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February 23rd, 2008, 11:38 AM #1
I Just Bought... SF Remix Volume 3
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.
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February 23rd, 2008, 12:33 PM #2
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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 / HobbitMark
March 8th, 2008, 11:51 PM #3
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.
March 16th, 2008, 06:43 PM #4
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
March 16th, 2008, 06:44 PM #5
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March 19th, 2008, 02:19 PM #6
I picked up [B]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.
March 25th, 2008, 12:36 AM #7
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.
April 20th, 2008, 12:49 PM #8
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
April 20th, 2008, 06:30 PM #9
April 28th, 2008, 10:38 AM #10
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!
June 15th, 2008, 11:54 AM #11
Another SF purchase!
Newton's Wake by Ken Macleod
I've heard good things about this author from folks around here.
June 15th, 2008, 06:50 PM #12
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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?
June 22nd, 2008, 10:12 PM #13
Recent Purchases include:
Pushing Ice by Alastair Reynolds
Astropolis: Saturn Return by Sean Williams
June 25th, 2008, 10:34 AM #14
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.
June 25th, 2008, 11:32 AM #15
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.