I love a great SF read. A book that not only inspires me and opens my mind, my also pushes me through its pages at blinding pace because it's just too good to put down. Such great reads are rare… which is both a curse and a blessing.
The curse is, of course, there aren't enough great reads. If only every book could shine that brightly! The blessing is that we don't have to suffer the same withdrawl symptoms all the time. When I finish a great read, I want/expect my next read to be just as good. It almost never is, leaving me feeling a bit lost and depressed.
Note use of the word "almost". I just had a rare double-header of great SF novels: James S.A. Corey's "Abaddon's Gate" www.amazon.com/Abaddons-Gate-E… and Ranez Naam's "Nexus" www.amazon.com/Nexus-Ramez-Naa…. I heartily recommend both… though be warned, each one will probably have you itching to read the sequel by the last page. "Nexus'" sequel www.amazon.com/Crux-Ramez-Naam… comes out in August. The next James S.A. Corey Expanse book won't be out for AT LEAST a year.
But that brings me to the interactive segment of this blog. What are the Really Great SF books you've read in the past couple of years – the ones make you sad when you realize you've digested the last word on their last page and/or the ones that seem to call you back for a re-read, if only to relive some of its reader experience? Care to share?
And finally… on the subject of sharing… here are my recent picks for really cool deviations. Explore and enjoy!
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