What are you reading?



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Postby coldbrightsunlight » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:32 pm

I have been meaning to read some of his stuff also.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby TraceItalian » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:02 pm

VREEEEVROOOOOW wrote:I've read a bunch of stuff lately, but A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay was really interesting; so I thought I'd mention that here. It's touted by some as the best book of the 20th century or so, and it is admired by C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Philip Pullman, and many others—as if Lindsay were "your favourite author's favourite author". It is one of the most extraordinarily *strange* works I've read. It truly manages to make me feel *foreign*. I can't recall any other book (or work of art in general, come to think of it) that has succeeded so much in this regard. Thoroughly unique book.


Picked up a copy at the store, gonna read it once I'm done rereading Dalva, will let you know my personal opinion, thanks for the recommendation
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby jirodreamsofdank » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:35 am

I'm the only lifelong Trekkie who's never read much sci fi, so I bought THE BIG BOOK OF SCIENCE FICTION edited by Jeff Vandermeer (of Annihilation and Borne), sci-fi short fiction from HG Wells onward.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:13 am

Sounds good, there are a lot of great classic SF short stories.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby TraceItalian » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:21 pm

jirodreamsofdank wrote:I'm the only lifelong Trekkie who's never read much sci fi, so I bought THE BIG BOOK OF SCIENCE FICTION edited by Jeff Vandermeer (of Annihilation and Borne), sci-fi short fiction from HG Wells onward.


If you ever get the chance, pick up a book by Sheckley (Journey Beyond Tomorrow and Minotaur's Maze are personal favs, he also wrote a Star Trek book) and City by Simak (how could you not love a history/folk tale book written by hyperintelligent dogs on the myth of man?) They're weird and great scifi books that I feel are definitely underappreciated
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Dapper Bandit » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:20 am

Jeff Vandermeer is a good-ass editor (along with his wife). I borrowed his anthology of time travel fiction from the library and it was a great collection. Very carefully laid out and curated, you can tell that they have a lot of passion for the subject matter.

Just finished Fury by Jeff Kuttner and it was a right satisfying bit of golden-age sci fi.
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