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I think the problem with a lot of the fusion music is that it's extremely predictable, it's a rock rhythm and the solos all play the same stuff and they play it over and over again ...
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Last week, I finished reading "Slaughterhouse Five" by Kurt Vonnegut, and really enjoyed it.  I'll be sure to read more of his work in the future.

Lately, I've been reading some comic books (I know, they don't really count), but also some sci-fi novels.  I recently read some of the short stories in the Harlan Ellison collection "I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream".  I am about to start reading "Renaissance" by A.E. van Vogt.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote idlero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Jan 2012 at 2:56pm
^ I really like Vonnegut!
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Originally posted by Stooge Stooge wrote:

Last week, I finished reading "Slaughterhouse Five" by Kurt Vonnegut, and really enjoyed it.  I'll be sure to read more of his work in the future.

Lately, I've been reading some comic books (I know, they don't really count), but also some sci-fi novels.  I recently read some of the short stories in the Harlan Ellison collection "I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream".  I am about to start reading "Renaissance" by A.E. van Vogt.


They totally count I reckon Smile  Sounds good, and the Slaughterhouse Five is a classic.
One of the last sci-fi I read was a collection too, and it's got some great stuff in it


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote js Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Jan 2012 at 9:15pm
When I was young I read all the Phil Dick books, great stuff.
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^ He was amazing, huh? Especially live 'Do Androids...' but some of his shorts are just as good, or better. Still haven't quite got round his alternate history one, Man in the Highcastle? Can't quite recall the title.
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That was one of the first ones I read, I believe it is called "the Man in the High Castle" but it has been a very long time since I read it.
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My brother has a bunch of PKD's stuff.  I'm sure I'll dip into them some day.
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Began 'El Tunel' (the tunnel) by Ernesto Sabato, a classic of Argentine literature. Short and instantly grabbing, highly recommended if you want something easy and fast to read, yet with originality and thoughtful.
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Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman - probably my favourites of his, great stuff, inventive fellow - often quite funny too



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Oh, I'm halfway through:

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I think the problem with a lot of the fusion music is that it's extremely predictable, it's a rock rhythm and the solos all play the same stuff and they play it over and over again ...
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^ that sounds like an interesting one

Just starting, haven't read this one (or any of them) for about fifteen years


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Taking a break from Earthsea


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Since Hesse's Demian, I've read:

Steppenwolf by Hesse
Juguete Rabioso by Roberto Arlt
Surrealist poem collection
Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

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The Plague by Camus
Para la Libertad by Miguel Hernandez (poems)
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I think the problem with a lot of the fusion music is that it's extremely predictable, it's a rock rhythm and the solos all play the same stuff and they play it over and over again ...
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Originally posted by idlero idlero wrote:


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very enjoyable, SF satire with enough action to please miscellaneous tastes
I think the problem with a lot of the fusion music is that it's extremely predictable, it's a rock rhythm and the solos all play the same stuff and they play it over and over again ...
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now reading



I think the problem with a lot of the fusion music is that it's extremely predictable, it's a rock rhythm and the solos all play the same stuff and they play it over and over again ...
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pretty entertaining
I think the problem with a lot of the fusion music is that it's extremely predictable, it's a rock rhythm and the solos all play the same stuff and they play it over and over again ...
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