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Postby theta » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:54 pm

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hologram wrote:also music is done and already happened so enjoy all that Sisters of Mercy while you can
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Postby abs » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:31 pm

hit up the local library today and had a nice little tour down the aisles. made me feel feelings. picked up a dubus collection.
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Postby walt whitman » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:13 am

the first part of day of triffids is p great
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Postby reversemigraine » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:30 am

I still need to read The Day of the Triffids. I loved The Chrysalids.
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Postby Dead_Wizard » Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:34 am

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Been thinking about acid a lot lately


How's this?


Into it now and it's excellent. Dude has a great style, I was surprised to see this was his only major work. Goes into the history of synthesis and it's journey into the mainstream, with all kinds of fascinating detours into the development of "hippie" culture, etc. Stevens seems like the chillest dude, he runs a rap camp in Vermont lol.
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Postby big zorb » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:22 am

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been reading this, wright is such a great journalist

any tips on where to go after this? i've read the looming tower. also looking for anything on the breakup of yugoslavia/the subsequent wars
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Postby deadbass » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:08 am

I read Ghost Wars by Steve Coll after the Looming Tower and found it really fascinating and complementary. Goes deep into the CIA's dealings during the Afghan-Soviet war. Lots of amazing stories from real agents, lots of characters who seem like they couldn't possibly be real.

I still haven't had a chance to read the Terror Years but I want to.
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Postby dvr » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:00 am

larry the cable guy tooth fairy 28 wrote:also looking for anything on the breakup of yugoslavia/the subsequent wars


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Postby tanaka » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:45 am

If you want some background to the break up this one is very readable:

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I'd also recommend Marko Attila Hoare's essay addressing the left revisionists, which can read here - particularly relevant atm considering the parallels between the "anti-imperialist" support for Assad and their previous defense of Milosevic.
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Postby trigross » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:58 am

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I liked this
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Postby theta » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:15 am

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hologram wrote:also music is done and already happened so enjoy all that Sisters of Mercy while you can
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Postby chimp » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:19 am

love that cover
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Postby big zorb » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:20 am

thanks for the reccs, y'all
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Postby mudd » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:30 am

schizmatrix is really good. is that the version you have, or do you have the plus edition with the stories packed together?

reading club starts the female man today. looking forward to reading it again 20 years later.

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Postby galactagogue » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:07 pm

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I liked this



how is this???
irena haiduk had a really interesting installation at documenta that's made me really curious about yugoslavia's social and political history
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Postby dmitry » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:20 pm

bruce sterling is a narc. i only read hacker crackdown though, which is an authority-adoring nonfiction account of operation sundevil. i tried reading the difference engine, the setting of which is something i think about a lot, but i couldn't get into it

oh howdy ' pardner it appears that you are trying to illegally acces a computin' machine
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Postby dmitry » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:22 pm

dvr wrote:I picked up chasm city today.


haven't been able to put it down so far. seems like figured out how to write between revelation space and chasm city
i really enjoy the worldbuilding of his books. like, the ultras were well fleshed out in the previous book, and seeing them as the Other in this book has been cool
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Postby milknight » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:35 pm

almost done with snowcrash and I love it. I guess I don't need to compare them but I like it way better than Neuromancer
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Postby landspeedrecord » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:51 pm

neuromancer's prose is prettier, but I was definitely way more engaged by the characters/plot/world of snow crash

stephenson is compulsively readable in a way gibson is not for me
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Postby milknight » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:57 pm

landspeedrecord wrote:neuromancer's prose is prettier, but I was definitely way more engaged by the characters/plot/world of snow crash

stephenson is compulsively readable in a way gibson is not for me

Ya i agree good way of putting it
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Postby mudd » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:00 pm

stephenson can't end a novel to save christmas. neuromancer ends perfectly.

so... i strongly prefer neuromancer. i would not freely extend that to other gibson, though.

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Postby Riverchrist » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:00 pm

This is ancient history but pretty interesting if you've never heard the story:

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Postby hamilton » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:24 pm

About 300 pages into Dhalgren and loving it, but can only assume it's going to get a lot weirder, right?
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Postby milknight » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:41 pm

mudd wrote:stephenson can't end a novel to save christmas. neuromancer ends perfectly.

so... i strongly prefer neuromancer. i would not freely extend that to other gibson, though.

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Well maybe the last 50 pages will change my mind but tbh (and maybe this is weird) bad endings usually dont impact my opinions of books very much unless theyre just like comepletely beyond the pale “it was all a dream”-type shit or something
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Postby mudd » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:52 pm

the last 50 pages of snow crash aren't as bad as diamond age, which i think has more impact on my opinion. you'll probably be ok.

still not in the same league for me though.

oh and dhalgren actually gets less weird, rather than weirder.

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Postby walt whitman » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:04 pm

mudd wrote:oh and dhalgren actually gets less weird, rather than weirder.

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Eh, it gets weirder from a genre POV; it moves further and further away from anything resembling 'sci-fi' as it goes on
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Postby sadville » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:39 pm

hey so in bellona does a solar eclipseToggle Spoiler happen?

my memory of the scene may be fuzzy but it was the only way i could project my understanding of reality on to it
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Postby dmitry » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:13 pm

stephenson's endings are so bad that they are a treat unto themselves

snowcrash was definitely 1000x as fun as neuromancer, and its technology + vision of a metaverse is much, much more captivating and realistic and re since stephenson is an actual computer user while gibson wrote neuromancer on a typewriter
neuromancer's ending was extremely satisfying, though
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Postby theta » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:35 pm

dmitry wrote:bruce sterling is a narc. i only read hacker crackdown though, which is an authority-adoring nonfiction account of operation sundevil. i tried reading the difference engine, the setting of which is something i think about a lot, but i couldn't get into it

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takes one to know one mitka

yeah i am actually reading schismatrix plus but i liked that cover
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