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Postby OMGBEES » Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:48 am

Why all the Stephenson? I personally find him wordy and meh.
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Postby Bunyip » Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:52 am

I liked Cryptonomicon, and someone told me Quicksilver has some of the same characters. The only other one I've read was Zodiac, some time ago.

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Postby OMGBEES » Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:28 am

I doubt it would have the same characters, as Quicksilver is set during the life of Newton. However, I think some of the people in Cryptonomicon are descended from characters in Quicksilver.

I found the whole thing to be historically intersting, but way too wordy and meh. The third novel in the book is especially bad.

Personally, for cyberpunk I prefer Gibson's Bridge Trilogy, as I think it's much, much better written. For interesting ideas, I think Bruce Sterling is better, but I've only read short stories of his so I can't recommend full novels.
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Postby Eolh » Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:48 am

OMGBEES wrote:I doubt it would have the same characters, as Quicksilver is set during the life of Newton. However, I think some of the people in Cryptonomicon are descended from characters in Quicksilver.

I found the whole thing to be historically intersting, but way too wordy and meh. The third novel in the book is especially bad.

There is one character who appears sporadically in the Baroque Cycle who was in Cryptonomicon.

I have a deep affection for the scientific history in general and the Enlightenment in particular. I found the first half of Quicksilver to be mostly boring, but have loved the Baroque cycle since. I'm only halfway through The Confusion though. I highly recommend it if you're willing be patient, especially if you liked Cryptonomicon.

Also: I really loved Anathem.
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Postby OMGBEES » Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:12 am

Really? I really disliked the woman whose superpowers were sexual attractiveness and promiscuity. Which is why I disliked the third book so much.
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Postby Eolh » Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:21 am

OMGBEES wrote:Really?

Really.
I really disliked the woman whose superpowers were sexual attractiveness and promiscuity. Which is why I disliked the third book so much.

I like Eliza a lot. I have no issues with her using her sexuality as a weapon in an era where women have no other power, and I doubt I'll have any problems with it going forward.
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Postby Bag of Ass » Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:36 pm

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Postby Bunyip » Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:57 pm

Clues may be discovered in this very thread.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:45 pm

But that would be cheating. This is not an open-book quiz.

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Postby Bunyip » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:20 pm

Bunyip wrote:Series:
24
Buffy
* Neverwhere
Pride and Prejudice
The Prisoner

We finished the last episode of 24 a couple of weeks ago, so I've watched all 5 of these now. That only took 6 years!

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Postby Bunyip » Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:01 pm

We started watching Dr Who. From 1963.

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Postby OMGBEES » Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:40 pm

HOW?! I'm a little frustrated with the BBC on that stuff, they mostly just seem to put out a couple of episodes. They're like the DeBiers of the entertainment world, with vast vaults stuffed to bursting with entertainment treasures that they just trickle out a little at a time to maintain demand.
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Postby dogmeat » Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:22 pm

That's the thing with the BBC, a lot of early Who episodes are lost as some jackass thought it'd be a good idea to re-use the master tapes and re-recorded over them. Yes really.

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Postby pablo banquo » Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:40 pm

Also, many of the ones they do have are in no fit state to be broadcast.
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Postby Too-Much-Coffee Mistress » Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:18 am

Didn't they just discover some hidden stash of almost a full season?
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Postby Gobo » Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:50 am

Too-Much-Coffee Mistress wrote:Didn't they just discover some hidden stash of almost a full season?

They found a couple of story arcs and put them up in iTunes for sale.

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Postby Bunyip » Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:41 am

I got a full set of episodes from a friend at work - the missing episodes are reconstructions done by a group of fans in the 80s from the audio recordings, which they still have, plus various images (a lot of the shows had a photographer on set who would sell the pictures to the actors and production crew for publicity purposes) so the quality is not great but you can at least tell what is going on. I have no idea if/how you could get all this stuff legally. I think the reconstructions were originally done for love and released for free.


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