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Old 12-24-2017, 02:07 AM
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A customer came into The Mothership today handing out $5 gift cards from Big Box Bookstore to each of our staff.

I'm going to put mine towards a Neil deGrasse Tyson book.

What's your favourite?
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Old 12-24-2017, 02:33 AM
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The last book I bought was Orbital Cloud. It sounded very interesting.

Other interesting books I have read recently are Throne of the Crescent Moon and Seveneves.
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Old 12-24-2017, 04:10 AM
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Hmmm ... okay, those DO sound interesting ...
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4 books that are good
MARTians
Not Your Sidekick
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Old 12-30-2017, 01:17 PM
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See the quote in my sig below. I always recommend Terry Pratchett.

But also a fan of Neill Gaiman, Patricia Briggs (who I meet at Supanova in Melbourne. Squee!) and Ilona Andrews.
Patrick Rothfuss' The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear (Kingkiller Chronicles) are fantastic but he needs to write faster. I want book 3 already, damnit.
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The last book I finished was "The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F**k".

I'm almost finished with "The Prince".
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My most recent read was Artemis by Andy Weir. I loved The Martian and this was no different. It's much shorter than the former, with a bit of mystery and thriller thrown in. And the science is all there and presumably as accurate as The Martian, but it doesn't slow down or distract from the story.
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The last book I bought was Orbital Cloud. It sounded very interesting.
I have started reading Orbital Cloud. At first I thought this was going to be a science fiction book. It turns out to be a techno-thriller. It is an excellent read.
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My most recent read was Artemis by Andy Weir. I loved The Martian and this was no different.
Awesome! I was wondering how it was; I will likely pick it up soon.

ObTrivia: I know Andy. A friend of mine used to work with some friends of his, so they'd all be at my friend's parties, generally boardgame related. He did a comic called "Casey and Andy", which I learned about by talking to them, and wound up becoming a big fan of.

I don't think Andy would remember me, though.
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Recently I've been reading the "Monster Hunter International" Series which is pretty good.

https://www.amazon.com/International.../dp/1439132852

Also like the 'Holmes on the Range" series.

https://www.amazon.com/Holmes-Range-.../dp/0312358040
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