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A Brief Blogging Interlude

Yesterday was not the greatest day I’ve ever experienced, and I kind of shorted all of you, my keen and lovely readers, out of a decent post. I thought I’d make up for that tonight by posting a series of eight questions from SF Signal about science fiction books.

So, without further or do, here we go:

  1. The first science fiction book I ever read was: Jurassic Park
  2. The last science fiction book I read that I’d put in my “Top 20″ list is: Earth by David Brin
  3. The last science fiction book I couldn’t finish was: Dune
  4. A science fiction author whose work I cannot get enough of is: Isaac Asimov
  5. A science fiction author I’m ashamed to admit I haven’t read yet is: L. Sprague de Camp
  6. A science fiction book I would recommend to someone who hasn’t read sf is: Foundation
  7. A science fiction book that’s terribly underrated is: Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut
  8. A science fiction book that’s terribly overrated is: Ender’s Game

I’ve also been thinking about what book I’d like to write about next as part of my series of posts that will be inspired by the A-to-Z post on the letter B. I think that I’m going to focus on I, Robot by Isaac Asimov.

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  1. April 14, 2014 at 11:43 AM

    Quite a list. Agree about Asimov – the three laws, the multivac short stories, and the Foundation trilogy – all holding pride of place in the Sci-Fi Hall of Fame.

    Must admit I struggled a bit getting through the first of the Dune books, but the trilogy as a whole was awesome; there were a couple of sequels to the trilogy that, although good, didn’t really live up to expectation.

    The Foundation trilogy is something I’d recommend to anyone and everyone; without a doubt my favourite Sci-Fi read of all time!

    Great post….

    • April 14, 2014 at 12:12 PM

      I completely agree with you about Asimov and Foundation. Like I’ve said previously, I would like to write about “I, Robot” and show the parallels to “Frankenstein,” which itself is based on the Prometheus myth.

      I alluded before in a previous post some time ago about how EDI from the game “Mass Effect 3” is another take on it.

      Looking forward to that.

      Also, I keep meaning to get into “Dune,” but it’s so hard to penetrate it and I have lots of other books begging to be read. I got a Kindle Fire and I’ve been downloading and reading indie books published on Amazon to delve into that world.

      • April 14, 2014 at 12:20 PM

        There’s a literal treasure store of brilliant ‘indie’ books floating around cyber space just waiting to be discovered..

  2. May 3, 2014 at 5:18 AM

    Reblogged this on oogenhand.

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