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Posted: Nov 12, 2023 - 12:45pm

 GeneP59 wrote:
The fine print on my first go through with Medicare.  



Don't give up!

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Posted: Nov 12, 2023 - 12:28pm

The fine print on my first go through with Medicare.  
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Posted: Nov 11, 2023 - 7:38am

Almost done with this...


920 pages of fine print.
A great read of a man's man. He did some amazing stuff,

I read this first...



Another great story.
Theodore was somebody I wish I could have met.


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Posted: Nov 10, 2023 - 1:39pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


Seveneves was good; the criticisms of it are the same as that review of Termination Shock: he goes into a 400-page explanatory jag that the reviewers don't like but that is the meat of the story for me. When it all comes to the exciting end, I'm usually, "oh, sure, got it."

His book, REAMDE, was super interesting to me, until the last two chapters when it was just wrapped up with a bow and ended.

Anathem and Cryptonomicon are his high water marks, IMO, but Diamond Age and Snow Crash are the ones that the sci-fi nerds still get excited about.


I understand the criticism, but yeah, that's the stuff that kept me reading.
I'll check out the others - cheers! 
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Posted: Nov 10, 2023 - 12:23pm

 pilgrim wrote:


Cool - and speaking of Sevens, I read Stephenson's SevenEves  a while back and really enjoyed it.



Seveneves was good; the criticisms of it are the same as that review of Termination Shock: he goes into a 400-page explanatory jag that the reviewers don't like but that is the meat of the story for me. When it all comes to the exciting end, I'm usually, "oh, sure, got it."

His book, REAMDE, was super interesting to me, until the last two chapters when it was just wrapped up with a bow and ended.

Anathem and Cryptonomicon are his high water marks, IMO, but Diamond Age and Snow Crash are the ones that the sci-fi nerds still get excited about.
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Posted: Nov 10, 2023 - 12:17pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

In a similar vein:
Neal Stephenson's Termination Shock (NY Times but it's a gift link so you can read it).


Cool - and speaking of Sevens, I read Stephenson's SevenEves  a while back and really enjoyed it.

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Posted: Nov 10, 2023 - 7:56am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


In a similar vein:
Neal Stephenson's Termination Shock (NY Times but it's a gift link so you can read it).

Looks a little interesting. Might take a swing at it if I see it in my library. Thanks Scott! 

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Posted: Nov 9, 2023 - 8:48am

 ColdMiser wrote:

I just finished The Deluge by Stephen Markley. A fictional account of how the US climate/political landscape unfolds as we move into the near term future. Page turner and very scary realistic. 



In a similar vein:
Neal Stephenson's Termination Shock (NY Times but it's a gift link so you can read it).
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Posted: Nov 9, 2023 - 8:23am

 ColdMiser wrote:

Seven? Why stop there, go for 8! 




  i'll let you know if she gives a reason.
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Posted: Nov 9, 2023 - 8:22am

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oooo i'm going to have to check that out, sounds really interesting!

i'm about to start The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. (fiction).

Seven? Why stop there, go for 8! 

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Posted: Nov 9, 2023 - 8:00am

 ColdMiser wrote:

I just finished The Deluge by Stephen Markley. A fictional account of how the US climate/political landscape unfolds as we move into the near term future. Page turner and very scary realistic. 



oooo i'm going to have to check that out, sounds really interesting!

i'm about to start The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. (fiction).
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Posted: Nov 9, 2023 - 7:55am

I just finished The Deluge by Stephen Markley. A fictional account of how the US climate/political landscape unfolds as we move into the near term future. Page turner and very scary realistic. 
gilmarbeta



Posted: Nov 9, 2023 - 5:45am

I'm re-reading Fight Club. I suddenly found myself in a dystopian mood.
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Posted: Nov 3, 2023 - 4:53am

 boomman8139 wrote:

Ghost Rider, Neil Peart. Lost my daughter recently and this book was recommended to me…helping me get my life back…thank you, Neil, whether it be Rush’s drummer or a father/ husband, you really are helping…I hope you are somewhere out there enjoying their love and company again…





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Posted: Nov 2, 2023 - 12:27pm

 boomman8139 wrote:

Ghost Rider, Neil Peart. Lost my daughter recently and this book was recommended to me…helping me get my life back…thank you, Neil, whether it be Rush’s drummer or a father/ husband, you really are helping…I hope you are somewhere out there enjoying their love and company again…



Oh, that’s horrible. Very very sorry. 
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Posted: Nov 2, 2023 - 12:26pm

For the second time while on a road trip, “The Mountain in the Sea” audiobook by Ray Nayler. The reader is extremely good at navigating through the story. Don’t know if a hard copy would be as entertaining.

I love this book so much.

It’s a complex exploration into the ideas of sentience, with one foot in a not-too-distant futurist society and another in the reality of what we know about octopi. What?
Our main character is in a remote archipelago (owned by a giant company) at the behest of a hard-to-read genius researcher. At her side, the world’s only (possibly) sentient android. The question in front of them: what is going on in a piece of wreckage where a large, territorial octopus is living. Is the octopus sentient?

A parallel story involves a robotic fishing vessel, where the owning company has replaced its robotic equipment with slaves, kidnapped from various lives. People are cheaper to maintain, and the boat is all about profit. But in this future, they have fished the oceans almost empty. They want this protected archipelago to give up its remaining fish. Is the ship, with its complex protocols, sentient? Are the slaves, unable to do anything except what the boat AI allows them to do, still sentient?

This is obviously a thoughtful, complex, philosophical book. And I’ll never eat octopus again.


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Posted: Nov 1, 2023 - 8:04pm

Ghost Rider, Neil Peart. Lost my daughter recently and this book was recommended to me…helping me get my life back…thank you, Neil, whether it be Rush’s drummer or a father/ husband, you really are helping…I hope you are somewhere out there enjoying their love and company again…
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Posted: Jun 12, 2023 - 12:55am

' A Banquet of Consequences, Reloaded'
by Satyajit Das.

Read the original a few years back now he is back with an updated offering.
Das,  a former banker and world renown financial adviser was predicting the then upcoming GFC or 'Great Recession' as he referred to it ,it's fallout and more worry some the failure of the world to act on that experience to prevent the mother of all crashes which he sees as just around the corner.
While his visions of life after the next event are not very comfortable, he does see some positives for humanity coming out of it.







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Posted: Nov 8, 2022 - 5:02am

 Manbird wrote:


yes he is - makes me want to sign up for another audio book club again.



i'm sort of in that tub
i use blinkist to scan/glean the field
recommended



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Posted: Nov 8, 2022 - 4:56am

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

next on my list

Day of the Oprichnik



looks timely...
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