Sci Fi, bitches

So my earlier comments about BSG make it obvious that I’m mental for science fiction.  Whatevs.  I haven’t found a truly great sci-fi author for a minute.  Oh, wait…it’s only the Campbell-Award-winning author John Scalzi.  John Scalzi, what are you writing?  The best science fiction novels since Heinlein died?  Awesome.

I avoided Old Man’s War for months because everyone liked it.  That’s my M.O.  When people started liking NIN, I stopped liking it, even though I was in the game early.  Call it an aversion to false accusations of jumping the bandwagon.  But my man Tommy Rocc told me I had to read it, and he digs on good shit, so I took his advice.  He was so right.  Old Man’s War has the best dialogue in the history of science fiction, and the plot and action are first-rate.  His follow-up effort, Ghost Brigades, is only 6 times better than most stuff, instead of the 7 times better that OMW was.  Who gives a shit?  It’s all outstanding.

He has a new limited-edition type thingy going on, wherein you can get a nice copy of a new book with your name, or that of someone else, in it.  I ordered one to get the dead old man’s name in, but I think I ordered too late.  ‘S’All good.  We’ll see what happens.  Worst-case scenario:  I get a sweet new Scalzi book to read sans ‘Michael J. Corcoran’ somewhere in the text.  I’ll take it.

~ by kinshay on 2006-12-25.

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  1. Away to the bookstore for me in the am!

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