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  1. While I enjoy the show, I just keep waiting for how they're going to cram in some excuse for her to be in a room with a microphone for her to hijack every episode.
  2. I got given Pandemic Legacy at the weekend, looking forward to starting it although we've a new baby due next month so might have to wait til she's a few months old. The SUSD review has enticed me
  3. Sorry, none of them really floating my boat
  4. Half way through The Extra Man by Jonathan Ames and I'm really enjoying it. It's about a young man with a penchant for cross-dressing moving into a tiny apartment in New York to live with a much older, eccentric guy who spends his time as an 'extra man' (as women outlive men, they often need an extra man to make up the numbers) at high society events. The relationship between the two is wonderful and their conversations really zing. Henry, the older man, is like a late-middle aged Ignatius J. Reilly and you can never really tell where the book is heading next. As long as the second half is as good as the first, this will be one of my favourite reads this year.
  5. I've heard of Netrunner but not sure it'd be my thing. Let me red up on the others.
  6. Anyone interested in a brand new, sealed copy of Sheriff of Nottingham? £21 posted. Would consider swaps too!
  7. A shite in a rusty bucket is better than Beyond the Black Rainbow
  8. saw Possum last week with a Q and A from Holness at the end. It was a really effective psychological horror! Sean Harris is brilliant as the lead and as things go gradually more and more wrong, his performance amps up and adds to the deep unease the film creates. Interesting to hear from Holness that the biggest influences were the silent German expressionist horrors of the 1920s, A Warning for the Curious, the 70s and 80s British Public Service advertisments and
  9. I finished Malice by Keigo Higashino last week. It's not so much a Whodunnit or even Howdunnit but more a Whydunnit about the murder of an author. You know who's committed the murder by page 100 and the rest of the book is spent trying to untangle their motive with plenty of twists and turns along the way. I absolutely flew through it. Would recommend to Silent Runner and anybody else into their crime fiction
  10. Is Paul Theroux good? If so, what's recommended by him?
  11. Pure Cinema Podcast - Covers everything from the classics, through to forgotten gems and then a ton of good genre stuff. Each show has a theme that the hosts base a top 5 around Streampunk - Dan and Ben from Mondo Movie's new(er) show where they look at movies available for streaming. Again, heavily weighted on cult and genre films 80s All Over - Scott Weinberg and Drew McWeeney look at every film released in US cinema in the 80s, each show covers a different month.
  12. 01 - Thee Oh Sees - Orc 02 - Jane Weaver - Modern Kosmology 03 - Six Organs of Admittance - Burning the Threshold 04 - Liars - TFCF 05 - Kamasi Washington - Harmony of Difference 06 - METZ - Strange Peace 07 - Circle - Terminal
  13. Cheers guys, got a birthday coming up so have said to my wife about them. Hopefully I'll get one or two!
  14. Can anyone recommend me some books please? I really like Vonnegut, P.K. Dick, Childhood's End, Wool, 1984 and I hated Left Hand of Darkness. I thought I'd like Neuromancer but I found it a bit hard to care about any of the characters and some of the jargon was a bit impenetrable. I'm not sure what I like in as much as I know what I don't like. I really don't like the Fantasy genre so aspects that some sci-fi shares like made up languages and 'epic' battles, I suppose I'm more interested in a 'human' form of Sci-Fi, stories about the future of humanity more than the great race of Klev-dar 9 and their 10000 year war against the Smipliks of the Moon of Turon.
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