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Old 14-03-2016, 17:08   #1126
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Re: What are you reading?

Being and Time, Martin Heidegger.

I doubt it's a popular choice on here with so many Sci-Fi and fiction fans. But such a enriching read.
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Old 14-03-2016, 18:33   #1127
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Re: What are you reading?

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I would like to heartily second Hugh's recommendation for Axis of Time.

I am not usually a fan of alternate history but AoT was one hell of a page turner.

Apart from the initial premise you can forget all about The Philadelphia Experiment. It is not even in the same street.
I was more thinking of "The Final Countdown" film in 1980 where a modern day aircraft carrier ernds up back in 1941 just before Pearl Harbour attack.
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Old 14-03-2016, 19:29   #1128
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Being and Time, Martin Heidegger.

I doubt it's a popular choice on here with so many Sci-Fi and fiction fans. But such a enriching read.
You may enjoy Bruce's Philosophy Song, then...

http://youtu.be/l9SqQNgDrgg
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Old 14-03-2016, 19:31   #1129
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Stumbled upon a great series of books by a guy called Richard Raymond Haywood (RR Haywood)
The Undead
A deadly infection spreads across Europe. The Undead series: a terrifying account of one man desperately struggling to survive this harrowing event day by day. Part one - days one to three.
Howie is at home on a rare Friday night off work when an infection which has rapidly spread across Europe hits his hometown on the South Coast of England. Luck sees him through the first night when many others are taken down and infected, only to rise again as the undead. In surviving, Howie quickly learns and evolves, developing a new set of skills that will save him from disaster.
With a former work colleague, Dave, at his side, he braves the urban squalor of a ruined Portsmouth and begins to understand his desire to remain good in a world rapidly descending into chaos, where only the strongest survive.


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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Undead-First...7888405&sr=1-1


Read up to day 13 so far and I cant recommend this series enough if your into ZomPoc.
Sounds like a day in the life of Osborne and Cameron.
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Old 15-03-2016, 17:18   #1130
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I was more thinking of "The Final Countdown" film in 1980 where a modern day aircraft carrier ernds up back in 1941 just before Pearl Harbour attack.
Ah..OK Kymmy, although I'm sure TFC was, at least, inspired by TPE.

TFC is indeed a little closer to AoT but is still not in the same street IMHO.
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Old 15-03-2016, 19:15   #1131
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Re: What are you reading?

The instructions for my first Colon Cancer test kit.

"1 in 20 will get bowel cancer" and "testing reduces the chance of death by 16%".

Very reassuring.
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Old 25-03-2016, 22:13   #1132
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Re: What are you reading?

50% of the way through book #1 of AoT, quite enjoying the reverse techy feel to it
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Old 25-03-2016, 22:29   #1133
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Re: What are you reading?

Just completing the Jack Nightingale series by Stephen Leather.
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Old 25-03-2016, 23:16   #1134
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Re: What are you reading?

The 4th book in the Frontline series, Chains of Command, by Markos Kloos.

Free e-arc available from NetGalley (I found out about it from his Twitter feed).

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50% of the way through book #1 of AoT, quite enjoying the reverse techy feel to it
Glad you're enjoying it.

There's a short story available, Stalin's Hammer:Rome, and a couple more are coming out soon.

Freebie stories available on his blog - http://cheeseburgergothic.com/
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Old 26-03-2016, 17:16   #1135
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Re: What are you reading?

Just finishing:

James Alan Gardner - League of Peoples 01 - Expendable

A little outside the box but quite enjoyable
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Old 17-04-2016, 08:38   #1136
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Re: What are you reading?

Latest 'Axis of Time' novella, Stalin's Hammer:Cairo, by John Birmingham.

It's on a free promo for a week.

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How exciting is this? Not just a free book, but the rebirth of the Axis of Time series. Let's not mess around. Some of you will want to get right to it.

So here is your link to click for the freebie. http://dl.bookfunnel.com/zyyru8yet7

Or, if you prefer to cut and paste: http://dl.bookfunnel.com/zyyru8yet7

You hit up that bad boy and grab Cairo exactly the same way you did with Here Be Monsters. The link takes you to Bookfunnel. You decide which format you want. You follow the very simple instructions and a minute later you'll be dragged through a tear in the space-time continuum and be punching on with Prince Harry.

The e-book is DRM-free, yours to do with as you please. I'm going to set a download limit of three, and a time limit of two weeks, because after that Cairo goes on sale for the mugs who aren't members of our little club here. But if you don't get to this message in time, just email me (jb@jbismymasternow.com) and I'll send you a fresh link. If you find that three downloads is not enough, same deal. But as I said, the books are unlocked. If you want to make copies for yourself, go for it.

I'll understand if you've stopped reading by this point. If you are still here, however, I'm gonna ask a favour of you. If you have friends on Facebook or followers on Twitter or, God forbid, you know an actual person in the world of real things, and you think they might enjoy getting into this series, please tell them about it.

Let them know that for the next week they can get Stalin's Hammer: Cairo for free at www.jbismymasternow.com.

After that, I'll be charging the full retail price on iBooks, Amazon and so on. Three bucks, probably. Maybe even four. Depends on how my share portfolio is travelling.
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Old 19-04-2016, 16:26   #1137
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Re: What are you reading?

Thanks Hugh, I've downloaded. Do you need to have read the previous books to understand what is happening or can you enjoy the book as a single story?
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Re: What are you reading?

Just finished the series by Colin Wilson called Spiderworld.

https://www.goodreads.com/series/62815-spider-world

Next stop will be the Area 51 series by Robert Doherty.
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I'm reading allotments for beginners after getting one after a short wait of 4 years
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Travis S. Taylor - One Day on Mars

Book 1 of 4 of The Tau Ceti Agenda series.

Fast moving military SciFi on a Grand Scale.

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