Someone told me they had read my previous entries, so I thought I should do another one.
In space, no one can hear you read
With space big at the cinema right now, in the shape of Gravity and Ender's Game (a novel we already have in KGS library), it's good timing to have added a small collection of SF classics to the stock recently. I Am Legend is probably the best known because of the Will Smith film, but as usual the book is different and better. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? was made into the movie Blade Runner. The book is quite different and very good. Like all of Philip K Dick's stories, it is full of ideas. Flowers for Algernon was also made into a film but I remember it as one of the saddest books I ever read. Hyperion is one I have often heard about but never read, a complex story of galactic crisis and mystery. I'd like to read this one myself some time. The Book of the New Sun contains two volumes of a four-volume series by Gene Wolfe, which falls into the 'science fantasy' category and was voted third in a poll of the all-time great fantasy works.
Don't be put off by the retro covers; these are great books and well worth reading. If you have read any of them, let me know what you think by posting a comment.
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