Sunday, March 15, 2009

Science Fiction 12 – Kathleen Ann Goonan, Stuart Gordon and Robert Graves

This morning I just finished rereading Kathleen Ann Goonan’s The Bones of Time, a futuristic novel set in Hawaii. It’s not a bad read at all, with an interesting plot, likable characters and dealing with nanotechnology, which I admit fascinates me. Queen City Jazz was her first novel and also features nanotech. I recently reread it and enjoyed it very much. I intend to seek out its sequels Mississippi Blues, Crescent City Rhapsody and Light Music.

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Jeff VanderMeer recommended The Smile on the Void by Stuart Gordon, though unfortunately I can’t remember much about it. It’s been a while since I read it. I do remember when I ordered it from Alibris it was just before 9/11 and its delivery was delayed for several weeks.


Another curiosity is Robert Graves Seven Days in New Crete, which is described on the cover blurb as “a classic science fantasy novel of a future civilization doomed by its own sterile virtue”. I can’t remember if I’ve ever read it.


That’s it for authors whose names begin with G.

Next will be Elizabeth Hand and M John Harrison

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