Registered: Oct 2004
Posted December 22nd, 2008 10:17 AM IP
so if you want to bang out a couple enjoyable reads that have to do with Sci-fi but also heavily in psychology and metaphysical aspects, well here's three...
my friend teaches 7th grade english and he suggested a book called "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card. I'm about half way through it and it's awesome! 300 pages, easy to read, intense, good concepts, the whole nine.
there is also one that I just picked up that I enjoyed in high school and very much want to read again. "Childhood's End" by Arthur C. Clarke. The same dude who wrote 2001: A Space Oddessy. Also short and very intense
Finally something I just picked up because the name was cool and ended up really likeing it... "If the Stars are Gods" by Gregory Benford and Gordon Eklund.
None of these books place the main focus on fantasy the way star treck or star wars does, but they're mainly about cool ways to tell intricate "coming of age" stories in a sci fi setting.
On top of all that. I'm reading "Reach for the Sun" by Charles Bukowski. They're selected letters from the later part of his life. Love him or hate him... he's a pretty interesting fella. and this seems to have a lot of personal emotion. More than most of his writings meant for an audience greater than one person.
anyway... just thought I'd share. Happy holidays, everyone!
they saved my life
it lulled me to sleep
Nothing will be the same
I'm fast asleep
I like this resonance
it elevates me
I don't recognize myself
this is very interesting
~Bjork - "Headphones"