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text 2017-07-26 12:28
More Graphic Novels
Monstress Volume 1: Awakening - Marjorie M. Liu
Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 4: Original Sin - Brian Michael Bendis,Ed McGuinness,Valerio Schiti
The Green Woman. Written by Peter Straub & Michael Easton - Peter Straub,Michael Easton,John Bolton

One of my workmates was looking at ordering Monstress 2 and it reminded me I had planned to read the first book in the series because I had heard a lot of good things about it, so I went upstairs to the public library and found it and two others that caught my eye.


Well, I have a problem resisting Guardians of the Galaxy, it's a lot of fun and I like how the characters interact with each other.  The Green Woman looked interesting but then I started to read it and nope, bounced hard.


Monstress was lush and interesting and I wanted more, I suspect there are a lot of hidden little things in this story that I didn't see the first time and I may invest in a copy for myself to read.


Guardians of the Galaxy was interesting too, revelation of secrets and finding out more about Venom and the future of his role. Where the symbiote came from is also revealed.


Both Monstress and Guardians of the Galaxy left me wanting more but I couldn't nope out of Green Woman fast enough, the plot and the artwork left me cold.

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text 2017-07-22 22:09
Witty and fun
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

What the title said

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review 2017-07-22 21:00
British and Zanny in Space
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

I would call this sci-fi on mushrooms. Funny, but very weird.

On a side note: I've never been afraid of rats, but I might reconsider.



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text 2017-07-22 05:41
24 in 48: Expectations and Intro Survey
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
The Gunslinger - Stephen King


This is the first time I join in a readathon! This 24 in 48 suits me.


I'm no a speed reader, so I reckon I'll finish my BLopoly Roll's at most, but we'll see. They are not that long.


Now, the survey:


1. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? Argentina
2. Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? Nope, I'm a first timer.
3. Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first? Debbie posted about it, and I got curious.
4. What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? Since we are on the home-stretch of the BLopoly game, I'll go with my two picks for my double roll: HHGttG and "The Gunslinger". Both have been in my tbr for years, this game is really helping me with the clean up :D
5. Tell us something about yourself: Ermm... I'm a strange mix between a burrowing introvert and the dog from UP. That means that I tend to read while listening to music and drinking infusions, or hear audiobooks while cooking, cleaning and exercising. I can't do ONE thing at a time, which is why most people plain bore me, and I socialize best while dancing, or over board games. Not eating, though, unless you are very close to my heart, because I'm a huge and messy eater, and people's surprise annoys me into lectures about stupid expectations of dainty ladies, and feminist soapboxing that scares everyone... right.


*buckles down*


Starting the clock now.

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text 2017-07-16 07:02
„Galaxy” - klasyka amerykańskiej science-fiction dostępna za darmo

Archiwalne numery czasopisma „Galaxy Science Fiction” zostały udostępnione bezpłatnie w formie cyfrowej. Zebrano 355 zeszytów, które ukazały się od lat '50 do '70 XX wieku.


Kilkaset zeszytów "Galaxy" można pobierać bezpłatnie (źródło: https://archive.org/)


W „Galaxy” publikowali autorzy, którzy później stali się klasykami literatury fantastyczno-naukowej. W spisach treści pojawiają się takie nazwiska, jak: Frederik Pohl, Robert Sheckley, Robert Silverberg, Clifford D. Simak, Philip K. Dick, Fritz Leiber, Theodore Sturgeon czy Issac Asimov. Między innymi dzięki nim, było to przez wiele lat najpopularniejsze w Stanach czasopismo, publikujące twórczość amerykańskich pisarzy s-f. Otwarcie kilku losowo wybranych numerów, przekonało mnie także, ze łatwo trafić na znane (z polskich wydań) tytuły. Znajdziemy tu między innymi oryginały lub pierwowzory takich tekstów jak: „The Stars My Destination” oraz „The Demolished Man” Alfreda Bestera czy „Fireman” Ray'a Bradbury'ego.


Formatowanie EPUBów nie budzi zachwytu


Większość zeszytów dostępna jest w kilku formatach. Można pobrać je na przykład jako zgrubnie poskładane teksty w formatach e-bookowych - EPUB czy MOBI. Część jest tylko w postaci PDF, czy (jako skany) w komiksowym formacie CBZ. Publikacje można pobrać tutaj: „Galaxy Magazine”.


Pliki można pobrać w kilku różnych formatach (źródło: https://archive.org/)



Ech, gdyby tak wszystkie archiwalne numery „Fantastyki” albo nawet „Nowej Fantastyki”...


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