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  • Originally posted by thingfish View Post
    You're in for a treat there Kevin!
    Im still on Jerusalem Commands
    It's sure starting out hot TF.
    Kevin McCabe
    The future is there, looking back at us. Trying to make sense of the fiction we will have become. William Gibson

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    • Rereading "Winds of Limbo."

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      • WoL was the first of Mike's books I read, Des. It was a few years before I read anything else by him. Couldn't understand what all the fuss was about.

        Of course, I know better now.
        You see, it's... it's no good, Montag. We've all got to be alike. The only way to be happy is for everyone to be made equal.

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        • Reading along in the Hitopadesa.
          "A man is no man who cannot have a fried mackerel when he has set his mind on it; and more especially when he has money in his pocket to pay for it." - E.A. Poe's NICHOLAS DUNKS; OR, FRIED MACKEREL FOR DINNER

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          • Just finished the last of the Morresseys and it was intersting to see how the stories used third person perspective in a variety of different ways. I'm not sure how much he wrote before or between writing these, but it seemed he was developing his technique over the course of them.

            Next up is A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin. Sorry, Rothgo.

            You never know: I might hate it!
            You see, it's... it's no good, Montag. We've all got to be alike. The only way to be happy is for everyone to be made equal.

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            • Originally posted by Governor of Rowe Island View Post
              Next up is A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin. Sorry, Rothgo.
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              • You see, it's... it's no good, Montag. We've all got to be alike. The only way to be happy is for everyone to be made equal.

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                • Originally posted by UncleDes View Post
                  Rereading "Winds of Limbo."

                  Originally posted by Governor of Rowe Island View Post
                  WoL was the first of Mike's books I read, Des. It was a few years before I read anything else by him. Couldn't understand what all the fuss was about.

                  Of course, I know better now.
                  The Winds of Limbo (aka The Fireclown) is one of Mike's early 'copied' novels* being based on Benjamin Disraeli's Coningsby, which perhaps explains all the "political shenanigans" within.

                  FWIW, here's my review of TWoL from when I re-read it three years ago (almost to the day):

                  *The other being The Ice Schooner, based on Conrad's The Rescue.
                  _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
                  _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
                  _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
                  _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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                  • Speaking of classic SF, I've moved on to Fritz Leiber's Gather, Darkness! Ah, yes, the "epic struggle between science and magic"...

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                    • Neuromancer (again, at least the twelfth time, what a masterpiece).

                      A Game of Thrones ? I love it, myself, and I'm not known for my adoration of housebrick-sized sagas. As sharp as early Zelazny. If you don't dig Tryrion Lannister, you'll never admire any truly conflicted anti-hero...which considering that most of you lot love Elric, shouldn't be an issue.
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                      • Good review that Dave!
                        Interesting thought on the Hawkmoons,i never thought of the sci-fi element before.
                        Been reading a book called Why Do People Hate America by Ziauddin Sardar and Merryl Wyn Davies whilst under mild sedation over the last couple of days and i dont know who im more angry at the subject or the authors!
                        Back on the Kernel soon i hope!
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                        • Originally posted by thingfish View Post
                          ...under mild sedation over the last couple of days ...
                          As opposed to your usual heavy sedation?
                          You see, it's... it's no good, Montag. We've all got to be alike. The only way to be happy is for everyone to be made equal.

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                          • Absolutely Gov,you have my card well marked!!
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                            Hunter S Thompson

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                            • I'm currently reading The Black Corridor by Mike. Perhaps the most undeniably "science fiction" book I've read by him. I like the experimental prose segments as a way of expressing space travel quite a lot.
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                              • Finally opened up Gaiman's Complete Sandman, Vol. 1. Definitely not an easy book to read with a weak arm but we're finding ways.

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