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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #285 on: August 8, 2007, 04:55 PM »
Just picked up Caverns of Socrates by Dennis L. McKiernan.   It's pretty awesome so far- basically, a bunch of folks developed an AI computer that they are testing by taking a known, award winning MMORPG team and sticking them in a Virtual Reality of the universe they played- the people become the characters they used to role play.   It's pretty deep in terms of discussions about the brain, neural functions, sentience, consciense, and morality and it is EXTREMELY well written!

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #286 on: August 16, 2007, 08:34 PM »


Third time rereading it. Great book.  ;)

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #287 on: August 16, 2007, 10:07 PM »
I am in desperate need of a new read. Any suggestions?
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #288 on: August 16, 2007, 10:38 PM »
I am in desperate need of a new read. Any suggestions?

I would recommend Isaac Asimov's Foundation, which I just finished a couple days ago. But you've probably already read that.

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #289 on: August 17, 2007, 12:55 AM »
I'm reading Black Hawk Down for the second time. Such a well written book with such vivid details and so much stuff to take in.

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #290 on: August 17, 2007, 09:32 AM »

Agreed...one of my favorite books, it is wonderful science fiction


I've read it twice. It's one of my favorites as well. I've read the entire series, they're all amazing.

I'm currently reading another ST:TNG novel, Masks.

My 7 year old Daughter just finished Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone and immediately went into Chamber of Secrets.
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #291 on: August 17, 2007, 11:23 AM »
I just finished reading Jawbreaker about the CIA leading the attack  into A-stan after 9/11.  Really good book.

I'm reading Stephen Coonts "Liars and Thieves," but put it down to read the above and may put it back down to read "A Bloody Business" about PMC's in Iraq and the role they are playing.
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #293 on: August 25, 2007, 09:01 PM »
Just picked up Caverns of Socrates by Dennis L. McKiernan.

Jeff

That's a really good book.  I read that a few years ago.  Have you read his Mithgar books?  Similar to the Hobbit and LOTR, at least in the Iron Tower trilogy, but really good books.

I am in desperate need of a new read. Any suggestions?

Have you ever read the "Hyperion" books by Dan Simmons?  If not, those are really good. 

I just finally started reading the "Harry Potter" books.  Already wrapped up the first two and I'm about half way into "Prisoner of Azkaban."

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #294 on: August 30, 2007, 09:28 AM »
I lieu of having to go out a buy a book, I just started reading a freebie I picked up at the library, the novelization of Outland. I like that I always have to have something the read now. Didn't always used to be that way.
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #295 on: September 18, 2007, 06:01 PM »


Of course it's for school (a little heavy for beach reading :P) but it's more interesting than it looks.

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That last one actually sucks a fair amount.
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #296 on: September 18, 2007, 09:19 PM »


Fantastic book and series, its been a while since I read it...I just love the aspects of leadership and describing what Ender thinks what it is like to be a Commander....more than the Sci Fi aspect, which is still cool.  One thing that really struck me is how close Card nailed the whole internet thing 5-7 years before it really took off. 

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #297 on: September 19, 2007, 09:27 AM »
Just picked up a copy of Michael Criton's Terminal Man, one of the few of his I haven't read yet.
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #298 on: September 19, 2007, 11:03 AM »


I'm going back to school for a Masters and this is my first class.  Not my normal idea of light reading, but I have no choice...
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« Reply #299 on: September 28, 2007, 09:25 PM »
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