This was a book that surprised me. I had read the reviews and listened to the opinions of others, and avoided this sharecropped sequel like many other sf fans of quality and discernment. 138 more words
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My original review of The Garden of Rama was four words long – “Get On With It.” I was trying to express my frustration at a novel that was the middle volume of a trilogy, in which nothing happens but at very great length. 126 more words
Un gigante della fantascienza’ è definito Arthur C. Clarke, il profeta dell’Odissea 2001, nell’autorevole e severo Who’s Who in Science Fiction di Brian Ash.” Così scrivevano, nel 1979, gli allora vati della sf in Italia, Carlo Fruttero e Franco Lucentini, presentando la prima edizione di questo celebre romanzo. 130 more words
Tsung agrees to take me to Halley and back, give me food, water, air, and a room with a view.
And in return?
When I get back I’ll do my best to promote future voyages, make some video appearances, write a few articles-all very reasonable, for the chance of a lifetime. 598 more words
The trickster is an old trope from myths and narratives dating back to, well, as a long as human beings have been telling stories. While The Wizard isn’t as whimsical and interesting as some tricksters, he still fits the mold fairly well, albeit as more of a charlatan than a true ‘trickster’. 314 more words
The Star by Arthur C. Clarke, 1967
The magic trick:
Turning a science-fiction story into a comment about religion and philosophy
Well, I tried. This is the fifth – and mercifully final – day of Science Fiction Week here at the blog, and I can say these stories have done little to win my heart. 143 more words