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March 12th, 2009, 18:45
Books just read:
Lankhmar Tales of Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser, Fritz Leiber
Infoquake (volume 1 of the Jump 225 trilogy) David Louis Edelman
Audiobooks (unabridged) just ordered:
Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut
Hyperion Dan Simmons
Shadow & Claw: The First Half of 'The Book of the New Sun' Gene Wolfe
Acacia: The War with the Mein David Anthony Durham
The Lies of Locke Lamora Scott Lynch
Books & Audiobooks on the to buy list:
Viriconium M. John Harrison
The Etched City K.J. Bishop
Trial of Flowers Jay Lake
Majestrum: A Tale Of Henghis Hapthorn Matthew Hughes
The Way of Shadows (The Night Angel Trilogy) Brent Weeks
The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence
by Ray Kurzweil
Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century
by Michio Kaku
Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos by Michio Kaku
Unearthing Ancient America: The Lost Sagas of Conquerors, Castaways, and Scoundrels by Frank Joseph
I thought Lankhmar was an incredible fantasy story collection especially considering the time it was written in. It still stands today with the most solid, refreshing and simply clever fantasy writing I have have read. These need to be in a series or movies!
Infoquake, wow the true heir to William Gibson and Neal Stephonson. If you like/love cyberpunk especially Neuromancer/Count Zero & Snowcrash/Diamond Age this book and the whole series (Multireal and the upcoming third novel) are for you. It is a slightly more futuristic take on the cyberpunk themes, but combined and evolved to fit the new millenium. It is where cyberpunk has progressed to.
Anyone who has read any of these novels please share your thoughts!
To sum it up, I feel our space program ended up like this. "It's one small step for man. One giant leap for man kind. Oops I fell on my butt after that leap and can't get up anymore."
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