Thursday, 7 April 2011

On the Shelf

Thought I'd use the Blog to link to the books I'm reading.  I travel to and from work by train so I get a lot of reading done.  I can easily do a book every 2-3 days if it's good.

Currently reading Ring World by Larry Niven.


Now it's not a new book and has been about for a long old while.  Though Larry Niven isn't an author I have ever decided to pick up and have a read.  Though my reading style is pretty much Fantasy/Sci-Fi/SteamPunk/VSF I've missed Larry's work.

Have to say its been good so far, some very nice ideas and twists in it that make you go ohhh.

There are a couple more in the series and I can easily see me wanting to carry on rather than in some cases I feel I have to as otherwise reading the first one was a waste.

Have a look at Amazon page for his book list.

2 comments :

  1. Most of his stories that take place in that milieu are good, though the characters tend to be a bit two dimensional.

    You might also like Iain Banks and Charles Stross that are more contemporary SF writers.

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  2. I've read one or two Iain Bank's books in my time but thanks for the tip on Charles Stross will have to see what of his I can get my hands on.

    You're spot on about the character's though they lack a lot of attention to detail you find in many authors books, but as Ringworld has been about a few years we could say its from a far simpler time.

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