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  1. joderu95

    Book of the Month 2012

    If YA is the choice we need Jez. She blows through this cr..stuff. :whistling:
  2. joderu95

    Author of Bin Laden raid book goes into hiding.

    The furur is all mein. ;)
  3. joderu95

    RIP Earl Scruggs

    Since I've been badly out of the loop I only heard this just today from my dad. We were both hoping to see him play before he died as we did get to see Ralph Stanley play a couple years back in Seattle. It would've been difficult though as Scruggs I think played pretty near where he lived mostly.
  4. joderu95

    Charles Stross: Halting State

    No, not yet. I think I have Saturn's Children and Accelerando too but I'll damned if I can find them right now.
  5. joderu95

    Ernest Cline: Ready Player One

    Some Nebula nominees aren't even Nebula worthy I think (last year's Black/All Clear winner from reviews I've read). I don't know that all the attention has been positive - it has just received a lot of it.
  6. joderu95

    Charles Stross: Halting State

    I gave up on The Atrocity Archives and Halting State although it may have been partly my fault for not concentrating enough early on in both books and then having no clear idea of what is going on. I did like his collection Wireless though.
  7. joderu95

    Ernest Cline: Ready Player One

    I think this is probably the most talked about science fiction novel I can remember ever seeing. It just may have to do with this internet thing. I'll hold out for the trade paperback.
  8. joderu95

    Abandoned Places in the World

    Great link, I love stuff like that.
  9. joderu95

    Charles Stross: Halting State

    Which book were you intending to buy?
  10. joderu95

    Sci-Fi Adventure / Space Opera

    The Tales of the Ketty Jay series by Chris Wooding is a lot of fun and sounds like what you're looking for.
  11. joderu95

    Your 2011 Best Reads?

    Altered Carbon - Richard K. Morgan Fevre Dream - George R. R. Martin Counting Heads - David Marusek Leviathan - Paul Auster Ark - Stephen Baxter Stories of Your Life and Others - Ted Chiang Of Men and Monsters - William Tenn The John Varley Reader - John Varley The Haunting of Alaizabel...
  12. joderu95

    Suggestions: April 2012 BOTM - Moderator's Picks

    You're not allowed, you're required. You will then have your opinion assigned to you and you will then present your neck to the executioner's dull axe or be sold to the salt mines - wherever the need is greatest.
  13. joderu95

    It's official: Amazon e-books now outselling print books

    I don't think there is any one species of tree that is used to make paper, even just the paper used for books. I could be wrong on that but I do know newsprint at least comes from chips from a variety of trees.
  14. joderu95

    Roger Ebert on why movie revenues are dropping...

    Increase them compared to how many good ones are available but probably not increase them in total. The statement makes no distinction for "poorer" films or for better ones but total movies being made. There was, and still is, less money being lent to make movies so less overall are being made.
  15. joderu95

    Roger Ebert on why movie revenues are dropping...

    I think the problem may have been worsened over the last three years because of the credit crunch, at least in terms of increasing the amount of films made. So it'll probably have an an echo at the theaters for a few years more.
  16. joderu95

    Can someone recommend a really engagin, intereseting non-fiction read?

    Rubbish!: The Archaeology of Garbage - William Rathje and Cullen Murphy The World Without Us - Alan Weisman Guns, Germs and Steel - Jared Diamond Fast Food Nation - Eric Schlosser All very informative and entertaining.
  17. joderu95

    Would you read a series of books that are more then 30 in it?

    No. It's probably not even beyond six or eight books. I'm not much of a series fan anymore.
  18. joderu95

    during this time I was reading this book

    I read Black Sun Rising by C.S. Friedman in '94 while we drove cross country for four or five days. Book as means of escape from pestering family members. I read The Terror by Dan Simmons in Depoe Bay, Oregon a couple years ago while we lounged in a friend's timeshare condo on the ocean. That...
  19. joderu95

    Remaining Unread: The Top Ten Reasons We Don’t Get to Certain Books

    Here's another reason for me: 11. I don't want to be disappointed. As long as I haven't read it it still could be a really great book and so exists in that state in my mind.
  20. joderu95

    1984 : Science Fiction or Political Horror?

    We - Yevgeny Zamyatin Oppressive totalitarian government; propaganda; human labor almost robot-like in character; people assigned numbers for names; plotting of revolt and so on. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley One world government; humans are no longer born traditionally but...