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Subject: SF Stuff
Date Posted: 4/8/2011 8:57 PM ET
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Got any good SF stuff to share?  I'm posting here 'cause it's not really appropriate on any other board.

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ORBIT is selling the Consider Phlebas (Iain Banks) ebook for 99 cents.

The Parasite book (its actually just a novella (??) by Neal Asher is now available on Kindle.  (been out of print for a while)

And I discovered a site called Lendle - yah - for lending enabled Kindle books.  Haven't followed up on this though, I currently have plenty to read.

And you guys all know about the Fantasy Friday blog on PBS by Trey.  Right??

Remember that if you go through PBS to get to Amazon that PBS gets $$$$ (albeit small, every bit helps I guess). 



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Subject: in dubious taste...
Date Posted: 4/8/2011 10:55 PM ET
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SFWA Sues Individuals, Corporations, Nations And God For Copyright Violations

link here -> http://www.locusmag.com/2011/sfwa-sues-individuals-corporations-nations-and-god-for-copyright-violations.htm

Date Posted: 4/9/2011 12:50 AM ET
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At this point in the conference, Vice-President Kowal explained that the litigants in this case included the Japanese government, the owners of the Fukushima nuclear plant, the Supreme Deity or any local deities up to and including Gaia who might have been responsible for tectonic plate movements, and any citizen of Japan who might have exclaimed during the crisis, “It’s the end of the world!”

Too soon?

 

Speaking of, did y'all see Tor.com's announcement of Scalzi's new fantasy novel? Though that same day I enjoyed Jo Walton's thoughts on Shakespeare's Henry V, Pt. 2 more. . . ;D

Date Posted: 4/9/2011 8:58 AM ET
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Thanks for the heads up about Lendle!

Subject: Scalzi
Date Posted: 4/9/2011 10:47 AM ET
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Scalzi's spoof - Wow- I would totally buy that book, what a hoot !

Date Posted: 4/9/2011 2:48 PM ET
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I don't think I'd buy the novel. . . the humor got old for me and so I didn't even finish the excerpt. . . but that was definitely one of the best most epic first sentences ever. . . ;D

Subject: Scalzi
Date Posted: 5/30/2011 3:45 PM ET
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I still don't understand the need to update Little Fuzzy, a novel that I loved.  Scalzi is a fine writer and The Old Man's War is a great read.  I think I would have enoyed Fuzzy Nation if I hadn't already read Little Fuzzy.  I hope Scalzi goes back to developing his own plots.

 

Subject: Fuzzy stuff
Date Posted: 5/30/2011 6:35 PM ET
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I tried to read Little Fuzzy a few years ago and got bored with it.  I've started Fuzzy Nation and I'm enjoying it.  The plot so far (big company exploits new planet, intelligent native life involved)  has been overdone in oh sooo many books I don't know how Scalzi can improve on it.  I'm counting on his sense of humor.  In his blog Scalzi says he rewrote Fuzzy for his own enjoyment - hmmm, well OK I guess.

Little Fuzzy is available on Amazon as a free download if anyone is interested.

Subject: The Dervish House
Date Posted: 6/2/2011 5:23 PM ET
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Kindle sale, $1.99, probably over soon.  Under the "sunshine sale".......... 

Subject: The Kings of Eternity
Date Posted: 6/2/2011 11:04 PM ET
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I just finished the Kings of Eternity by Eric Brown and it's the first couldn't put it down sf book I've read for a while.  Interesting characters and an original plot.  I'll have to look at his other works, but I recommend this one.

Subject: July 20
Date Posted: 7/20/2011 11:54 AM ET
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Man on the moon - yaaay!

Amazon has Zoo City by L Beukes on sale for Kindle software at 99 cents.

Subject: this looked interesting
Date Posted: 10/26/2011 12:41 PM ET
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http://www.sfgateway.com

 

Subject: This is Not a Game
Date Posted: 2/1/2012 3:26 PM ET
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Orbital Books is offering the ebook version This Is Not A Game by Williams for $2.99 - kind of a "suck-you-in" promotional for the new The Fourth Wall book.  Good through February.