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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 6
« Reply #210 on: March 16, 2018, 08:57:45 AM »
Nearly at the end of 'Bowie, Bolan and the Brooklyn Boy' - Tony Visconti biography. It's been a good holiday read.

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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 6
« Reply #211 on: March 19, 2018, 10:54:24 AM »
Just read Alastair Reynold's Revenger which I thought was very good indeed and a bit of a return to form - quite original, and I'm very much looking forward to the sequel - planned for 2019 I believe.

Have now started on Ernest Cline's Armada .
Standing in the shadows, hiding from the light
Reach out in the darkness, and hold on for your life
All the fear of the future, all the emptiness inside
When the moment of truth arrives, hey, you can run but you can't hide

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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 6
« Reply #212 on: March 26, 2018, 15:37:29 PM »
Well I rattled through that.

***** SPOILERS AHEAD *****

Rush get a mention again - Moving Pictures this time. 

It does borrow heavily from the likes of The Last Starfighter and Ender's Game but Cline references both of these (and others) within the book itself.  Sadly I can't remember a reference to Anderson's UFO which I imagine isn't deliberate- I guess that Cline isn't aware of UFO. Which is a little sad considerong that there are a number of similarities- UFO has a secret organisation defending the Earth, with a secret Base on the moon. With the defense craft being called Interceptors.

In Cline's Armada we have the secret Earth Defense Alliance, complete with secret base on the dark side of the moon, and he even calls the ships Interceptors.

Armada's Interceptors are wisely not 1-shot ships like UFO (sorry UFO but.that was such a stupid idea!).
Standing in the shadows, hiding from the light
Reach out in the darkness, and hold on for your life
All the fear of the future, all the emptiness inside
When the moment of truth arrives, hey, you can run but you can't hide

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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 6
« Reply #213 on: March 26, 2018, 20:56:50 PM »
Well I rattled through that.

***** SPOILERS AHEAD *****

Rush get a mention again - Moving Pictures this time. 

It does borrow heavily from the likes of The Last Starfighter and Ender's Game but Cline references both of these (and others) within the book itself.  Sadly I can't remember a reference to Anderson's UFO which I imagine isn't deliberate- I guess that Cline isn't aware of UFO. Which is a little sad considerong that there are a number of similarities- UFO has a secret organisation defending the Earth, with a secret Base on the moon. With the defense craft being called Interceptors.

In Cline's Armada we have the secret Earth Defense Alliance, complete with secret base on the dark side of the moon, and he even calls the ships Interceptors.

Armada's Interceptors are wisely not 1-shot ships like UFO (sorry UFO but.that was such a stupid idea!).
Brilliant Dinky toy though - could easily "take someone's eye out"  ;D

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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 6
« Reply #214 on: April 05, 2018, 21:51:30 PM »
The Nature and Subsequent uses of Flint: Volume 1 - the basics of Lithic Technology by John W. Lord
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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 6
« Reply #215 on: April 18, 2018, 09:21:24 AM »
Armada-Bloke who wrote Ready Player one

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