Friday, July 20, 2012

Reading Now! Axis by Robert Charles Wilson

Before I went on this self-imposed ban on new books, I picked up the two books that came after Spin by Robert Charles Wilson.  So I'm nearly done with Axis, it's a fairly short read.  Not sure what to say, I was hoping it would continue where Spin left off but we've moved ahead a little in time and it's a new cast of characters.

I'm about three quarters through and feeling sort of traumatized, truth be told.  I hope it resolves somewhat, or Vortex (the third in the series) does.  I figure in my queue there has to be something I find satisfying and makes me happy somewhere!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Reading Now! Iron Sunrise by Charles Stross

To try to add some normalcy into this queue reading for Project 10 Book I decided to pick something more my regular preferences.  Space opera, hard scifi, whatever it's called.  I read the book before Iron Sunrise, Singularity Sky a long time ago.  My guess would be 7+ years ago, but I'm not sure.  Anyway - I recall not liking it much.  I'm not even sure if it was justified!

I seem to remember the beginning of Singularity Sky having cell phones falling from the sky, and having some bad taste from there.  So anyhow, I avoided Iron Sunrise because of it, but had bought it anyway (what a weird habit that is).  I'm about 150 pages into Iron Sunrise and it's engaging, the type of scifi I was looking for, and I'm interested in the characters.  Signs are good!  Hopefully I'll be back with a positive review in a week or so. :)

Friday, July 6, 2012

Review: Spook Country by William Gibson (spoilers)

As I rambled on in my Reading Now! post, I was enamored with Gibson's stylizing when it came to cyberpunk.  Once he veered away from that track, I lost interest.  Narrow-minded, well yes a bit.  But I like what I like!  I was hoping that even with this contemporary thriller with a little bit of science-y aspects, I'd get the bits that I always liked before.  Keep reading for likely spoilers below.