stars by Stanislaw Lem
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
Foreigner by CJ Cherryh
Planet of Exile by Ursula K. Le Guin
Phule's Company by Rober Asprin
The Stainless Steel Rat Wants You! by Harry Harrison
The Killing Machine by Jack Vance
The Starchild Trilogy by Frederik Pohl and Jack Williamson
The Goddess of Ganymede by Michael Resnick
Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke
The Book of Brian Aldiss by Brian Aldiss
Mindswap by Robert Sheckley
Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds
April 1st, 2006, 02:11 PM
I just bought.....
Fitzpatricks War-Theodore Judson
Can someone tell me what they thought of this book?
April 1st, 2006, 11:47 PM
My latest SF haul, courtesy of the Borders Rewards program, Personal Shopping Day. I posted about it in the Fantasy books bought, so I won't bore people by repeating it here.
Living Next Door to the God of Love, by Justina Robson, TP
Sequel to Natural History, strangely it has been published pretty quickly here in the US. Usually it is a year or more before we get stuff from the UK. I had to import the first book, the wait was so long.
Wizard and Demon by John Varley, PBs
Reissue of the Gaian trilogy ( I got the first one last month when it came out)
Migration, by Julie Czerneda, PB
book 2 of Species Imperative
Also ordered from University of Washington Bookstore (Due to Meisha Merlin's incompetence in supply. The book was 'published' on February 25th and no other outlet seems to have the book, and some like B&N think it is out of print. SRM had a reading there, so they actually sent in books.)
Warring States, by Susan R. Matthews, TP
Latest book about Andrej Koscuisko in the Jurisdiction series
FYI on the Foreigner book by CJ Cherryh, it is the start of what has become 3 trilogies. There are 7 out in paper now, and the 8th is in HC. I really loved the first 3, and thought the next couple (published years later) were a bit weak and muddled. I have put off reading the rest of them (last of the 2nd trilogy, and all of the 3rd) until they are all out in paper and I can read them all back to back. Cherryh is still one of my favorite authors but she has lost some of her edge since the recent Gene Wars series anyway.
Let me know if you want the titles of the books after Foreigner, or the order.
CptNoaln, I have Fitzpatrick's War, but have yet to read it. I got it because it looked interesting, and seemed to have an historical component. Be sure to post what you think in the monthly reading thread when you read it.
April 8th, 2006, 06:29 PM
Just picked up Spin by Robert Charles Wilson and for the book club picked up Old Man's War by John Scalzi
April 9th, 2006, 10:15 AM
Ahhh, no. LIVING NEXT DOOR TO THE GOD OF LOVE is *not* a sequel to NATURAL HISTORY. It is Justina's first fantasy novel.
Originally Posted by FicusFan
And it's good.
April 9th, 2006, 07:34 PM
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Actually, Silver Screen is her first book, published in the UK in 1999. Also an excellent book.
April 9th, 2006, 11:06 PM
Prefers to be anomalous
So here's where you've all been. Glad I stumbled across the new thread. In preparation for LA Con IV (WorldCon 2006) I purchased:
Old Man's War, John Scalzi
Learning the World : A Scientific Romance, Ken MacLeod
And because I enjoyed a podcast interview with Neal Asher at the Agony Column:
The Skinner, Neal Asher (I found Gridlinked already on my shelf)
And just because I like the Bull Geek, as Rick Kleffel once referred to him, I bought Charles Stross' The Atrocity Archives.
April 9th, 2006, 11:08 PM
It is Justina's first fantasy novel.
Originally Posted by Rob B
April 10th, 2006, 11:37 AM
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Back to the topic at hand, I picked up Old Man's War for the May BOTM.
April 11th, 2006, 07:00 AM
Got a copy of Golden Transcendence by John C Wright which means I've now got the complete trilogy, which I will shortly begin.
Also picked up the third in Richard Harland's Heaven and Earth trilogy, Ferren and the Invasion of Heaven. Same as above.
As well as a couple of SF Masterworks titles:
Grass - Sherri S Tepper
Stand on Zanzibar - John Brunner