Links for 2011-09-11

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  1. Davor
    Posted September 12, 2011 at 22:19 | Permalink

    If I may notice, this looks like somewhat “best western culture science fiction books” list. There can’t be a comprehensive “best scifi books” list without authors like Lem and brothers Strugatsky.

    Other than that, great titles.

  2. nishad
    Posted September 13, 2011 at 18:45 | Permalink

    Snow Crash and Anathem over Cryptonimicon? Whoa!

  3. Posted September 13, 2011 at 20:50 | Permalink

    shameful admission: I’ve never read Anathem.

    I think Snow Crash is more of a “this book was very significant at the time” inclusion, to be honest…. not actually a great read in itself from a modern viewpoint.

    Davor: agreed about Lem! I’ve never read any of the brothers Strugatsky…. must remedy that.

  4. nishad
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 19:01 | Permalink

    Anathem seems to belong to his doorstop period. Shameful admission: I couldn’t finish Quicksilver and haven’t read anything by him since.

    It’s not easy to find the Strugatsky brothers’ books, but you should watch Stalker for sure.