Great idea Thor - The Millennial Project : Colonizing the Galaxy in Eight Easy Steps..........Author Marshall Savage 1992
No its not like Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy which may first come to mind when you first read the title.
geeeezzzzz.....does anyone read anymore?
I prefer good clean mysteries, Scifi, or old classics. My fav authors are Doyle, Chesterton, Tolkien,Lewis,and, and, well, of course, now i'm racking my brain and drawing a blank...Well, anyway...Anyone like those?
Yeah - Tolkien - I read that trilogy way back in my teens - they left a lot out in the movie.
Same with the book Contact.
I'm reading a book now called "Encounter With Tiber" its a 1996 science fiction novel written by former astronaut Buzz Aldrin and science fiction writer John Barnes.
I couldn't pass up a sci/fi book written by an astronaut and its turning out to be pretty good.
Whats it about?
Evidence is found of an intelligent alien species who visited the Earth long ago and left an encyclopedia with the collected knowledge of their culture. The story is told from the point of view of a human historian on a star ship on the way to Alpha Centauri (the aliens' home world) who is using the time in transit to translate two alien books. The details of the visit from the viewpoint of the aliens is presented in the books.
Aside from Isaac Asimov the king of Sci-Fi IMHO
I found "Rendzvous with Rama"(1972) by Arthur C Clarke to be a very good tale. The beauty of it was that although the attributes of the alien culture far exceeded Earth, it was all very believable.
The twist at the end was totally unexpected by me but in the context of the story-line was extremely logical as Mr Spock might say.
I started reading Asimov's, Foundation series but I put it down because I was in the middle of moving - but - I do plan on picking it up again. I was surprised to find out he wrote I, Robot.
The movie is nothing like the book and merely uses his name and book title to promote it. I was extremely disappointed.
IMHO the movie was something I would clear up when taking Reubin for a walk.
I'm sure Mr. Asimov is disappointed too if there is any awarenesss after we have left.(whole other topic)Now that you've enlightened me on this, I am very disappointed too but it doesn't surprise me, knowing that Hollywood(for lack of a better term)is all about $$$$$$ and accuracy only if they absolutely have to. I agree - if they are going to make a movie that is totally different from the book, they should make it clearer in the opening credits. They really wouldn't loose any money just by stating the fact and I wouldn't feel like I was being robbed. Selling a movie by using Asimov's name is just wrong.
@quark snigger, ... but now i must read the book.
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i did an english literature degree so i read a lot of books for that, and the tutorials are a bit like a book club but you get analysed on your opinion and have to justify your stance.
At present I'm reading "The Lobster Coast" by Colin Woodard.A history of the Maine coast and the struggles it had as an unforgiving frontier.Mostly about pirates,rebels and rusticators,aggrieved Indians,French raiders,English Lords,and greedy land speculators who founded one of America's most iconic and compelling cultures.I love learning about local history.All of Keneth Robert's books are excellent reads about our Maine history also.
Encounter with Tiber by Buzz Aldrin, one of manned space flight's pioneers, wrote a sci-fi novel thats really good. A radio beacon from an unknown world leads an astronaut to disaster on the Moon -- and his son far beyond that, as he searches for the key to the mystery of Tiber, a civilization who left artifacts in the solar system some 9,000 years ago, with sufficient impact on human affairs to explain some odd references in the Bible. The villains of the book are not the aliens, but the politicians with the minds of accountants who won't fund the necessary scientific knowledge and equipment to save the world. Apparently an affliction which alien and human astronauts both have to bear.
I just finished reading Echo Burning by Lee Child (mystery) with a central character by the name of Jack Reacher. I believe there are six books in the series with this same character.
Lots of twists and turns; overall a most enjoyable read.
I love "Where are you?" by Mark Levy. It is a impressive story yo me and meaningful as well :)
I read "If Only It Were True" by the same author some years ago
and liked it.
I'm going to start reading “The Surgeon” by Tess Gerritsen the first book of the Rizzoli/Isles series I hear it's a must read series for anyone who likes mysteries and medical drama/thrillers
I read the books; I was not disappointed. Excellent reading.
I just started reading, "Eyes of a Child" by Richard North Patterson. So far, a good read.
just finished the girl with the dragon tattoo trilogy, liked the first two not so sure about the last one though.
I am just starting The Whisperers (a thriller) by John Connelly.
I enjoyed reading the Richard North Patterson book.
I just finished 44 Charles Street by Danielle Steel. It was a good read!
I loved reading romances, indian books, young adult books and all others are the same leval.
I'm reading The Forever Year by Ronald Anthony.
I am reading
Diary of a Young Girl
By Anne Frank