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    #46
    Originally posted by Martin View Post
    I am thinking about getting my Scalzi fix with a re-read of Fuzzy Nation.
    Good one? Safe to assume it's one you'd recommend? Thinking about what Scalzi to pick up next, but don't want to get bogged down in one of his other series (yet), so was looking at either FUZZY NATION or ANDROID'S DREAM (perhaps RED SHIRTS, but though I'm a Star Trek fan, it comes across as kinda gimmicky). Will certainly pick up the two-book LOCK IN series before too much longer. I also just received THE DISPATCHER, so that'll be next.
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      #47
      Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
      Good one? Safe to assume it's one you'd recommend? Thinking about what Scalzi to pick up next, but don't want to get bogged down in one of his other series (yet), so was looking at either FUZZY NATION or ANDROID'S DREAM (perhaps RED SHIRTS, but though I'm a Star Trek fan, it comes across as kinda gimmicky). Will certainly pick up the two-book LOCK IN series before too much longer. I also just received THE DISPATCHER, so that'll be next.
      Yes, go to The Dispatcher, it is great. Androids Dream is along the lines of Agents to the Stars. Completely unexpected and fun to read. I am not a Star Trek fan but really enjoyed Red Shirts. It actually is gimmicky but with Scalzi’s dialog and humor I really enjoyed it. The Lock In duo are good but not great. Avoid Miniatures and The Gods Engines and you will be fine.

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        #48
        I went all in yesterday and ordered signed 1st/1st HCs of ANDROID’S DREAM, FUZZY NATION, and REDSHIRTS. Should see ‘em soon. :-)
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          #49
          Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
          I went all in yesterday and ordered signed 1st/1st HCs of ANDROID’S DREAM, FUZZY NATION, and REDSHIRTS. Should see ‘em soon. :-)
          ...aaannd losing the battle of inner restraint to pick up a copy of the Sub Press signed HC of AGENT TO THE STARS. Have one on the line at the moment that I’ll likely pull the trigger on tonight.
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            #50
            Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
            ...aaannd losing the battle of inner restraint to pick up a copy of the Sub Press signed HC of AGENT TO THE STARS. Have one on the line at the moment that I’ll likely pull the trigger on tonight.
            I warned you, Scalzi is addicting! I am currently listening to Will Wheaton read Fuzzy Nation, great stuff.

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              #51
              Originally posted by Martin View Post
              I warned you, Scalzi is addicting! I am currently listening to Will Wheaton read Fuzzy Nation, great stuff.
              Hard to believe I’ve gotten so damn fanatical about an author I hadn’t even read just three months ago! Amazing what can come out of the blue sometimes...
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                #52
                Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
                Hard to believe I’ve gotten so damn fanatical about an author I hadn’t even read just three months ago! Amazing what can come out of the blue sometimes...
                I went from having never read his work to having read all published fiction in a little over a year.

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                  #53
                  Originally posted by Martin View Post
                  I went from having never read his work to having read all published fiction in a little over a year.
                  Hahaha, well, I’m on the road to follow in your footsteps, it seems.
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                    #54
                    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
                    Hahaha, well, I’m on the road to follow in your footsteps, it seems.
                    I recommend pacing yourself. He does not publish as fast as we read. Re-reading does help but it is not the same.

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                      #55
                      Originally posted by Martin View Post
                      I recommend pacing yourself. He does not publish as fast as we read. Re-reading does help but it is not the same.
                      Sage advice. I'll need to start slowing down a bit once I have these three new reads in my hands...spread 'em out a bit.
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                        #56
                        Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
                        I went all in yesterday and ordered signed 1st/1st HCs of ANDROID’S DREAM, FUZZY NATION, and REDSHIRTS. Should see ‘em soon. :-)
                        Received all three, sure glad to have ‘em.

                        Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
                        ...aaannd losing the battle of inner restraint to pick up a copy of the Sub Press signed HC of AGENT TO THE STARS. Have one on the line at the moment that I’ll likely pull the trigger on tonight.
                        ...aaannd I lost the battle. It arrived a few days ago, sure excited to have it.

                        Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
                        Sage advice. I'll need to start slowing down a bit once I have these three new reads in my hands...spread 'em out a bit.
                        Lost that battle, too...finished THE DISPATCHER and now reading REDSHIRTS. Restraint be damned.
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                          #57
                          Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
                          Received all three, sure glad to have ‘em.



                          ...aaannd I lost the battle. It arrived a few days ago, sure excited to have it.



                          Lost that battle, too...finished THE DISPATCHER and now reading REDSHIRTS. Restraint be damned.
                          I completely failed with the restraint also. I thought The Dispatcher was a very creative story as is Redshirts.

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                            #58
                            Originally posted by Martin View Post
                            I completely failed with the restraint also. I thought The Dispatcher was a very creative story as is Redshirts.
                            Yeah, THE DISPATCHER was great, and I’m about halfway through REDSHIRTS and am really enjoying it. I read some older interview on-line where Scalzi said he was going to revisit the world of THE DISPATCHER and write a full-length novel set there. No idea if he’s still working on that idea or if he abandoned the idea...
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                              #59
                              Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
                              Yeah, THE DISPATCHER was great, and I’m about halfway through REDSHIRTS and am really enjoying it. I read some older interview on-line where Scalzi said he was going to revisit the world of THE DISPATCHER and write a full-length novel set there. No idea if he’s still working on that idea or if he abandoned the idea...
                              A full length novel in The Dispatcher universe would be fantastic. I have The Dispatcher on audio and it is a perfect length for a quick listen but a full novel would be fantastic!

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                                #60
                                Martin, I finished FUZZY NATION tonight, and you were right (in another thread)...it’s a fantastic read, full of character and thrills, heart and charm. Just a wonderful read.

                                I couldn’t help it — just started another Scalzi (THE ANDROID’S DREAM) right after it.
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