Re: [SFC] Reading
- --- In email@example.com, Ignacio Viglizzo
> I read one novel by Macleod,, and a couple by Banks, but I enjoyothers
> Stross much more, and I think he goes a step further than the
> in imagining a future that's close to us and yet vastlyunimaginated.
MacLeod is excellent. I read his Engines of Light trilogy in August.
The only thing is that the first book - to my mind anyway - doesn't
completely explain how the Soviets gained wider Western European
influence in that world than in our own. Perhaps someone can
- I picked up a copy of "Dragonfly" at a book sale (a dollar a
paperback, two for a hardback) which purports to be the story of the
American Astronauts aboard Mir.
Very unevenly put together, it dodges back and forth over the
subjects like a person who starts telling a story who dodges off to
give explanitory exposition recursively thus making the original
tale difficult to follow.
It does highlight some of the failings of the Mir program and the
An interesting read for anyone who was involved in the "Why scrap
it?" debate here a few years ago (search the archives if you're
interested. I'm afraid I don't have time right now).
If what this guy says is true, the wonder is no-one was killed in