Haven't got around to finishing but it had a similar vibe. Good stuff about Bobby Fuller.
― I Forgot More Than You'll Ever POLL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 19 March 2014 14:19 (eight years ago) link
This review of the RAH bio (along with a Cory Doctorow novel) by John Clute is kind of amazing: http://www.strangehorizons.com/2010/20100628/clute-c.shtml
― I Forgot More Than You'll Ever POLL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 19 March 2014 19:22 (eight years ago) link
Finally just started reading Sales' Apollo Quartet. ZOWIE. More than makes up for current reading doldrums.
― Elvis Telecom, Friday, 25 April 2014 04:27 (eight years ago) link
― Kilgore Haggard Replica (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 25 April 2014 04:33 (eight years ago) link
Wish I was reading those again for the first time.
― Kilgore Haggard Replica (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 25 April 2014 04:55 (eight years ago) link
The last one of those is out, btw. On a related note, you are wanted over on this thread: DSKY-DSKY Him Sad: Official ILB Thread For The Heroic Age of Manned Spaceflight.
― The Clones of Baron Funkhausen by Proxy Syndrome (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 23 June 2015 03:07 (seven years ago) link
Hooboy. I'm so far behind on everything... I promise I'll get to that thread. I've been riding the train to work the past couple of weeks and have been blazing through some schlock just to clear it out. I've been in a dark depressive hole lately - been hate-reading Nixon books and Supermob - the Sidney Korshak book that's a must-read for anyone who perceives the utter corruption at the core of American power.
Did read garbage techno-thriller Ghost Fleet on the Metrolink the other day. I don't know what to say other than it felt like distasteful propaganda.
― Elvis Telecom, Monday, 3 August 2015 07:40 (seven years ago) link
Background on that: https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/07/04/ghost-fleet-welcome-world-post-snowden-techno-thrillers/
Reviving thread to go on about how much I'm enjoying Kim Stanley Robinson's The Ministry For The Future. A spiritual successor to Stand On Zanzibar that's just as annoyingly fractured.
― Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 17 November 2021 04:01 (nine months ago) link
Yeah, that's a good big messy book that actually gave me a glimmer of hope.
― Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Wednesday, 17 November 2021 05:11 (nine months ago) link