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Kevin Jenkins

2017-10-23 21:50:14.189676+00 by Dan Lyke 9 comments

I'm giggling: Shadow sent along Home » The Deathworlders » Chapter 0: "The Kevin Jenkins Experience" » 0.1: Humanity, Fuck Yeah!. SciFi that I think I'm gonna have to read the whole novel's worth of.

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#Comment Re: Kevin Jenkins made: 2017-10-28 22:53:37.294894+00 by: TheSHAD0W

And if you binge-read that in a couple of days (like I did) you might be interested to know that a new installment was just published.

... Oh, you blazed through that in a microsecond and want MORE? Be careful what you wish for... https://www.reddit.com/r/HFY/w.../jenkinsverse#wiki_canon_stories

#Comment Re: Kevin Jenkins made: 2017-10-30 11:47:13.770174+00 by: DaveP

Maybe I'm just a grumpy old Luddite, but I wish there was a way I could buy a version on dead trees that I could read without staring at a screen.

#Comment Re: Kevin Jenkins made: 2017-10-31 00:37:23.954677+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Can't blame you... But I think it'd be a 4- or 5-book series at the least.

And that's not counting the canon side stories that get folded in.

You might want to consider reading on a tablet?

#Comment Re: Kevin Jenkins made: 2017-10-31 09:59:54.044188+00 by: DaveP

I do pretty much all of my computing (other than work) on a tablet. Paper is much more attractive for recreation.

Oh well. Just bought six new books yesterday. No shortage of interesting dead trees to read.

#Comment Re: Kevin Jenkins made: 2017-10-31 15:11:12.38993+00 by: Dan Lyke

Grin. I'm pretty much the opposite: Way too many dead trees.

I'm finding the story is devolving a little bit into military porn, but... it's still keeping me more entertained and less eyerolly than Saturn Run[Wiki], which is the other SF I've read recently (Charlie Stross's The Laundry[Wiki] series really runs more paranormal or fantasy).

#Comment Re: Kevin Jenkins made: 2017-11-01 09:40:17.99984+00 by: DaveP

I read Saturn Run, too. I get the eyerolly comment, but I enjoyed it and it was a fast read. Ctein's a friend.

As for the abundance of dead trees, I built a library in my house years back. There's lots of things I enjoy about paper books, and many things I dislike about reading on a screen. I put up with it for some things, but less every day.

#Comment Re: Kevin Jenkins made: 2017-11-02 19:09:35.416219+00 by: Dan Lyke

That's the thing about California real estate: I paid $500/sq.ft. for the house... I've had to do two major book culls, and the Little Free Libraries in my neighborhood are full and I need to do another one.

(And, yes, I enjoyed Saturn Run, but at some point it was like... well... I can't remember which one it was, but there was some super popular current author that I read on the recommendation of my hiking buddies and it was so much "this is just action porn". Porn is fine, it's got its purpose, I totally respect it as an art form when it's done well, but with some media I want to think more than just have reactions based on the narrative I'm reading.)

#Comment Re: Kevin Jenkins made: 2017-11-03 11:34:07.498846+00 by: DaveP

I completely get the CA real estate thing. It's why I moved back to MN rather than staying there in the 90s. I paid $150/sq ft for my house, and have put about another $100/sq ft into it to make it just as I like (or will have by the time I'm done).

I read a lot, and about one book in six I end up indulging myself with action porn or "escapism" or whatever you want to call it, but it basically lets me shut off the critical part of my brain and just go along for the ride. If I don't, my reading rate slows down because my brain starts feeling full. I have a weird brain.

I did a series of book culls too. My library is basically full, and I've run out of places to put new shelves, so as I work through my to-read backlog, I try to fill a box for the Better World Books drop box or Little Free Libraries or something.

#Comment Re: Kevin Jenkins made: 2017-11-04 01:48:56.192478+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Action porn... Gonna guess "John Ringo".

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