A Thing of Eternity wrote: Dune Nerd wrote: Mr. Teg wrote: Tleilax Master B wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:Writing style is closer to D:V than Dune.
I'm ashamed to admit I haven't read Destination Void either
But, it is on the list. Its about time for my yearly run through the Dune series again
Dude, gotta read Destination Void.
Yes yes you do, it is a mind bender for sure.
Back on topic, I just finished reading Whipping Star and it was sweetness. Nice story plus there was decent science discussion and I love the sentients that FH includes in this story. Top notch.
Read Dosadi Experiment yet? Do it. Immediatly.
I didn't really get much "science" out of Whipping Star, people keep saying that, but that's not what I thought it's strength was. Maybe I'm not including some concepts under science that I should be? I wouldn't mind hearing your take on this.
I found it to concentrate much more on the perception of reality and other philosophical themes like the nature of communication. Is that what everyone (I've heard Byron comment on this too) means by this being a "hard" science novel? Because by my standards, which are admittedly pretty strict, this is more medium boiled SF than hard. Maybe I need to go back and read this one again to see what I missed...
Have read Dosadi, also top notch and enjoyed it thoroughly. Have to say though while recommendations are being handed out you should read D:V, some of the best fiction to be put into print.
Whipping star, I agree that it discusses lots of concepts in philosophy and communication but those are not my strong points so I focused more on the bits of science that it actually has in it. Anymore most sci-fi completely ignores the science and acts like we are dumb but in this novel it did discuss some technical topics.
Maybe instead of science I should have said mathematics, to me science is mathematics with appropriate labels. I can't remember off the top of my head but I know that there was some logic games that McKie plays that are quite well done. As well as other examples that I can't thing of due to lack of sleep, newborns are great for the brain!