Links for 2009-04-16

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  1. nishad
    Posted April 17, 2009 at 01:33 | Permalink

    Have you read Canticle? Any good? I tried to read Shockwave Rider a year ago and was deathly bored by page 20, so I wanna ask before I try another classic SF.

  2. Posted April 17, 2009 at 09:55 | Permalink

    hey Nishad! just finished Canticle, and I really enjoyed it. Philosophical puzzles and historical insight into the mindsets of a Dark Ages Irish monastic community and cold war science respectively — what’s not to like?

    I don’t think I’ve read Shockwave Rider in years though, so I can’t remember what it was like or if it’d be similar…

  3. nishad
    Posted April 20, 2009 at 23:22 | Permalink

    Shockwave R. is like proto Neal Stephenson or William Gibson. That sounds good but I found the book really boring and kinda badly dated. Well I’m at the library now so will check out Canticle.