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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Postby slowpoke » Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:21 pm

Just bought Lawdog's book on kindle. It hit top paid kindle book on Amazon :D
I hadnt read much of his older content, so enjoying it even more. I highly recommend.
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Postby blackeagle603 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:02 pm

Part way thru "Guns, Germs and Steel." Will get back to it soon as I finish the latest Brad Thor book that just came out (Use of Force).
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Postby Weetabix » Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:47 pm

To Kill A Mockingbird
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Postby MiddleAgedKen » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:18 am

Just finished Vietnam: A History, by Karnow. Had to force myself through the last 50-60 pages. Did you know that the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution was actually Goldwater's fault? Pore Lyndon, he was just worried about having his right (political) flank in the air....

About to start We Were Soldiers Once...And Young, and re-reading the Pacific naval operational parts of Wouk's War and Remembrance. I've read The Winds of War and War and Remembrance nearly as many times as I've read Lord of the Rings.
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Postby toad » Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:35 am

The African Law dog is coming out in August and this time I got in on order.
I've started "Blenhiem: Battle for Europe, How two men stopped the French." By Charles Spencer. I figured what the hey 300 years ago......sigh. Narcissists, people inbreeding by marrying first cousins, religious fanaticisms, A King who couldn't stand to have people smarter than himself as advisors, ....same old same old in different clothing....Fascinating Jim.
Even fantasy gets its licks in. "The weres, mages, demons, fey, and etc. are leaving California, it is impossible to make money out there with all the rules, regulations, an punitive taxation.
As a side note: I'm going to keep on using Kindle unlimited but I'm not ordering things from Amazon online any more. They screw up the orders and they'll use the US Postal service and If my local post office get's a hold of it, it will never get delivered.

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Postby randy » Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:22 am

Just started the Lawdog books. Africa book pre-ordered

I recognize some so far, others I haven't read before. The mark of a good storyteller is that I don't mind re-reading his stuff. The journey is half the fun even if you do know how it ends.

Found a place to download Jeff Cooper's Commentaries from 93-06 in PDF format. (http://myweb.cebridge.net/mkeithr/Jeff/)

Will carry them on the tablet for times when I just need something short to read without getting too into a story.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Postby Langenator » Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:36 pm

Just finished Monster Hunter: Siege and Straight Outta Tombstone.

Now working on Edward Luttwak's Grand Strategy of the Byantine Empire.

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Postby HTRN » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:04 pm

Langenator wrote:Just finished Monster Hunter: Siege

Just finished Nemesis.

Franks may be a "good guy", but man, what an asshole. :lol:
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Postby Johnnyreb » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:34 am

Picked an old favorite off the shelf today. Elizabeth Moon, Sheepfarmer's Daughter. First book of a trilogy about the creation of a paladin. Always wanted to see that one turned into a movie. But I guess a story with very little swearing and no graphic sex doesn't have much chance these days.

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Postby Rich Jordan » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:34 am

Johnnyreb wrote:Picked an old favorite off the shelf today. Elizabeth Moon, Sheepfarmer's Daughter. First book of a trilogy about the creation of a paladin. Always wanted to see that one turned into a movie. But I guess a story with very little swearing and no graphic sex doesn't have much chance these days.


I've got those too. It was actually quite good, unlike a lot of books written only for the purpose of making the main protagonist a woman/minority/whatever. Paks was real.

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Postby Netpackrat » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:58 am

Siege arrived today, but I am going to try to save it for when I am traveling next week.
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Postby Weetabix » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:41 am

Understanding Radio, 1951 edition
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Postby evan price » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:48 am

Craig Wilson "Longmire" series
The tv show was great.
The books are better.
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Postby Johnnyreb » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:04 pm

When I got out of bed and headed off to the royal throne this morning I didn't feel like taking 3 whole steps back toward the bed to grab my book. So I grabbed the next in line since it was closer. Lawdog's book, I bought the paper one. I had to stop at page 50 and do something about breakfast. Suicide by 6 foot chickens. This stuff ought to be a movie, its hilarious.

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Postby Rich » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:46 pm

Johnnyreb wrote:When I got out of bed and headed off to the royal throne this morning I didn't feel like taking 3 whole steps back toward the bed to grab my book. So I grabbed the next in line since it was closer. Lawdog's book, I bought the paper one. I had to stop at page 50 and do something about breakfast. Suicide by 6 foot chickens. This stuff ought to be a movie, its hilarious.


Got the African tales delivered to my Kindle last week. It's even better than Vol.1. :D
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Postby randy » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:56 pm

Just finished African Tales last night. The only problem with his books is that they are too short!
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Postby Rich Jordan » Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:06 am

Jerry Pournelle passed away today (Friday) according to a post from his son at his site.

I've been a paying member there for a couple of years but had been just too busy to keep up. I grew up with his books, both fiction and non, and read his every Chaos Manor column in Byte magazine. I still think about what a different, and better place this world would be if his 'survival with style' guidelines had been followed even partway.

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Postby MiddleAgedKen » Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:32 pm

Sad news about Dr. Pournelle. It was ironic that I just read an article (can't recall where) a day or so ago, talking about Project Thor (aka Rods from God) as if it were back under consideration.

On the book front, just finished Silas Marner and C.S. Lewis's Out of the Silent Planet.
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Postby Weetabix » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:22 pm

Recently reread the first three Monster Hunter books. Bought Monster Hunter Legion and Monster Hunter Nemesis. Damn that Correia. I read Legion one night after work. Went to bed verrrry late. Skipped a night and told myself I could limit myself. Read Nemesis after work. Went to bed verrry late again.

The books are engaging. I like the backstory on Franks. Some of the fights went over long for me, so I skimmed a bit. I'll read them again later and hope I can restrain myself to reasonable sittings.
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Postby MiddleAgedKen » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:00 am

Just started Monster Hunter Alpha (recently read Nemesis) and C.S. Lewis's That Hideous Strength (recently finished Perelandra), and also just finished Nick Cole's Soda Pop Soldier (that and CTRL-ALT-REVOLT! are both very good).
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Postby Greg » Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:31 pm

Weetabix wrote:Recently reread the first three Monster Hunter books. Bought Monster Hunter Legion and Monster Hunter Nemesis. Damn that Correia. I read Legion one night after work. Went to bed verrrry late. Skipped a night and told myself I could limit myself. Read Nemesis after work. Went to bed verrry late again.

The books are engaging. I like the backstory on Franks. Some of the fights went over long for me, so I skimmed a bit. I'll read them again later and hope I can restrain myself to reasonable sittings.


I read MH Siege very recently. It was good, but LC has done such a good job with his 'supporting' characters, made them so interesting and so sympathetic that when they get their own books it's awesome.

So awesome that 'Owen' books are almost a bit of a letdown. ;)
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Postby Old Grafton » Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:38 am

Just opened a box of R.A.Heinlein novels I last closed about 1987 when we last moved. I'll be busy for a while. :lol:
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Postby Rich Jordan » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:28 am

I dug up my copy of "A Step Farther Out" by Jerry Pournelle. Probably won't have time until the weekend but its time to re-read it. It has been too long.

I'm sure parts of it are dated, but survival with style will never go out of style.

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Postby Jered » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:50 am

I'm reading Green Leader: Operation Gatling, the Rhodesian Military Response to the Viscount Tragedy

I'm at the part where the Rhodesians are figuring out who was behind shooting down their civilian airliner. They also murdered the survivors.

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Postby toad » Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:19 pm

Got the paper back of Wilbur Smith's "War Cry." It covers the pre war years of Hitler's rise to power. "De Ja Vue all over again." and "History doesn't repeat itself but it does rhyme." Interesting the figures in England that embraced the communists and the Nazi's. Sounds like the people we have at present only they aren't doing it as well.

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Postby Weetabix » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:50 pm

Red Storm Rising
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Postby Rich Jordan » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:31 pm

Weetabix wrote:Red Storm Rising


I always liked that one; pre Jack Ryan world.


Just finished two books; The Hidden Truth and A Rambling Wreck by Hans Schantz; I'll admit part of the enjoyment was the preaching to the choir nature of it for me, but still an enjoyable techno-fantasy conspiracy romp. Next book not yet released.

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Postby Rich » Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:32 pm

From fishy stories to something way out there.

Found something I had read about 40-50 years ago and now offered in Kindle format.

Yup, I'm rereading Atlantis, the Antediluvian World by Ignatius Donnelly. It's good bedtime reading. Just read until your eyes glaze over, then you're ready for sleep. Saves on the Opiods, don't ya know.

Earlier, I have read volumes 1-5 of Marko Kloos Frontier series, and will probably buy volume six whenever. I know some don't like his politics, but that has never stopped me before. ;)
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Postby Captain Wheelgun » Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:25 am

I'm currently re-reading the 'Grey Man' series by J.L. Curtis, aka blogger 'OldNFO'. I'm about halfway through book three.
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Postby Windy Wilson » Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:32 am

I finished "Amazing Grace", Eric Metaxis's biography of William Wilberforce, charged through "Killing Floor", Lee Child's first Jack Reacher novel, and am now about 1/3 of the way through Ernle Bradford's "Ulysses Found". He's *(was, unfortunately) a very engaging writer. His Great Siege of Malta: 1565 is a real page turner even though we know the Hospitaliers won. His Ulysses book shows that the poem follows the geography of the central Mediterranean very closely, particularly the details about sailing.
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Postby Weetabix » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:18 pm

The Stand by Stephen King. Apparently, I'm on a thick book spree.

I'm about 2/3 of the way through. I'd forgotten a lot of it. Some of it is kind of gross.
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Postby First Shirt » Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:16 am

Calexit an anthology with short stories from a number of authors that I really like. They've got it up on Amazon right now, either Kindle or dead tree version.
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Postby Captain Wheelgun » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:28 pm

First Shirt wrote:Calexit an anthology with short stories from a number of authors that I really like. They've got it up on Amazon right now, either Kindle or dead tree version.

Just started that one myself.
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Postby blackeagle603 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:06 am

Just started Eric Metaxis' "Martin Luther". Good story teller and researcher (or reader of the current research).
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Postby g-man » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:19 am

Working my way through When Violence is the Answer by Tim Larkin. Wouldn't be alarming to most readers of this forum, in that we understand that once the threshold gets crossed, ending the fight as quickly and effectively as possible is advised. However, since I pre-ordered, I got access to a video companion course which has some good content highlighting the differences between antisocial aggression and asocial violence.
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Postby Jered » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:56 am

Weetabix wrote:The Stand by Stephen King. Apparently, I'm on a thick book spree.

I'm about 2/3 of the way through. I'd forgotten a lot of it. Some of it is kind of gross.


Spoiler! :
...cold, cold...semen?


Have you read 11/22/63?

That's a good one of King's books.
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Postby Weetabix » Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:43 pm

Jered wrote:
Weetabix wrote:The Stand by Stephen King. Apparently, I'm on a thick book spree.

I'm about 2/3 of the way through. I'd forgotten a lot of it. Some of it is kind of gross.


Spoiler! :
...cold, cold...semen?

I'm not there yet, but...
Spoiler! :
Nadine and Harold and especially Trashcan Man and The Kid make me uncomfortable.


Have you read 11/22/63?

That's a good one of King's books.

Nope. I'll look out for it. But the "to read" pile is pretty big right now. Curse you, ABEbooks.com! :lol:
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Postby Wrenchbender1 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:39 am

Emden : My experiences in S. M. S. Emden
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Postby Johnnyreb » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:34 am

The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat.

I've got the old black and white movie, must have watched it a hundred times. One of my all time favs. But it occurred to me of late that I had never read the book. So now I have the book. It is fiction, but based on real stuff, Monsarrat served on corvettes and ended the war in command of a Frigate.

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Postby Greg » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:38 pm

I've recently done a bunch of rereading.

Glen Cook's Sweet Silver Blues. Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms. David Drake's Redliners. Somewhat eclectic taste, I know.

Of original reading, I'm currently working on Gary Taube's The Case Against Sugar.
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Postby Weetabix » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:07 am

I enjoyed Patriots by John Wesley, Rawles (though I don't know what the comma is about)

So, I ordered Survivors, Expatriates, and Founders. Much the same, which is to say enjoyable. He presents contemporaneous stories in different parts of the country and over seas. The stories move along well. Decent character development. Not as many detailed "instructions" ("for entertainment only - seem professional advice before trying any of this at home") as in Patriots. I recommend them, if you liked Patriots.

Expatriates got here first, then Survivors. Haven't gotten to Founders yet.
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Postby Rich Jordan » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:52 am

I've been caught up in a set of John C Wright stories; the Swan Knight trilogy and the subsequent Daughter of Danger series. There is the human daylight world, the Night world where the forsaken Elfs maintain a hidden dominion over humans, and the twilight world of those 'in between'. Not twilight sparkly vampires, please...

So far they've been a lot of fun to read.

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Postby Rich Jordan » Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:42 pm

Finished the fantasy series; it got a little conflicted in the end between a bouncy happy plot line ending and some pretty ugly stuff likely coming up in a subsequent series. But it was still a fun read.

Currently reading the Legionnaire series by Nick Cole; it is making obvious references to some current events but book one (Legionnaire) was good; book two (Galactic Outlaws) seems somewhat disjointed and I'm wondering if a co-authors are writing alternating sections. Still enjoying it.

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Postby First Shirt » Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:56 pm

A Dog in the Cave: The Wolves That Made Us Human. Interesting study of how dogs and humans have co-evolved. Lots of insight into why your dog acts the way it does.
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Postby Windy Wilson » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:40 am

I finished The Monuments Men, on which the movie was based. It is as the coworker who gave me the book said, even better than the movie.
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Postby MiddleAgedKen » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:16 am

Got about 130 or so pages to go in Middlemarch. I think I like Eliot better than Dickens.
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Postby Rich » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:41 pm

Harry Harrison's West of Eden trilogy is now available for Kindle at a reasonable price. I have 2/3 of the print version, and have not been able to replace volume one at a reasonable price.

I am happily rereading the entire trilogy,

Bliss! 8-)
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Postby Langenator » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:01 pm

Empire of Liberty by Gordon S. Wood. Book II of the Oxford history of the United States. Covers the period from the Constitution to the end of the War of 1812. Wood is the author of The Radicalism of the American Revolution, so it's not a bunch of SJW whining.

As soon as I can get to the library, I'll be starting on the third book in Michael Connelly's Bosch series, Concrete Blonde. I decided that $10 was more than I'm willing to pay for a novel on Kindle. Interestingly, the university library doesn't have it, but the county library does.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Postby Weetabix » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:30 pm

An old collection of Arthur C. Clarke's sci fi short stories.

I find that old sci fi, read before bedtime, is a bit soporific.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Postby Jered » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:28 am

I finished A Splendid Savage, which was a biography of Frederick R. Burnham.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Postby evan price » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:09 am

Death's Head trilogy by David Gunn.
It's ok.

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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Postby Windy Wilson » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:12 am

Langenator wrote:Empire of Liberty by Gordon S. Wood. Book II of the Oxford history of the United States. Covers the period from the Constitution to the end of the War of 1812. Wood is the author of The Radicalism of the American Revolution, so it's not a bunch of SJW whining.


I read The Radicalism of the American Revolution. He's good, I'll look up Empire of Liberty.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Postby MiddleAgedKen » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:01 pm

Revolutionary Characters is another good one by Gordon Wood.

Just finished Middlemarch, and am about 180 pages into Doctor Zhivago. Pasternak is no Tolstoy or Dostoevsky, but once you get past the first 60 or so pages it gets pretty good.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Postby Weetabix » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:12 pm

MiddleAgedKen wrote: but once you get past the first 60 or so pages it gets pretty good.

A lot of older books seem to be that way.

I'm on Thoreau's Cape Cod. Kind of an interesting step back in time.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Postby Netpackrat » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:41 am

Finished Lucifer's Hammer yesterday. In the middle of a book on how to survive storms on a small boat in big oceans.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Postby Langenator » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:19 pm

Windy Wilson wrote:
Langenator wrote:Empire of Liberty by Gordon S. Wood. Book II of the Oxford history of the United States. Covers the period from the Constitution to the end of the War of 1812. Wood is the author of The Radicalism of the American Revolution, so it's not a bunch of SJW whining.


I read The Radicalism of the American Revolution. He's good, I'll look up Empire of Liberty.


It's the third book of the Oxford American history that I've read. The other two I've read so far are The Glorious Cause (about the Revolution) by Middlekauf and Battle Cry of Freedom (Civil War) by James MacPherson (the dean of American Civil War historians).

Battle Cry is particularly good. I credit MacPherson with planting the idea in my skull that the annexation of Texas did more than any other single event to massively accelerate the coming of the Civil War.

-the annexation itself was shady, and somewhat dubious from a Constitutional legal point of view. (It was not done by treaty, which would have required a 2/3 vote in the Senate, which they weren't going to get, because there were enough free state votes to block it. It was done instead by simple majority in a joint resolution of Congress.)
-Northern (free) states opposed annexation and admission of Texas to the Union.
-Annexation of Texas led quickly and directly to the Mexican War, which was also greatly opposed in the free states
-the Mexican War resulted in the acquisition of even more land
-it was the question of how to handle all of this land, plus the still unorganized parts of the Louisiana Purchase specifically, whether slavery could/should be banned or allowed in the Territories (and thus, the character of the eventual states from the territories thus organized, and thus, the future balance of power in the Federal government between slave states and non-slave states.) that ultimately led to the explosion.

(The central plank of the Republican party platform in 1856 and 1860 was barring any further expansion of slavery into the territories, not removing it where it already existed. The South, especially the Deep South states, viewed this as the next thing to a death threat.)
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Postby HTRN » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:17 am

Netpackrat wrote:Finished Lucifer's Hammer yesterday. In the middle of a book on how to survive storms on a small boat in big oceans.

Thuktun_Flishithy over on Spacebattles.com is doing a merged Footfall and Worldwar story called Worldfall..

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Battleships - the Missouri goes down fighting. The Constitution even gets in a few symbolic licks..

In short, two alien species run into a 21st century Earth, that knew they were coming, and promptly go into a full war footing.. :shock:

Its done as a series of interviews post war by somebody writing a book.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Postby Netpackrat » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:07 am

I guess I would have to know what Footfall and Worldwar are to fully get the gist of that.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Postby randy » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:10 pm

Netpackrat wrote:I guess I would have to know what Footfall and Worldwar are to fully get the gist of that.


Footfall by Niven and Pournelle

Worldwar series by Harry Turtledove
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Postby Weetabix » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:19 pm

Netpackrat wrote:I guess I would have to know what Footfall and Worldwar are to fully get the gist of that.

You must read Footfall.

My daughter bought me a copy at a used book store after I wore my old one out. Turns out it's signed by the authors. To someone else... but still.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Postby Netpackrat » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:05 pm

Thanks for the info. Lucifer's Hammer was okay, but I am not sure that I liked it enough to read another of their collaborations.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Postby Weetabix » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:15 pm

Your call obviously. I thought Footfall was much better. Good aliens, if you like that sort of thing.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Postby Windy Wilson » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:27 am

Thanks, Langenator!
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Postby Langenator » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:16 am

OK, now I'm a little bit frustrated. I've finished the first 7 books of Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch series, but neither the county libraries nor the university library has #8 (A Darkness More Then Night, FWIW). An $9.99 is more than i generally prefer to pay for a kindle book.

Guess I'll have to ask about an inter-library loan.

Next on the non-Fiction list is probably Guadalcanal by Richard Frank.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Postby Netpackrat » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:41 am

Netpackrat wrote:In the middle of a book on how to survive storms on a small boat in big oceans.


I just finished this and it is a really fucking outstanding book, filled with lots of practical knowledge that I wouldn't want to learn the hard way. I probably won't ever have much need for most of it, but the same can be said of a lot of useful and worthwhile knowledge and skills.
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