January 7th, 2001, 07:08 AM
\m/ BEER \m/
I didn't even realize I did that, I can be a nitpicking prick without even realizing it, he he.
Back to Lensmen though, the version I have has a nice introduction by J. Michael Straczynski (sp?), creator of Bablyon 5.
January 7th, 2001, 09:51 AM
I have my problems with OTHERLAND.
I think the idea is very good - he takes a classic fantasy theme, going from one world to another, but gives it a completely new turn.
On the other hand it's sf at its best because he picks up crucial developments of our time and extends it in a credible way to the future.It's fascinating.
But the writing!!
I couldn't finish the second book (although I'm a very forgiving reader). I got too annoyed with him bringing ever more new characters into the story instead of t e l l i n g the story.
By now he has to handle so many characters, it seems he doesn't know how to keep them busy.
For example: the beginning of the second book
How long did they drift on this oversized leave asking each other "What shall we do now?"
It does my head in.
January 8th, 2001, 01:55 AM
\m/ BEER \m/
Ntschotschi: I sort of agree with you about Otherland book #2. It did move kind of slow. If you haven't read #3, Mountain of Black Glass, you should pick it up. The story REALLY picks up steam in MOBG.
January 10th, 2001, 06:49 AM
King of the Lurkers.
Scifi recommendations? Here are a few that I liked alot..
Hyperion, Fall of Hyperion, Endymion, and the Rise of Endymion. Dan Simmons.
Otherland - Tad Williams
Liege Killer, The Ask Ock, Partawa - Christopher Hinz
Star-Rigger Trilogy - John DeChancie
And The Deathstalker series by Greene. Now, the last book is pretty cheesy, and not overly deep, but, I love reading it.. =)
January 18th, 2001, 05:19 PM
Some of the BEST sci-fi I've read in the last few years have been the two brilliant novels by Vernor Vinge (A Fire Upon The Deep, A Deepness In The Sky) and the trilogy from Peter F Hamilton (The Reality Dysfuntion, The Neutronium Alchemist, The Naked God).
That's my 2 cents worth, anyways.
January 19th, 2001, 05:48 PM
I'm currently reading "Dead with Ilsa." It's a self-published sci-fi e-book. The site is http://www.deadwithilsa.com.
January 19th, 2001, 06:00 PM
Hey drej27... are they paying you