It appears I just can't give up on Sci-Fi. Here is a list of the recent readings, with very brief notes.Peter F. Hamilton: The Night's Dawn Trilogy. I think this trilogy exceeds 3000 pages, or something like that. I've managed to read it all, and if you want a really long sci-fi book, give your … Continue reading Peter F. Hamilton, China Mieville, and other readings: book update time
There is no single answer to this question. Actually the question is wrong, but I'll go ahead and write an answer anyway. In fact, I want to write a couple of things as I think about the books I've read so far. These may help me pick my future books better, or who knows, you … Continue reading What makes a sci-fi book great?
Imagine looking at the sky in a summer night. All the stars in the air, and suddenly, they are all gone, as if somebody turned the lights of the universe. This is all the spoiler I'm going to give about Spin. As human beings we are capable of adopting to so many things. The hole … Continue reading Book update: Spin by Robert Charles Wilson
Orson Scott Card's well known work: Ender's Game, is answering this question. I won't give you the details, since I really do not like any spoilers about books. You should read it and see if for yourself, however, I have to say that Scott makes some terrifying points in his book. One can't help remembering … Continue reading Who would be the perfect commander at war?
Just in case you have not read Gateway, please do it. Pohl's sci-fi is very impressive, focusing on a lead character who is quite defective. He is not even an anti-hero, he is just the guy in the focus, and I really appreciate that kind of balance about the depiction of lead characters. Certain aspects … Continue reading Book update, Pohl and Suarez
Ok, slightly off topic, but if you are interested in my reading list for the last couple of months, here is a brief summary. Atul Gawande, "Better ". Professor Ingram gave this book to me. If you want to see how doctors see certain things, and how hard it is to perform some tasks which … Continue reading What I’ve read, a summary for the fellow geek