Talking Bollocks Part VII (tm)

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Ashley

New book time!

I am hopeful that one or more of our new members can suggest some titles for our next book to review.

Ian Banks has been raised quite a few times, and if not him, then lets have some new and original suggestions please.

Sean

September 07, 2003, 14:35:13 pm #1 Last Edit: September 07, 2003, 14:39:46 pm by Sean
QuoteNew book time!

I am hopeful that one or more of our new members can suggest some titles for our next book to review.

Ian Banks has been raised quite a few times, and if not him, then lets have some new and original suggestions please.

How about one of his sci-fi efforts?

Tom Garrett

i"ve never read ian banks :-[must get some but at the moment reading the pelican brief.
Don't argue with the ignorant and stupid; they'll take you down to their level and beat you with experience!

Ron

So it is either Iain Banks with Excession or Jonathan Carroll with The Land of Laughs.

Decisions, decisions, decisions... :)
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Slim

Why not locate a copy of Stephen Fry's excellent Making History - thought-provoking, questioning, highly imaginative and very funny.

A sci-fi novel in a sense, it concerns an attempt to alter the course of 20th Century history by preventing the birth of Hitler.

I'm presently reading it for the second time, I think it's fab.

Tom Garrett

QuoteWhy not locate a copy of Stephen Fry's excellent Making History - thought-provoking, questioning, highly imaginative and very funny.
A sci-fi novel in a sense, it concerns an attempt to alter the course of 20th Century history by preventing the birth of Hitler.
I'm presently reading it for the second time, I think it's fab.
was there a movie about that, or perhaps a comedy sketch, i seem to faintly remember seeing something like that on tv,
Don't argue with the ignorant and stupid; they'll take you down to their level and beat you with experience!

Mike

Depending on mood and time available I'd suggest:

Fiction: Telempath by Spider Robinson. A cracking Sci-Fi yarn and the man's first published novel.

Non-fiction: The Demon Haunted World by Carl Sagan. A little out of date now and waffles on a bit but a good bit of pseudo-science bashing & some interesting opinions on religion & politics.

Slim

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was there a movie about that, or perhaps a comedy sketch, i seem to faintly remember seeing something like that on tv,

Don't think so Tom .. there was a Star Trek episode called "city on the edge of forever" with a similar theme, though.

Ron

Amazing to see that a choice out of two books only leads to a list of new choices...  :P ::) :o lmao
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Mark_Williams

QuoteNew book time!

I am hopeful that one or more of our new members can suggest some titles for our next book to review.

Ian Banks has been raised quite a few times, and if not him, then lets have some new and original suggestions please.

How about an Asterix adventure?

Ashley

However did you get out of Guantanamo bay?  ;D