- Mar 2013
- Vulcan, down the street from Darth Vader
Yes. I had just never owned a copy before, so I've only read it once.I assume you have read Foundation and Earth before!! It is the real culmination of the Foundation saga, though I think Asimov had planned one more book in the series.
Same deal with Prelude. I have not read Forward the Foundation (which the store did not have in paperback) or any of the newer stories (including Chaos).I was enthralled with Prelude to Foundation and disappointed with Foundation and Chaos.
I had previously owned a read a copy of Eon - at the time, the only one in the series - but do not remember it, and I wanted to get in there and read the series. I also have and have read (several times) The Infinity Concerto and The Serpent Mage (later collected into a single volume called Songs of Earth and Power).I like Greg Bear as a sci-fi author, and I think have recommended him before to you. IIRC, you have not yet read anything by him. I do think he has written much better books than Eon, though.
Harlie is great ... he actually did a re-release called When Harlie Was One: Release 2.0, which was published in 1988 (16 years after the original) to update some technological things. Everything else is unchanged. I have a copy of that one, but no longer the original.The ONLY Gerrold novel I have read is When Harlie Was One. I should probably try another one by him.
For another one to try, look up Starhunt. It was originally published in 1972 (then entitled Yesterday's Children), but he published it again in 1985 with several chapters added at the end, for a more satisfying ending (depending, of course, on how you like your endings). I have both versions.
The War Against the Chtorr is his as yet unfinished series (really one long-ass novel), with only 4 books to date. He's (supposedly almost done with 5 and 6, with 7 not far behind. I just hope he lives long enough to finish it himself.