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A good read...

Postby DrSidewalk » Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:49 am

If you like a good novel with 'Tech', 'Special ops', 'Alien tech' as the subject then I can recommend the 'Rho agenda' trilogy of books by Richard Phillips.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Second-Ship-Rho-Agenda-ebook/dp/B007TBSLG8/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1359887848&sr=1-3
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Immune-The-Rho-Agenda-ebook/dp/B007TBSL9U/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1359887848&sr=1-1
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wormhole-The-Rho-Agenda-ebook/dp/B007TBSLR2/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1359887848&sr=1-2

Just finished them. Purchased book 1 and 3 but managed to rent the 2nd book via Amazon, which you can do if you're a prime member. Anyway, would recommend them, but they are seriously addictive once you start reading them.

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Re: A good read...

Postby Rich » Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:04 pm

Some other good ones along the same lines:

The Human Chronicles - T.R.Harris,
anything by Jason Halstead,
The Lens of Time series - Andrew Saxon

My latest reading is the "A Galaxy Unknown" series by Thomas DePrima.
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Re: A good read...

Postby DrSidewalk » Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:52 pm

Cheers mate, I've started reading 'A Galaxy Unknown' already.

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Re: A good read...

Postby Seany » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:39 pm

anything by Magnus Mills. Low tech but full of striving against futility. Sound familiar?
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Re: A good read...

Postby DrSidewalk » Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:35 pm

Almost finished the third book of 'A Galaxy Unknown'. You're right Rich, a good read indeed.

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Re: A good read...

Postby blueteeth » Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:13 pm

The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity by Carlo M. Cipolla (only 8 pages wide)

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Re: A good read...

Postby bgamble » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:54 am

Any book with the word Vagina in the title
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Re: A good read...

Postby DrSidewalk » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:26 am

Finished all the 'A Galaxy Unknown' books. Well, up to book 8 anyway as no more are relased yet. But, now started the 'Citzen X' books by the same Author. This book seems to parallel the story of 'A Galaxy unknown". Entertaining all the same, and cheap when obtained via Kindle.

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Re: A good read...

Postby Rich » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:14 am

Hey Doc,

Try "The Trilisk Ruins (Parker Interstellar Travels)" Michael McCloskey a bit slow to start but it soon gathers pace.
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Sad news

Postby DrSidewalk » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:09 am

It was sad news to read that Ian Banks (Ian M.Banks) has terminal cancer. One of THE best sci-fi writers ever, in my eyes. His sci-fi books where pioneering to say the least.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-22015175

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Re: A good read...

Postby Gothmog » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:21 am

Damn. Sad news indeed. :(
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Re: A good read...

Postby Rich » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:45 pm

Hoo boy!

The Star One series by Raymond L Weil.
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Re: A good read...

Postby thx4allthefish » Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:17 am

Rich wrote:Hoo boy!

The Star One series by Raymond L Weil.


Oh look! Here's grumps Rich, pretending again he can read!
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Re: A good read...

Postby Rich » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:00 am

thx4allthefish wrote:
Rich wrote:Hoo boy!

The Star One series by Raymond L Weil.


Oh look! Here's grumps Rich, pretending again he can read!


Grumps yourself M'dear! :P
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Re: A good read...

Postby DrSidewalk » Fri May 03, 2013 9:31 am

Hoo boy!

The Star One series by Raymond L Weil.


Cheers mate,

Read the lens of time books (which were good), and the Trilisk books. So I'll take a look at the Start one series.
Spoke with Thomas DePrima a few weeks back (via email). He has a new book out in June. Not long away. Nice bloke, actually replies to any emails sent. Loves to here criticism, comments and praise for his books. He's a bit of a tech head himself, actually, which I guess you can tell from his books.

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