Saturday, July 14, 2007
In a recent discussion about science fiction, it occurred to me that I haven't read a new work of science fiction in the last five years. Let me explain. I've been reading all sorts of material published from the 50's to the early 90's, and loads of fantasies. However, I haven't read a bit of two-fisted, hardcore science fiction in some time. I'm not talking about science fiction that would take a quantum engineer to explain it to me, but science fiction that tells a story and would fit into the niche carved out by the likes of Silverberg, Asimov, Heinlein, and Bradbury. So help me build a reading list for the next month. I want to read new science fiction. Not fantasy. Not the Star Wars redux (fantasy with some trappings of science fiction). I want science fiction. What are you reading? What should I go out and get from the library or from the book store? No vampires, no dragons, no wizards.