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 Post subject: Re: Sci-fi
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:43 pm 
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Also, I read on Twitter that this month is "Vintage Sci-Fi Month". I'm going to read something that I've wanted to read for some time, but never got around to: Poul Anderson's Tau Zero.

Finished Tau Zero and read Jerry Pournelle's Janissaries. Now on Tran (the sequel, actually an omnibus of two books) in preparation for Mamelukes


You are way ahead of me.

OTOH, I did read a Black Tide Rising anthology and one of Eric Flint's Ring of Fire universe. My wife, a late comer to the RoF, has read 5 (of maybe 26 on hand) in a binge. In SF, she's out reading me.

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The juvies are good because they're not preachy


Also, they come roughly from the true Golden Age - when I was around 12.

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so.... had a date with the car folks today ... needed to take something to read.... only 3 heinlein paperbacks i had access to were the star beast, farmer in the sky and double star (didn't want to take a hard back.... too cumbersome for a waiting area :wink: )

which of those would you have chosen ... i read the backs of all three and didn't remember any of them so it was a crapshoot... the one i chose i managed to get half through waiting on the car

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so.... had a date with the car folks today ... needed to take something to read.... only 3 heinlein paperbacks i had access to were the star beast, farmer in the sky and double star (didn't want to take a hard back.... too cumbersome for a waiting area :wink: )

which of those would you have chosen ... i read the backs of all three and didn't remember any of them so it was a crapshoot... the one i chose i managed to get half through waiting on the car


STAR BEAST.

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the reason i didn't choose that one is there was mention of the humor in the story.... wasn't in much of a humor mood so i picked double star ...perhaps i'll go ahead and go with star beast since i put such a dent in ds today... could have finished it today had i not come home and decided to go comatose after catching up on computer duties

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which of those would you have chosen

Probably The Star Beast since it's the one of those I've not read. If I had to choose from among those I've read, Double Star, even though I don't particularly like it - but it's better than Farmer.

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which of those would you have chosen

Probably The Star Beast since it's the one of those I've not read. If I had to choose from among those I've read, Double Star, even though I don't particularly like it - but it's better than Farmer.



If you like Boy Scouts (as was, in the day), FARMER is not bad.

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