[Pages Read: 184] I once had a passionate love affair – the kind of brief encounter that fantasy novels are all about: star-crossed lovers who meet and instantly know the other for their soulmate. The sort of relationship that probably inspires Diana Gabaldon. Yeah, I had one of those. And as those sorts of things are […]Read more "Book Update: Wizard’s First Rule"
[Pages Read: 80] After having a date say it was their favorite book, The Forever War had to move off my to-read shelf. Originally published in 1974, Joe Haldeman’s intergalactic alien war novel won both the Hugo and Nebula. Thus far it’s exactly as expected – a true war novel, just set in space. A lot of […]Read more "Book Update: The Forever War"
[Pages Read: 76] This is one of those books that I always heard about but never knew how to feel about. In a genre with so few female voices, The Handmaid’s Tale always tempted me since it’s not only a female author – but a very well-acclaimed novel. Published in 1985 and nominated for the Nebula, I […]Read more "Book Update: The Handmaid’s Tale"
Again, another non-List book. This one at least was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke award, but still – I should probably get back to making headway on the Lists. I finished this book while on vacation in Puerto Rico. I found the storytelling to be rich and engaging, my only complaint would be that […]Read more "Book Review: Revelation Space"
[Pages Read: 253] Published in 2000, Revelation Space is what is (apparently) called a “space opera novel” by Alastair Reynolds. The book chronicles primarily three points of view, all that are obviously intertwined and headed for an eventual merge. I enjoy this sort of plot structure, keeps pacing fresh and allows for jumps in space and […]Read more "Current Book: Revelation Space"
[Pages Read: 313] As I crossed over into the final 100 pages, I felt like we were bound to not have anything exciting happen. Yes, we had learned some very interesting facts about Sevek’s life on Annares, and how he came to be the man that he is today. Particularly we were given the sense […]Read more "Current Book Update: The Dispossessed"
[Pages Read: 215] My first update from New York. Finding time to read was a bit difficult given that I spent the past week driving across the country, but we finally settled in and got some good work done. We’ve been given a few more insights into Shevek’s past Anarres, and now we start to […]Read more "Current Book Update: The Dispossessed"