Talk about whatever sci-fi book, show, or material you’ve had on your mind and need to share.

Whatever material you want to talk about that doesn’t fit into the specific work-centered discussions can come out here! We may even want to pick it up for the next item on the list. I’ve been doing a bit more reading that I’ll post about here too.

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I recently finished The Expanse, both the TV show (of which there are 3 seasons currently) and the most recent book. Both have continued to be excellent.

One of these days I'd love to take like a week off work for the sole purpose of figuring out The Book of the New Sun. But I don't think that's especially realistic, at least not for the moment.

I'm currently reading We Are Legion (We Are Bob), which is a good summertime read. It's fun, has some neat ideas, but isn't trying to be dense or brain-hurting. The premise is that a guy signs up for one of those services that freeze you after you die in the hopes that you can be revived with later technology. He is, but is brought back as a purely computerized entity, and then is put on a probe and told to explore space. It's generally grounded, problem-solving focused without too much hand-waiving of technology and the like. The main character is a bit of a Marty Stu, at least for your stereotypical nerd, but he's not so far into cliche that he's obnoxious (and the pop culture references are kept to a minimum, thankfully). I'm definitely enjoying it.

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