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#4476 sweepstakes

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Posted 26 December 2018 - 06:10 PM

Mona Lisa Overdrive. Read the whole trilogy and really bored of it now. Only chapter I really enjoyed so far was the assassin talking to the laser-equipped ghost in the alley.

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 01:58 PM

I'm not reading this (yet) but I will probably have to at some point. Always been intrigued by this guy's art, and it sounds like this book is, basically, something pulled out of my dreamworld. 

 



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Posted 07 January 2019 - 01:34 PM

I'm not reading this (yet) but I will probably have to at some point. Always been intrigued by this guy's art, and it sounds like this book is, basically, something pulled out of my dreamworld.

https://www.youtube....h?v=7sRKEgyZgW8


Damn. I should get this, always dug his work.
You're right, it's something coming straight from what I imagined as a kid when reading synopses of sci fi films I wasn't allowed to watch in TV guides.
I also saw that there's some video game to be released soon that basically steals his style. Sad.

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 01:43 PM

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The Gertrud character is an inspiration of mine. This book's take is quite different than mine on the decisions and fates of the character but I still like the book. It's an interesting background on Dreyer's meticulous research practices and his interest in trying to get past an author's own potential biases in an biographical take on a subject and trying to find more direct evidence of behavior from the subject themselves.



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:21 AM

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Just finished this and absolutely loved it. Easily the most interesting take on first contact I've read, although completely depressing. Brilliantly illustrates how quickly things could go wrong when entering a completely alien situation with an anthropocentric mindset. Loads of interesting detours on AI, reanimation, the nature of scientific progress etc, as well. This is only the second Lem I've read after Solaris but I'm completely hooked on his work now. Anyone else read this?



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 12:32 PM

no, but you've sold me on it with the concepts

 

The Incal - re-reading/visually absorbing. Pure distilled joy.

 

The Tain - crimbo present of a different translation to the version i had as a kid visiting family in Armagh. Anarchic, surreal, utterly baffling at times & echoes of human mannerisms that transcend the centuries. That the whole farce starts as a "pillow-talk" matrimonial row, the outlandish feats by "your man" Cu Chulainn, the mnemonic maps of the Irish landscape & location name biographies, underpinned by a succinct & thorough interpretative intro that i wish i'd accessed earlier in life.

 

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Posted Yesterday, 03:16 PM

 

I'm not reading this (yet) but I will probably have to at some point. Always been intrigued by this guy's art, and it sounds like this book is, basically, something pulled out of my dreamworld.


Damn. I should get this, always dug his work.
You're right, it's something coming straight from what I imagined as a kid when reading synopses of sci fi films I wasn't allowed to watch in TV guides.
I also saw that there's some video game to be released soon that basically steals his style. Sad.

 

 

Yeah, heard the same thing (about the video game). Which is shitty shit shit - dude's stuff is so very unique/particular. . . and incredibly well done. Already decided that I'm going to ask for this for my birthday, pretty stoked. . . 



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Posted Yesterday, 06:06 PM

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Just finished this and absolutely loved it. Easily the most interesting take on first contact I've read, although completely depressing. Brilliantly illustrates how quickly things could go wrong when entering a completely alien situation with an anthropocentric mindset. Loads of interesting detours on AI, reanimation, the nature of scientific progress etc, as well. This is only the second Lem I've read after Solaris but I'm completely hooked on his work now. Anyone else read this?


Yes, it's great alright. You should read The Futurological Congress next, has a cool thing where governments bomb each other with hallucinogenic weapons.