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PERFECTLY FORMED SCIENCE FICTION BOOK HAUL



PERFECTLY FORMED SCIENCE FICTION BOOK HAUL This video, this is why MDC is the place for the greatest book hauls on the internet, and some of my …

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  1. Kohhna Dearg

    September 26, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    I haven't read The Massacre of Mankind yet but I was at the Edinburgh Festival a couiple of years ago and attended a couple of the talks at the Book Festival that were about Scifi, Ken Macleod hosted and MC'd, one was a panel discussion about what Science Fiction is and why we like it and one with Stephen Baxter talking about his new book, that one, his work in general and also a lot about Wells and the original War Of The Worlds. It was really cool, I've been sleeping on him too, only read the first Long Earth book (which is him and Terry Pratchett) and a couple of his shorts from an old anthology. The Xeelee books sound like great crack.

  2. Frank Runninghorse

    September 26, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    Moid , I read both the " War of the Worlds " and the the "Massacred Of Mankind " which I enjoyed.
    Baxter also wrote a sequel to Wells "Time Machine " called " The Time Ships " which won one of the big awards.

  3. TheWRYYYYYYY

    September 26, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    20:55 Kilgore Trout's name is a parody of Theodore Sturgeon, an actual sci-fi author.

  4. Augustus87 Heron

    September 26, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    Enjoy your well earned vacation! =)

  5. gon8go

    September 26, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    I have venus on the half shell just because I'm a huge Kurt Vonnegut fan.

  6. DrunkenMcNulty

    September 26, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    " They're old and they have seen some action"…
    Moid was really impressed with the DALEK books otherwise he would have inserted a " just like your mom" into the sentence.

  7. Tralala01

    September 26, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    I've been trying to find Neuromancer in the wild at my local used book stores with no luck. But half the fun is hunting for certain titles.

  8. Salty Walt

    September 26, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    LOVE the Dalek books!
    Some quietly cool stuff in this haul. Gateway is the first of the Hechee cycle- I believe that's next.
    I had advice about book order in these videos, but now I feel like I'm talking through my hat. Let me know if you want to hear it. Glad you got the SPAM thread.
    Thank you Supreme Leader.

  9. Stephen Crewes

    September 26, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    Christopher Priest wrote a sequel to War Of The World's some time ago in the solar system. The Space Machine. I really enjoyed it. Stephen Baxter wrote a sequel to The Time Machine. The Time Ships, before Massacre Of Mankind. Lucky those Dalek Annuals weren't "exterminated!" Great Haul vid.

  10. Mike Cross

    September 26, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    Re Frank Herbert: I read Priests of Psi way back when it came out in paperback, but don't remember much about it at all, so it can't have been really good or really bad!

    My favourite FH books are Dune, Children of Dune, Santoraga Barrier (a short novel about a university psychologist investigating a small town which seems resistant to the all-pervasive US advertising industry, much more interesting than it might seem from the description), and The Dosadi Experiment (one of the densest, most intense books I've ever read; a sequel to Whipping Star, featuring Jorj X. McKie, an agent of the Bureau of Sabotage, a government agency whose agents insert some grit into the wheels of bureaucracy).

  11. Jasna Car

    September 26, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    The Annals of the Heechee is the fourth book in Gateway universe…. I always made fun of that title in my head, ( it is spelled " Anali " in my serbo – croatian translated edition) , by imagining ""multiple rectal orifices of the mysterious race called Heechee""….

  12. Salty Walt

    September 26, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    Thinking about it, an additional reason to read the Illuminatus Trilogy is that it was in cultural dialog with PKD's writings.

  13. Otto Lehikoinen

    September 26, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    Heechee annals. One of the books I've checked if the main library here has it. Just for the Gateway.

  14. Deep Red

    September 26, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    That Neuromancer cover is the one I had al those years ago

  15. Pelman

    September 26, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    Reckon a postie took a look inside the Dalek envelope and thought it wasn't worth his time nicking

  16. Jorge Chávez

    September 26, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    Yesterday I got the Canterbury Classics edition of War of the Worlds with the time machine etc. It's fucking brilliant

  17. Eric McLuen

    September 26, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    Wow, have never heard of that Herbert book.
    I still need to go through my Dad's old Analog magazines to see if there are any hidden gems for first appearances.

  18. thropthropthrop

    September 26, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    Farmer’s relationship with Vonnegut is also very interesting, look it up if you want some extra lore

  19. Thomas Kast

    September 26, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    Hi, Moid. Thanks so much for featuring my book in the SF book haul. I’m deeply honoured and really appreciate it! As for the dedication – no suggestions there. The Great Convergence is an absurdist satire. It’s non-linear, and it pretty much breaks with many literary conventions. It’s definitely not for everyone, and whilst drinking isn’t a requirement to enjoying it, I figured it might help 🙂

  20. jeremy gunkel

    September 26, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    Robert Anton Wilson is a trip.

  21. MadderHat

    September 26, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    Are you taking your trophy on holiday?

  22. Shawn Turpin

    September 26, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    Serendipitous. A word I've never used.

  23. Mike Cross

    September 26, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    Apologies if I'm having a 'senior moment'… did you show a copy of 'The Dune Encyclopedia' in a recent Book Haul video? If so, you (& other cult members) may like this video of someone unboxing a 'Priceless Original Dune Encyclopedia': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtrk9fDiRSc&ab_channel=Quinn%27sIdeas

  24. Andrew Stephens

    September 26, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    Yes the Golf Trophy is back!

  25. Andrew Stephens

    September 26, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    Hey! Where did you put klez's letter?

  26. Mathew Guglielmi

    September 26, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    I Confini della Realta means the borders of realty.

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