Book crew: what are you reading?

sans_pants

I don't want any damn vegetables
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May 2, 2002
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it's entirely possible i already read those :o
Don’t take offense I’ve been almost exclusively reading sci-fi for years and have had to go further and further outside of established lists
 

sans_pants

I don't want any damn vegetables
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May 2, 2002
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Pretty much anytime I pick up a sci-fi book written in the last 15 years I gotta put it down shortly after
 

Sphygmo

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Mar 23, 2007
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after 3BP and all that Expanse I wanted to read a non-spacey sci fi book and randomly thought of Jurassic Park. I had never read a Crichton novel before also so decided to give it a try. it was better than the movie except the action scenes. he's not very good at those.

then i read Lost World because I heard it was very different from the movie. actually thought it was pretty good. way more sciencey conjecture and theories, not very much action.

I decided that I liked Crichton so decided to read his first novel
I read most of his up to the point at which I was reading them which was the late 90s


Remember finding sphere completely captivating
 

silkforcalde

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Pretty much anytime I pick up a sci-fi book written in the last 15 years I gotta put it down shortly after

i've read tons of sci fi books from recent years that were amazing like Ancillary Justice, Embassytown, A Memory Called Empire, The Broken Earth trilogy, etc.

pretty sure Anathem was in the last 15 years but it's probably cutting it close, that's one of my all time favorites.
 

01ACRViper

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Jul 12, 2001
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nah, she's seriously a bottom tier writer. i'm not even convinced half the Harry Potter series was even written by her personally, like whomever wrote book 4 would use ellipses ALL the time. Harry pondered... where did he put his wand... maybe it was in his closet... or maybe under his bed... it was fucking INFURIATING. but the entire plot is predicated upon contriving some sort of magic spell that the next book just entirely forgets and she never thinks even the slightest of things through, like if you could cast a spell that would change your body ENTIRELY into someone else's with a piece of their hair or whatever, how fucking invasive is that? that kind of spell among preteens / early teenagers? yeah. totally glossed over. those kids are the heroes, they'd never do anything bad. she's a gross, stupid, talentless idiot that got lucky and tapped into a market that's known not at all for having any sort of discerning taste.

You doin all that analyzing for a kids book bro
 

lowfat

The Dragon Reborn
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Oct 27, 2003
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@amalgamas Don't suppose you kept up with this series? There is a 'cameo' from another progressive fantasy series that have me rofling so hard.
 

amalgamas

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Jan 7, 2007
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@amalgamas Don't suppose you kept up with this series? There is a 'cameo' from another progressive fantasy series that have me rofling so hard.
I've read a couple of Andrew Rowe's series and I'm on the fence with his writing if I'm honest.

He has the makings of something amazing but like tries to ape other styles that make his own voice worse, at least that's what I feel. :o
 

silkforcalde

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Seanan McGuire is easily one of the best writers out there right now, all her books are just so good. Her prose is fantastic.
 
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