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Started by Parasaurolophus, June 21, 2023, 02:55:03 PM
Quote from: Morden on August 07, 2023, 03:06:53 PMHi everyone, Para, I recommend the third installment of the Echoes of the Fall series: The Hyena and the Hawk. Tchaikovsky really does seem to finish off his series nicely. I've been reading Cherryh's Foreigner series--here is someone who doesn't finish off her series. I think #22 is coming out this fall (7 trilogies and counting). I have enjoyed the books, but I find the earlier ones more satisfying in part because of the pace. How many books do you need to describe a fictional year?I also read David Brin's The Postman, a dystopian novel written in the 1990s. Apparently it was made into a movie with Kevin Costner. The premise is interesting--a drifter finds a postman's bag and winds up taking on the role in post-Apocalyptic America, but the writing seemed a little flat to me. And I just started a Birder Murder mystery by Steve Burrows. It's too early to tell yet if it's a series I'll want to continue with.
Quote from: Morden on August 07, 2023, 03:06:53 PMHi everyone, Para, I recommend the third installment of the Echoes of the Fall series: The Hyena and the Hawk. Tchaikovsky really does seem to finish off his series nicely.
Quote from: ab_grp on August 07, 2023, 04:09:02 PMHave you read any of Brin's other books? I also thought The Postman had a neat premise but felt flat. But I've read two others of his (unfortunately, I think I reviewed them in more detail on the old site) that I thought were great: The Practice Effect, Kiln People.
Quote from: apl68 on August 25, 2023, 08:14:06 AMGetting Out of Saigon: How a 27-Year-Old American Banker Saved 113 Vietnamese Civilians, by Ralph White. [. . .]