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Xanthodont

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #1025 on: June 28, 2020, 11:32 AM »
I am currently reading A Pocketful of Herbs by Jekka McVicar.

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #1026 on: July 10, 2020, 11:54 PM »
Semiosis and Interference by Sue Burke.

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #1027 on: July 18, 2020, 04:31 PM »
Found an online full-text book site;
https://www.you-books.com/

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #1028 on: July 19, 2020, 02:54 AM »
The Book of Koli

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #1029 on: October 07, 2020, 01:12 PM »
I am taking a break from Science Fiction.  I am reading the Jack Reacher
novels by Lee Child.  The closer to the start of the serirs the longer the wait to get them from the library.  It does not seem to take anything away by reading them out of order.  Currently I am reading Bad Luck and Trouble.

Unlike the Tom Cruise movies Reacher does not beat up a half dozen guys every other day.  The suspense builds to a showdown.  Pretty entertaining stuff.

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #1030 on: October 24, 2020, 03:42 PM »
Tales of the Dying Earth by Jack Vance
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An omnibus edition of The Dying Earth, The Eyes of the Overworld, Cugel's Saga and Rhialto the Marvellous.  Although Vance's two SF short stories The Gift of Gab and The Potters of Firsk stuck in my mind, I hadn't read much of his other work before, and didn't realise that The Dying Earth was a foundational work for twentieth-century fantasy.  Nobody else I know of has his baroque intoxication with language and with colours.

Penric's Progress by Lois McMaster Bujold
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The first three "Penric" novellas, finally available in dead tree form (hardback now, paperback due in January 2021).  Set in the "World of the Five Gods" (same world as The Curse of Chalion and others).  Terrific!  Don't miss this series!

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #1031 on: October 24, 2020, 03:57 PM »
Tales of the Dying Earth by Jack Vance

I own a paper version, but with different cover:


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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #1032 on: October 25, 2020, 05:13 PM »
Tales of the Dying Earth by Jack Vance

I own a paper version, but with different cover:
Mine's paperback too, but it's quite old, a UK edition published in 2000.  Publishers seem to have a habit of changing the artwork when they re-publish, as well as by country.