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Old 11-10-2006, 03:41 PM   #16
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That's not far off, except it doesn't seem to be trying to scare ... it just treats the vampires, werewolves, etc. as regular characters. Rather more odd than scary.
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Old 11-13-2006, 11:49 AM   #17
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Old 11-13-2006, 01:22 PM   #18
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Today is Circles of Displacement by Darrel Bain.
Alien created "bubbles" of time accidently send chunks of modern-day Earth back in time (along with the poor souls who were on those chunks of earth).
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Old 11-13-2006, 02:24 PM   #19
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Today is Circles of Displacement by Darrel Bain.
Alien created "bubbles" of time accidently send chunks of modern-day Earth back in time (along with the poor souls who were on those chunks of earth).
rlauzon, Where did you find your Circles of Displacement?

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Old 11-13-2006, 06:55 PM   #20
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rlauzon, Where did you find your Circles of Displacement?
Fictionwise . They have many eBooks by Darrel Bain.
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Old 11-14-2006, 03:31 PM   #21
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Just finished the first of the Cyteen series. Much better than it promised in the first 100pages. I guess I'll continue with the two others...
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Old 11-15-2006, 12:00 PM   #22
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?three? volumes of Cyteen?

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Just finished the first of the Cyteen series. Much better than it promised in the first 100pages. I guess I'll continue with the two others...
Two others? The only copy of Cyteen that I have is a (very fat) 1-volume hardcover. Purchased in a bookstore on first publication, at ruinous expence.

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Old 11-15-2006, 12:29 PM   #23
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Two others? The only copy of Cyteen that I have is a (very fat) 1-volume hardcover. Purchased in a bookstore on first publication, at ruinous expence.

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I'm reading the paperbacks, around 350 pages each. The titles are: The betrayal, The rebirth, The vindication. That could be chapter titles in your book.
Maybe I should have called it Cyteen saga instead of series...
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Old 11-16-2006, 02:05 AM   #24
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Now reading The Perfect Thing by Steven Levy. Very interesting, despite the silly errors in the text.
Yes, I have now read a "book!" I've noticed that there are some odd ... spacing errors. I think I found an extra 'the' and what not.

I knew most of this because I spend too much time online. I do like reading about apple tho.
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Old 11-18-2006, 02:29 AM   #25
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Tonight I finished my first complete ebook, Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson. It's early 90's cyberpunk and lots of fun. I got it at Connect.

I, too, recently read from the Hyperion series - the first two books, in paper, which I really enjoyed. I've put off reading the last two, since I have so many other books on my shelves waiting to be read (literally more than a thousand - if I can just live that long).

Next, I'll be reading a new author, Cherie Priest's Four and Twenty Blackbirds, an atmospheric southern gothic ghost story. There have been many good reviews of this as well as the sequel. Paper.

I've been buying up some of the supernatural/mystery/detective/fantasy/romance/comic hybrids too, although I come from the urban fantasy side, not so much the romance side. There are so many of these series out now, I've only dipped into a few so far: Anita Blake (2), Merry Gentry (1), Women of the Otherworld (Kelly Armstrong) (3), Southern Vampires (1), Dresden Files (2), Tanya Huff's Summoners (2). I still look forward to trying Kim Harrison, L.A. Banks, Rachel Caine, and several others.

Btw, the Kim Harrison series is for sale in ebook on Connect as a bundle.

One series of this type that really stands out as a success is Jim Butcher's Dresden Files, which will incidentally be adapted as a tv series on the SCIFI channel in a couple of months. It features a male lead and is not focused on romance as much as supernatural/wizard/detective. It's been a book series for years, and is one of the forerunners of the recent bligh...glut of new offerings by other authors.

I'm also reading bits of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy at bedtime (on my Reader).

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Old 11-19-2006, 09:56 PM   #26
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I am reading two books:

1. Part 2 of the Rifters books: Maelstrom
2. "The Two Swords" by R.A. Salvatore
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Old 11-20-2006, 04:07 AM   #27
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Yes, I have now read a "book!" I've noticed that there are some odd ... spacing errors. I think I found an extra 'the' and what not.

I knew most of this because I spend too much time online. I do like reading about apple tho.
Yeah, the e-book editions (not just BBeB) are riddled with such silly errors, as others here have pointed out as well. Maybe we should e-mail Steven Levy to have them fixed. This is a bit of an embarrassment for him as well. Still very good, though. Per the author's recommendation I shuffled through the chapters.
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Old 11-20-2006, 04:09 AM   #28
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Now reading Bob Woodward - State of Denial Bit dry and long-winded.
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Old 11-20-2006, 04:32 AM   #29
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Yeah, the e-book editions (not just BBeB) are riddled with such silly errors, as others here have pointed out as well. Maybe we should e-mail Steven Levy to have them fixed. This is a bit of an embarrassment for him as well. Still very good, though. Per the author's recommendation I shuffled through the chapters.
This is one of the issues I have with Fictionwise.

Even pBooks have some errors, but the number of errors that I find in Fictionwise eBooks is pretty high. Usually far higher than free sites like Blackmask.

This wouldn't be so bad, but Fictionwise has no way to accept corrections. So the errors stay there for everyone.
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This wouldn't be so bad, but Fictionwise has no way to accept corrections. So the errors stay there for everyone.
Does Fictionwise _create_ the e-version? If so, it seems to me they could indeed make corrections. That would be one of the nice things about ebooks for publishers (re-publishers).
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