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TV and Movies / Re: What movies are you panting to see?
« Last post by pondhawk on Today at 05:34:28 pm »
Bill Murray? Sold. I'm there.
K-O / Re: Steve Miller & Sharon Lee
« Last post by Patti L. on Today at 01:18:58 pm »
We have been in touch with Mr. Feldberg at Audible, who lets us know that the audiobook edition of Accepting the Lance will be available from Audible tomorrow, 12/10/19. 

Thank you for your patience.
Book Recommendations / Re: Book Recommendations?
« Last post by pondhawk on Today at 06:39:21 am »
That looks worth picking up!
Book Recommendations / Re: Book Recommendations?
« Last post by Patti L. on December 08, 2019, 11:33:58 am »
I'm reading good things about it on the net.

I think I've got my SF Book Club omnibus of the Riddlemaster trilogy still.  I like it for the most part, but I seriously wanted to smack Morgan and yell at him, "Lead, follow, or get out of the way! Stop dithering in the middle, you're getting people killed!"
Book Recommendations / Re: Book Recommendations?
« Last post by pondhawk on December 08, 2019, 06:48:34 am »
Patricia McKillip is a lovely writer. I think I have everything she's written. That said, the Riddlemaster of Hed trilogy is an early work, and not one of my favorites of hers. I read the first in Julie Czerneda's Species Imperative trilogy and liked it, but it is intense. I recently found the second in a used book store, but I've been putting off reading it. The first one was not, shall we say, a comfort read, though it's very good writing.

Speaking of good writing and comfort reads, a book club I just joined is reading The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Although reviews were excellent, I had some apprehension, because books set in slavery can be wrenching. Edward P. Jones' The Known World is fabulous writing and very thought-provoking, but it's pretty grueling because it's so real.

The Water Dancer has fantastical elements, and Coates is a truly graceful writer. He neither shies away from emotion, nor beats it out of the reader. I marked nearly a dozen passages, and I can count on the fingers of one hand the books that I've marked at all in the past quarter century. It's a fabulous book, ultimately hopeful for everyone, and I highly recommend it.
K-O / Re: Steve Miller & Sharon Lee
« Last post by BillG on December 08, 2019, 03:14:49 am »
Some people's kids ...
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