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    Pump Six and Other Stories by Paolo Bacigalupi

    Really enjoyed , some good stories set in some of his previous books.

    If You are millennial/Greta Thunberg then you should probably not read as you will get to depressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redmoore View Post
    Pump Six and Other Stories by Paolo Bacigalupi

    Really enjoyed , some good stories set in some of his previous books.

    If You are millennial/Greta Thunberg then you should probably not read as you will get to depressed.
    Nah that's not even the scariest of his. Read the Water Knife: it's how I learnt that the Southwestern US has a more fucked up water system than the Murray-Darling.

    But seriously, if you like his stuff read:
    The Water Knife and The Windup Girl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kai View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Redmoore View Post
    Pump Six and Other Stories by Paolo Bacigalupi

    Really enjoyed , some good stories set in some of his previous books.

    If You are millennial/Greta Thunberg then you should probably not read as you will get to depressed.
    Nah that's not even the scariest of his. Read the Water Knife: it's how I learnt that the Southwestern US has a more fucked up water system than the Murray-Darling.

    But seriously, if you like his stuff read:
    The Water Knife and The Windup Girl.
    Yeah I have read everything of his, one of the short stories in set in the water knife.

    The pop squad is particulary a happy version of the future

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redmoore View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redmoore View Post
    Pump Six and Other Stories by Paolo Bacigalupi

    Really enjoyed , some good stories set in some of his previous books.

    If You are millennial/Greta Thunberg then you should probably not read as you will get to depressed.
    Nah that's not even the scariest of his. Read the Water Knife: it's how I learnt that the Southwestern US has a more fucked up water system than the Murray-Darling.

    But seriously, if you like his stuff read:
    The Water Knife and The Windup Girl.
    Yeah I have read everything of his, one of the short stories in set in the water knife.

    The pop squad is particulary a happy version of the future
    Have you read Ian MacDonald?

    There's a little bit of overlap and they sit in the same part of my head. But they're quite different.

    I'd also recommend Metacities (a group of short stories imagining cities of the near future)..

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    Not a book, but nowhere for podcasts, so putting it here:

    https://fallofcivilizationspodcast.com/

    All about ancient empires and how they fell. Latest one is 4 hours about the Aztecs, and it's a rough ride but really interesting to listen to.

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    Recovered *Ninefox Gambit* from my dad's house where I left it last time. Reading bizzaro SFantasy war porn while travelling along one of the most beautiful branch line railways in England (Whitby - Middlesbrough)
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    And btw, you're such a fucking asshole it genuinely amazes me on a regular basis how you manage to function.

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    Update: train is now full of school kids. I think people say a lot of things about Genocide without thinking them through.
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    And btw, you're such a fucking asshole it genuinely amazes me on a regular basis how you manage to function.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcanis View Post
    Update: train is now full of school kids. I think people say a lot of things about Genocide without thinking them through.
    What age were they?

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    Mostly in the 10-14 range I'd say
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    And btw, you're such a fucking asshole it genuinely amazes me on a regular basis how you manage to function.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcanis View Post
    Mostly in the 10-14 range I'd say
    I feel your pain. I had to deal with a special group of 11yo today.
    nevar forget

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    Bought the Broken Earth trilogy by N. K. Jemsin, as apparently it's the mutts nuts. I plan to ride out the storm with a bottle of rum and the aforementioned novels.
    Quote Originally Posted by Isyel View Post
    And btw, you're such a fucking asshole it genuinely amazes me on a regular basis how you manage to function.

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    As a book devourer, I found this way too relatable.


    However, a while back I bought a bunch of sci-fi comic books from the 60s and 70s thinking they'd be nice for inspiration (I produce music as a hobby).
    It was a nice decimeter pile of comics for ~20€.
    The problem is, some of them came sealed in plastic envelopes. So now I don't know if I'm supposed to open and read them, put them on a shelf and look at them or sell them for silly money on ebay or what. It's "Warp" no7 & no8. Canšt find a year on the cover.

    I mean, I bought them to read them. But I feel like I might be cursing in someone's church that I don't even know about or something.
    What would you do? Just rip ot open and read them?



    And in case comic books is too far off topic: If you haven't read Elizabeth Moon's Vatta books. Read them! My god she's good at believable characters.
    Last edited by Ashaz; February 17 2020 at 09:45:06 AM.

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    I'd see if someone is willing to pay stupid money for any of them and then sell them.
    Look, the wages you withheld from the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of Hosts. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves for slaughter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hel OWeen View Post
    heh. Fair enough. Plastic wrap is coming off then

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    The Peripheral by Gibson. Have a few others picked out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkaday View Post
    The Peripheral by Gibson. Have a few others picked out.
    That series of Gibson's is great. The follow up is, if anything, better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kai View Post
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    The Peripheral by Gibson. Have a few others picked out.
    That series of Gibson's is great. The follow up is, if anything, better.
    Have the next one on deck. After that, probably going to dive back into some Camus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkaday View Post
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    The Peripheral by Gibson. Have a few others picked out.
    That series of Gibson's is great. The follow up is, if anything, better.
    Have the next one on deck. After that, probably going to dive back into some Camus.
    Camus in a global pandemic? m8 just jump of that ledge and get it over with.












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    All truth passes through three stages.
    First, it is ridiculed.
    Second, it is violently opposed.
    Third, it is accepted as being self-evident..

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