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Lynn McGuire
2018-11-24 00:43:56 UTC
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"25 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018" by Dan Livingston
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"In 2018, a lot of science fiction writers got weird. They gave us
happiness machines, time-traveling detectives, dragons, deadly
intergalactic singing contests, a superhero whose power is math, and
disappearing shadows. Good stuff."

I have not even bought any of these books, including the bonus book.

Lynn
David Johnston
2018-11-24 02:57:08 UTC
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"25 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018" by Dan Livingston
   https://best-sci-fi-books.com/25-best-science-fiction-books-of-2018/
"In 2018, a lot of science fiction writers got weird. They gave us
happiness machines, time-traveling detectives, dragons, deadly
intergalactic singing contests, a superhero whose power is math, and
disappearing shadows. Good stuff."
I have not even bought any of these books, including the bonus book.
Lynn
I read The Calculating Stars. It was OK,
D B Davis
2018-11-24 04:18:47 UTC
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"25 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018" by Dan Livingston
https://best-sci-fi-books.com/25-best-science-fiction-books-of-2018/
"In 2018, a lot of science fiction writers got weird. They gave us
happiness machines, time-traveling detectives, dragons, deadly
intergalactic singing contests, a superhero whose power is math, and
disappearing shadows. Good stuff."
I have not even bought any of these books, including the bonus book.
Me neither. No guilt either, what, with 30,000 new sf titles each month?



Thank you,
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Lynn McGuire
2018-11-24 05:32:09 UTC
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"25 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018" by Dan Livingston
https://best-sci-fi-books.com/25-best-science-fiction-books-of-2018/
"In 2018, a lot of science fiction writers got weird. They gave us
happiness machines, time-traveling detectives, dragons, deadly
intergalactic singing contests, a superhero whose power is math, and
disappearing shadows. Good stuff."
I have not even bought any of these books, including the bonus book.
Me neither. No guilt either, what, with 30,000 new sf titles each month?

Thank you,
Is that the real number ? if so, unreal.

Lynn
D B Davis
2018-11-24 06:32:35 UTC
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"25 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018" by Dan Livingston
https://best-sci-fi-books.com/25-best-science-fiction-books-of-2018/
"In 2018, a lot of science fiction writers got weird. They gave us
happiness machines, time-traveling detectives, dragons, deadly
intergalactic singing contests, a superhero whose power is math, and
disappearing shadows. Good stuff."
I have not even bought any of these books, including the bonus book.
Me neither. No guilt either, what, with 30,000 new sf titles each month?
Is that the real number ? if so, unreal.
IIRC, that's the number that Ahasuerus gave out a while ago.



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Ahasuerus
2018-11-24 15:07:35 UTC
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"25 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018" by Dan Livingston
https://best-sci-fi-books.com/25-best-science-fiction-books-of-2018/
"In 2018, a lot of science fiction writers got weird. They gave us
happiness machines, time-traveling detectives, dragons, deadly
intergalactic singing contests, a superhero whose power is math, and
disappearing shadows. Good stuff."
I have not even bought any of these books, including the bonus book.
Me neither. No guilt either, what, with 30,000 new sf titles each month?
Is that the real number ? if so, unreal.
IIRC, that's the number that Ahasuerus gave out a while ago.
What I wrote was:

"Every month Amazon adds up to 30,000+ new SF books to its catalog. It
includes short chapbooks, picture books, non-English books, reprints,
books without ISBNs, some comics/manga and so on."
Robert Woodward
2018-11-24 05:42:14 UTC
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"25 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018" by Dan Livingston
https://best-sci-fi-books.com/25-best-science-fiction-books-of-2018/
"In 2018, a lot of science fiction writers got weird. They gave us
happiness machines, time-traveling detectives, dragons, deadly
intergalactic singing contests, a superhero whose power is math, and
disappearing shadows. Good stuff."
I have not even bought any of these books, including the bonus book.
I don't remember even hearing about 18 of them.
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Lynn McGuire
2018-11-24 05:47:43 UTC
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"25 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018" by Dan Livingston
https://best-sci-fi-books.com/25-best-science-fiction-books-of-2018/
"In 2018, a lot of science fiction writers got weird. They gave us
happiness machines, time-traveling detectives, dragons, deadly
intergalactic singing contests, a superhero whose power is math, and
disappearing shadows. Good stuff."
I have not even bought any of these books, including the bonus book.
I don't remember even hearing about 18 of them.
The scary thing is that he read all 26 and 2018 has over a month to go.

Lynn
J. Clarke
2018-11-24 07:43:32 UTC
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"25 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018" by Dan Livingston
https://best-sci-fi-books.com/25-best-science-fiction-books-of-2018/
"In 2018, a lot of science fiction writers got weird. They gave us
happiness machines, time-traveling detectives, dragons, deadly
intergalactic singing contests, a superhero whose power is math, and
disappearing shadows. Good stuff."
I have not even bought any of these books, including the bonus book.
I don't remember even hearing about 18 of them.
The scary thing is that he read all 26 and 2018 has over a month to go.
Why is that scary? I've read or listened to 33 since June 5, and
that's not including what I've read for work.
Lynn McGuire
2018-11-24 18:42:33 UTC
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"25 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018" by Dan Livingston
https://best-sci-fi-books.com/25-best-science-fiction-books-of-2018/
"In 2018, a lot of science fiction writers got weird. They gave us
happiness machines, time-traveling detectives, dragons, deadly
intergalactic singing contests, a superhero whose power is math, and
disappearing shadows. Good stuff."
I have not even bought any of these books, including the bonus book.
I don't remember even hearing about 18 of them.
The scary thing is that he read all 26 and 2018 has over a month to go.
Why is that scary? I've read or listened to 33 since June 5, and
that's not including what I've read for work.
That assumes that he does not have an SBR at all. And no rereads.

Lynn
J. Clarke
2018-11-24 19:09:02 UTC
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"25 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018" by Dan Livingston
https://best-sci-fi-books.com/25-best-science-fiction-books-of-2018/
"In 2018, a lot of science fiction writers got weird. They gave us
happiness machines, time-traveling detectives, dragons, deadly
intergalactic singing contests, a superhero whose power is math, and
disappearing shadows. Good stuff."
I have not even bought any of these books, including the bonus book.
I don't remember even hearing about 18 of them.
The scary thing is that he read all 26 and 2018 has over a month to go.
Why is that scary? I've read or listened to 33 since June 5, and
that's not including what I've read for work.
That assumes that he does not have an SBR at all. And no rereads.
SBR?
Ted Nolan <tednolan>
2018-11-24 19:31:53 UTC
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Post by Lynn McGuire
"25 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018" by Dan Livingston
https://best-sci-fi-books.com/25-best-science-fiction-books-of-2018/
"In 2018, a lot of science fiction writers got weird. They gave us
happiness machines, time-traveling detectives, dragons, deadly
intergalactic singing contests, a superhero whose power is math, and
disappearing shadows. Good stuff."
I have not even bought any of these books, including the bonus book.
I don't remember even hearing about 18 of them.
The scary thing is that he read all 26 and 2018 has over a month to go.
Why is that scary? I've read or listened to 33 since June 5, and
that's not including what I've read for work.
That assumes that he does not have an SBR at all. And no rereads.
SBR?
Stragetic Book Reserve: ie the 800+ unread books on my kindle.
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J. Clarke
2018-11-24 19:44:57 UTC
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"25 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018" by Dan Livingston
https://best-sci-fi-books.com/25-best-science-fiction-books-of-2018/
"In 2018, a lot of science fiction writers got weird. They gave us
happiness machines, time-traveling detectives, dragons, deadly
intergalactic singing contests, a superhero whose power is math, and
disappearing shadows. Good stuff."
I have not even bought any of these books, including the bonus book.
I don't remember even hearing about 18 of them.
The scary thing is that he read all 26 and 2018 has over a month to go.
Why is that scary? I've read or listened to 33 since June 5, and
that's not including what I've read for work.
That assumes that he does not have an SBR at all. And no rereads.
SBR?
Stragetic Book Reserve: ie the 800+ unread books on my kindle.
Still don't understand why it's scary. I don't have a "strategic book
reserve".
Lynn McGuire
2018-11-24 20:27:11 UTC
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"25 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018" by Dan Livingston
https://best-sci-fi-books.com/25-best-science-fiction-books-of-2018/
"In 2018, a lot of science fiction writers got weird. They gave us
happiness machines, time-traveling detectives, dragons, deadly
intergalactic singing contests, a superhero whose power is math, and
disappearing shadows. Good stuff."
I have not even bought any of these books, including the bonus book.
I don't remember even hearing about 18 of them.
The scary thing is that he read all 26 and 2018 has over a month to go.
Why is that scary? I've read or listened to 33 since June 5, and
that's not including what I've read for work.
That assumes that he does not have an SBR at all. And no rereads.
SBR?
I am sorry, I should not use any acronyms without defining them.

Ted is correct, SBR = Strategic Book Reserve. I have 400+ books in my
SBR. The wife is continuously telling me to reduce it and not buy any
more books until I get rid of the double stacking. I do not comply.

Lynn
J. Clarke
2018-11-24 20:56:19 UTC
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"25 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018" by Dan Livingston
https://best-sci-fi-books.com/25-best-science-fiction-books-of-2018/
"In 2018, a lot of science fiction writers got weird. They gave us
happiness machines, time-traveling detectives, dragons, deadly
intergalactic singing contests, a superhero whose power is math, and
disappearing shadows. Good stuff."
I have not even bought any of these books, including the bonus book.
I don't remember even hearing about 18 of them.
The scary thing is that he read all 26 and 2018 has over a month to go.
Why is that scary? I've read or listened to 33 since June 5, and
that's not including what I've read for work.
That assumes that he does not have an SBR at all. And no rereads.
SBR?
I am sorry, I should not use any acronyms without defining them.
Ted is correct, SBR = Strategic Book Reserve. I have 400+ books in my
SBR. The wife is continuously telling me to reduce it and not buy any
more books until I get rid of the double stacking. I do not comply.
What purpose is served by buying a bunch of books that you may not
read for another ten years?
Titus G
2018-11-24 22:28:41 UTC
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Ted is correct, SBR = Strategic Book Reserve. I have 400+ books in my
SBR. The wife is continuously telling me to reduce it and not buy any
more books until I get rid of the double stacking. I do not comply.
What purpose is served by buying a bunch of books that you may not
read for another ten years?
He answered that before you asked it. To annoy his wife.
David DeLaney
2018-12-04 20:47:44 UTC
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Ted is correct, SBR = Strategic Book Reserve. I have 400+ books in my
SBR. The wife is continuously telling me to reduce it and not buy any
more books until I get rid of the double stacking. I do not comply.
What purpose is served by buying a bunch of books that you may not
read for another ten years?
He answered that before you asked it. To annoy his wife.
Well, no; you buy them when they're available, based on thinking they look like
you'll want to read them, because you may never see them again. Ten years from
now you'd have to first remember what the title and author were, then see if
they're actually being sold through Amazon or eBay or Kobo or whatever.

Dave
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Lynn McGuire
2018-11-24 22:38:26 UTC
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"25 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018" by Dan Livingston
https://best-sci-fi-books.com/25-best-science-fiction-books-of-2018/
"In 2018, a lot of science fiction writers got weird. They gave us
happiness machines, time-traveling detectives, dragons, deadly
intergalactic singing contests, a superhero whose power is math, and
disappearing shadows. Good stuff."
I have not even bought any of these books, including the bonus book.
I don't remember even hearing about 18 of them.
The scary thing is that he read all 26 and 2018 has over a month to go.
Why is that scary? I've read or listened to 33 since June 5, and
that's not including what I've read for work.
That assumes that he does not have an SBR at all. And no rereads.
SBR?
I am sorry, I should not use any acronyms without defining them.
Ted is correct, SBR = Strategic Book Reserve. I have 400+ books in my
SBR. The wife is continuously telling me to reduce it and not buy any
more books until I get rid of the double stacking. I do not comply.
What purpose is served by buying a bunch of books that you may not
read for another ten years?
Because they may not be available when I am ready to read them. Just in
time is horrible thing for inventories.

Lynn
Titus G
2018-11-24 23:49:08 UTC
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"25 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018" by Dan Livingston
https://best-sci-fi-books.com/25-best-science-fiction-books-of-2018/
"In 2018, a lot of science fiction writers got weird. They gave us
happiness machines, time-traveling detectives, dragons, deadly
intergalactic singing contests, a superhero whose power is math, and
disappearing shadows. Good stuff."
I have not even bought any of these books, including the bonus book.
I don't remember even hearing about 18 of them.
The scary thing is that he read all 26 and 2018 has over a month to go.
Why is that scary?  I've read or listened to 33 since June 5, and
that's not including what I've read for work.
That assumes that he does not have an SBR at all.  And no rereads.
SBR?
I am sorry, I should not use any acronyms without defining them.
Ted is correct, SBR = Strategic Book Reserve.  I have 400+ books in my
SBR.  The wife is continuously telling me to reduce it and not buy any
more books until I get rid of the double stacking.  I do not comply.
What purpose is served by buying a bunch of books that you may not
read for another ten years?
Because they may not be available when I am ready to read them.  Just in
time is horrible thing for inventories.
Ref Dilbert Post: According to Sales and Marketing but not to the smart
people?

What else do you have a 10 year supply of? (Apart from beef and floods.)
D B Davis
2018-11-25 01:44:08 UTC
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"25 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018" by Dan Livingston
https://best-sci-fi-books.com/25-best-science-fiction-books-of-2018/
"In 2018, a lot of science fiction writers got weird. They gave us
happiness machines, time-traveling detectives, dragons, deadly
intergalactic singing contests, a superhero whose power is math, and
disappearing shadows. Good stuff."
I have not even bought any of these books, including the bonus book.
I don't remember even hearing about 18 of them.
The scary thing is that he read all 26 and 2018 has over a month to go.
Why is that scary? I've read or listened to 33 since June 5, and
that's not including what I've read for work.
That assumes that he does not have an SBR at all. And no rereads.
SBR?
I am sorry, I should not use any acronyms without defining them.
Ted is correct, SBR = Strategic Book Reserve. I have 400+ books in my
SBR. The wife is continuously telling me to reduce it and not buy any
more books until I get rid of the double stacking. I do not comply.
What purpose is served by buying a bunch of books that you may not
read for another ten years?
Because they may not be available when I am ready to read them. Just in
time is horrible thing for inventories.
That's a mighty fine answer Lynn! It's more logical than Spock himself.
There's over a hundred _Perry Rhodans_ in my own SBR, along with a
couple dozen Robin Cooks, and another couple dozen titles by various
other authors. The PRs and the Cooks were purchased as a collection.
Other than that, logic fails me and my own SBR may indicate little more
than obsessive bibliophilic irrationality...



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Lynn McGuire
2018-11-25 05:39:12 UTC
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"25 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018" by Dan Livingston
https://best-sci-fi-books.com/25-best-science-fiction-books-of-2018/
"In 2018, a lot of science fiction writers got weird. They gave us
happiness machines, time-traveling detectives, dragons, deadly
intergalactic singing contests, a superhero whose power is math, and
disappearing shadows. Good stuff."
I have not even bought any of these books, including the bonus book.
I don't remember even hearing about 18 of them.
The scary thing is that he read all 26 and 2018 has over a month to go.
Why is that scary? I've read or listened to 33 since June 5, and
that's not including what I've read for work.
That assumes that he does not have an SBR at all. And no rereads.
SBR?
I am sorry, I should not use any acronyms without defining them.
Ted is correct, SBR = Strategic Book Reserve. I have 400+ books in my
SBR. The wife is continuously telling me to reduce it and not buy any
more books until I get rid of the double stacking. I do not comply.
What purpose is served by buying a bunch of books that you may not
read for another ten years?
Because they may not be available when I am ready to read them. Just in
time is horrible thing for inventories.
That's a mighty fine answer Lynn! It's more logical than Spock himself.
There's over a hundred _Perry Rhodans_ in my own SBR, along with a
couple dozen Robin Cooks, and another couple dozen titles by various
other authors. The PRs and the Cooks were purchased as a collection.
Other than that, logic fails me and my own SBR may indicate little more
than obsessive bibliophilic irrationality...

Thank you,
Here is a great example why. I bought this book for $12.95 in 2017. It
is now for sale for $30 used or $48 new, one year later ! The collapse
of Amazon's POD (print on demand) business is really messing with the
self publishing business.

https://www.amazon.com/Outland-World-Lines-1-Dennis-Taylor/dp/150563119X/

Lynn
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2018-11-25 14:46:50 UTC
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"25 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018" by Dan Livingston
https://best-sci-fi-books.com/25-best-science-fiction-books-of-2018/
"In 2018, a lot of science fiction writers got weird. They gave us
happiness machines, time-traveling detectives, dragons, deadly
intergalactic singing contests, a superhero whose power is math, and
disappearing shadows. Good stuff."
I have not even bought any of these books, including the bonus book.
I don't remember even hearing about 18 of them.
The scary thing is that he read all 26 and 2018 has over a month to go.
Why is that scary? I've read or listened to 33 since June 5, and
that's not including what I've read for work.
That assumes that he does not have an SBR at all. And no rereads.
SBR?
I am sorry, I should not use any acronyms without defining them.
Ted is correct, SBR = Strategic Book Reserve. I have 400+ books in my
SBR. The wife is continuously telling me to reduce it and not buy any
more books until I get rid of the double stacking. I do not comply.
What purpose is served by buying a bunch of books that you may not
read for another ten years?
Because they may not be available when I am ready to read them. Just in
time is horrible thing for inventories.
That's a mighty fine answer Lynn! It's more logical than Spock himself.
There's over a hundred _Perry Rhodans_ in my own SBR, along with a
couple dozen Robin Cooks, and another couple dozen titles by various
other authors. The PRs and the Cooks were purchased as a collection.
Other than that, logic fails me and my own SBR may indicate little more
than obsessive bibliophilic irrationality...
Here is a great example why. I bought this book for $12.95 in 2017. It
is now for sale for $30 used or $48 new, one year later ! The collapse
of Amazon's POD (print on demand) business is really messing with the
self publishing business.
https://www.amazon.com/Outland-World-Lines-1-Dennis-Taylor/dp/150563119X/
To quote the author (http://dennisetaylor.org/old-pages/outland/):

"What happened to _Outland_"?

In late 2017, I signed a contract with Audible.com to put Outland and
the sequel onto audio. But before that can happen, I have to do a
significant edit of Outland. It made more sense to un-publish the book
first, because the new one will very likely be under a different ASIN
(which means purchasers of the old edition won’t get the new edition).

So for now, Outland is off the market. I should have it finished by
summer 2018, then it has to go through the audio publishing grind, which
takes a few months.

Published: Jan 2, 2015
Un-published Jan 2018."
Lynn McGuire
2018-11-25 21:37:48 UTC
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"25 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018" by Dan Livingston
https://best-sci-fi-books.com/25-best-science-fiction-books-of-2018/
"In 2018, a lot of science fiction writers got weird. They gave us
happiness machines, time-traveling detectives, dragons, deadly
intergalactic singing contests, a superhero whose power is math, and
disappearing shadows. Good stuff."
I have not even bought any of these books, including the bonus book.
I don't remember even hearing about 18 of them.
The scary thing is that he read all 26 and 2018 has over a month to go.
Why is that scary? I've read or listened to 33 since June 5, and
that's not including what I've read for work.
That assumes that he does not have an SBR at all. And no rereads.
SBR?
I am sorry, I should not use any acronyms without defining them.
Ted is correct, SBR = Strategic Book Reserve. I have 400+ books in my
SBR. The wife is continuously telling me to reduce it and not buy any
more books until I get rid of the double stacking. I do not comply.
What purpose is served by buying a bunch of books that you may not
read for another ten years?
Because they may not be available when I am ready to read them. Just in
time is horrible thing for inventories.
That's a mighty fine answer Lynn! It's more logical than Spock himself.
There's over a hundred _Perry Rhodans_ in my own SBR, along with a
couple dozen Robin Cooks, and another couple dozen titles by various
other authors. The PRs and the Cooks were purchased as a collection.
Other than that, logic fails me and my own SBR may indicate little more
than obsessive bibliophilic irrationality...
Here is a great example why. I bought this book for $12.95 in 2017. It
is now for sale for $30 used or $48 new, one year later ! The collapse
of Amazon's POD (print on demand) business is really messing with the
self publishing business.
https://www.amazon.com/Outland-World-Lines-1-Dennis-Taylor/dp/150563119X/
"What happened to _Outland_"?
In late 2017, I signed a contract with Audible.com to put Outland and
the sequel onto audio. But before that can happen, I have to do a
significant edit of Outland. It made more sense to un-publish the book
first, because the new one will very likely be under a different ASIN
(which means purchasers of the old edition won’t get the new edition).
So for now, Outland is off the market. I should have it finished by
summer 2018, then it has to go through the audio publishing grind, which
takes a few months.
Published: Jan 2, 2015
Un-published Jan 2018."
Thanks, I did not know that. As I said, good thing that I bought my
copy over a year ago.

Lynn
Dimensional Traveler
2018-11-25 07:05:56 UTC
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Post by Robert Woodward
Post by Lynn McGuire
"25 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018" by Dan Livingston
https://best-sci-fi-books.com/25-best-science-fiction-books-of-2018/
"In 2018, a lot of science fiction writers got weird. They gave us
happiness machines, time-traveling detectives, dragons, deadly
intergalactic singing contests, a superhero whose power is math, and
disappearing shadows. Good stuff."
I have not even bought any of these books, including the bonus book.
I don't remember even hearing about 18 of them.
The scary thing is that he read all 26 and 2018 has over a month to go.
Why is that scary? I've read or listened to 33 since June 5, and
that's not including what I've read for work.
That assumes that he does not have an SBR at all. And no rereads.
SBR?
I am sorry, I should not use any acronyms without defining them.
Ted is correct, SBR = Strategic Book Reserve. I have 400+ books in my
SBR. The wife is continuously telling me to reduce it and not buy any
more books until I get rid of the double stacking. I do not comply.
What purpose is served by buying a bunch of books that you may not
read for another ten years?
Because they may not be available when I am ready to read them. Just in
time is horrible thing for inventories.
That's a mighty fine answer Lynn! It's more logical than Spock himself.
There's over a hundred _Perry Rhodans_ in my own SBR, along with a
couple dozen Robin Cooks, and another couple dozen titles by various
other authors. The PRs and the Cooks were purchased as a collection.
Other than that, logic fails me and my own SBR may indicate little more
than obsessive bibliophilic irrationality...
And as long as you are an obsessive irrational bibliophile that works! :)
--
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instinct are running screaming.
Cryptoengineer
2018-11-25 17:00:58 UTC
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Post by Lynn McGuire
Post by J. Clarke
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Post by Lynn McGuire
Post by Robert Woodward
Post by Lynn McGuire
"25 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018" by Dan Livingston
https://best-sci-fi-books.com/25-best-science-fiction-books-of
-2018/
"In 2018, a lot of science fiction writers got weird. They
gave us happiness machines, time-traveling detectives,
dragons, deadly intergalactic singing contests, a superhero
whose power is math, and disappearing shadows. Good stuff."
I have not even bought any of these books, including the bonus book.
I don't remember even hearing about 18 of them.
The scary thing is that he read all 26 and 2018 has over a month to go.
Why is that scary? I've read or listened to 33 since June 5,
and that's not including what I've read for work.
That assumes that he does not have an SBR at all. And no
rereads.
SBR?
I am sorry, I should not use any acronyms without defining them.
Ted is correct, SBR = Strategic Book Reserve. I have 400+ books in
my SBR. The wife is continuously telling me to reduce it and not
buy any more books until I get rid of the double stacking. I do
not comply.
What purpose is served by buying a bunch of books that you may not
read for another ten years?
Because they may not be available when I am ready to read them. Just
in time is horrible thing for inventories.
That's a mighty fine answer Lynn! It's more logical than Spock
himself.
There's over a hundred _Perry Rhodans_ in my own SBR, along with a
couple dozen Robin Cooks, and another couple dozen titles by various
other authors. The PRs and the Cooks were purchased as a collection.
Other than that, logic fails me and my own SBR may indicate little
more than obsessive bibliophilic irrationality...
It's a Red Queen's Race.

Of course, by reading decade old books from your SBR, you're experiencing
the opportunity cost of not reading good books which are being published
*now*. You'll always be behind.

pt
Jay E. Morris
2018-11-25 19:33:04 UTC
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Post by J. Clarke
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Post by Lynn McGuire
Post by Robert Woodward
Post by Lynn McGuire
"25 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018" by Dan Livingston
https://best-sci-fi-books.com/25-best-science-fiction-books-of
-2018/
"In 2018, a lot of science fiction writers got weird. They
gave us happiness machines, time-traveling detectives,
dragons, deadly intergalactic singing contests, a superhero
whose power is math, and disappearing shadows. Good stuff."
I have not even bought any of these books, including the bonus book.
I don't remember even hearing about 18 of them.
The scary thing is that he read all 26 and 2018 has over a month to go.
Why is that scary? I've read or listened to 33 since June 5,
and that's not including what I've read for work.
That assumes that he does not have an SBR at all. And no rereads.
SBR?
I am sorry, I should not use any acronyms without defining them.
Ted is correct, SBR = Strategic Book Reserve. I have 400+ books in
my SBR. The wife is continuously telling me to reduce it and not
buy any more books until I get rid of the double stacking. I do
not comply.
What purpose is served by buying a bunch of books that you may not
read for another ten years?
Because they may not be available when I am ready to read them. Just
in time is horrible thing for inventories.
That's a mighty fine answer Lynn! It's more logical than Spock himself.
There's over a hundred _Perry Rhodans_ in my own SBR, along with a
couple dozen Robin Cooks, and another couple dozen titles by various
other authors. The PRs and the Cooks were purchased as a collection.
Other than that, logic fails me and my own SBR may indicate little
more than obsessive bibliophilic irrationality...
It's a Red Queen's Race.
Of course, by reading decade old books from your SBR, you're experiencing
the opportunity cost of not reading good books which are being published
*now*. You'll always be behind.
pt
As long as one is reading good books, who cares.
D B Davis
2018-11-25 19:51:50 UTC
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Post by J. Clarke
On Fri, 23 Nov 2018 23:47:43 -0600, Lynn McGuire
Post by Lynn McGuire
Post by Robert Woodward
Post by Lynn McGuire
"25 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018" by Dan Livingston
https://best-sci-fi-books.com/25-best-science-fiction-books-of
-2018/
"In 2018, a lot of science fiction writers got weird. They
gave us happiness machines, time-traveling detectives,
dragons, deadly intergalactic singing contests, a superhero
whose power is math, and disappearing shadows. Good stuff."
I have not even bought any of these books, including the bonus book.
I don't remember even hearing about 18 of them.
The scary thing is that he read all 26 and 2018 has over a month to go.
Why is that scary? I've read or listened to 33 since June 5,
and that's not including what I've read for work.
That assumes that he does not have an SBR at all. And no rereads.
SBR?
I am sorry, I should not use any acronyms without defining them.
Ted is correct, SBR = Strategic Book Reserve. I have 400+ books in
my SBR. The wife is continuously telling me to reduce it and not
buy any more books until I get rid of the double stacking. I do
not comply.
What purpose is served by buying a bunch of books that you may not
read for another ten years?
Because they may not be available when I am ready to read them. Just
in time is horrible thing for inventories.
That's a mighty fine answer Lynn! It's more logical than Spock himself.
There's over a hundred _Perry Rhodans_ in my own SBR, along with a
couple dozen Robin Cooks, and another couple dozen titles by various
other authors. The PRs and the Cooks were purchased as a collection.
Other than that, logic fails me and my own SBR may indicate little
more than obsessive bibliophilic irrationality...
It's a Red Queen's Race.
Of course, by reading decade old books from your SBR, you're experiencing
the opportunity cost of not reading good books which are being published
*now*. You'll always be behind.
pt
As long as one is reading good books, who cares.
Well said! It's not my desire to keep up with the latest sf. (A quest
that seems truly irrational given the up to 30,000 new titles that
appear on Amazon each month.)
My SBR reflects those titles that are worthy of my recreational
reading time. It just doesn't matter to me how old the stories are. Poe
remains of my favorite authors, even if his stories are centuries old.



Thank you,
--
Don
Lynn McGuire
2018-11-25 21:39:29 UTC
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Post by J. Clarke
On Fri, 23 Nov 2018 23:47:43 -0600, Lynn McGuire
Post by Lynn McGuire
Post by Robert Woodward
Post by Lynn McGuire
"25 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018" by Dan Livingston
https://best-sci-fi-books.com/25-best-science-fiction-books-of
-2018/
"In 2018, a lot of science fiction writers got weird. They
gave us happiness machines, time-traveling detectives,
dragons, deadly intergalactic singing contests, a superhero
whose power is math, and disappearing shadows. Good stuff."
I have not even bought any of these books, including the bonus book.
I don't remember even hearing about 18 of them.
The scary thing is that he read all 26 and 2018 has over a month to go.
Why is that scary? I've read or listened to 33 since June 5,
and that's not including what I've read for work.
That assumes that he does not have an SBR at all. And no rereads.
SBR?
I am sorry, I should not use any acronyms without defining them.
Ted is correct, SBR = Strategic Book Reserve. I have 400+ books in
my SBR. The wife is continuously telling me to reduce it and not
buy any more books until I get rid of the double stacking. I do
not comply.
What purpose is served by buying a bunch of books that you may not
read for another ten years?
Because they may not be available when I am ready to read them. Just
in time is horrible thing for inventories.
That's a mighty fine answer Lynn! It's more logical than Spock himself.
There's over a hundred _Perry Rhodans_ in my own SBR, along with a
couple dozen Robin Cooks, and another couple dozen titles by various
other authors. The PRs and the Cooks were purchased as a collection.
Other than that, logic fails me and my own SBR may indicate little
more than obsessive bibliophilic irrationality...
It's a Red Queen's Race.
Of course, by reading decade old books from your SBR, you're experiencing
the opportunity cost of not reading good books which are being published
*now*. You'll always be behind.
pt
I'm 58. I am behind by definition now. During the Cowboys turkey day
football game, some lady by the name of Megan Trainor performed. None
of us had a clue who she was.

Lynn
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2018-11-25 23:12:06 UTC
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Post by Lynn McGuire
"25 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018" by Dan Livingston
https://best-sci-fi-books.com/25-best-science-fiction-books-of
-2018/
"In 2018, a lot of science fiction writers got weird. They
gave us happiness machines, time-traveling detectives,
dragons, deadly intergalactic singing contests, a superhero
whose power is math, and disappearing shadows. Good stuff."
I have not even bought any of these books, including the bonus book.
I don't remember even hearing about 18 of them.
The scary thing is that he read all 26 and 2018 has over a month to go.
Why is that scary? I've read or listened to 33 since June 5,
and that's not including what I've read for work.
That assumes that he does not have an SBR at all. And no rereads.
SBR?
I am sorry, I should not use any acronyms without defining them.
Ted is correct, SBR = Strategic Book Reserve. I have 400+ books in
my SBR. The wife is continuously telling me to reduce it and not
buy any more books until I get rid of the double stacking. I do
not comply.
What purpose is served by buying a bunch of books that you may not
read for another ten years?
Because they may not be available when I am ready to read them. Just
in time is horrible thing for inventories.
That's a mighty fine answer Lynn! It's more logical than Spock himself.
There's over a hundred _Perry Rhodans_ in my own SBR, along with a
couple dozen Robin Cooks, and another couple dozen titles by various
other authors. The PRs and the Cooks were purchased as a collection.
Other than that, logic fails me and my own SBR may indicate little
more than obsessive bibliophilic irrationality...
It's a Red Queen's Race.
Of course, by reading decade old books from your SBR, you're experiencing
the opportunity cost of not reading good books which are being published
*now*. You'll always be behind.
pt
I'm 58. I am behind by definition now. During the Cowboys turkey day
football game, some lady by the name of Megan Trainor performed. None
of us had a clue who she was.
OTOH, my penchant for old SF doesn't necessarily pertain to other areas
of my life. Take the Floss dance, for example, which was recently
mastered by me in order to provide some trenchant performance art after
things become too tedious.



Thank you,
--
Don
Robert Carnegie
2018-11-25 23:29:39 UTC
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Post by Robert Woodward
Post by Lynn McGuire
"25 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018" by Dan Livingston
https://best-sci-fi-books.com/25-best-science-fiction-books-of
-2018/
"In 2018, a lot of science fiction writers got weird. They
gave us happiness machines, time-traveling detectives,
dragons, deadly intergalactic singing contests, a superhero
whose power is math, and disappearing shadows. Good stuff."
I have not even bought any of these books, including the
bonus book.
I don't remember even hearing about 18 of them.
The scary thing is that he read all 26 and 2018 has over a month to go.
Why is that scary? I've read or listened to 33 since June 5,
and that's not including what I've read for work.
That assumes that he does not have an SBR at all. And no rereads.
SBR?
I am sorry, I should not use any acronyms without defining them.
Ted is correct, SBR = Strategic Book Reserve. I have 400+ books in
my SBR. The wife is continuously telling me to reduce it and not
buy any more books until I get rid of the double stacking. I do
not comply.
What purpose is served by buying a bunch of books that you may not
read for another ten years?
Because they may not be available when I am ready to read them. Just
in time is horrible thing for inventories.
That's a mighty fine answer Lynn! It's more logical than Spock himself.
There's over a hundred _Perry Rhodans_ in my own SBR, along with a
couple dozen Robin Cooks, and another couple dozen titles by various
other authors. The PRs and the Cooks were purchased as a collection.
Other than that, logic fails me and my own SBR may indicate little
more than obsessive bibliophilic irrationality...
It's a Red Queen's Race.
Of course, by reading decade old books from your SBR, you're experiencing
the opportunity cost of not reading good books which are being published
*now*. You'll always be behind.
pt
I'm 58. I am behind by definition now. During the Cowboys turkey day
football game, some lady by the name of Megan Trainor performed. None
of us had a clue who she was.
Lynn
"Me Too" :-)
Greg Goss
2018-11-26 04:07:16 UTC
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I'm 58. I am behind by definition now. During the Cowboys turkey day
football game, some lady by the name of Megan Trainor performed. None
of us had a clue who she was.
I'm beyond 58. But I liked her "All About the Bass" and promulgated
the various stringed instrument themed derivative works. It was
probably diffiicult to NOT hear the song, but you often hear a song
without knowing who sings it.

I liked her "Answer is NO" song, but nobody else ever seems to have
heard of it. I doubt that one gets halftime play.
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J. Clarke
2018-11-26 04:43:51 UTC
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I'm 58. I am behind by definition now. During the Cowboys turkey day
football game, some lady by the name of Megan Trainor performed. None
of us had a clue who she was.
I'm beyond 58. But I liked her "All About the Bass" and promulgated
the various stringed instrument themed derivative works. It was
probably diffiicult to NOT hear the song, but you often hear a song
without knowing who sings it.
I liked her "Answer is NO" song, but nobody else ever seems to have
heard of it.
For certain values. The official video has half a billion views and
more than 3 million likes. "All About That Bass" has more than 2
billion views.
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I doubt that one gets halftime play.
danny burstein
2018-11-26 05:27:09 UTC
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I'm beyond 58. But I liked her "All About the Bass" and promulgated
the various stringed instrument themed derivative works. It was
probably diffiicult to NOT hear the song, but you often hear a song
without knowing who sings it.
I liked her "Answer is NO" song, but nobody else ever seems to have
heard of it. I doubt that one gets halftime play.
<waves hand> I've heard her "Anwer is NO" song. Pleasant enough,
but not as grabby as "all about the bass".
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Lynn McGuire
2018-11-26 05:44:52 UTC
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I'm 58. I am behind by definition now. During the Cowboys turkey day
football game, some lady by the name of Megan Trainor performed. None
of us had a clue who she was.
I'm beyond 58. But I liked her "All About the Bass" and promulgated
the various stringed instrument themed derivative works. It was
probably diffiicult to NOT hear the song, but you often hear a song
without knowing who sings it.
I liked her "Answer is NO" song, but nobody else ever seems to have
heard of it. I doubt that one gets halftime play.
"All About the Bass" is OK, nothing special.


For recent music, I vastly prefer "Stressed Out" by Twenty 0ne Pilots.
They are coming to Houston, if I was younger I would go.


Lynn
David DeLaney
2018-12-04 20:51:28 UTC
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I'm 58. I am behind by definition now. During the Cowboys turkey day
football game, some lady by the name of Megan Trainor performed. None
of us had a clue who she was.
I'm beyond 58. But I liked her "All About the Bass" and promulgated
the various stringed instrument themed derivative works. It was
probably diffiicult to NOT hear the song, but you often hear a song
without knowing who sings it.
I liked her "Answer is NO" song, but nobody else ever seems to have
heard of it. I doubt that one gets halftime play.
I have; I like her body of work.

She's also the one that did "I'm Gonna Love You (Like I'm Gonna Lose You)" with
John Legend, which was a runaway hit and was also a fairly different style from
what she'd become known for by then.

Dave, 7th Avenue has covered at lesst one of her songs
--
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It's not the clock that slows the hour The definition's plain for anyone to see
Love is all it takes to make a family" - R&P. VISUALIZE HAPPYNET VRbeable<BLINK>
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Kevrob
2018-11-26 22:05:09 UTC
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I'm 58. I am behind by definition now. During the Cowboys turkey day
football game, some lady by the name of Megan Trainor performed. None
of us had a clue who she was.
I'm 62, and not especially a fan of the type of pop that hits the
charts nowadays, but I know her breakout song and a couple of
other tunes.

She's notable for

a) at least co-writing most of her stuff, having gravitated
from being a writer to a writer-performer and for
b) not looking like a stick. The "bass" she's all about
could also be considered her "base."

I saw her on the Tonight show or some such. They are using
one of her songs on a Target ad that's running a lot.

I'm not a big fan, but I approve of someone who doesn't look like
the current standard of beuaty succeeding in music based on what
she sounds like. She's not ugly, by any means, of course.

Kevin R
Greg Goss
2018-11-27 03:04:01 UTC
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I'm 58. I am behind by definition now. During the Cowboys turkey day
football game, some lady by the name of Megan Trainor performed. None
of us had a clue who she was.
I'm 62, and not especially a fan of the type of pop that hits the
charts nowadays, but I know her breakout song and a couple of
other tunes.
She's notable for
a) at least co-writing most of her stuff, having gravitated
from being a writer to a writer-performer and for
b) not looking like a stick. The "bass" she's all about
could also be considered her "base."
Could be?
"Boys, they like a little more booty to hold at night"
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Sea Wasp (Ryk E. Spoor)
2018-11-24 23:24:20 UTC
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"25 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018" by Dan Livingston
https://best-sci-fi-books.com/25-best-science-fiction-books-of-2018/
"In 2018, a lot of science fiction writers got weird. They gave us
happiness machines, time-traveling detectives, dragons, deadly
intergalactic singing contests, a superhero whose power is math, and
disappearing shadows. Good stuff."
I have not even bought any of these books, including the bonus book.
I don't remember even hearing about 18 of them.
The scary thing is that he read all 26 and 2018 has over a month to go.
Why is that scary?  I've read or listened to 33 since June 5, and
that's not including what I've read for work.
That assumes that he does not have an SBR at all.  And no rereads.
When I had time at all, I averaged one book per day. So reading 33
books would be 33 days.
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Lynn McGuire
2018-11-25 00:07:19 UTC
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Post by Lynn McGuire
"25 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018" by Dan Livingston
https://best-sci-fi-books.com/25-best-science-fiction-books-of-2018/
"In 2018, a lot of science fiction writers got weird. They gave us
happiness machines, time-traveling detectives, dragons, deadly
intergalactic singing contests, a superhero whose power is math, and
disappearing shadows. Good stuff."
I have not even bought any of these books, including the bonus book.
I don't remember even hearing about 18 of them.
The scary thing is that he read all 26 and 2018 has over a month to go.
Why is that scary?  I've read or listened to 33 since June 5, and
that's not including what I've read for work.
That assumes that he does not have an SBR at all.  And no rereads.
    When I had time at all, I averaged one book per day. So reading 33
books would be 33 days.
Not me, I average a book a week. Sometimes two. Sometimes none when I
am death marching.

Lynn
Robert Carnegie
2018-11-24 10:24:25 UTC
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"25 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018" by Dan Livingston
https://best-sci-fi-books.com/25-best-science-fiction-books-of-2018/
"In 2018, a lot of science fiction writers got weird. They gave us
happiness machines, time-traveling detectives, dragons, deadly
intergalactic singing contests, a superhero whose power is math, and
disappearing shadows. Good stuff."
I have not even bought any of these books, including the bonus book.
Lynn
I think all the things mentioned have been done before.
The whatsit in the picture... maybe not. The Sports Utility Vehicle
of Baba Yaga?
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2018-11-24 19:23:02 UTC
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"25 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018" by Dan Livingston
https://best-sci-fi-books.com/25-best-science-fiction-books-of-2018/
"In 2018, a lot of science fiction writers got weird. They gave us
happiness machines, time-traveling detectives, dragons, deadly
intergalactic singing contests, a superhero whose power is math, and
disappearing shadows. Good stuff."
I have not even bought any of these books, including the bonus book.
I've read one, the Valente. I liked that quite a bit.

<https://groups.google.com/d/msg/rec.arts.sf.written/gGiD149TtL0/_q_mJ5OUCAAJ>


A few on the list seem intriguing, and I will look into them. I have
been expecting Reynolds's sequel to The Prefect, so I will be getting
that one.


Brian
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