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Theodoric
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Message 19 of 27 (861774)
08-26-2019 5:08 PM
Reply to: Message 18 by Tanypteryx
08-26-2019 4:48 PM


I have rise and Fall of D.O.D.O and I received his newest Fall for my birthday, Have not started either yet. Seveneves was an amazing book.
For caffeine
A couple others I have enjoyed in the last couple years are Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson and The Wayfarer Series by Becky Chambers. Her books are classic space opera, and extremely enjoyable.
The Mars Trilogy by Robinson is in my opinion a must read for Scifi fans.
Another new author I found was Matilda Scotney and her book The Afterlife of Alice Watkins.
Another good old space opera is The Linesman by S.K. Dunstall.
I think writing has gotten better through the years. The old classics tended to be written by a club of misogynist white men, that praised each other. I am not saying the classics are not classics, they just do not stand up to the test of time.

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Message 21 of 27 (861778)
08-26-2019 6:38 PM
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08-26-2019 5:14 PM


I read 1632 quite a while back. It was pretty good. There are numerous sequels. As I remember the sequels were not as good. I think the plot got repetitious and there was way too.much foreshadowing.

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Message 26 of 27 (862006)
08-30-2019 2:29 PM
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08-30-2019 1:06 PM


Re: Gene Wolfe
Just recently read The Book of New Sun series. Definitely has some heft to it. I found I needed the Lexicon.
Another good series I read recently was Noumenon by Marina Lostetter.
https://www.amazon.com/...dp/0062497847/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0

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If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?

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