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Old 2014-11-03, 18:49   #67
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(Too bad direct page numbers do not work on a Kindle, but the search function does!)
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Old 2015-03-13, 23:59   #68
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Has anyone here read the Perry Rhodan books?
They are a very long and popular series of science fiction/pulp fiction with multiple authors originally written in German.

I'm no stranger to enjoying pulp fiction. The pulp fiction series called The Destroyer by Murphy & Sapir were a guilty pleasure.

Some Perry Rhodan ebooks in German are on Amazon and a few are free. A couple of them match up with correspondingly free audiobooks, so I could listen to them as I try to read along.

http://www.perry-rhodan.us/
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Enjoyed by millions of fans worldwide, PERRY RHODAN™ is a science fiction series originally from Germany. Since its inception in 1961 more than 3,000 novels have been published, including over 2,100 weekly serialized PERRY RHODAN booklet novellas issued continuously since 1961, making PERRY RHODAN the most ambitious future history ever written.

The original weekly German PERRY RHODAN series is published by Pabel-Moewig Verlag GmbH based in Rastatt, Germany (www.perry-rhodan.net). Supplementary products, including merchandise and foreign language editions, are produced and distributed by independent licensees.

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Old 2015-09-29, 12:59   #69
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We remembered a very short SF story that we enjoyed a long time ago. Rumor has it that it might (somehow?) be made into a movie. We are not a fan of Mr. King's writing but we enjoyed this one:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jaunt

Warning: The Wikipedia link tells the whole story.
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Old 2015-09-29, 19:15   #70
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I am currently reading Pratchett and Baxter's "The Long Earth

It is rather trilling. The story is good and creative. Not great, but good.

But what is most trilling to me is this is the first book I've been able to hold in my hands since I encountered chikungunya. And since I am a huge fan of Pratchett, I want to own and read everything he wrote.

On "dead tree".
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Old 2015-09-29, 21:44   #71
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I am currently reading Pratchett and Baxter's "The Long Earth

It is rather trilling. The story is good and creative. Not great, but good.

But what is most trilling to me is this is the first book I've been able to hold in my hands since I encountered chikungunya. And since I am a huge fan of Pratchett, I want to own and read everything he wrote.

On "dead tree".
Read the others (War, Mars, Utopia). Well worth it IMAO
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Old 2015-09-30, 02:03   #72
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I'm going to voice the opposite opinion, they almost put me off of Pratchett altogether.
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Not a big sci-fi buff but I recently read The Swarm by Frank Schatzing and I was blown over. Such an intense read!
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Artemis by Andy Weir
Provenance by Ann Lecke
Ring World by Larry Niven
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein
Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu

I have been consuming my books via audible of late. I also like the collected stories of Arthur Clarke and Sci Fi Hall of fame collection.
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