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Some books i got for free..anyone read these?

Discussion in 'Books' started by AlexM, Sep 3, 2008.

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  1. AlexM

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    i just got a copy of Lightby M. John Harrison and The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters by Gordon Dahlquist. they were on the 'free books' cart at my local library. light looks enticing it freatures prominently on the cover a generous rave from neil gaiman so i picked it up. I probably won't get to these for a while, but has anyone read either of these? good? yes, no?
    oh, its in my signature but the first two chapters of an SF serial novel im writing are on my blog now, with chapter 3 coming soon. Its sort of a writing experiment, but that doesn't mean im not taking it seriously. i'd appreciate input tahnks
     
  2. Mojo

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    From Amazon:
    And the user reviews are fairly positive... if you do read this, let me know what you think. It sounds interesting.
     
  3. AlexM

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    i just started it. what i've read i is fascinating. it starts in out time and jumps around to 2400 ad and i think other temporal locales. the technological stuff in the first chapter, which is present day, is spot on. I think i'll like this book
    you're not gonna believe it but i just got two free books from my local library The Philip k. Dick reader and
    minority report and other stories
    they were donations and the librarian knew i am a fan of Phil Dick so she let me have them. there in great condition, i think both collections came out in 1987 on citadel press.
     
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    Wow, that's sweet. I've never read Minority Report -- obviously I saw the movie -- so if you read that, give me the lowdown.

    (y)
     
  5. AlexM

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    im halfway through minority report now. i did finish second variety-which the film Screamers was based on. i ll let you know. oh and chapter three of my serail novel is on my blog
     
  6. AlexM

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    sorry i havent been on this forum for a spell but heres the lowdown:
    Light by M. John Harrison was an excellent book. I think maybe one of the three best i've read this year. it is both acessible to nonSF readers and pleasingly technical for the hard SF fan. i see this book as maybe one of those genre-transcendent classics. i understand there's a sequel called Nova Swing. I'll have to check it out
    The Phil Dick anthology was great. the Minority report story was a far cry from the film. The only common denominator being the concept of precrime. the stories in this anthology are some of dicks earliest and best.
    Last week I read Greyby Jon Armstrong. I recommend this novel. it is an excellent first effort and its a fun, engaging read.
    I also read, or rather re-read, Terminal Cafe by Ian MacDonald. i think this book was called Necroville in the UK. i began to read this book years ago, but never got into it. recently i gave it ascond try and couldn't put it down. Its an interesting take on nanotech and ressurcetion technology. Terminal Cafe, Light and Grey are the three best book i read this year. i enjoy turning people on to books i really liked and these three i have to say, are mandatory readiing.
     

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