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Aeroengineer   5/2/2014 12:09:52 PM
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I might have to take a look.  Right now I am still making my way through Lord of the Rings, but in Spanish.

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Max The Magnificent   5/2/2014 12:02:52 PM
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@Crusty: Thought I new all the Si_fi and had it on my shelf.

Another brilliant one (again, not science fiction or science fantest -- hard to say just what genre) is The Golem and the Jinni -- it gives a real good feel for life in New York circa 1900 as seen through the eyes of a Golem and a Jinni -- it had me enthralled all the way through -- and you will never guess the ending in 1000 years!

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Max The Magnificent   5/2/2014 12:00:08 PM
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@Crusty: Thought I new all the Si_fi and had it on my shelf.

If you haven't read Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, then that's another one that should be at the top of your list -- not science fiction or science fantesy -- like Dream London it's a genre all of its own -- and both are MUST READs!

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Max The Magnificent   5/2/2014 11:57:59 AM
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@Crusty: ...Weave World got me hooked a long time ago with Barker...

That was an interesting one -- but in my humble opinion Dream London is by far the superior.

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Max The Magnificent   5/2/2014 11:52:12 AM
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@Wnderer: It sounds similar to Dark City

I mentioned this in my column -- the way the buildings and peoples' personalities change is reminicent of Dark City ... but having said that, the underlying story in Dream London is very different...

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Crusty1   5/2/2014 11:48:48 AM
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@Max: Thought I new all the Si_fi and had it on my shelf.

Now it's one more that I will have to settle down with.

Weave World got me hooked a long time ago with Barker and it sounds like this may be an author I should try.

 

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antedeluvian   5/2/2014 11:31:55 AM
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Max

The strange thing about this book is that, even though things are happening like buildings changing shape and moving around, it doesn;t actually seem ridiculous

I don't need fiction to have strange things described- I am reading "The Last Stand" (Custer and crew circa 1879) and the author describes how some steamboats were capable of dragging themselves over the dry parts of the Missouri River using winches and the onboard steam engine and this could go on for months in the dry season.

 

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Wnderer   5/2/2014 11:30:10 AM
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It sounds similar to Dark City.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_City_%281998_film%29

The name Tony Ballantyne sounds familiar. I think he wrote some short stories for Analog Science Fiction and Fact.

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Max The Magnificent   5/2/2014 11:23:10 AM
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@Antedeluvian: ...even if you suspend disbelief there is always something that seems just plain ridiculous.

The strange thing about this book is that, even though things are happening like buildings changing shape and moving around, it doesn;t actually seem ridiculous -- it's not like they are "walking" around -- and they don;t change while anyone is looking -- it's just that day-by-day things are a little bit different. It's almost as though someone (or something) is rewriting our reality ... but how could this be?

I can say no more...

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Max The Magnificent   5/2/2014 11:20:03 AM
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@Antedeluvian: ...with so much to read I am afraid that even with your reccomendation, I am not sure I will ever get to it.

I do know what you mean -- I have a bookshelf here in my office that is groaning under the weight of the books that are still awaiting my attention -- but if you ever do find the time, let me know and I will be happy to loan you my copy.

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