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Old Jun 16, 2004, 05:02 PM   #76
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Re: Great Sci-Fi Authors List

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I recently read Jack McDevitt's Chindi, and I similar feelings. While it was a good read--NOTHING HAPPENED!!
Are you sure that 'Jack McDevitt' isn't one of Clarke's pennames?
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Old Jun 16, 2004, 05:15 PM   #77
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Re: Great Sci-Fi Authors List

I tried reading "The Engines of God" (first book of the series "Chindi" is in) and I just couldn't get into it. I still have it because I'm loathe to toss any book. Perhaps I'll give it another shot someday.

I'm currently reading "Rendezvouz with Rama" and am enjoying it. There have been some books that I've put off reading for years, this is one. But, I probably will never pick up any of the Rama sequels.

And since I brought up a critically acclaimed book that I thought was ho-hum…I'll toss out another. "Neuromancer" by Gibson. Ugh, what a mess…but certain circles worship the paper it was written on because Gibson was a cyberpunk trailblazer. I haven't read a William Gibson books since. My mother-in-law picked it up (because of the buzz) as a book she thought would introduce her to SF. She thought it was the worst book she'd ever read. I asked her to consult me next time she wants to try SF. She says: "There will be no next time." LOL!! Scarred for life.
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Old Jun 17, 2004, 03:55 AM   #78
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No one, and I mean no one can diss "Ender's Game".
"Speaker for the dead" is different and I didn't enjoy it as much.
But "Ender's Game" is awesome.
If anyone tries to say otherwise then please just imagine me with fingers in ears and going "Blah blah blah I am not listening blah blah blah"!
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Old Jun 17, 2004, 04:32 AM   #79
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Jove.

you err on the technical side. its ok.
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Old Jun 17, 2004, 05:13 AM   #80
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Blah blah blah I am not listening blah blah....
oh...
... you're not dissing the book.

Err as in make errors
or
err as in tend towards?
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Old Jun 17, 2004, 06:40 AM   #81
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yepper.
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Old Jun 17, 2004, 11:20 AM   #82
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Okay, I'll lay off "Ender's Game" and focus more on Kevin J. Anderson's brilliant body of copying...err...work.
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