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Tuesday December 28, 2004
07:36 PM

Books I've read in 2004

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(Not including technical books)

Expedition to Earth,
2001 - A Space Odyssey,
2010 - Odyssey Two, by Arthur C. Clarke

The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy,
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe,
Life, The Universe and Everything,
So Long, and thanks for all the fish, by Douglas Adams

Extraordinary Stories, by Edgar Allan Poe

Solar Lottery,
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch,
Blade Runner, by Philip K. Dick

Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert A. Heinlein

Solaris, by Stanislaw Lem

The Color of Magic,
The Light Fantastic,
Mort - The Play, by Terry Pratchett

A Fire Upon the Deep, by Vernor Vinge

17 books total. I'm still a *little* behind spur's ratio, but at least I'm reading :-)

I enjoyed them so much that I don't even know what to say about them... :-) If I had to rank a top 5 or so, it would be:

1) Solar Lottery
1) Stranger in a Strange Land
1) Fire Upon the Deep
1) 2010 - Odyssey Two
1) The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy

And no, all those ones aren't a glitch :-) I just can't make up my mind :-)

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  • Strongly consider reading: * Valis * Flow My Tears the Policeman Said * Penultimate Truth * Man in the High Castle
  • You liked Stranger in a Strange Land? I thought the first half was absolutely brilliant. I thought the second half was total hippy, free-love crap that did nothing for the story.

    The difference between the first half and second half is so stark I half suspect the author killed a grad student, stole his work, and realized too late that it wasn't finished and so tried to finish it on his own. Ok, so maybe not, but still, it's was odd to see how badly the story degenerated.