It's a tad unfair to criticize a work that was very much of it's time, but isn't S. F. supposed to be NOT of it's time. As I reread this I wondered if it is Asimov, and his ubiquity, that gave S.F. it's reputation for bad writing, that sadly still persists in the wide world today. For some reason Tor didn't want this, so you have it, my friends, all to yourself.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Trying something a little different this time, part of what I hope to be a new strand, if folks like it: Comic Crits on various visual artists. I'm hoping that they'll bring a slightly different viewpoint to aspects of well-known artists, as well as introduce new ones.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Now that I have had a little time to reflect on this review, I feel I was a bit harsh. It's actually a great book, perhaps even seminal. I just wish I had enjoyed reading it more. For some reason, the characters never lept to life for me, but I suppose having that and great sci-fi ideas is asking too much. Could be my fault; other seem to have no problems.