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Old 10-19-2012, 01:16 PM   #14416
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Wow, a blast rom the past (the 60's) and one of the very first kindle books I got (it was and still is FREE!) and re-read. Here's the free amazon link - The Door Through Space by Marion Zimmer Bradley (gotta spell her name correctly ). .
It's certainly out of copyright in the US, as the copyright wasn't renewed. However, it's not out of copyright in the UK.

It was published in 1961. When the copyright wasn't renewed, it fell into the US public domain 28 years later in 1989. However, in 1989 the rule of the shorter term did not apply in the UK, and so it's in copyright in the UK until 70 years after the authors death, and will enter public domain in the UK in 2070.
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:20 PM   #14417
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It's certainly out of copyright in the US, as the copyright wasn't renewed. However, it's not out of copyright in the UK.

It was published in 1961. When the copyright wasn't renewed, it fell into the US public domain 28 years later in 1989. However, in 1989 the rule of the shorter term did not apply in the UK, and so it's in copyright in the UK until 70 years after the authors death, and will enter public domain in the UK in 2070.
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:26 PM   #14418
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I don't think it gets the full 70 years if its copyright doesn't fall under the 1996 Act. I believe it gets the 50 years in force at the time, so we'll only have to wait until 2050.

I finished Forerunner by Andre Norton. It was so-so. I have also now finished The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! by Gideon Defoe which I started early in the year and forgot about. Fun, but over-praised. It's a good thing my (paperback) copy was free to promote the movie.

Planning to start Captain Vorpatril's Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold tonight.
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:33 PM   #14419
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Wow, a blast rom the past (the 60's) and one of the very first kindle books I got (it was and still is FREE!) and re-read. Here's the free amazon link - The Door Through Space by Marion Zimmer Bradley (gotta spell her name correctly ). .
I think will try that, but not sure about that version, almost all of the comments (5 out of 6) say it caused their Kindle to freeze up. So I will read it in the Cloud Reader instead just in case. It's short, so a little reading on the computer won't bother me too much.
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:04 PM   #14420
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I think will try that, but not sure about that version, almost all of the comments (5 out of 6) say it caused their Kindle to freeze up. So I will read it in the Cloud Reader instead just in case. It's short, so a little reading on the computer won't bother me too much.
Then get it from The Gutenberg Project or the Patricia Clark Memorial Library here on MobileRead. Neither should cause you any trouble.

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Old 10-19-2012, 06:17 PM   #14421
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Now onto The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruis Zafron......20% in, intrigued and looking forward to finishing
Glad to hear you're enjoying it. A lot of people find it slow going in the beginning and give up early on it, which is a shame. It gets better.
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:41 PM   #14422
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I just finished Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior by Leonard Mlodinow and started on the Steve Hockensmith's prequel to Seth Grahame-Smith's (and Jane Austin's) novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls. I really didn't like Seth Grahame-Smith's novel, but as Steve Hockensmith is one of my favorite authors, I thought I'd give the prequel a shot, and I'm glad I did. The prequel, so far, is funny and moves quickly. Hockensmith has not captured Jane Austin's style in the same way that Grahame-Smith did, but has produced in its stead a story that's far more enjoyable to read. Hockensmith has since written a sequel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After, which I may read later.
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:37 AM   #14423
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I just finished Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior by Leonard Mlodinow and started on the Steve Hockensmith's prequel to Seth Grahame-Smith's (and Jane Austin's) novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls. I really didn't like Seth Grahame-Smith's novel, but as Steve Hockensmith is one of my favorite authors, I thought I'd give the prequel a shot, and I'm glad I did. The prequel, so far, is funny and moves quickly. Hockensmith has not captured Jane Austin's style in the same way that Grahame-Smith did, but has produced in its stead a story that's far more enjoyable to read. Hockensmith has since written a sequel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After, which I may read later.
I agree that Hockensmith's book is much, much better than Grahame-Smith's. In fact, I gave up on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and I very rarely stop reading a book part-way through.

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Old 10-21-2012, 11:19 AM   #14424
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Next up: The Door Through Space by Marin Zimmer Bradley.
Goodness! A Darkover novel in all but name, really. Well, OK, obviously not quite, but one can certainly see the very distinct resemblance. An interesting read. I enjoyed it.

Next I read a Novella by Brandon Sanderson: Legion, which I got at Kobo with a 90% off code.

A fascinating idea, and I'd be interested in reading a longer story involving this character.

And now I'm reading The Keeper's Price by Marion Zimmer Bradly et al., an authorised collection of short Darkover stories by various authors that I got in a Fictionwise 60% off sale.
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:06 PM   #14425
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Finished Saltation by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller (audio book) and moving on to Ghost Ship.

Meanwhile, reading Monster Hunter Vendetta by Larry Correia. I can't remember why I read these things, but somehow I do...

Next up on the eBook side is Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood. This is the first of the Phryne Fisher books and is getting rave reviews from my DW.
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:25 AM   #14426
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Helix Wars by Eric Brown. The sequel to Helix and a very enjoyable sci-fi adventure.

"The Helix: a vast spiral of ten thousand worlds turning around its sun. Aeons ago, the enigmatic Builders constructed the Helix as a refuge for alien races on the verge of extinction.

Two hundred years ago, humankind came to the Helix aboard a great colony ship, and the Builders conferred on them the mantle of peacekeepers. For that long, peace has reigned on the Helix. But when shuttle pilot Jeff Ellis crash-lands on the world of Phandra, he interrupts a barbarous invasion from the neighbouring Sporelli - who scheme to track down and exterminate Ellis before he can return to New Earth and inform the peacekeepers."
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Next up on the eBook side is Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood. This is the first of the Phryne Fisher books and is getting rave reviews from my DW.
I have this first one on my kindle and haven't read it yet. Let us know what you think about it.

I have Blood Lines by James Rollins in Hardback that I am trying to decide if I want to start it or search my TBR pile for something else.
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White Night was as exciting and suspenseful as it gets! Just loved this re-read!!

I'm now beginning a re-read of The Dresden Files #10, Small Favor.

This will leave me 3 more Dresden Files novels to re-read before D-day (Dresden-day) 2012, November 27th, the release date for The Dresden Files #14, Cold Days!

Small Favor was a real re-read pleasure. Loved it!

Now a short break in The Dresden Files to read a 1964 novel by Robert A. Heinlein, Farnham's Freehold, an apocalyptic and mostly post-apocalyptic tale starting in the early 60's. It's actually a re-read for me as I've previously read pretty much eveything that Heinlein wrote. But I don't normally call anything I read pre-Kindle a re-read.

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Hmmm. I haven't read that one in 40 years, at least. Might just be time again. I remember it with pleasure, but then my reading tastes have changed a bit over the years.
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Now a short break in The Dresden Files to read a 1964 novel by Robert A. Heinlein, Farnham's Freehold, an apocalyptic and mostly post-apocalyptic tale starting in the early 60's. It's actually a re-read for me as I've previously read pretty much eveything that Heinlein wrote. But I don't normally call anything I read pre-Kindle a re-read.

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Hmmm. I haven't read that one in 40 years, at least. Might just be time again. I remember it with pleasure, but then my reading tastes have changed a bit over the years.
Assuming you were referring to Farnham's Freehold, I also first (and last, till now) read it in that era (actually more like 48 years ago)! I discussed it with a friend 15 years later, but didn't re-read it then. He disliked it and I, of course didn't agree. He claimed that the book was an excuse for the affair that led to his second divorce and third marraige. I disagreed.

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