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Offline Sir Slash

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3585 on: March 25, 2017, 09:28:26 AM »
Between Two Giants-- WWII in the Baltics by Prit Buttar.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3586 on: March 25, 2017, 01:24:33 PM »
Re-reading the Stormlight Archives by Brandon Sanderson to prep for the release of the 3rd book in the series this fall.

Also found out a new book of the Red Rising series is coming out. While not a huge fan of that series I'll probably read the new one regardless.

Also the endless wait for the next Dresden novel.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3587 on: March 25, 2017, 03:42:08 PM »
I'm about halfway through Endgame, book 7 of the Red Gambit series. This is alt-history done right.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3588 on: March 25, 2017, 08:02:54 PM »
I'm about halfway through Endgame, book 7 of the Red Gambit series. This is alt-history done right.

I've been eyeing this series. What makes it good?

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3589 on: March 25, 2017, 11:01:16 PM »
The author has done a huge amount of research and nails it. He gets the technology and tactics right plus the strategic stuff seems very plausible. The battles are pretty brutal too. The writing's not too bad to start with and it improves as the series continues. Book 7 was going to be the last one but he couldn't fit it all in so there's now going to be one more.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3590 on: March 26, 2017, 01:26:37 PM »
Just got done reading Arthur C. Clarkes Superiority.  Short read you can find here;

http://www.mayofamily.com/RLM/txt_Clarke_Superiority.html
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3591 on: March 26, 2017, 04:41:29 PM »
Just got done reading Arthur C. Clarkes Superiority.  Short read you can find here;

http://www.mayofamily.com/RLM/txt_Clarke_Superiority.html

That's a great story.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3592 on: March 26, 2017, 08:27:06 PM »
Had you read that before Mirth.

For those of you that haven't, it's a very short story, maybe 3 pages if it was in paper back book format. 
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3593 on: March 26, 2017, 08:29:31 PM »
I had read it before. Couple different times.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3594 on: March 26, 2017, 09:04:52 PM »
The author has done a huge amount of research and nails it. He gets the technology and tactics right plus the strategic stuff seems very plausible. The battles are pretty brutal too. The writing's not too bad to start with and it improves as the series continues. Book 7 was going to be the last one but he couldn't fit it all in so there's now going to be one more.

Thanks! Need to check this out.

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3595 on: March 27, 2017, 04:44:32 AM »
Just got done reading Arthur C. Clarkes Superiority.  Short read you can find here;

http://www.mayofamily.com/RLM/txt_Clarke_Superiority.html

That's a great story.

+1 I had never read that before.

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3596 on: March 27, 2017, 05:03:59 AM »
After Bob mentioning it, I am re-reading Carlos D'Este's Decision in Normandy, which I had forgotten I own in hardcover.  :crazy2:
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3597 on: March 27, 2017, 05:38:46 AM »
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3598 on: March 27, 2017, 06:04:54 AM »
http://www.oregonlive.com/books/index.ssf/2017/03/tides_jonathan_white_review.html

Tides is really very interesting.  Seeing how mankind, including savants like Isaac Newton, have tried to understand the nature and mechanisms of Tides is actually a great story.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3599 on: March 28, 2017, 07:04:06 AM »
Anyone here read The Historian? I am thinking of reading that next.
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