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  1. gil

    What are YOU reading?

    I have also started Infomocracy . Like WG's The Peripheral it's hard to see what's going on for the first 50 pages, which is no bad thing. Unlike Gibson, I am not cpmpelled with the quality of the writing, but, hey, it's well recommended by Wigbers, so I shall keep going. It's astonishing how little time I have for reading. Historically, I'd read 3 to four books a week. Now, I'm struggling to read 30 or 40 pages.
  2. gil

    What are YOU reading?

    Sounds typically Hiassen! I read the first few Hiassen [grumble] some of which are probably mouldering in a cardboard box in the garage with all my crime novels for which there "isn't room in the house" [/grumble] - I'd read another. sounds like this one!
  3. gil

    What are YOU playin' ? (game thread)

    [Heavyboots] Remind me not to ask you for a lift.😀
  4. gil

    What are YOU reading?

    Jack Vance.... Oh, yes. I read the whole of the Lyonesse trilogy again last year, and I'm halfway through the 4th book in the five book Demon Princes.
  5. gil

    What are YOU reading?

    Thanks, GreenRobot and Psychophant. I've been cursed with 'meh' sf lately, even from Neal Stephenson. The early Delaney, I used to like. From Dahlgren onwards, not so great. Borges I liked from start to finish.
  6. gil

    What are YOU reading?

    Thanks, remote. I'll try the first volume.
  7. gil

    What are YOU reading?

    I don't get much opportunity to read these days, so I'd like suggestions from like-minded readers here for The best sf book they read recently.
  8. gil

    Attn Old Wigbers

    I mean mythaxis, not WGB mk1. But I just tried Wayback Machine for the old WGB and found that 13 Mar 2016 seems to be intact, It's a question of trying to find the post with the pup.
  9. gil

    Attn Old Wigbers

    Did you try the Wayback Machine? I began to worry about Mythaxis and posterity, and discovered that it seems to be preserved there.
  10. gil

    So what happened to YOU today?

    Happy New Year, everyone. That may ring hollow in some households, I fear, including our own, where it seems we are amid a string of unresolved problems, including both our health. On the bright side, we can look forward to the launch of Agency.
  11. gil

    What are YOU reading?

    I was a little disappointed by A legacy of Spies. It seemed a little like a potboiler, and to get full value from it, you had to be familiar with the Smiley canon. I still haven't embarked on Archangel. I bought the hardback in April after a disappointing experience with downloading the first two episodes via Kindle. They just didn't FEEL like a graphic novel.
  12. gil

    So what happened to YOU today?

    I remember tortured Christmas dinners. We're too old for them now. Beryl and I ate alone... Tournedos Rossini*. We didn't have room for the Xmas pudding afterwards. * Toast, a layer of pate, a fillet steak, all covered in caramelised onions and a brandy and cream sauce.
  13. gil

    bleak

    Bleak... Hankley Common, location for James Bond's Skyfall, also the army training ground near me. I was caught in another crossfire of blank cartridges the other week. Lucky to escape with my hearing unimpaired.
  14. gil

    So what happened to YOU today?

    What a miserable lot we are. No-one's posted: SEASONAL GREETINGS
  15. gil

    So what happened to YOU today?

    I did so, and we thank you for the suggestion.
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