“There were five of them, each prepared to kill, each with his own reasons for accepting what might well be a suicide mission. The pay? $20,000 apiece. The mission? Find a way into Cuba and kill Castro.”
The best novel I’ve read so far in 2012, and one of the best ’50s novels around. A very complex novel that can’t be explained away in a short two-sentence excerpt.
An old-school meme, but an interesting one; more a get-to-know-your-blogger than anything else. I picked it up off the sadly …
It’s been a long time coming—I had a computer to build, and a bunch of queued posts to make. But …
A group of humans flees an authoritarian government to Alpha Centauri, pursued by robotic spaceships. When they arrive, there are aliens about.
Silverberg’s magnificent tale of science-fiction post-colonialism, and an effective homage to Joseph Conrad to boot. Not to be missed.
To start things off, I’m going to ask you go read my review of the first two Riverworld books. Go on. It’ll be helpful, since I reference those a lot. Back already? Good.
Philip Jose Farmer’s Riverworld series, at least the first books. I had fond memories of the first book when I read it years ago, and when I was gifted the next ones, I wondered how it held up. Here’s the answer.
Three loosely related novels of adventure set in a universe which could never be: it uses Hoyle’s obsolescent steady-state physics as a backdrop.