Book Log

Feb. 2nd, 2012 03:29 pm
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3. The Einstein Intersection by Samuel R. Delany

I've really enjoyed the Delany books I've read and this one was no exception. Set on a post apocalyptic earth, it is hard to tell if the characters are mutated descendants of the humans or aliens trying to mimic humans (and I'm not sure they know either). It part this is a retelling of the Orpheus story, but a strange and entertaining one.

12 in 12 Challenge
1/12 Nebula Winners
2/12 Written Pre-1970


4. The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi *

Here is an author I've never heard of until seeking out the Hugo and Nebula winners. In this case the book won both awards and several others as well. The story follows several characters through a political battle for the future of Thailand in a world of kink springs and calorie corporations. The book is set after the "contraction" - an energy crisis that all but eliminates fossil fuels as a source of power, causing the global economy to collapse as transportation costs rise. Great world building and a good story.

12 in 12 Challenge
2/12 Hugo Winners
2/12 Nebula Winners
 
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