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Old 07-27-2008, 02:20 PM   #31
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Just got back from trip, so downloaded the bunch (I guess it's closing today), but actually am wondering if somebody has one or two favorites to recommend from this batch? Thanks!
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Old 07-27-2008, 06:41 PM   #32
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Old Man's War and Four and Twenty Blackbirds
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Old 07-28-2008, 12:04 AM   #33
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So is there any downside to downloading in .prc instead of html for converting to lrf ?
None that as a matter of fact it does a better job than straight HTML. As a matter of fact it is my preferred method of conversion. Calibe had some issues with MOBI but it seems to do a fantastic job in the most current version.

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Old 07-28-2008, 01:45 AM   #34
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I've only gotten through about half of them, but my recommendations so far:

Old Man's War: Military-scifi. Fairly quick read and quite entertaining.

Mistborn: Relatively standard dark high-fantasy, but very well done.

A Shadow in Summer: Fantasy world-building with some strong eastern influences. Fairly dense and slow-paced, but creates an interesting and detailed setting.

Sun of suns: I haven't finished this one yet, but it seems worth a mention. Sort of steampunkish world building.
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Old 07-28-2008, 01:30 PM   #35
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I have to add Mistborn to my previous recommendations. I just started it and am already halfway through and absolutely love it. Interesting system of magic for sure. Too bad the 2nd book isn't available in ebook form.. really, too bad.
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Old 07-29-2008, 03:52 PM   #36
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I loved Farthing by Jo Walton, although it's much less fantasy/science fiction and more of a detective novel set in an alternate history.
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Old 07-29-2008, 07:29 PM   #37
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I ditto on "Four and Twenty Blackbirds". I'm reading "Soul" now and I'm not sure about it yet.
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Old 07-29-2008, 10:39 PM   #38
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Thanks for the recommendations, folks. Gives me a couple to start with.
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:03 PM   #39
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A Shadow in Summer: Fantasy world-building with some strong eastern influences. Fairly dense and slow-paced, but creates an interesting and detailed setting.
Oh, I love the sound of it! So fitting to my current 'playlist'.


As to which format to download, I guess getting mobi is the best choice then as you guys pointed out. Thanks for the tip!

And for the recommendations
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Old 08-03-2008, 03:17 PM   #40
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Awesome thanks! Is there a tool to convert the ePub to Mobi for OS x? (Other than mobipocket software which doesn't run on my Mac?)

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Old 03-05-2009, 12:41 PM   #41
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Raising this thread from the dead...

So, I have all these books from last July in PDF format. However, now that I have my Kindle, MOBI format would be nice... but I'd rather have the originals, rather than having to convert PDFs. I'm not advocating any piracy here but if anyone happens to have a zip or torrent or something of all the books in MOBI format?
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Old 03-05-2009, 01:07 PM   #42
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Most of them are still at Fictionwise for less than $1.
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Old 03-05-2009, 01:11 PM   #43
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Raising this thread from the dead...

So, I have all these books from last July in PDF format. However, now that I have my Kindle, MOBI format would be nice... but I'd rather have the originals, rather than having to convert PDFs. I'm not advocating any piracy here but if anyone happens to have a zip or torrent or something of all the books in MOBI format?
Ah - the importance of grabbing all the formats while the grabbing is good :-)

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Ah - the importance of grabbing all the formats while the grabbing is good :-)

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It's my bad; I really didn't think about it at the time. And at first a few of the books were only in PDF format anyway.
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Raising this thread from the dead...

So, I have all these books from last July in PDF format. However, now that I have my Kindle, MOBI format would be nice... but I'd rather have the originals, rather than having to convert PDFs. I'm not advocating any piracy here but if anyone happens to have a zip or torrent or something of all the books in MOBI format?
Why oh why did you not download the HTML and Mobi along with the PDF?
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