What are you reading? Sci-fi/fantasy edition

Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by SammyPops, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. SammyPops Gold Belt

    SammyPops
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2007
    Messages:
    16,720
    Likes Received:
    6,609
    Location:
    Sitting beside Patient Zero
    Since @Zer has @thebluerider chained up in the basement and doing only god knows what to him, I'll champion this thread.

    In this thread, we discuss what we are reading, makes requests, and generally talk sci-fi/fantasy novels.

    I finished Fatherland, more an alternative history where the German won WW2, and a murder happens just before Hitler's 75th birthday. Solid book.

    About 1/2 way through Critical Failures 3. Really, really fun books, where a group of Cavern and Creatures (basically dungeons and dragons) players get transferred by magic dice to the gaming world.

    Thinking about Dragons of a Fallen Sun next. I enjoyed the dragonlance novels as a kid and never picked up this series. Anyone read it?

    Oh, and if you have not read Altered Carbon- you suck. go read it and then and only then may you return.
     
    #1
    Tankeray, Organic Damage, Zer and 2 others like this.
  2. Luger Rabbi of Platinum Nation

    Luger
    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2013
    Messages:
    19,710
    Likes Received:
    24,503
    Location:
    The Synagogue of Platinum Nation
    [​IMG]

    Odd but fun.
     
    #2
  3. BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

    BisexualMMA
    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2010
    Messages:
    28,904
    Likes Received:
    41,898
    Location:
    Super Fight League Corporate HQ
    They made a movie out of Fatherland that was decent, but it was straight to video. I wouldn't mind seeing it done again with a more substantial budget.
     
    #3
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2016
    cmw43 likes this.
  4. websurfer Blue Belt

    websurfer
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2014
    Messages:
    821
    Likes Received:
    260
    Fiction

    I'm halfway through Dan browns inferno. If I finish it by Wednesday I will be able to watch the movie in imax on Thursday.

    Fantasy

    Also I'm reading Harry Potter. I bought the set from Costco. I watched the movies but haven't yet read the books. I am halfway through the first one. I plan to finish the set in the coming weeks.

    Sci Fi/ fantasy

    I will then move on to game of thrones. And then by the time I finish that Stephen Kings newly released dark tower set from Amazon will arrive.
     
    #4
    SilverHorizon likes this.
  5. Dober4 Blue Belt

    Dober4
    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2015
    Messages:
    630
    Likes Received:
    668
    Currently reading The Stand by Stephen King. Has just entered the sci fi/ fantasy realm about 1/4 through the book.
     
    #5
  6. Gavster Purple Belt

    Gavster
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2011
    Messages:
    2,164
    Likes Received:
    671
    I'm not reading right now as I'm writing a fantasy novel. Just did 26k last month and working on 50k this month.
     
    #6
    Rebound59 and RTL like this.
  7. Protegejoe296 Orange Belt

    Protegejoe296
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2008
    Messages:
    384
    Likes Received:
    82
    Location:
    Central Islip, NY
    Just finished Sanderson's Mistborn Trilogy. Excellent read.
     
    #7
  8. badascan Audacious Moral Nihilist

    badascan
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2014
    Messages:
    2,813
    Likes Received:
    1,644
    Location:
    On the Water


    Short horror stories with themes of atheism, anti-theism, evil etc. Intelligently and creatively written, graphic, shameless, and unapologetic. Worth reading if you aren't easily offended and appreciate polarizing topics or like stories that push the envelope.

    [​IMG]
     
    #8
  9. RTL Obsidian Belt

    RTL
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2015
    Messages:
    5,747
    Likes Received:
    12,897
    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Similar to this. Writing a science fiction and currently at 52K. Really hoping to have it done (80K - 90K) by the end of November.
     
    #9
    Gavster likes this.
  10. jefferz Gold Belt

    jefferz
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2011
    Messages:
    16,619
    Likes Received:
    13,808
    I'm reading the Ahsoka Tano Star Wars book. I'm about a 1/3 of the way through but I'm not impressed so far. They definitely should have gotten someone who has wrote Star Wars books before, like Timothy Zahn.
     
    #10
  11. yamahacrasher Orange Belt

    yamahacrasher
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2006
    Messages:
    347
    Likes Received:
    511
    Finally getting into The Dresden Files. Heard lots of good things about the series. Enjoyed the first book, hopefully it stays enjoyable.
     
    #11
    TSO, SilverHorizon and Gavster like this.
  12. mb23100 Red Belt

    mb23100
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2012
    Messages:
    9,625
    Likes Received:
    17,441
    Also reading inferno. Fatherland sounds interesting might have to check that out. Was planning on switching to non fiction history for awhile after inferno. Mainly WW1 as i know very little about it currently
     
    #12
  13. Hans Gercmiov Steel Belt

    Hans Gercmiov
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2010
    Messages:
    32,216
    Likes Received:
    40,896
    Location:
    Texas
    I came to post that I am not really into fiction, but I am thinking about reading that again. I'm just about finished reading The Godfather after finally getting around to it after seeing the movie 100+ times. I read The Stand last summer and loved it. I miss it, I think I'm going to revisit it.

    I hope you have the uncut version.
     
    #13
    Gavster likes this.
  14. BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

    BisexualMMA
    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2010
    Messages:
    28,904
    Likes Received:
    41,898
    Location:
    Super Fight League Corporate HQ
    How is The Godfather novel? It's one of the books that has eluded me over the years for some reason. I've read several Puzo books but never the big one.
     
    #14
  15. Hans Gercmiov Steel Belt

    Hans Gercmiov
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2010
    Messages:
    32,216
    Likes Received:
    40,896
    Location:
    Texas
    It's great. It adds so much more to the story. I thought it may be boring to someone like me that is so familiar with the story. For one, you get to know a lot more about Johnny Fontane, he has his own section. Also it makes me really appreciate how beautifully the movie is acted and how well the screenplay was adapted. It's truly a masterpiece.

    It's definitely a lot more sexually explicit.
     
    #15
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2016
    Gavster likes this.
  16. MarcoW Bojacked Horsehungman

    MarcoW
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2012
    Messages:
    3,891
    Likes Received:
    2,254
    Location:
    Earth
    On a bit of a more classical note...
    I just finished reading Foundation by Isaac Asimov and The Time Machine by HG Wells

    Next on the list is The Invisible Man by HG Wells
     
    #16
  17. pinger Brown Belt

    pinger
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2006
    Messages:
    3,288
    Likes Received:
    3,103
    Fantasy

    Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss
     
    #17
  18. RoryFan Wears Hats

    RoryFan
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2011
    Messages:
    10,687
    Likes Received:
    4,343
    Location:
    Albion
    Here's what I'm reading atm
    [​IMG]

    Old mans war was great but the subsequent books in the series have not been as good and I'm about to give up on this one altogether, it reads like teen fiction.

    I'm thinking of starting Rama II next, I read the first book and loved it but the negative reviews on the rest of the series have made me a little apprehensive.
     
    #18
    headkicktoleg and Nesk like this.
  19. RoryFan Wears Hats

    RoryFan
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2011
    Messages:
    10,687
    Likes Received:
    4,343
    Location:
    Albion
    I've never read a Stephen King book, where's a good place to start?
     
    #19
  20. mb23100 Red Belt

    mb23100
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2012
    Messages:
    9,625
    Likes Received:
    17,441
    It
     
    #20
    Archie Goodwin likes this.

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "fd5733925866a04e50edd70f38dfaa35"
monitoring_string = "603ac9fff68f23709f2a42bf5e29272b"