William Flynn Wallace
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Fri Apr 21 21:40:37 UTC 2023
Heinlein is the best (later novels with incest did not bother me). I like
Asimov but he is so dry- not much color, not much emotional relationships.
Read all of Clark. Neuromancer and Snowcrash I read, but they are really
not my style.
Two favorites: Bujold. Kage Baker. Oh, I read and have re-read all of
Orson Scott Card, Some SCalzi, Vinge, Iain Banks, Andy Weir, CHarles
Stross (not the Laundry horror stuff), quite a few others of lesser
importance and interest. Like Ann Leckie.
I really need to read Borges. Maybe you read my post about Father Brown
mysteries - highly recommended. Perhaps Nero Wolfe is my favorite
Fantasy you did not mention. Terry Pratchett - comedic fantasy satire -
unequalled in my opinion. Some people seem to miss the satire.
I am leaving out tons of books I had liked, but this is a start.
On Fri, Apr 21, 2023 at 2:58 PM efc--- via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> Hello Bill, sounds like a deal!
> Alright, so Le Carré is not your thing. When it comes to science fiction
> then, to get a feeling for your taste, some of the classics that I like
> are Neuromancer, Snowcrash, most of Asimov and Clarke, Heinlein.
> Are any of those books/authors something you appreciate?
> When it comes to mystery, would you classify Jorge Luis Borges short
> stories as mystery?
> Best regards,
> On Fri, 21 Apr 2023, William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat wrote:
> > Thanks Daniel- have tried leCarre several times and just cannot finish a
> book of his. I would be glad to trade recommendations in
> > science fiction, science nonfiction, humor, psych, mystery. bill w
> > On Fri, Apr 21, 2023 at 11:17 AM efc--- via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> > Thank you for the recommendation Bill!
> > From my side, I'll add John le Carré. If you enjoy spy books, I
> think most
> > of his books are great!
> > Best regards,
> > Daniel
> > On Fri, 21 Apr 2023, William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat wrote:
> > > I am glad I lived long enough to run across this book: complete
> Father Brown mysteries by G. K. Chesterton.
> > >
> > > Absolutely first rate. Many of them better than Doyle. and most
> of them more complex- even astonishing.
> > >
> > > About 10-12 pages per story.
> > >
> > > bill w
> > >
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