I've been reading the sci-fi novel "Chasm City" by Alastair Reynolds. I've already read this book several times, but am going through it again because I like it so much. Wildly imaginative sci-fi that doesn't violate the laws of physics; Reynolds is an astrophysicist. Probably my favorite sci-fi novel. There is an amazing sub-plot about a flotilla of ships making a centuries-long trip across interstellar space. A guy on one of the ships becomes a Hitler-like despotic leader. I am also working through the biograpy of Leon Theremin, "Ether Music and Espionage". If you ever get to thinking you have a rough life, just read a book about anyone who lived in Stalinist Russia! It'll make your life seem like a picnic. Sheesh. Also reading about the programming language TCL so I can write Expect scripts at work. Mark Smart http://www.marksmart.net
time for the annual "what's everyone reading" question and do you read with your shoes on?....:).....i have become addicted to books by JAMES LEE BURKE and STEPHEN HUNTER, your basic easy reading adventure/mystery books, bigger than life flawed "good" guys vs. the forces of evil.....i have also been reading alot of "historical" fiction.....i regret to say that i have not read a SCI FI book that i have enjoyed for the longest time, unless you count NEIL STEPHENSON'S "QUICKSILVER" part 1 of a 3 parter.....shoes?, i only read in the shower!.....:)mk
- To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
- From: Nemoguitt@aol.com
- Subject: READING?
- Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 19:03:54 +0000