Desert Of Zin

The occasional blog of Alistair Bain – Writer, Husband, Father and Chief Techno-Arcanologist at the Institute of Giant Robots, Spaceships and Wizards. None of these positions pay well.

A big ol’ recommendation: it’s Alastair Reynolds week!

On Saturday, before my current bout of the flu finally kicked in, I picked up a couple of books with Christmas vouchers.

Chasm City by Alastair Reynolds and Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Chasm City is set in Reynolds’ Revelation Space universe and is the second in the series after, you guessed it, Revelation Space.

Revelation Space is a huge, magnificent space opera that rampages across the universe.  And If Chasm City is anything like it then I’m in for a treat.

And just to note:  It’s not like the story from one book continues directly to another, but it does give me an excuse to start with the first one again.

If you can find a copy I do encourage you to do so.

So the reading for this week is sorted.  And it’s the turn of Mr Vonnegut next week.

Providing, of course, that I’m not still working through Revelation Space/Chasm City by next week.  I am a very slow reader…

January 1, 2007 at 3:01 pm | Reading | Tags: , , , , , | No comment