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    I just started today Foundation and Earth (1986) , the end of the great Foundation series by Isaac Asimov.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Darknight Detective View Post
    I just started today Foundation and Earth (1986) , the end of the great Foundation series by Isaac Asimov.

    It's interesting to compare the changes in Asimov's vision of the future between the original trilogy from the 1940s and the sequels from the 1980s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malvolio View Post
    Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin
    The first Rebus? I loved those novels (started with Ressurection Men and read until Exit Music)
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    Quote Originally Posted by batnbreakfast View Post
    The first Rebus? I loved those novels (started with Ressurection Men and read until Exit Music)
    Rankin wrote about John Constantine in Dark Entries
    Yup, that's the one. If I like it enough, I might seek out some of the later novels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malvolio View Post
    It's interesting to compare the changes in Asimov's vision of the future between the original trilogy from the 1940s and the sequels from the 1980s.
    Indeed. A lot of changes occurred in the interim, technological as well as cultural, that forced his hand there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Darknight Detective View Post
    Indeed. A lot of changes occurred in the interim, technological as well as cultural, that forced his hand there.
    Yes. What springs to mind right away is the portrayal of women. In the 1980s sequels, the female characters actually do things, rather than just being background characters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malvolio View Post
    Yes. What springs to mind right away is the portrayal of women. In the 1980s sequels, the female characters actually do things, rather than just being background characters.
    Yes, that is glaring, but was usually the case in old science fiction stories pre-1960's. One exception is Robert Heinlein, who had his share of tough and capable women in his early stories. Of course, by the '60s, his women tended also to be naked three-quarters of the time and sleeping with their fathers and/or sons, so... actually, I don't know what to say after that.
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    Newest Kindle read: Her Prairie Knight (1907) by B.M. Bowers.

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    Just started The Famished Road by Ben Okri
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    Latest book I'm reading: Hidden Water (1910) by Dane Coolidge.

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    I'm now reading a book my wife has been wanting me to read for a long time as it's one of her favourite books...Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks.

    Currently Pulling: Amazing Spider-man, Daredevil, Farmhand, Gideon Falls, Family Tree, Babyteeth, Skulldigger and Skeleton Boy

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    Quote Originally Posted by FluffySheep View Post
    I'm now reading a book my wife has been wanting me to read for a long time as it's one of her favourite books...Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks.

    How are you finding it???

    I am currently reading 'Winter in Sokcho'
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    Currently reading Tell My Horse: Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica by Zora Neale Hurston

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    Now reading Santa Anna's Campaign Against Texas: 1835-1836 (1968) by Richard G. Santos.

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