14 November 2004

What? No Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator?

I'm always tempted to go back to sci-fi in my reading list. The closest I've gotten is a couple of the recent William Gibson [Wikipedia] novels a year ago--Idoru and Pattern Recognition [Amazon]--both were pretty good (and oddly similar). Also the Neal Stephenson novels Quicksilver [Amazon] and (currently) Cryptonomicon [Amazon]. Also good. But I've been tempted to branch out.

Maybe with Kim Stanley Robinson. His Mars Trilogy [Amazon] has been favorably blogged by both BoingBoing and just recently Musical Perceptions.

And what's a better book recommendation than random chance?

[ posted by sstrader on 14 November 2004 at 7:51:02 AM in Language & Literature ]