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Hello all. I was musing this morning that I need to join more forums, so after a little bit of searching I found myself here.

My name is Christina, though you can call me just about anything. CB, Silent, "OI you there!" all work just fine. I've always been a fan of scifi and fantasy, and they're my preferred genres to write and otherwise create in. Besides that, I also ride horses and take too many photos.

I suppose if you have any burning questions about the rest of my rather dull life, you can ask.

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Welcome to Speculative Vision, Silent!

What is some of your favorite scifi and fantasy?

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Hey there Silent! Nice to meet you!! =^.^=

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Thanks guys.
Bmat wrote:Welcome to Speculative Vision, Silent!

What is some of your favorite scifi and fantasy?
I will forever be a Stargate Atlantis girl, hahah. Firefly will also keep a place in my heart.

Sadly the scifi/fantasy book selection at our library is limited and I never have any money, so I haven't strayed far beyond JRR Tolkien and HG Wells' work as far as reading goes. Classics are good, though.

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thesilent wrote:Sadly the scifi/fantasy book selection at our library is limited and I never have any money, so I haven't strayed far beyond JRR Tolkien and HG Wells' work as far as reading goes. Classics are good, though.
Asimov FTW! :thumright:
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hmmm... look up the word torrent. then add ebook. then shake.

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samaulle_esun wrote:hmmm... look up the word torrent. then add ebook. then shake.

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Hahah, I suppose I might as well. It's not like I'd be buying them anyway.

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Welcome silent!

For book bargains don't forget to visit local used bookstores. They always have dirt cheap paperbacks. Also don't neglect to browse the remainder bins at the big bookstores. You can find hugely marked down hardbacks that had to be bumped to make space for new releases. I've got hardbacks that cost me less than 1/2 a brand new paperback.

In both cases casual persistence is well rewarded. Don't go out bound and determined to find a new book, just try to make a habit of popping in for a quick browse at the shops that seem to have consistently good selections to see if anything catches your bargain hunting eye. In the end you develop a better appreciation of what you find and you add a level of fun to finding it. Besides, looking is free right? :D

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The Master has a very valid point. To make the used book store even cheaper, you mite think of bringing in an old book you have and sawp it for another. That way you only pay about $.50 - $2.00, which are usual exchange rates, instead of buying outright for about $3.00 - $9.00.

I found a gem at the local used book store the other day. Anne Rice's new, post reform, book "Out of Egypt," which hasn't even been released here yet.
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Another option is the Paperback Swap.
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