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Postby mondays » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:46 pm

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Didn't know which translation to read so I picked this one for the rad cover

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Postby mascotte » Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:22 am

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Postby cooly » Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:18 pm

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very good book on hamann
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Postby JongleurGrey » Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:21 pm

good picks mondays
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Postby walt whitman » Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:24 pm

is there any contemporary fictional equivalent to TV's Shark Tank, or the millions of other shows sensationalizing life under late capitalism, Undercover Boss, The Profit, The Job Interview, etc
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Postby JongleurGrey » Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:26 pm

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Postby dmitry » Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:53 pm

finished the second revelation space book. don't read it! it's bad
it did make me realize that the first book was actually very good
you should read it if you want a hybrid of cyberpunk and space opera where everyone is a huge asshole

i think i'm gonna read the Mars Trilogy. anyone read it?
a lot of you people are talking about this Dhalgren which i had never heard of but maybe i should read that next
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Postby madness and chaos » Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:55 pm

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the last chapter was gorgeous and soul-crushing. don't know how it took me so long to read this. I left a box of 400 books by the side of the road in Provo, UT and this was in it... I guess that's why. I had to wait for it to come around to me again.
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Postby galactagogue » Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:52 pm

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burning thru this on the plane ride back home right now. carver makes short stories seem so easy.
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Postby son of chucky » Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:05 pm

i love that carver collection, galactagogue.

having a hard time deciding what to read next. i think i'm finally going to try dostoevsky. is the brothers karamazov a good one to start with?
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Postby number none » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:33 am

I would say no

Crime and Punishment is the easiest way in
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Postby Seamus » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:34 am

galactagogue wrote:Image

burning thru this on the plane ride back home right now. carver makes short stories seem so easy.


this is an all-timer
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Postby son of chucky » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:00 am

number none wrote:I would say no

Crime and Punishment is the easiest way in


thanks, ill grab this from the library today
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Postby galactagogue » Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:45 pm

yea theres one story in it in particular that really killed me. i think its called A Serious Talk. where the estranged husband takes the souvenir ashtray with him after cutting the phone line lol. idk i loved the mania of that little slice of truncated narrative.
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Postby theta » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:01 pm

dmitry wrote:you should read it if you want a hybrid of cyberpunk and space opera where everyone is a huge asshole

a lot of you people are talking about this Dhalgren which i had never heard of but maybe i should read that next


if u love space opera x cyberpunk and everyone's an asshole why don't u love bruce sterling?

anyway def read dhalgren
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Postby theta » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:02 pm

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good but weirdly rapey
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Postby j-ol » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:03 pm

carver is just the best. even thinking about his stories makes my heart cyclically swell and sink.
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Postby Viola Swamp » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:07 pm

highly recommend

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Postby Eyeball Kid » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:20 pm

I dislike the current Dalkey Archive cover-art aesthetic:

http://www.dalkeyarchive.com/product-tag/forthcoming/

I'm sure I've whined about it ITT before, but I'm reminded of it again because I'm currently reading their reissue of John Barth's The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor, so here we are.

This is the cover art seen online

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but this is the cover art on my copy

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Postby dmitry » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:56 pm

theta wrote:
dmitry wrote:you should read it if you want a hybrid of cyberpunk and space opera where everyone is a huge asshole

a lot of you people are talking about this Dhalgren which i had never heard of but maybe i should read that next


if u love space opera x cyberpunk and everyone's an asshole why don't u love bruce sterling?

anyway def read dhalgren


i haven't read any bruce sterling's fiction aside from an attempt to get through Difference Engine, i said he was a narc because of his account of operation sundevil The Hacker Crackdown, which is a fawning account of law enforcement
what should i read by bruce sterling

im into dhalgren so far. no idea what's going on, it feels like running around in STALKER without ever doing any quests
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Postby theta » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:59 pm

oh i just think cyberpunk space opera with assholes is a perfect way to describe the shaper/mechanist setting
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Postby theta » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:00 pm

dhalgren is like crustpunk the sims and i mean that in the best way possible
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Postby madness and chaos » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:07 pm

theta wrote:dhalgren is like crustpunk the sims and i mean that in the best way possible


definitely gonna pick this up now
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Postby Spoons » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:35 am

Not sure if this has been posted yet.
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Postby adam sampler » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:40 am

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Postby Dead_Wizard » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:43 am

World Goes On arrived yesterday, beaaautiful looking hardcover edition.

Wish I could find a cheap copy of Lincoln in the Bardo, my friend keeps hounding me about it.
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Postby haddonfield » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:18 am

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hadn't heard of this, and finding something like it has started to seem increasingly necessary for me lately. thanks.
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Postby walt whitman » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:10 pm

not sure why but i have a strong distrust of any book that mentions PHD and MD on the cover, hm
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