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I finished my current reading book 'The Skinner' by Neal Asher today at lunch... And I was disappointed.

...Because I didn't want it to end! T____T

I really enjoyed it, it's been a long time since I read such a humorous sci fi novel with such likeable characters - although I think it says something about me that my favourites were a 700-year-old dead man and a foul-mouthed AI of approximately the same age.

Wah... And it ended so well too!

*wibbles*

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mbrsart
Aug. 14th, 2007 07:30 pm (UTC)
Just went to Amazon and read the little blurb about it. Looks good. I'll have to look into it.
nothingtoregret
Aug. 14th, 2007 10:08 pm (UTC)
I really recommend it, it's one of the first sci fi books I've read in ages where the sci didn't overshadow the fi - I think some authors forget that it's supposed to be fiction, not a speculative paper on the nature of human advancement.

Maybe I've just been reading the wrong kind of sci fi. But it was enough to prompt me to order another four of his books from Amazon!
mbrsart
Aug. 14th, 2007 11:20 pm (UTC)
Larry Niven is one of my favorite authors because he really doesn't overshadow the fi with the sci. Isaac Asimov is good about that, too. Same with what I've read of Zenna Henderson's.
nothingtoregret
Aug. 15th, 2007 12:01 am (UTC)
I think I started reading something of Larry Niven's and couldn't get into it, but then, it was a few years ago. I'll have to give him another try. *notes it down for when she next goes into town - it's easier to get a sense of the book when you're physically holding it*

Sean Williams Astropolis trilogy has got off to a good start with "Saturn Returns", in case you want to look that up too. It seems a bit weird and dull to start with, but picks up the pace once he's done explaining things - like how Imre, a man, woke up as a woman on an alien spacecraft and whatnot. It was... quite an unusual read. The downside is the wait for the second book...
mbrsart
Aug. 15th, 2007 12:11 am (UTC)
Hmmm. A man waking up as a woman on an alien spacecraft...Sounds like it's worth a look. ^_^ As far as Niven goes, The Integral Trees is a good one that doesn't dwell on technology. In fact, the society is quite primitive (for the most part). I saw it in hardcover a while back at Borders, but I've got it in mass market paperback.
neal_asher
Aug. 20th, 2007 03:47 pm (UTC)
Best go get yourself the sequel, The Voyage of the Sable Keech!

http://theskinner.blogspot.com/
nothingtoregret
Aug. 20th, 2007 04:51 pm (UTC)
Haha, you know, ironically enough... it just arrived today from Amazon, along with Gridlinked, Brass Man and The Line Of Polity. ;) They should be enough to keep me going for a couple of weeks - and give me a chance to save so I can order more.

I have the feeling your books are going to be doing dangerously filling things to my bookcase.
neal_asher
Aug. 21st, 2007 08:43 am (UTC)
I am of course glad to read this. Remember that the Cormac books run in order: 1.Gridlinked 2.The Line of Polity 3.Brass Man...
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