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Now on Book 4 of the Banned and Banished series by James Clemens. The first in the series is Witch' Fire. It's a good series. Anyone else read it?

Liberty's Edge

Actually, one book that came to mind for hard(ish) alternate reality is Walter John Williams' Implied Spaces.


SmiloDan wrote:

Finished Visitor by CJ Cherryh.

** spoiler omitted **

Now I need to finish Zero World by Jason Hough.

And then 2 more library books before I order Tracker by CJ Cherryh.

I just finished Visitor and, dude, you ain't kidding! I was all, "A spoiler who doesn't recognize spoiler or spoiler? Oh spoiler."


Another multiple-dimension one I really liked:
Jack Chalker, And The Devil Will Drag You Under.

Dark Archive

Reread StarShip Troopers, and started to reread Sender's Game.

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Hitdice wrote:
SmiloDan wrote:

Finished Visitor by CJ Cherryh.

** spoiler omitted **

Now I need to finish Zero World by Jason Hough.

And then 2 more library books before I order Tracker by CJ Cherryh.

I just finished Visitor and, dude, you ain't kidding! I was all, "A spoiler who doesn't recognize spoiler or spoiler? Oh spoiler."

Yeah, I was like, "WOW!"

The Exchange

Reading book 4 of Marie Brennan's Lady Trent series: In the Labyrinth of Drakes.


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NenkotaMoon wrote:
started to reread Sender's Game.

The sequel, Receiver's Game, is even better.


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'Derriere', by Julius Culdrose. It's an existential classic, dealing with the narrator's journey into the yawning abyss of his own disgust at the emptiness of his own existence.

Spoiler:

No, it isn't. It's a book about bums.


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Doodlebug Anklebiter wrote:
Web comic about the Bronte sisters
From Kate Beaton's delightful Hark, a vagrant

While the Cloak and Dagger jokes are funny, I am wondering if I am missing Bronte sister jokes on another page?

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Doodlebug Anklebiter wrote:
While the Cloak and Dagger jokes are funny, I am wondering if I am missing Bronte sister jokes on another page?

See also this and this (middle comic).

Racing through A Deeper Love Inside by Sister Souljah.


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I'm currently reading through Maplecroft, Cherie Priest's series after The Clockwork Century. It's essentially Lizzie Borden meets Dagon. Lizzie did in fact kill her parents (and was acquitted), but what she killed wasn't exactly her parents anymore, if you know what I mean. Good stuff.

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Readerbreeder wrote:
I'm currently reading through Maplecroft, Cherie Priest's series after The Clockwork Century. It's essentially Lizzie Borden meets Dagon. Lizzie did in fact kill her parents (and was acquitted), but what she killed wasn't exactly her parents anymore, if you know what I mean. Good stuff.

Ooh! Interesting!

It's like the prequel to every Disney movie ever!

(Possibly not the ones I haven't seen....)


Coming to the end of Zionism in the Age of the Dictators, was looking at all the books I started and didn't finish, opted to re-read Value, Price and Profit.

Well, I didn't simply opt for it. Couple weeks back we met this guy who used to be a comrade down in Alabama but then moved to Massachusetts to pursue his goal of being an academic Marxist economist. Tried to get him involved with stuff, he wasn't interested. Took him down to Boston for the Boston Socialist Unity Project conference and he bailed on us when we left. (Didn't even offer gas money.) Later, we recruit two kids who say they've been trying to read Das Kapital. Light bulb goes off, I rope the wannabe academic into starting a Capital reader's circle. First meeting Wednesday to go over V,P&P.

Figure we'll get out gas money back and then some. College courses go for, what, a couple grand these days?

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Comrade Anklebiter wrote:

Couple weeks back we met this guy who used to be a comrade down in Alabama but then moved to Massachusetts to pursue his goal of being an academic Marxist economist.

...
(Didn't even offer gas money.)

Are you trying to break my irony meter?


Hee hee!

Don't know how it goes outside of Marxist circles, but I chalk it up to a generational thing.

The over thirty comrades are always fighting over who's gonna buy the gas ("It doesn't take $20 of gas to get to Boston and back!" "But you paid last time," etc., etc.); the under 30 crowd seems to think that everybody is their mommy and free rides are part of their birthright.


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M'lord Dice says free rides are a gift given to goblins who prove themselves well behaved enough to ride in his carriage without causing any trouble. I mean, free rides are a birthright, just his and not goblinkind's. Toil, pain and hunger, that's a goblin's birthright.


Dicey the House Goblin wrote:
Toil, pain and hunger, that's a goblin's birthright.

Ain't that the truth?


Comrade Anklebiter wrote:
I chalk it up to a generational thing. The over thirty comrades are always fighting over who's gonna buy the gas ("It doesn't take $20 of gas to get to Boston and back!" "But you paid last time," etc., etc.); the under 30 crowd seems to think that everybody is their mommy and free rides are part of their birthright.

So, there was a language issue last time a bunch of us went to lunch, and I ended up with the entire check. I said, "Look, I'll just pay it so we can get out of here -- you guys can owe me lunch."

The 50-year-old guy had bought me lunch the week before, so I owed him anyway. The guy in his 20s invited me to lunch (and paid for it) the very next day. The three 30- to 40-year-olds just assumed that I was an ATM machine or something, I guess -- no chance they'll ever return the favor.

So, yeah, I'd think it was a "young people" thing, except the guy in his 20s broke the hell out of that generalization.


Most recently:

'Swords and Scoundrels' by Julia Knight, which I liked very much.

'Socialism of To-Day' by Emile de Laveleye. 'To-Day' = Somewhen in the late 1800s.

'Citadel Of Chaos' by Steve Jackson, which I first read when I was 10 or so. It was alright (the art was nice). I died a lot.

Next, I am going to read the "Malleus Maleficarum".


For clarity, I don't think millennials are necessarily cheapskates; I just think they expect free rides all over God's green earth.

For example, the Nigerian Princess was on her way back from New York City where she was presenting her master's thesis at some psychology conference. I get a text from her while I'm in the parking lot at work asking what I'm doing. I tell her and then ask her what she's doing. "Coming into Worcester and wondering if I should take the train to Boston or wait for [Mr. Comrade] to come pick me up." At this point, Mr. Comrade wouldn't have gotten out of work for another five hours. I think she was working up to asking if I'd come get her, but I had to go to work. Later, she informed me that she had gotten some other dude to come get her. "Your chariot awaits, milady," I texted back.

But, I admit, this might be more of a class thing (although she's not actually a princess; she's a chieftain's daughter) than a generational thing. I've taken to calling her "Aunt Agatha" and she calls me "Jeeves."

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Just finished The Rising by Ian Tregillis. It's the sequel to The Mechanical and it's about an emancipated clockwork servitor trying to free his people from the geasa of the Brasswork Throne of the Netherlands in New France, North America. It also features an exiled ex-spymistress and the captain of the guard of Marseilles-in-the-West.

About to start the novella The Dire Earth by Jason Hough before returning to three moments of an explosion by China Mieville.

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