The list of books below were read between 1988 and 1995, rated at that time, but not reviewed. Eventually, I may get around to re- reading them -definitely for the good ones!
The ratings in this section may not be too accurate, as the rating system has been changed, and my tastes and maturity have evolved since I read most of these books.
THE HITCH-HIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
A comedy science fiction series. Mood has a lot to do with liking books. I know that just about everybody who read this series thought it was laugh out loud funny, but I don't think I laughed more than a handful of times. My apologies to those who liked it.
I've read a lot of Asimov, which is listed on the main menu, but here is a collaboration with Robert Silverbarg:
ARTHUR C. CLARKE
Clarke has written some great stuff, but I didn't like this one in the slightest. I read it as part of a high school reading group. Expectations might have had something to do with it.
This is the only Crichton book I've read. It was much better than the movie it spawned, including a much spookier SF ending.
PHILIP K. DICK
This guy writes some really strange science fiction stuff -but strangely enjoyable, too!
The future of the internet -connecting through jacks in our heads, and to each other -is shown eerily in this science fiction book.
DAVID HARTWELL, CLIFTON FADIMAN
Before I got tired of short stories, there was this gigantic book!
FRANK and BRIAN HERBERT
I didn't enjoy this book supposedly about an alien civilization.
MICHAEL P. KUBE-MCDOWELL
THE TRIGON DISUNITY
I was disappointed by the first book in this SF trilogy, not realizing it was a trilogy. If I could find it again (called Emprise), I think I would enjoy it better now. The rest of the books were more to my liking.
Another author of strange science fiction, on the level of Philip K. Dick.
Another classic that I did not really enjoy. I just hate it when there is no recourse, and the bad guy wins!
This was a cool science fiction story, about humanity in the far, far future, recovering from what was probably a nuclear war. There is some strange stuff that seems like magic in here, though, which frustrates the story.
After reading War of the Worlds and The Time Machine, I thought I liked this author. But after reading about his version of utopia after our planet passes through a comet tail, where all passions are removed, I nearly through the book into the fire. (But then I thought of Fahrenheit 451!) This is as bad as it gets.
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