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11 Jan 2021
@librarian21:matrix.orglibrarian21
In reply to @boringdude:nangaclub.com
Can anyone give me suggestions for good short story collections by more contemporary writers. Any genre is fair game!
*Exhalation: Stories* by Ted Chiang
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@boringdude:nangaclub.comboringdude
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*Exhalation: Stories* by Ted Chiang
Will check it out
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@twodots:matrix.orgtwodotsGang, maybe you could share some knowledge. I'm trying to get started with Mandarin and looking for a nice idiot-friendly textbook. Just the basics, simple stuff. Let me know if anything comes to mind. Thanks.20:02:48
@twodots:matrix.orgtwodots
In reply to @boringdude:nangaclub.com
Can anyone give me suggestions for good short story collections by more contemporary writers. Any genre is fair game!
Personally liked Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected. Not sure if contemporary enough for your liking, but still, nice easy read.
20:05:39
@twodots:matrix.orgtwodotshttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/394689.Tales_of_the_Unexpected20:06:31
@twodots:matrix.orgtwodotsFun, morbid, and unsettling, all mixed together.20:07:38
@twodots:matrix.orgtwodots
In reply to @boringdude:nangaclub.com
Can anyone give me suggestions for good short story collections by more contemporary writers. Any genre is fair game!
Also Gibson's Burning Chrome, although that one was bit of a mixed bag.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22323.Burning_Chrome
20:17:32
@twodots:matrix.orgtwodotsWorth it at least for Johnny Mnemonic (obviously), and Hinterlands.20:18:21
@twodots:matrix.orgtwodots
In reply to @literalpotato:matrix.org
where's a good place to start with PKD?
Ubik hands down. They tried to make it into a movie several times, all gave up, it's just too much.
20:29:24
@twodots:matrix.orgtwodotsOne of his easier reads though.20:34:56
@inphovore:matrix.orginphovore Start? That one’s a little ... weirder than average. Most coerced into a movie is worth while. Do androids dream is a bit convoluted. Some things are tough by modern standards, he was such an experimenter. 21:44:56
@inphovore:matrix.orginphovore His stuff is so ubiquitous by movies, rereading him can seem quaint. He’s still amazing as he adventures into these taboo side topics which churn our insights, and you certainly get more of that from his writings 21:47:15
@inphovore:matrix.orginphovore * His stuff is so ubiquitous by movies, rereading him can seem quaint. He’s still amazing as he adventures into these taboo side topics which churn our insights, and you certainly get more of that from his writings 21:47:26
@literalpotato:matrix.orgliteralpotato
In reply to @inphovore:matrix.org
https://youtu.be/ac5oA4y2AQE
Wub was a fun listen last night
22:26:49
12 Jan 2021
@boringdude:nangaclub.comboringdude
In reply to @twodots:matrix.org
Also Gibson's Burning Chrome, although that one was bit of a mixed bag.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22323.Burning_Chrome
Will check these out. Thanks
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16 Jan 2021
@twodots:matrix.orgtwodots English as She Is Spoke
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_as_She_Is_Spoke
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