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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:58 pm 
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One note: Leviathan Wakes includes part of the story that will be in Season 2, so, if the TV show is something you've been watching, here be spoilers.


Also in reverse! The character Crisjen Avarasala and her secretary appear in Season 1, but not until Book 2...

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:05 pm 
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Yes. It was a smart move to do that, in my opinion—it makes the first season of show more interesting and relatable to us Earthers. :P And Crisjen Avasarala is a great character! Though her salty language can be considerably saltier in the book—and she is short and round and white-haired, which wouldn't do for television, nono. (Though I do enjoy Shohreh Aghdashloo's performance in the role.)

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:38 pm 
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Is it possible to give e-books as a gift? Do I download it and burn it onto a CD or usb stick?

If it makes a difference, the book I'm thinking about is on the Kobo platform.

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Gifting kindle books is easy (buy & send email with link through Amazon) No clue about Kobo...


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:10 pm 
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Not if you're outside the US Inanna!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:07 pm 
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Ha! The next book in The Expanse series must be nearing publication date.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:25 pm 
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Not if you're outside the US Inanna!


Oh. How do you people survive? ;)

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:00 am 
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Impenitent wrote:
Ha! The next book in The Expanse series must be nearing publication date.

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December 6th. (Was June, was August, was November, now December—but who's counting? :x ) But I'd guess it's more influenced by the new season of the TV show.

I think the book really will appear December 6th; the authors finished the proofs last month and are working on Book 7.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:23 am 
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Is there any indication of how many books they envision? Do they have an end in sight or will the keep writing as long as people keep reading?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:38 pm 
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The blog of theirs I read at http://www.danielabraham.com has been focusing on the production of the TV series. They mention finishing the Book 6 galleys and planning Book 7. (If they're only just planning it now, it seems unlikely to be out next year.)

The story could go on for a long time. They've created a very expansive future that covers an ever-growing amount of space, and they have many characters worth following, though the main characters from Book 1 are central throughout the series.

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Even the ones that die! :D

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:13 pm 
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The Children of Húrin is (are?) 1.99 on Kindle today.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:30 am 
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Is.

If it were are, I'd have to report Kindle for trafficking in minors.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:12 am 
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Jude, pbbbbttttthhhhhh.

And Frelga, thanks! It's still on sale on the 12th, and I nabbed it. Wheeeee!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:34 pm 
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Its not on the UK store. But what about this bargain!!

https://www.amazon.com/Companion-Tolkie ... 00JJUL5AG/

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:28 pm 
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Well, you certainly could save a lot more money than on the CoH.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:57 am 
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CoH is still $1.99 BTW

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I bought it - thanks for the poke, Frelga.

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Bill Bryson's The Mother Tongue: English and How it Got that Way is for 1.99$ for Kindle.

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Excellent! Now on my kindle.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:48 pm 
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Amazon is offering $5 off any $15 printed book.

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