Books

The “Last” Science Fiction / Fantasy Meme

SF Signal , the most recent Hugo award winning fanzine , posted a meme on Saturday with a “last” theme. Here we go: The last sf/f book I finished reading: Shift Omnibus by Hugh Howey The last sf/f book I did NOT finish: Perdido Street Station by China Miéville (I loved The City & the City but just could not finish this one. It’s very rare for me to not finish a book.

Ready Player One is the best book you’re not reading

If you grew up in the 80s like me, especially as a teenager, Ready Player One is a book for you. For fans of retro arcade games, 80s music and movies, MMOs, cyberpunk, roleplaying and early computers like the TRS-80, it weaves them all into a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I can’t do it justice, so read the summary here . And then buy it and read it, you won’t be disappointed.

Gregory Mcdonald, RIP

Gregory Mcdonald, most famous for being the author of the Fletch series, has died at age 71 from cancer . I’m not a big mystery reader, but due to Kevin Smith ‘s praise for McDonald’s dialogue in his novels, I picked up one or two of his books, and then quickly bought them all a number of years ago. You thought the Fletch movies (well, at least the first one) were funny?