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  • oracleslave
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    Lonesome Dove - Larry Mcmurtry

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  • Andy2022
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    Just finished

    Dead in the Water: Murder and Fraud in the World's Most Secretive Industry – a really good read on an investigation into a hijacked tanker

    The Glass Hotel – fiction novel by the author of Station Eleven, not quite sure what I think of it but tempted to read it again (was read on a long overnight flight)


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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Originally posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post

    Done: next: The Vitamin Murders by James Fergusson: the murders in France in 1952 of the Drummond family. (Seems like an easy read, must have matured on the shelf for about 10 years or so).
    Done: next: The subterranean railway by Christian Wolmar, being the history of the London Underground.

    Probably not as easy a read as the Vitamins book but probably easier than The Brief History of Science has proved to be. .

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  • northernladuk
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    Originally posted by Guy At Charnock Richard View Post
    I'm currently reading Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome.

    As they say, a book is a magic portal to another dimension.
    Before The FOG By Finnerty-Morris, Mary

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  • jainnode
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    Schrödinger's Dog

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    Allan Brewer

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Originally posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post

    Done: next: "James Watt" by L T. C. Rolt.
    Done: next: The Vitamin Murders by James Fergusson: the murders in France in 1952 of the Drummond family. (Seems like an easy read, must have matured on the shelf for about 10 years or so).

    A Brief History of Science by Thomas Crump. The existence of a preface of some 20 pages may bode ill on this one.

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Originally posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post

    Looks as if it will be "Blowing up Russia" by Alexander Litvinenko and Yuri Felshtinsky.

    That's sat on the shelf for years too, though probably not as many years as the Project Orion book.
    Almost unreadable alphabet soup.

    Instead: "very special intelligence" by Patrick Beesly.

    A tale of the way Room 40 transmogrified into something else during WWII by someone who was there.

    Written just as the first books about Bletchley Park were being published.

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  • jainnode
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    THE FOG by james herbert

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  • Guy At Charnock Richard
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    I'm currently reading Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome.

    As they say, a book is a magic portal to another dimension.

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Originally posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    Next: "It's an old Wild West Custom" by Duncan Emrich, who seems not to have been a fan of Old Yellow Hair Custer judging by some of his comments.

    Amusing enough & easy to read.
    Done: next: "James Watt" by L T. C. Rolt.

    Should make Gricer's day. .

    The book, having come from Swansea University library, looks as if it's never been read.
    Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; 11 June 2022, 20:48.

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  • NotAllThere
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    Originally posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    Today I found this, which is ever so jolly:

    https://npolicy.org/books/Reactor-Gr.../Chapter_1.pdf

    Doesn't mention Cobalt Thorium G though.
    I love the preamble, which says "...and leave it to the others". When (spoiler alert) it's "...and leave it to the otters". Or was that deliberate?

    Great short story!

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  • NotAllThere
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    Derek Künsken, The Quantum War.

    Third in the trilogy. Hard science fiction, humour, space opera.

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Originally posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    "A short history of technology" by T.K. Derry & Trevor I. Williams.

    Short in the sense of being written in 1960, not so short in the sense of being 783 pages long.
    There were A Lot of Words in that, but now it's done, apart from the 20 or so unprinted pages towards the end, which was rather annoying.

    Next: "It's an old Wild West Custom" by Duncan Emrich, who seems not to have been a fan of Old Yellow Hair Custer judging by some of his comments.

    Amusing enough & easy to read.

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Originally posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post

    Next: "The Industrial Revolutionaries" by Gavin Weightman, all about, oddly enough, the industrial revolutionaries of the 18th & 19th centuries.
    Done. Next: TBD.

    Looks as if it will be "Blowing up Russia" by Alexander Litvinenko and Yuri Felshtinsky.

    That's sat on the shelf for years too, though probably not as many years as the Project Orion book.

    In other other news, one of the russian scum who murdered Litvinenko has died of covid.

    Hopefully slowly & painfully.
    Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; 4 June 2022, 17:28.

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Thanks to the almighty google I finally found: "Like Young" by Theodore "Ted" Sturgeon.

    https://archive.org/details/Fantasy_...p?view=theater

    Been searching for this for years.

    I wonder where & when I first read it.

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