|03-04-2012, 08:36 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2010
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Nice Review of Two Recent SFF Novels
From Salon.com, two reviews of SFF novels with Big Ideas: Arctic Rising by Tobias Buckell and The Mirage by Matt Ruff.
Buckell's Big Idea:
|03-05-2012, 12:55 AM||#2|
Are you gonna eat that?
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damn, that book by Ruff sounds pretty interesting.
|03-05-2012, 08:20 AM||#4|
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Ruff's concept sounds interesting, but from some of the buzz I've been hearing, his writing may not be equally as interesting or provocative as his premise. I'll still probably check it out sometime.
Buckell's been largely hit or miss with me—mostly miss. Just like John Scalzi (where "The Big Idea" originates), I consider Buckell more of a blogger than anything: it's fun to read their posts, ideas and shorts, but their novel-length stuff leaves a lot to be desired (with the exception of Scalzi's Old Man's War).
|03-05-2012, 07:56 PM||#6|
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Buckell's Big Idea - am I missing something in the concept? There is no land under the north ice cap, only ocean. The south ice cap yes, but not the north.
|03-07-2012, 01:48 AM||#7|
Join Date: Jan 2011
That Buckell book sounds similar to that global warming series by Kim Stanley Robinson. I only made it through one and a half of those
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