8271Re: [mythsoc] Ellison
- Feb 2, 2003On Sun, 2003-02-02 at 22:06, Ernest Tomlinson wrote:
> > ...Greg Bear...Urk; I wouldn't call _Moving Mars_ his better work. Try _Eon_ for
> I got halfway through _Moving Mars_, then stopped. It wasn't bad; I just
> didn't feel like reading more. I do that too often these days, and feel
> guilty about it every time.
hard SF (and don't expect _Eternity_ to be up to the quality of
_Eon_), _Blood Music_ for biotech that Vernor Vinge would think
nifty, _Songs of Earth and Power_ (aka _The Infinity Concerto_ and
_The Serpent Mage_) for fantasy.
> > ...Michael Swanwick...Try _The Iron Dragon's Daughter_ or _Stations of the Tide_. Should
> Barbara Stanwyck?
be available in a used bookstore for cheap.
> > ...Dan Simmons..._Hyperion_ is the place to start if you want to sample that universe
> _Endymion_ is his, right? Only sampled it in a store or something.
of his-- _Endymion_ and _Rise of Endymion_ aren't as good as
_Hyperion_ and _Fall of Hyperion_. If you're browsing in a bookstore,
pick up a copy of _Prayers to Broken Stones_ and read the short story
"Vanni Fucci is Alive and Well and Living in Hell", particularly if
you've recently re-read _The Screwtape Letters_.
> _Cyteen_ for example is aCherryh does a really good job of making her aliens alien; I've
> wonderful example, and one of my favorite novels; Cherryh explains hardly
> anything about the technology of cloning or of "taping" the personalities of
> the clones; she explains enough to get the story going, gives us her cast of
> characters, and sets _them_ going.
greatly enjoyed her Chanur and Foreigner universes. And the knnn
can out-enigma the Vorlons and the Arisians together, with their
tentacles tied in knots.
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