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Postby Niko » Thu Apr 22, 2004 2:49 am

Yep. It's my book of the moment and I've just started.

Greg Bear's "Moving Mars". The setting is a settled Mars but about to face student protests. The people of Mars are trying to find political identity and independence. Politics in the planetary sense. Earth, the Moon and Mars.

I've always thought of Bear as being the successor to Arthur C. Clarke. He's that good :)
It's been awhile since I've read any Bear. So now I'm doing catch-up. And I felt it was time, for me, to return to stories relating to Mars. Now is a very exciting time with the twin Rovers exploring Mars. Once upon a time there had been water on that planet 8)

Time to return to the book,

Niko 8)
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Postby Shayk » Sat May 08, 2004 5:34 pm

Niko, how are things on Mars? :)

I just finished Blindsided, A Reluctant Memoir, by Richard Cohen.

I thought it was good but not spectacular. It tends to focus on family and the impact of MS on his children. Some info about his career.

Quote from the jacket blurb: "Welcome to my world," writes Cohen, "where I carry around dreams, a few diseases, and the determination to live life my way. This book is my daily conversation with myself, a chronicle of the struggles in that exotic place just north of the neck."

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Postby basia » Tue May 25, 2004 4:05 pm

have not heard of this- sounds interesting- tell me more- where are you in it, what do you think?

Have you heard of Nancy Mairs: Welcome to the Bone House and Waist High in the World- i think there is one more. She has MS. I really liked the Bone House. Her story, her body and how she manages.
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Postby Niko » Tue Jun 15, 2004 3:50 am

I finally finished "Moving Mars". I have to say I was dissapointed. The story just didn't flow very well.
Had about as much speed as a glacier.

I took breaks from it to read John McCain's new book, "Why Courage Matters". Great book and wonderful stories.

I also read the new book, "The Bad Guys Won". That book is about the 1986 NY Mets. Who they were and how a group of misfits came together as a team and won the World Series. A great book!
Let's Go Mets :D

So now...

I'm reading "A Scanner Darkly" by Philip K Dick. A great Sci-fi writer with a twist to his writings. But it takes a filmaker with an appreciated taste of PKD's writings to make a film work.

A few of his stories were transfered to the big screen. Either whole or used as "inspiration":

Blade Runner was based on PKD's novel, "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"

Total Recall was inspired by the short story, "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale"

A couple others include:

Minority Report and Paycheck which came out only recently.

The reason why I'm posting the film info is that "A Scanner Darkly" will be making a showing in the theaters sometime next year.

Enjoy and don't forget the popcorn!

Niko 8)
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