May 28 2010

List Too Long For A Tweet

Category: BooksChrisM @ 7:58 pm

Unless you are @janeslee, or have a particular interest in which books I’ve read in the last three or so weeks, you can probably safely ignore this post. If you are janeslee, do I know you in real life?
I just noticed that you were in Wales, and despite my current location being Astana, Kazakhstan, we are based in Swansea when we are back in Britain.
Anyway, as you may guessed, my answer to your query of “what you reading that’s keeping you intrigued?” wouldn’t fit within 140 characters, so I’m writing this here and will reply to your tweet with a link to this post.

John Birmingham – Final Impact
Jasper Fforde – Something Rotten
David Gerrold – The Man Who Folded Himself
Arkady and Boris Strugatsky – Destination: Amaltheia
Arkady and Boris Strugatsky – The Final Circle of Paradise
Arkady and Boris Strugatsky – Prisoners of Power
Arkady and Boris Strugatsky – Roadside Picnic
Arkady and Boris Strugatsky – The Time Wanderers
Arkady and Boris Strugatsky – Poor Cruel Folk
Arkady and Boris Strugatsky – Monday Begins On Saturday
Arkady and Boris Strugatsky – The Gigantic Fluctuation
Arkady and Boris Strugatsky – Spontaneous Reflex
Arkady and Boris Strugatsky – Probationers
Harry Turtledove – The Man With The Iron Heart

I haven’t found a very well stocked English book shop here in Kazakhstan suddenly, these were all read on my MP4 player than can read plain TXT files. (Obviously I own all these books in paper form back in the UK, and wouldn’t dream of downloading e-books otherwise… /end-arse-covering)

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Jul 17 2007

Apologies Once More – But Do Read H. Turtledove!

Category: Books,PersonalChrisM @ 1:22 am

I know, I know, it has been weeks and weeks since I did a book review, and sadly this is not actually going to be a proper one.
The reason for the delay is that the next few books in line are in a series. Unfortunately I can not actually remember which book is which in my head, so I will need to go away and either re-read them or at least research them. The details of each merge into each other, and I do not want to post confused information. Well, no more than usual 😉
Anyway, the point of this post is to recommend you go and read some of Harry Turtledove’s books now. They are basically alternative history novels, and I had not read too many of those before reading his. I am currently reading a series based around the premise of what would have happened differently if an alien race had invaded the earth during World War II.
Well, thats enough of a taster for now, you will have to wait, umm, around 3 years if current progress is anything to go by, but I will get around to them eventually, I promise.