[LMB] favorite non-Lois SF/F books OT:
Mark A Mandel
mam at theworld.com
Mon, 25 Feb 2002 15:36:03 -0500
I'm NOT NOT NOT (clenching fists and repeating loudly to self) gonna get
into this thread cause I've got TOO MUCH IMPORTANT STUFF to do and TOO
MANY to-reads already... but...
On 25 Feb 2002, Scott Hofmann wrote:
#Frank Herbert's Dune (but I didn't like any of the sequels)
That's 'cause after he was so successful with the first one, he decided
he was too big a name to need editing. It was the editor's heavy but
delicate hand that made _Dune_ readable. (John Campbell? It was
originally serialized in _Analog_, where I first read it, as _The
Prophet of Dune_.)
#Isaac Asimov's _Robot_ series and his _Foundation_ series
Before he decided to merge those continuities.
#Anne McCaffrey's Pern books
Never could get much into the sequels.
#William Gibson's _Neuromancer_ and sequels
#Dan Simmon's _Hyperion_
Couldn't get far in it, but I may try again.
#Steve Miller and Sharon Lee's Liaden books
See para. 1.
#JK Rowling's Harry Potter series
#I find _Analog Science Fiction and Fact_ (http://www.analogsf.com) to be a
#great way to discover new authors. They're how I discovered Bujold, in fact!
See (my) para. 2. But I haven't read Analog in Ent's years, it seems.
-- Mark M.