Friday, January 06, 2006


1) The Dark Tower (D.T.#7) by Stephen King: And the moral of the story is...those who do not learn from the past are condemned to repeat it. A long journey covering 7 books, started in the early 80s in the Magazine of F & SF as a series of stories. Now that it's done, someday have to go back and re-read the whole thing (in less than 20 years!).

2) Digital Fortress by Dan Brown: Another code, this time an unbreakable code in a code-breaking computer (or is it?)

3) Analog 6 by John Campbell,ed: late 60s SF reprinted from the magazine.

4) Dylan:A Biography by Bob Spitz: Dylan up to the mid 80s; what a fascinating person he is.

5) Project Pope by Clifford D Simak: A 1981 sf look at religion; with robots, a Vatican, a computer pope, aliens, murderers, and even a hero & heroine.

6) Closing Time by Joseph Heller: A disappointing sequel to 'Catch-22', written ca 1994, and bringing the characters up to the present (90s). Unfortunately, what was different and classic in the original, can't be lived up to in the sequel. Damn shame, because I think 'Catch-22' is one of the classic novels of our time, and deserved better for a sequel.

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