I’m in a bit of a rush, so here are the next five novels that are going to make it into my top 50, list style!
1. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
2. The Foundation Series by Isaac Asimov (I know it’s a series and shouldn’t technically count as one, but hey, they’re just that fantastic, aren’t they?)
3. Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
4. 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
5. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
Ok, I’ve finally solved The Case of the Missing Internet, and am now happy to share with you this —-> http://scifiwire.com/2009/08/director-berg-envisions-a.php which is a new, and hopefully awesome, film adaption of the scifi novel Dune. I know, you’re probably thinking, another adaption? Answer: yes. But give it a chance, wait until it actually comes out, and then we can enjoy (or hate) it together.
Also, if you haven’t guessed it by now, this means that the Dune novel is going onto the list. How could it not have gone on the list?
Let’s talk about Ursula Le Guin’s Left Hand of Darkness, shall we? At first it was hard for me to get into the book, and the going was slow; I didn’t know some of the terms, there wasn’t too much action—it felt sluggish to me. Luckily, I’m one of those folks that once I start a book, I feel obligated to finish it…and thank goodness I did. A few chapters into the book it explodes with action, things are explained that earlier on in the book had you going wha’??, and it basically becomes this fantastic book that you just can’t put down. The book’s take on gender roles, politics, what a sense of duty means, and many other things are fascinating and well worth the read alone, apart from the action. This book is most definitely going on the list. So give it a read, and don’t get discouraged if you’re nothing but confused in the beginning because you’ll understand everything more clearly once you get a little ways into it.
Hey all… So it’s taking me a little time to get into Ursula Le Guin’s Left Hand of Darkness… I’m not giving up yet, just give it a little time. In other news, my secret indulgence (it’s a wonderful show, seriously…) Legend of the Seeker was nominated for an Emmy in the category “Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)”. Coolio! Yeah, I just said coolio.
Ok, I finally got a copy of Ursula Le Guin’s Left Hand of Darkness, so be expecting an update on that front soon. In other news, I read The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, and although it was a short read, it was awesome. If you’ve ever seen the movies and said… absolutely not… like I did, or if you loved them (…really?), ..I’ve forgotten where I was taking this point. But you need to read the book, it’s worth your time. Anyway, I’m off to read a bit of Le Guin before bed.