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Bryan Thomas Schmidt

My thoughts on books, stories, authors, and publishing

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The Clockwork Dagger
Beth Cato
Progress: 120/360 pages
The Road to Science Fiction 3: From Heinlein to Here
James Gunn
The Road to Science Fiction 4: From Here to Forever
James Gunn
The Road to Science Fiction 1
James Gunn
A Broken Christmas
Claire Ashgrove
The Ultra Thin Man
Patrick Swenson
Progress: 174/334 pages
The Broken Eye
Brent Weeks
The Dark Between the Stars
Kevin J. Anderson
Oath of Fealty
Elizabeth Moon
The Road to Science Fiction 2: From Wells to Heinlein
James Gunn

Count to a Trillion

Count to a Trillion - John C. Wright I got to page 240 and gave up. Make no mistake, this is hard SF and while I'm sure John C. Wright is brilliant, I found it mostly incomprehensible much of the time. It did get to the story and characters after about 100 pages but then it was a lot of talking and little action and so 140 pages later, I gave up. There are definitely some fascinating concepts here, including the religious future presented. But this is pretty much everything I dislike about much HardSF. Give me characters I can care about and a story to hook me first and ideas second. This book does the opposite. Obviously up a lot of people's alleys but not mine.