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Finally (finally) finished Seveneves. The story was ok, but just way way way way too much technical detail--at some point, just get on with the damned story!

Anyway, now reading this:


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Gateway opened on all the wealth of the Universe... and on reaches of unimaginable horror.

When prospector Robinette Broadhead went out to Gateway on the Heechee spacecraft, he decided he would know which was the right mission to make him his fortune. Three missions later, now famous and permanently rich, Rob Broadhead has to face what happened to him and what he has become... in a journey into himself as perilous and even more horrifying than the nightmare trip through the interstellar void that he drove himself to take!


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gateway_%28novel%29

I'm almost done with it, a very quick read. It's been fun, though. Not very deep, but there are some heavy tones to it here and there.
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Anyway, now reading this:

I enjoyed that. It reminds me a bit of Iain Banks' Culture stuff. I like the positivity of the book, it's a refreshing break from the relentlessly dystopian tone of most SF these days.

I just finished Mark Lawrence's "The Liar's Key" which is the sequel to "Prince of Fools", a book I really enjoyed. The book is sort of a combination of Joe Abercrombie's "First Law" series and Stephen King's Gunslinger series.

"The Liar's Key" has a lot of exposition that better establishes what exactly is going on in this world. Lawrence has a unique vision for fantasy and this book subverts a lot of the stereotypical motifs. The pacing of the book is a bit uneven and the characters remain weakly defined but this is pretty good stuff.
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I enjoyed that. It reminds me a bit of Iain Banks' Culture stuff. I like the positivity of the book, it's a refreshing break from the relentlessly dystopian tone of most SF these days.
I agree about the dystopian tone that recent Science Fiction has latched onto. I like it in movies, but much less so in books. That's why I've been going to older books recently. The awe and wonder that they display is nice, even if there are dark parts.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beyond..._Event_Horizon

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In Book Two of the Heechee Saga, Robinette Broadhead is on his way to making a fortune by bankrolling an expedition to the Food Factory--a Heechee spaceship that can graze the cometary cloud and transfor the basic elements of the universe into untold quantities of food. But even as he gambles on the breakthrough technology, he is wracked with the guilt of losing his wife, poised forever at the "event horizon" of a black hole where Robin had abaondoned her. As more and more information comes back from the expedition, Robin grows ever hopeful that he can rescue his beloved Gelle-Klara Moynlin. After three and a years, the factory is discovered to work, and a human is found aboard. Robin's suffering may be just about over....


I really enjoyed the first book in the Gateway series. I hope this one is just as good.
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Although 50 pages in, and it's not really not grabbing me. Actually, it put me to sleep.
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Finished Roadmarks a few days ago, started The Lost Symbol...


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Read this


Really just a short story, and just an ok one, glad I got it as a library book.

Now reading this
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Although 50 pages in, and it's not really not grabbing me. Actually, it put me to sleep.
Vastly overrated book, IMO.
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Awful.
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Just Finished:

Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith



I really enjoyed this. I think it's the best book in the series so far.

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A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R.R. Martin

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I think he's on the cusp of becoming something really good. Several already think he has, but his first two books, while both decent, didn't fully resonate with me. He's still on my short list of newer authors to watch however.
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Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith



I really enjoyed this. I think it's the best book in the series so far.
I just finished reading this and disagree. I think it's too long and needed to be edited down. Parts of this put me to sleep.

Not a bad book (interesting plotline and characterization at times) but nowhere near as interesting as the first two.
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I really enjoyed the writing, but frustrated at how little gets resolved. And given that I see this author has only published 1 more book in this series in the 8 years since the first one, I'm fearing any satisfying resolution is a long long time coming (if at all).
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Although 50 pages in, and it's not really not grabbing me. Actually, it put me to sleep.


I have this book in my collection, but haven't started it yet. People seem to either love it or hate it.
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