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daxxh
Posted 2022-02-18 8:33 PM (#23841 - in reply to #23839)
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I thought that I had read The Star Pit back in high school when I read a lot of Delany. Since I have it, I read it - not read again, because I don't think I ever did. It was rather a sad story. It made me want to read more Delany. Perhaps I will. Maybe The Jewels of Aptor since I havent read that yet or a reread of Babel 17.

I know I have read Aye, and Gomorrah - I read a lot of the award winning short fiction back when I was in high school. I am tempted to reread it every time I read an awful new book or short story, which happened a lot last year.

I will probably reread Aye, and Gomorrah now that I am thinking about it. And I downloaded The Exploits of Engelbrecht after reading all the comments about it.
Keep up the recommendations, Dusty!

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dustydigger
Posted 2022-02-19 6:46 PM (#23842 - in reply to #23630)
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Hi daxxh. I am having a great time reading short SF lately. Back in my youth most books in the SF section of the library were anthologies,or fix up novels,but when I returned to the genre after several decades and joined WWEnd, I spent all my time reading Hugos and Nebulas and other novels. Now I am getting back to reading short stories,and its a blast.
Yes The Star Pit was a rather sad book,a grim reminder that we all have barriers and limits in life that we cant possibly achieve. Depressing much? lol
Glad you like my recommendations,though really they are mostly prodding your memory for things you read long ago!
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Weesam
Posted 2022-04-05 3:54 AM (#23912 - in reply to #23776)
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Time for a new mini challenge. This one in honour of April and new life.

The challenge, called 'Author's First Book', is to read the first book by an author, or at least the oldest dated book by the author in the database. You can read a brand new author with only one book, or the first book by a golden age author who's written a hundred books.

Whether you choose the first book by Arkady Strugatsky or Arkady Martine is up to you.




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Weesam
Posted 2022-05-31 2:11 AM (#23991 - in reply to #23630)
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Coming up in June - The Southern Hemisphere Mini Challenge!

June is the start of winter in the Southern Hemisphere, so to support the southern brothers and sisters (including me) through the long winter months, read a book from an author from the Southern Hemisphere. Plenty of authors to choose from, so come and show them some love here in this challenge.





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