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  1. Avatar Michael Cain says:

    I’ve always thought Niven and Pournelle’s Oath of Fealty was underrated. It’s a very different sort of story than their other stuff.Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Michael Cain says:

      I realize now that I had never read that one.

      Though “think of it as evolution in action” was one of those catchphrases that I *WAS* familiar with (and I thought that it was funny until the last 10 years or so).Report

  2. This is what I’m watching, and not reading, but I’ve been watching HBO’s “The Leftovers.” I’m early into the 2d season. So far I like it, but I’m wary that it might go in a direction I don’t like.Report

  3. Avatar Maribou says:

    The most beautiful book I read this week was Isabelle Simler’s The Blue Hour, a picture book. I don’t even care about the words, the paintings were so amazing I wanted the originals to hang up all over my house.

    The best book I read this week was Sonny Liew’s The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye – incredibly meta graphic novel cum artist’s catalog of an imaginary comics artist cum polemic history of Singapore. Sonny Liew was born in Malaysia and lives in Singapore. Also he’s amazing.

    TV wish it has been a melange as I can’t settle on anything and I’ve been enjoying but not in love with anything I try.


    I need to reread Footfall one of these days.Report

  4. Avatar Jason says:

    I’m reading The Hike: A Novel by Drew Magary. The protagonist goes for a hike and gets sucked into a fantasy world where all manner of random things happen. It’s weird, and I probably wouldn’t read it based on my description, but it’s good.

    And I loved Inferno. It’s one of my favorites. Footfall was good, but not something I’d go back to; I only say this because just mentioning Inferno makes me want to read it.Report

  5. Avatar Kim says:

    Interestingly, Pournelle never managed to win either a Hugo or a Nebula.

    I’m reading the parody of Neuromancer (nicely referenced in Bojack this year!) — the one that the scifi audience didn’t realize WAS a parody. And this was with using the default character names, even. (Hiro Protagonist doesn’t say “this is a joke” loud enough, apparently…).Report

  6. Avatar Kim says:

    What’s so weird about A Mote in God’s Eye is that it reads like a 1990’s book. Try telling yourself that it got written in the 1970’s… it almost doesn’t compute.Report

  7. Avatar Fish says:

    Just finished “Small Favor” by Jim Butcher. Easily my favorite of all the Dresden novels so far.Report