Saturday, 30 August 2014

The End Of August

I have exhausted what I can post about Brain Wave, Greg Bear's Eternity has not yet arrived at Waterstones Bookshop, I am lying in bed with a cold and I want to finish August with 150 posts so this looks like it.

It is rewarding to compare Anderson's fictions with other imaginative works - his Time Patrol series with the Doctor Who TV series and his prose fantasies with the graphic fantasies of The Sandman and Lucifer. We appreciate Anderson's works more and also appreciate similar or parallel fictional series.

My correspondent Sean recommends SM Stirling as another sf author to read after Anderson.


  1. Hi, Paul!

    I'm sorry you are sick again with a cold. It seems, alas, that you are prone to getting colds. Harry Turtledove wrote an amusing short story called "Nasty, Brutish, And..." about just HOW mankind came to be afflicted with that nuisance.

    And I certainly do recommend, again, experimenting with some of the works of S.M. Stirling! One or two of his stand alone books should be enough to determine if you might like his stuff.


  2. Sean,
    There is a comedy film about Caesar invading Britain. He is sneezing and explains that he has caught some local thing called a stinking cold!
    I will deffoe check out some Stirling.

  3. Hi, Paul!

    Ha, ha, that one I have not seen! But I have fairly often seen complaints about the wet, dank, chilly British weather. The only times I've visited the UK was in July, and I thought the weather was fine. Yes, I know, July is only a small part of the year! (Smiles)

    Hope you have fun with Stirling! And I look forward to any comments you care to make about his work.