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Post by YellowKing » Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:23 pm

Thanks for the heads up Moliere, grabbed both SALT: A WORLD HISTORY and OLD MAN'S WAR. And yes, I can't believe I bought a book about salt, but this isn't the first time I've heard great things about it.

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Post by Moliere » Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:48 am

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Post by coopasonic » Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:22 pm

Moliere wrote:Furies of Calderon By Jim Butcher

$1.99 $9.99
Bought. I have all his Dresden books but haven't given anything else a shot. For $2 he can have another shot.
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Post by Ænima » Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:18 pm

coopasonic wrote:
Moliere wrote:Furies of Calderon By Jim Butcher

$1.99 $9.99
Bought. I have all his Dresden books but haven't given anything else a shot. For $2 he can have another shot.
FWIW, I enjoyed these books for awhile for what they were, but in the end, ended up immensely disappointed. He really had trouble making anything of consequence happen over the course of the six books. OTOH, I quite enjoy the Dresden books.

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Post by Pyperkub » Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:28 pm

Moliere wrote:Zodiac By Neal Stephenson
$1.99 $9.99
Enjoyed this one a lot - it's pre-Snow Crash (not related), but also pre-"I have to make all my books over 1,000 pages" Stephenson.

thanks for the heads-up, I'll be adding it to the kindle collection.
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Post by Moliere » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:42 am

Pale Blue Dot By Carl Sagan
$1.99 $11.99
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Post by El Guapo » Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:08 am

Hillbilly Elegy, which is supposed to be amazing, is $4.99 today.

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Post by Z-Corn » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:19 am

El Guapo wrote:Hillbilly Elegy, which is supposed to be amazing, is $4.99 today.
Looks to be today as well. I grabbed it yesterday, I've wanted to read it since it came out and I passed on an earlier Kindle sale and have regretted it since.

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Post by Moliere » Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:44 am

Half a King (Shattered Sea Book 1) by Joe Abercrombie
$0.99 $2.99
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Post by Moliere » Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:27 pm

July's Kindle First is posted.
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Post by Moliere » Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:26 pm

The Big U by Neal Stephenson
$1.99
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Post by Pyperkub » Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:38 pm

Moliere wrote:The Big U by Neal Stephenson
$1.99
This had its moments, but was underwhelming. A pretty haphazard first novel.
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The Tor.com eBook Club Selection for July.
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Post by Moliere » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:53 am

Free: 355 Issues of Galaxy, the Groundbreaking 1950s Science Fiction Magazine
Along with Astounding Science Fiction and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Galaxy Magazine was one of the most important science fiction digests in 1950s America. Ray Bradbury wrote for it--including an early version of his masterpiece Fahrenheit 451--as did Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Frederik Pohl, Theodore Sturgeon, Cordwainer Smith, Jack Vance, and numerous others.

Now a fairly decent collection of issues (355 in total) is available for your perusal at archive.org for absolutely free. It’s not complete yet, but it’s close.
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Foundation by Isaac Asimov $1.99
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Post by Moliere » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:37 pm

Isgrimnur wrote:Foundation by Isaac Asimov $1.99
Tempting, but I would want to get all the associated Foundation books. Too expensive.
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Post by Zaxxon » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:39 pm

Moliere wrote:
Isgrimnur wrote:Foundation by Isaac Asimov $1.99
Tempting, but I would want to get all the associated Foundation books. Too expensive.
I bought it and added it to my backlog. I'll worry about the rest if/when I get to them.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:54 pm

$49.93 for the whole series, or $7.99 each for the remainder. I've read Prelude already, and can always go "dead tree" at Half Price Books if the first one grabs me.
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Post by Moliere » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:02 pm

I need to finish picking up the First Law books before I can think about the Foundation series.
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Post by Moliere » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:04 am

Shogun By James Clavell
$1.99 $9.99
I enjoyed the whole Asian saga.
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Post by Pyperkub » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:35 pm

Hugo/Nebula winner Ancillary Justice for $2.99 on Kindle. Never seen it less than $9.99.

Looks like The Girl with all the Gifts is also $2.99. An interesting twist on zombies.
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Post by Moliere » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:18 am

Summerland by Michael Chabon
$1.99
I've been a big fan of Chabon since reading The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay.
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Post by Pyperkub » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:23 am

Moliere wrote:Summerland by Michael Chabon
$1.99
I've been a big fan of Chabon since reading The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay.
This was a fun read.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:50 am

A Spell for Chameleon is $0.99.

You know, if you want to examine Piers Anthony from an adult perspective, or expose your kids to his oddness that we never seemed to notice as youths.
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Post by Kasey Chang » Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:28 am

There are a dozen books on Dunkirk in Kindle store, some of which are only a buck. Some of them were written by people who were there.

Dunkirk: Retreat from the Brink of Destruction $0.99 written by 2 BEF officers, originally published in 1950

Dunkirk by Norman Gelb $0.99

Dunkirk: A Miracle of Deliverance by David Boyle $2.99

The Epic of Dunkirk by E. Kebel Chatterton $0.99 written by WW1 veteran sailor
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Post by Moliere » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:43 am

The August Kindle First choices are available.
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Post by Moliere » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:14 am

Dies the Fire
$1.99 $8.99
Emberverse Book 1
"S. M. Stirling presents his first Novel of the Change, the start of the New York Times bestselling postapocalyptic saga set in a world where all technology has been rendered useless."
I enjoyed this series until the most recent book. Recommended.
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Moliere wrote:Dies the Fire
$1.99 $8.99
Emberverse Book 1
"S. M. Stirling presents his first Novel of the Change, the start of the New York Times bestselling postapocalyptic saga set in a world where all technology has been rendered useless."
I enjoyed this series until the most recent book. Recommended.
Out of curiosity, how many is that? I read the first (not sure I actually finished it though, now that I think about it) and never really felt a need to read more.
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Post by Moliere » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:27 am

MonkeyFinger wrote:Out of curiosity, how many is that? I read the first (not sure I actually finished it though, now that I think about it) and never really felt a need to read more.
I read the first ten books along with the 3 books in the side series. That was enough for me.
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Moliere wrote:
MonkeyFinger wrote:Out of curiosity, how many is that? I read the first (not sure I actually finished it though, now that I think about it) and never really felt a need to read more.
I read the first ten books along with the 3 books in the side series. That was enough for me.
Yikes. I'll pass. Thanks. :wink:
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Post by El Guapo » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:21 pm

The classic Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is $1.99 today.

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Post by Moliere » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:16 am

Tibetan Peach Pie By Tom Robbins

$1.99 $8.99
Internationally bestselling novelist and American icon Tom Robbins delivers the long awaited tale of his wild life and times, both at home and around the globe.

Tom Robbins’ warm, wise, and wonderfully weird novels—including Still Life With Woodpecker, Jitterbug Perfume, and Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates—provide an entryway into the frontier of his singular imagination. Madcap but sincere, pulsating with strong social and philosophical undercurrents, his irreverent classics have introduced countless readers to natural born hitchhiking cowgirls, born-again monkeys, a philosophizing can of beans, exiled royalty, and problematic redheads.

In Tibetan Peach Pie, Robbins turns that unparalleled literary sensibility inward, stitching together stories of his unconventional life, from his Appalachian childhood to his globetrotting adventures —told in his unique voice that combines the sweet and sly, the spiritual and earthy. The grandchild of Baptist preachers, Robbins would become over the course of half a century a poet-interruptus, an air force weatherman, a radio dj, an art-critic-turned-psychedelic-journeyman, a world-famous novelist, and a counter-culture hero, leading a life as unlikely, magical, and bizarre as those of his quixotic characters.
I'm a big fan of his novels and enjoyed this autobiography too.
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Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson
$0.99

Highly recommended.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:14 pm

I'd buy that for a dollar.
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Post by Smoove_B » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:53 pm

Hey, remember back in June when Amazon randomly lowered Marvel graphic novels to $5 or under? Well, it would seem they've randomly done it again.

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Must... Stay... Away. Guess I'll go read The Everything Store, which I got for the bucks over the weekend...

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