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    Tiamat's Wrath, the penultimate Expanse novel. They certainly telegraph their intention to keep pushing the narrative out of established, comforting patterns from the very first line of this one.
    Worth reading the short story "Strange Dogs" before you get into this novel, because otherwise one of the (several) weird turns will probably seem to come completely without context.

    Grant Hutchison

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    Tiamat's Wrath, the penultimate Expanse novel. They certainly telegraph their intention to keep pushing the narrative out of established, comforting patterns from the very first line of this one.
    Worth reading the short story "Strange Dogs" before you get into this novel, because otherwise one of the (several) weird turns will probably seem to come completely without context.

    Grant Hutchison
    If only you had posted this a few months ago as it certainly took me a while to get my mind around what was happening

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozduck View Post
    If only you had posted this a few months ago as it certainly took me a while to get my mind around what was happening
    Yeah. The other short stories are very much pendicles to the story arc of the novels, but "Strange Dogs" really feels like it should be in the sequence between volumes 7 and 8.

    Grant Hutchison

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    I happen to be reading Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez. The book was written in the 1980s and was awarded the National Book Award for non-fiction in 1986. Good read-


    "Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority."
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    "Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. the foundation of such a method is love."
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Jaksich View Post
    I happen to be reading Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez. The book was written in the 1980s and was awarded the National Book Award for non-fiction in 1986. Good read-
    Huge Barry Lopez fan here. His Coyote book ruled.
    Do good work. —Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom

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    What are you reading?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    Re-reading Pratchett's Johnny Maxwell series. Those are really quite good!
    On a whim I looked to see if my library had those books. And they did, even electronically. It was really nice to read some Pratchett again. I just wish he had been able to write more in the Johnny series.

    Next up is Edison by Edmund Morris. I’m only in the prologue but a quick peek shows that Morris is telling the story back to front, starting with the end of Edison’s life and finishing with his time as a young telegraph clerk. We shall see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger E. Moore View Post
    Huge Barry Lopez fan here. His Coyote book ruled.

    I have not seen it-- I assume the title you speak of is his latest, Horizons. Or is it, Of Wolves and Men? His imagery is so vivid-


    "Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority."
    Francis Bacon


    Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself
    George Bernard Shaw


    "Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. the foundation of such a method is love."
    Martin Luther King

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Jaksich View Post
    I have not seen it-- I assume the title you speak of is his latest, Horizons. Or is it, Of Wolves and Men? His imagery is so vivid-
    'Giving Birth to Thunder' - an older book
    Do good work. —Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger E. Moore View Post
    Huge Barry Lopez fan here. His Coyote book ruled.
    I was given his Horizon as a present recently. I found it hard work to get through--there's a particular American style of nature writing that I find a little too introspective and a little too mannered, and Lopez seems to have cultivated that style.

    Grant Hutchison

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    Hello Grant,

    An essay of his appears in January 2020 Harper's magazine- He comes across as rather reserved and "introspective" -- I guess. It is a personal essay from him. It was slow going for me, as well. He has written some brilliant work -- however, I guess that would lead to a question about who is the reigning nature writer in the present moment? Given how badly 'false news tends to dominate the news wire.'

    Thanks for the inspiration, Grant.


    "Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority."
    Francis Bacon


    Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself
    George Bernard Shaw


    "Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. the foundation of such a method is love."
    Martin Luther King

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    Reading Origins by Neil Degrasse Tyson, anyone heard of him?
    From the wilderness into the cosmos.
    You can not be afraid of the wind, Enterprise: Broken Bow.
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