Published December 1, 2015
Tags: abaddon's gate, caliban's war, cibola burn, hard science fiction, james corey, leviathan wakes, nemesis games, novel, science-fiction, Syfy, the expanse
Syfy’s shows haven’t been earth shattering recently, but they haven’t been bad. When I learned about the TV adaptation of The Expanse series by James S.A. Corey, I was intrigued. I was able to get through the first few books quickly enough to see what the TV series would compare to.
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Neal Stephenson has been on a roll recently, since Anathem, which I consider to be an amazing science-fiction novel. He naturally faced a quandary after writing so much cyberpunk that he had to reinvent new genres whilst writing his new books.
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Absolution Gap Cover
I’m a fan of Alastair Reynolds and I’ve read all of his books, most of them at least two times or more. His Revelation Space series was really interesting. I’m in the midst of finishing up Absolution Gap for the 3rd time, and I’ve started to notice some things that I dislike.
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epistolary (comparative more epistolary, superlative most epistolary)
- of, or related to letters, or the writing of letters
- carried on by written correspondence
An epistolary novel is a novel written as a series of documents. The usual form is letters, although diary entries, newspaper clippings and other documents are sometimes used. Recently, electronic “documents” such as recordings and radio, blogs, and e-mails have also come into use. The word epistolary comes from the Latin word epistola, meaning a letter.
If you like Castle, the ABC show with Nathan Fillion and delicious Stana Katic, then head on over to the official site of the show. You’ll find Richard Castle’s novel Heat Wave, featuring Nikki Heat, the character based on Stana Katic’s character Beckett. A new chapter is posted each week.
Published February 26, 2008
Tags: Baudelino, book, Confusion, Cryptonomicon, Dan Simmons, Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana, Neal Stephenson, novel, Quicksilver, Snow Crash, System of the World, The Terror, Umberto Eco
I’ve been trying to read this book for years.
The Baroque Cycle.
I think that this was my fourth attempt at trying to read it. I found a post from last year when I was trying to read it as well. I was at page 150. Currently, I’m almost halfway through the 900 page monster. I’m a Neal Stephenson fan. I’ve enjoyed Snow Crash, Crypotnomicon, and other Neal Stephenson books.
Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson is the first volume of his series The Baroque Cycle. The second and third volumes (released in the second and third quarters of 2004 respectively), are entitled The Confusion and The System of the World.
Quicksilver is set in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, mostly in England, France, and the United Provinces, with sections that take place further east and in Massachusetts. The scenes from the 18th century are narrated in the third person present tense, while the scenes from the 17th century are third person past tense.
These are the books that I’ve read from this author. Snow Crash and Interface are incredible. I loved The Diamond Age as well.
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Published December 8, 2007
Tags: buxiban, creative writing, education, ESL, fantasy, nanowrimo, novel, symria, taipei, taiwan, teaching, travelogue, young adult
I’ve noticed that a few sites are picking up my posts without giving credit. I think that they are splogs.
I’m busy listening to the Lords of the Rings OST and writing nowadays. I’ve made some good progress. Contrary to my initial expectations, I’ve only written about 5000 words on Symria this week. I’ve been sick with a fever. It’s really annoying sometimes working with small kids. They get sick and I get sick.
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