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Post  The V.A.P. Sun Oct 19, 2008 9:24 pm

The title itself is rather wordy Smile
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Post  T.Taylor the Third Sat Oct 25, 2008 3:49 am

i am reading dune messiah, and the temerain dragon books and a darkling plain at the same time Laughing

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Post  Sir Charles Of Tayle Sat Oct 25, 2008 3:52 am

The Hungry city chronicles by Phillip Reeves are exelent books!(tho I belive I spelled both the title of the books and the gentalmens name incorrectly there but..I think you know what I mean ...hmm no top hatted smilys...dissapointing doesent feel like steampunk...oh well have to go with a regular one.. Smile Wink

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Post  T.Taylor the Third Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:45 am

i really miss that spell check

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Post  kogwheal Sat Oct 25, 2008 7:58 am

I've finally gotten around to reading A Princess of Mars. Great fun so far. I'm liking Burroughs more and more all the time. I really hope Pixar follows through on this one.

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Post  T.T. Sat Oct 25, 2008 1:26 pm

I just finished reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, and I plan to start reading Flowers for Algernon
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Post  Jemima Annabelle Clough Sat Oct 25, 2008 3:22 pm

Currently (re)reading all of the Raffles stories

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Post  Plum Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:20 pm

I'm in the middle of The Vesuvius Club by Mark Gatiss, one of the League of Gentlemen chaps. It is what might be described as a rollicking read and pleasingly saucy (ok, downright dirty, hehe) in places. To quote the back page:

'A thrilling plunge into Edwardian low-life and high-society in the first recorded adventure of Lucifer Box Esq- portraitist, dandy, wit, rake...and His Majesty's most dashing secret agent.'

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Post  Jemima Annabelle Clough Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:22 pm

I can strongly recommend The Devil in Amber once you're done with The Vesuvius Club Smile

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Post  Plum Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:36 pm

Jemima Annabelle Clough wrote:I can strongly recommend The Devil in Amber once you're done with The Vesuvius Club Smile

Is that another one of his? Woohoo, I thought there was only the one Very Happy
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Post  Jemima Annabelle Clough Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:55 pm

Plum Phlogiston wrote:
Jemima Annabelle Clough wrote:I can strongly recommend The Devil in Amber once you're done with The Vesuvius Club Smile

Is that another one of his? Woohoo, I thought there was only the one Very Happy

It is Smile

And there's a third one due out next month...

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Post  Kirsty Sat Oct 25, 2008 11:50 pm

Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
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Post  OldProfessorBear Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:34 pm

This thread was continued from BG and now resumes there: http://steam.punqs.org/bg-forum/index.php?topic=10481.msg226050#msg226050

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Post  Miles (a sailor)Martin Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:22 pm

Mike Resnick's "The Buntline Special" quite nice bit of steampunk alt history

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Post  James Harrison Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:40 pm

I've decided to continue with the works of Anthony Trollope, after a gap of a little over a year. Hence I'm currently reading Phineas Finn.
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Post  Locke Valor Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:55 pm

im currently reading 2 books

Affinity bridge
and behemoth

both are pretty good so far haven't decided which i like more

I also have a bunch of other books im going to start reading

luckly boarders is closing near me so i got all these books cheaply

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Post  Miles (a sailor)Martin Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:50 am

Taylor Anderson's "The Destroyermen" books one through four
More a deiseilpunk/sailpunk crosstime extravaganza than anything else
It's got Yanks, Imperial Japaniese Dinosaurs and Lemurians, Oh My. Laughing
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Post  James Harrison Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:31 pm

Currently reading Tristam Hunt's Building Jerusalem- The Rise and Fall of the Victorian City.

I've just bought George Mann's Ghosts of War too...
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Post  Steamblast Mary Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:47 pm

Stephen Hunt's The Court of the Air. Though I feel a bit miffed: it promised "a fantastical tale of high adventure, low-life rogues and orphans on the run". What does that make it sound like? A good old-fashioned high-spirited romp with down-on-their-luck-but-plucky types getting up to high jinx in an entertaining manner; an entertaining piece of escapist story-telling. Ha!

I'll stick with it and see how it finishes, than going back to re-reading Toby Frost's Space Captain Smith series by way of light relief.

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Post  James Harrison Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:11 pm

I have read that one... admittedly it was a few years ago though. Stick with it... from what I recall it does get quite exciting toward the end.
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Post  Steamblast Mary Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:11 pm

I'm not complaining it's not exciting. It's just I wanted a moderately light-hearted, escapist read I can have a chuckle at before getting some shut-eye, not a tale of mass-murder in the name of religion, bloody revolution and the downfall of cities. There's also so many elements/characters/abstract ideas in it, I end up either having to refer back to something earlier (which breaks the flow) or carry on and try to pick up the significance from the context.

I suppose I wanted "The Famous Five take on Nasty Steam People With a Bit of Dirty Humour Thrown In For Good Measure" (without the grating lingo) and got "War and Peace With Cybermen".

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