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    Just finished both of Michael Durant's books, Night Stalkers and In The Company Of Heros.

    He's got a terrific writing style, I hope he has more books planned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sappersgt View Post
    Tuesday is when the new books come out at Barnes & Noble. Today I picked up Harold Coyle's (with Barrett Tillman) new novel Pandora's Legion, It's been a while for anything new by him, I'm looking forward to reading it.
    I haven't really enjoyed anything Harold Coyle has written since Sword Point.

    Also, I'm nearly done with Charlie Wilson's War now (though it's taken me nearly a month, an extremely long time by my standards) and I'm either gonna start Chain of Command by Casper Weinberger or Ghost Wars by Steve Coll next.
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    As I was laid up for a while, a friend gave me the John Meaney “Nulaperion” trilogy, as she said, “if I couldn’t exercise my body, I could use it to exercise my mind”.
    She was correct, this is the best Science Fiction I’ve read in many a year. It’s hard SF with a emphasis on Science, I can readily recommend it to all who enjoy SF, but if you’re not fully up on current physics and biology, (as I wasn’t) then “get ready to Google” if you want full enjoyment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amled View Post
    As I was laid up for a while, a friend gave me the John Meaney “Nulaperion” trilogy, as she said, “if I couldn’t exercise my body, I could use it to exercise my mind”.
    She was correct, this is the best Science Fiction I’ve read in many a year. It’s hard SF with a emphasis on Science, I can readily recommend it to all who enjoy SF, but if you’re not fully up on current physics and biology, (as I wasn’t) then “get ready to Google” if you want full enjoyment.
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    "Sixty Days and Counting" by Kim Stanley Robinson.
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    What's Everyone Reading?

    I'm currently reading "Black Water" (The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army) by Jeremy Scahill. It's pretty interesting so far, but I don't how how hyped-up and sensationalized it is because the author is an investigative journalist.
    Next up will be "Digital Fortress" by Dan Brown.
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    A World Undone-G.Jj. Meyer-about WW1 excellent read so far.

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    What I'm reading

    Recently, I just finished "The bear and the dragon" by Ton Clancy. I was extremely surprised to find such a novel available in China because the dragon part of the title is about China and a hypothetical war with Russia(bear) over newly discovered oli and gold resources in Siberia, and excellent read!
    I'm a big fan of WEB Griffin and have read many of his books, but they're so damned hard to find over here in China! Actually, where I live, any decent geopolitical/military novel is kinda hard to find and when found, although cheap in $, are damned expensive in the local currency (RMB). I'm only a poor English teacher here so trips to HK are out but I try to find, and buy, a new novel every couple of months so I can re-read when the local English language newspaper has a slow news day!

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    This is what I am reading ... I am almost at page 3

    http://www.worldaffairsboard.com/wor...reading-3.html
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    "Jennifer Government" by Max barry.

    A good book, if a little scary, due to it's "Capitalizm" .

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    Just finished "Breakpoint" by Richard A. Clarke. Starting "the Changing Face of War" by Martin Van Creveld.
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    "Chinese-Soviet relations, 1937-1945 : the diplomacy of Chinese nationalism" by Garver, John W.
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