Thread: Reading in June 2012
June 13th, 2012, 11:47 PM #31
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While I just got a main 2012 novel - The Sacrifice Game - by Brian D'Amato, I was a little tired to start seriously so i read some 100 pages from The Devil's Nebula by Eric Brown which so far is a generic fast and fun action adventure sf in a space opera context and i am enjoying it as such. However if I get more energy I will definitely start the D'Amato novel as that is in a different class (at least as expectations go of course)
June 14th, 2012, 04:51 PM #32
About to finish Iain M Banks' Look to Windward. Very good novel. It was a bit wordy in places, but is culminating very nicely, and it's got a lot of Banks' humor ("So, can I eat this?").
And James S. A. Corey's Caliban's War just arrived! Great timing. I'll be starting that this evening.
June 14th, 2012, 06:23 PM #33
Recently read Redshirts. I've always enjoyed Scalzi, but I was rather disappointed by this one. I didn't find it witty, funny, or interesting at all.
Will be reading Kop Killer by Warren Hammond next.
June 15th, 2012, 02:53 AM #34
I finished Stark's Command by Jack Campbell yesterday. I enjoyed it just as much as the first book, but it was a complete change in that it didn't focus on the front line soldiers, but more at the running of the colony on the moon and the politics and everything else involved. It reminded me a lot of the Lost Fleet series, more so than the first book. I'll pick up the third soon, finish up the trilogy.
June 16th, 2012, 01:47 PM #35
June 16th, 2012, 08:45 PM #36
Starting up The Honor of the Queen, book #2 in David Weber's Honor Harrington series.
June 17th, 2012, 07:17 AM #37
I've read almost all of Redshirts by John Scalzi (just the codas left). It was an enjoyable enough read, but... I just didn't enjoy like I thought I would. It's an obvious parody of a bad Star Trek episode, but it could have been so much more. I just couldn't stop thinking of various episodes as I was reading it, which I guess was kinda the point. Out of all of Scalzi's books I've read I can easily say this is my least favourite.
June 17th, 2012, 06:25 PM #38
June 18th, 2012, 02:37 AM #39
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I've just started Justina Robson's books of short stories: Heliotrope.
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June 18th, 2012, 05:28 AM #40
Finished reading the codas in Redshirts by John Scalzi. They didn't add much, if anything. Felt like they were there as filler. The more I think about this book the less I like it. Hugely disappointing.
June 19th, 2012, 10:14 AM #41
I finished Caliban's War by Corey yesterday and it was good fun. Fairly consistent with Leviathan Wakes in tone and style. A good sequel. I like where the series is headed.
Spoiler:Hope Bobby stays with the crew.
I started On Basilisk Station by David Weber. I'm about 100 pages deep, and so far it's good but not great. Seems like it's going places though, and the series is well loved, so I'm optimistic.
June 19th, 2012, 11:11 AM #42
I've (finally) started on Sai King's 11/22/63. I'm about 25ish pages in and I'm... interested, definitely.
June 19th, 2012, 04:07 PM #43
I finished Caliban's War as well, and my thoughts seem to generally agree with most so far - it was good, but fairly similar to Leviathan Wakes (making it not as exciting or new). It was a bit slow at the start but picked up, especially once the characters came together.
I liked the detailed way the effects of G-force were explained, and the authors have created some memorable characters.
Overall an above average read but without the impact Leviathan had.
June 19th, 2012, 06:22 PM #44
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I'm planning on starting 2312 by Kim Stanely Robinson tonight. This seems to be the big SF book of the year in a year of big SF releases. I'm really looking forward to it. Sounds like it will be right up my alley.
June 20th, 2012, 02:30 AM #45