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styndall


Feb 25, 2007, 7:05 PM

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Re: [blondgecko] So what are you reading at the moment?
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blondgecko wrote:
Out of town, on a rainy day... wandered into a bookshop yesterday and picked up Dan Simmons' Hyperion omnibus. As of last night I was just starting into the second book - damn it's good!

I really liked those books. Hyperion and Endymion were both great reads. I was disappointed by Ilium and Olympos, though. They weren't nearly so well plotted or written.


On the sci-fi tip, I've been hacking at Stanislaw Lem's Imaginary Magnitude, which is a fascinating collection of forwards to books from the future. He introduces an analysis of the art of x-ray videography, produces the introduction to a book on the history of computer-produced literature, and even the beginnings of an encyclopedia generated by massive processing power to contain entries pertaining to future events.

The same guy wrote Solaris, which made an excellent Russian movie sometime in the early 70s and a pretty decent American movie (by Steven Soderbergh, and starring George Clooney) just a few years back. Alas, though, he died about this time last year.


(This post was edited by styndall on Feb 25, 2007, 7:06 PM)



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