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Old 06-04-2014, 09:15 PM   #16
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BTW, this is a Hatchette book, so I'm a little confused as to why this is discounted considering the war that's going on between Amazon and Hatchette.
Because it's a publisher discount; it's on sale at Kobo as well.
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Short Story: Sad Kapteyn, by Alastair Reynolds

A bit of a different one. Queen Mary University of London has commissioned a short story, written by British Sci-Fi author Alastair Reynolds.

According to the website:

"Kapteyn's star is a very peculiar star in the Solar neighborhood, so the team asked science fiction writer Alastair Reynolds for a short fictional story about this discovery."

Although it's not available in eBook format, it is a very short piece contained on the website. Thought some of you guys may be interested

Ancient worlds around Kapteyn's star

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A bit of a different one. Queen Mary University of London has commissioned a short story, written by British Sci-Fi author Alastair Reynolds.

According to the website:

"Kapteyn's star is a very peculiar star in the Solar neighborhood, so the team asked science fiction writer Alastair Reynolds for a short fictional story about this discovery."

Although it's not available in eBook format, it is a very short piece contained on the website. Thought some of you guys may be interested

Ancient worlds around Kapteyn's star
Very interested. I was just reading tonight on some news site or other, about the worlds that orbit Kapteyn's Star. Apparently the "earthlike" world is around 11.5Bn years old. (http://www.sci-news.com/astronomy/sc...tar-01965.html)
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Old 06-05-2014, 09:49 PM   #21
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I tried reading this. It's way way way overpriced at free. That's how bad it is.
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:30 PM   #22
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I tried reading this. It's way way way overpriced at free. That's how bad it is.
I've always found it interesting that L. Ron has been more prolific since he's died...
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I've always found it interesting that L. Ron has been more prolific since he's died...
That massive drek of a series was written before he died.
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Five of the first six Chung Kuo recast series by David Wingrove are on sale at Amazon today for $1.99, book 4 is inexplicably unavailable in a Kindle edition. Kobo has all of them available, all couponable, book 4 is $3.79.

From what I can tell, the Chung Kuo series was originally a 8 book door-stopper series from the 80s/90s about of China triumphant dystopia that people either loved or hated, but I never got around to reading. Supposedly, Wingrove's publisher rushed the end of the series, too.

Chung Kuo recast is a rewritten version of the earlier eight-book "Chung Kuo" series. It is intended to run to twenty volumes and is not the same series. Story is being rewritten and two extra prequel books are added to this new series. Supposedly the series will be finished in 2015.

I'm really on the fence on this one, since I'm not sure I want to start a 20 volume series that people either seem to love or hate, especially when the consensus seems to be that the original series definitely went downhill towards the end. Maybe I should start a discussion over in the Recommendations forum.
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Old 06-07-2014, 01:52 PM   #26
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I've heard that these Chung Kuo series are very good.

I'd like to get the original ones - which I used to see in paperback all over the place.

Has anyone else read these - the old and/or the new ones?
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Old 06-07-2014, 01:57 PM   #27
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I guess there are already a couple of threads on this over at the reading recommendations forum:

Chung Kuo recast

Chung Kuo original series

As I alluded to earlier, for the original series, the publisher told Wingrove that they weren't going to publish any more in the series, so the final novel or two were a poor attempt to wrap it up, and many fans of the series hated it.

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Five of the first six Chung Kuo recast series by David Wingrove are on sale at Amazon today for $1.99, book 4 is inexplicably unavailable in a Kindle edition. Kobo has all of them available, all couponable, book 4 is $3.79.

From what I can tell, the Chung Kuo series was originally a 8 book door-stopper series from the 80s/90s about of China triumphant dystopia that people either loved or hated, but I never got around to reading. Supposedly, Wingrove's publisher rushed the end of the series, too.

Chung Kuo recast is a rewritten version of the earlier eight-book "Chung Kuo" series. It is intended to run to twenty volumes and is not the same series. Story is being rewritten and two extra prequel books are added to this new series. Supposedly the series will be finished in 2015.

I'm really on the fence on this one, since I'm not sure I want to start a 20 volume series that people either seem to love or hate, especially when the consensus seems to be that the original series definitely went downhill towards the end. Maybe I should start a discussion over in the Recommendations forum.

Book 4 is available in the UK alone or as a 2-volume omnibus (at about the same price, IIRC).

I actually have book 4, from when it was available at one time (perhaps by accident) and #1, but haven't read them yet.

This is also the "recasting" of the series (with #1 of the original series at #3, I think, and the other 4 not from the original series).
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A fair number of Robin Hobb's books have been discounted on Amazon UK in advance of the next book in the Fitz/Fool series. The first book in each trilogy is £1.99, the second is £2.99 and the third is £3.99. Except for the most recent series where the first two are £2.99 and the second two are £3.99.

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