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Forum: Lounge 2022-06-22, 20:50
Replies: 31
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Posted By xilman
Never got on with the Rama series, nor the...

Never got on with the Rama series, nor the Foundation and Dune series.

Asimov's original trilogy was basically a rehash of Gibbon's Decline and Fall.

Perhaps I should give them another chance.
Forum: Lounge 2022-06-22, 20:46
Replies: 31
Views: 1,824
Posted By xilman
I really disliked the first TBP book and have no...

I really disliked the first TBP book and have no incentive to read the others. Very very silly, IMAO, and requires far too much suspension of belief.

Supposedly describing Alpha Centauri, which...
Forum: Lounge 2022-06-22, 20:37
Replies: 31
Views: 1,824
Posted By xilman
Part of my problem is that I am getting ever more...

Part of my problem is that I am getting ever more certain that they are trying to drive me sane.
Forum: Lounge 2010-03-26, 07:33
Replies: 31
Views: 1,824
Posted By xilman
On the contrary, that's exactly the kind of thing...

On the contrary, that's exactly the kind of thing I was hoping for. Enough to give me a clue but not enough to act as a spoiler.

Thanks.

Paul
Forum: Lounge 2010-03-25, 19:52
Replies: 31
Views: 1,824
Posted By xilman
Examples please. Even more important, some...

Examples please. Even more important, some titles and an overview of their contents.

I'm not familiar with the oeuvre but I'm always on the look-out for new material.


Paul
Forum: Lounge 2010-03-25, 19:50
Replies: 31
Views: 1,824
Posted By xilman
I habitually refer to it as a Space Idiocy. All...

I habitually refer to it as a Space Idiocy. All too often I have a hard tide with my worms.

Last week my mother-in-law gave me a couple of books for my birthday. One is a biography of Einstein...
Forum: Lounge 2010-03-09, 18:59
Replies: 31
Views: 1,824
Posted By xilman
I was waiting until a few others had joined in......

I was waiting until a few others had joined in...

I'm a ACC fan but with tastes different from yours. For instance, I'm firmly of the opinion that 2001 A Space Idiocy is one of the best movies...
Forum: Lounge 2010-03-07, 19:11
Replies: 31
Views: 1,824
Posted By xilman
Literature

We've a thriving music thread and an apparently moribund art thread so I thought I'd start off one devoted to literature.

The rules are simple: post about a good book you've read and that you...
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