Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Snowlilly, Aug 21, 2012.
Asimov's The Caves Of Steel
At the moment, I'm leaning toward yes, but I have a ways to go.
Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
How big is it?
Dark Heir by Faith Hunter
Asimov's The Naked Sun
A medium-sized paperback, about 345 pages, with fifteen stories. I'm about halfway through it and, aside from the first story, they've all been pretty good.
Just finished John Stack's Armada, now on to Ruled Britannia by Harry Turtledove. The first is about the Spanish Armada's defeat, the latter is an alt-history in which Spain conquers England in which Shakespeare inspires rebellion through a play about Boudica.
Thanks. The name rings a bell. Can you give an example of story? Maybe, I've read it in the past.
Well, my favorite one so far is about an ice giant planet passing through the outer Solar System. There's a technological civilization living in the world ocean under the ice. Earth sends a probe down into the ice and the aliens send a probe up, and the story draws a parallel between the junior members of the research teams.
Is it by Jr. Van Vogt ?
Sorry I meant Arthur C. Clarke, it bears a striking similarity with Rendezvous with Rama. But they are many differences too so it could be someone else.
I am flip flopping between Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith by Matthew Stover, and one of my all time favorites, DUNE by Frank Herbert.
I believe when I am done re-reading Asimov, I'll read the Dune series. I haven't done that in decades. This will feel almost like it was the first time.
Grimoire of the Lamb by Kevin Hearne
Asimov's The Robots Of Dawn
Just finished listening to another Flavia De Luce mystery - I Am Half Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley narrated by Sophie Aldred. I really like the 11 year old Flavia and I think Sophie Aldred does a marvellous job narrating both male and female characters.
Now I am listening to Gideon's Corpse by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, narrated by David W Collins. Second book in the Gideon Crew series. I am not really fond of Gideon Crew but I want to read all of Preston's and Child's novels, both those written together and their solo works as well. I only have a handful more to go.
It's by Jeff Hecht. It's not like Rendezvous With Rama at all. The planet is a natural object and the aliens don't even know there's anything beyond the ice until the Earth probe gets there.
Today I read about 70 or 80 fairly lame test papers. Woo.
Asimov's Robots & Empire
I am now listening to the fourth Ruth Galloway book, A Room Full of Bones narrated by Jane McDowell.
I only have three more Preston/Child books to read or listen to. They are
Jennie by Douglas Preston
Death Match by Lincoln Child
And the third Gideon Crew book The Lost Island by both of them but that one isn't yet available as an audiobook.
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