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What are we reading for our first book?

The Difference Engine - William Gibson and Bruce Sterling
6 (37.5%)
Dune - Frank Herbert
5 (31.3%)
The City & The City - China Miéville
4 (25%)
Islands in the Net - Bruce Sterling
0 (0%)
Mindplayers- Pat Cadigan
0 (0%)
Cat's Cradle- Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
0 (0%)
The Accidental Time Machine - Joe Haldeman
1 (6.3%)

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Offline Krakow Sam

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Re: Gaming Steve Book Club! A thing we could do.
« Reply #105 on: April 10, 2013, 04:25:36 am »
Well, I finished it.

Anyone who would like to discuss any part of the story please do so here or hit me up on steam!
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Re: Gaming Steve Book Club! A thing we could do.
« Reply #106 on: April 10, 2013, 07:11:36 am »
Same time as last week? :O

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Re: Gaming Steve Book Club! A thing we could do.
« Reply #107 on: April 18, 2013, 01:55:06 pm »
I read some while getting a pedicure today. That's progress :) How's everyone else doing?

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Re: Gaming Steve Book Club! A thing we could do.
« Reply #108 on: April 18, 2013, 03:16:24 pm »
What's the next deadline?

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Re: Gaming Steve Book Club! A thing we could do.
« Reply #109 on: April 18, 2013, 03:27:43 pm »
Sgore is too soft with deadlines. I'm staging a coup!

The new deadline is, the entire book finished in a week! The deadline will be Friday 26th April.




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Re: Gaming Steve Book Club! A thing we could do.
« Reply #110 on: April 18, 2013, 03:30:51 pm »
Mutiny! Mutiny!

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Re: Gaming Steve Book Club! A thing we could do.
« Reply #111 on: April 18, 2013, 03:32:15 pm »
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Re: Gaming Steve Book Club! A thing we could do.
« Reply #112 on: April 18, 2013, 03:40:49 pm »
ALL HAIL THE GLORIOUS EMPIRE OF SAM!


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Re: Gaming Steve Book Club! A thing we could do.
« Reply #113 on: April 19, 2013, 02:06:01 pm »
I got cast in a play! Which is eating up most of my time...

But that is no excuse and Krakow is right. Readings must indeed occur. Let's see if we can all be done by the 26th.
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Re: Gaming Steve Book Club! A thing we could do.
« Reply #114 on: April 19, 2013, 02:54:08 pm »
To the bibliotorium!

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Re: Gaming Steve Book Club! A thing we could do.
« Reply #115 on: April 23, 2013, 12:16:26 pm »
I'm trying to finish this, I read on the train and it was kind of boring until someone bought a clock and there was some violence. Hopefully it gets better from here.


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Re: Gaming Steve Book Club! A thing we could do.
« Reply #116 on: April 26, 2013, 04:51:26 am »
Deadline is today!

Hope you're all nearly finished.



Ok, time's up!

Time to start discussing the book. If you haven't finished, shame on you! You've had the best part of two months!
« Last Edit: April 27, 2013, 03:17:57 am by Krakow Sam »
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Re: Gaming Steve Book Club! A thing we could do.
« Reply #117 on: April 27, 2013, 07:34:37 am »
Yeah! Woo!

Well, just speaking thematically, I was surprised that the book was a lot less... uh... adventury? Like, I was expecting a jolly romp through the adventure-filled world of Difference. But instead it was a more thoughtful kind of story.

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Re: Gaming Steve Book Club! A thing we could do.
« Reply #118 on: April 27, 2013, 08:02:44 am »
Yeah its more of a conspiracy/political thriller.

Though I think it does still have plenty of adventure in the meat of the book when Mallory is the protagonist. I really liked the whole sequence where he was trying to get home through the fog and society seemed to be falling apart without him, and then later the siege against the anarchists in that warehouse on the river.

I was impressed by how cinematic the whole book was. I found the descriptions extremely vivid even though Gibson used language quite sparingly, and I always had a very clear mental picture of how people and places looked, and what was going on.
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Re: Gaming Steve Book Club! A thing we could do.
« Reply #119 on: April 30, 2013, 11:19:42 am »
I really expected this to be a book that didn't have much of a plot at all and instead one that would focus on explaining all the steam powered computery stuff and why it's all there. So it was kind of a pleasant surprise to find out there was an interesting story as well.