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Dragan GlasContributorUser avatarPosts: 2974Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:55 amLocation: Ireland Gender: Male

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Greetings,

Zahn is a good sci-fi author.

His Thrawn trilogy - and a later sequel duology - in the Star Wars universe was excellent.

Kindest regards,

James
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AkamiaUser avatarPosts: 107Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:41 pmLocation: Alaska Gender: Time Lord

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I’ve heard really good things about the Thrawn trilogy. I may look into it after I’m done with StarCraft: Evolution.


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AkamiaUser avatarPosts: 107Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:41 pmLocation: Alaska Gender: Time Lord

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The Martian by Andy Weir.

I thought the movie adaptation was fantastic. I love me some hard sci fi once in a while, so I figured I’d eventually read the book. I was gonna look into buying something from the Thrawn trilogy, but The Martian was on sale at iBooks, so I decided to get that first.


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WarKChat ModeratorUser avatarPosts: 1191Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:59 am Gender: Tree

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Robin Hobb and her The Realm of Elderlings books.

It's a series consists of three trilogies and one tetralogy. I can't remember titles of all the books and to which sub-series they belong so I'll go with numbers. Here's a link to an article at Wikipedia that lists all the books in the series: The Realm of the Elderlings

I enjoyed the 1st trilogy, The Farseer Trilogy, even though the final book in that one was a bit slow and I almost gave up on it.
I skipped the 2nd trilogy, The Liveship Traders and went on to read the 3rd one, The Tawnyman Trilogy. I finished it yesterday. I didn't read any other books in this series but I think the next I'll read will be the 2nd trilogy.

The 2 trilogies I read were focused around Fitz. I really liked the character and the world, despite the fact that I didn't like the 3rd book in the original trilogy.
I missed the world and the characters and was curious what happened to Fitz after the original trilogy. I'm glad I decided to read the 3rd trilogy, which continues Fitz' story. It was great and I recommend it if you like at least some of the books in the original trilogy.

In other news, The Oathbringer, the 3rd book in Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight Archive series is about to be released
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AkamiaUser avatarPosts: 107Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:41 pmLocation: Alaska Gender: Time Lord

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Just finished The Martian.

That was a fantastic book. Part of me wishes I read it before seeing the movie (which was also fantastic), but hey, I’m glad I experienced it regardless. Would definitely read again.


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WarKChat ModeratorUser avatarPosts: 1191Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:59 am Gender: Tree

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I finished Oathbringer, 3rd book in Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight Archive. It was awesome.
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WarK wrote:I finished Oathbringer, 3rd book in Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight Archive. It was awesome.


I thought it was extremely slow. The last 10-15 % was great. I just kept waiting for something to happen before that though. 55 hr audiobook. I usually read at least some of the time but I went full audio on this one. Maybe that was part of the issue. I even sped it up by 15% because things were just dragging on and on. For some reason I just feel like he could have written this series in 4 books and he's making it 10 so that it's "epic" fantasy. Not that it's terrible or anything. Just drawn out more than I think it should be. Maybe I'm just suffering fantasy fatigue. I just have a hard time finding much else that is any better.

I enjoyed The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi. I read it to just to take a survey on mturk lol. But it was actually good. I figured I might as well make the money they were offering as I would have read some other book that week anyway. Ended up liking it enough that I'll read more of his books if there are any. Scary glimpse into the future of what we might be facing before too long if we keep building cities that don't have adequate water supplies etc. It centered on a guy who enforces the water rights for one territory. Sort of a hit man/killer etc. and a journalist who writes about the failing cities. They get tied up in trying to figure out what's happened to some long lost water rights someone was playing off two sides that wanted the water. He's chasing the people and she's chasing a story. I was really surprised I liked it.

The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump was eye opening. And scary. Not that it told me anything I didn't either know or suspect. How that man ended up President..... sigh. Anyway if you have about 6-7 hrs you can read it pretty quickly. Cliff notes are: He's mental. And we're fucked. He's quite likely to do anything and everything to avoid anything other than praise for him.

That's the extent of my reading for December. I usually do a bit more but Oathbringer took up all my normal audiobook time and I've taken a break since I finished. Trying to find something to get excited about reading again.
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