Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 2 / 3   >   >>
Aeroengineer
User Rank
Blogger
Interesting
Aeroengineer   5/2/2014 12:09:52 PM
NO RATINGS
I might have to take a look.  Right now I am still making my way through Lord of the Rings, but in Spanish.

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Interesting
Max The Magnificent   5/2/2014 12:02:52 PM
NO RATINGS
@Crusty: Thought I new all the Si_fi and had it on my shelf.

Another brilliant one (again, not science fiction or science fantest -- hard to say just what genre) is The Golem and the Jinni -- it gives a real good feel for life in New York circa 1900 as seen through the eyes of a Golem and a Jinni -- it had me enthralled all the way through -- and you will never guess the ending in 1000 years!

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Interesting
Max The Magnificent   5/2/2014 12:00:08 PM
NO RATINGS
@Crusty: Thought I new all the Si_fi and had it on my shelf.

If you haven't read Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, then that's another one that should be at the top of your list -- not science fiction or science fantesy -- like Dream London it's a genre all of its own -- and both are MUST READs!

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Interesting
Max The Magnificent   5/2/2014 11:57:59 AM
NO RATINGS
@Crusty: ...Weave World got me hooked a long time ago with Barker...

That was an interesting one -- but in my humble opinion Dream London is by far the superior.

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Dark City
Max The Magnificent   5/2/2014 11:52:12 AM
NO RATINGS
@Wnderer: It sounds similar to Dark City

I mentioned this in my column -- the way the buildings and peoples' personalities change is reminicent of Dark City ... but having said that, the underlying story in Dream London is very different...

Crusty1
User Rank
CEO
Re: Interesting
Crusty1   5/2/2014 11:48:48 AM
NO RATINGS
@Max: Thought I new all the Si_fi and had it on my shelf.

Now it's one more that I will have to settle down with.

Weave World got me hooked a long time ago with Barker and it sounds like this may be an author I should try.

 

antedeluvian
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Sacre Bleu
antedeluvian   5/2/2014 11:31:55 AM
NO RATINGS
Max

The strange thing about this book is that, even though things are happening like buildings changing shape and moving around, it doesn;t actually seem ridiculous

I don't need fiction to have strange things described- I am reading "The Last Stand" (Custer and crew circa 1879) and the author describes how some steamboats were capable of dragging themselves over the dry parts of the Missouri River using winches and the onboard steam engine and this could go on for months in the dry season.

 

Wnderer
User Rank
CEO
Dark City
Wnderer   5/2/2014 11:30:10 AM
NO RATINGS
It sounds similar to Dark City.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_City_%281998_film%29

The name Tony Ballantyne sounds familiar. I think he wrote some short stories for Analog Science Fiction and Fact.

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Sacre Bleu
Max The Magnificent   5/2/2014 11:23:10 AM
NO RATINGS
@Antedeluvian: ...even if you suspend disbelief there is always something that seems just plain ridiculous.

The strange thing about this book is that, even though things are happening like buildings changing shape and moving around, it doesn;t actually seem ridiculous -- it's not like they are "walking" around -- and they don;t change while anyone is looking -- it's just that day-by-day things are a little bit different. It's almost as though someone (or something) is rewriting our reality ... but how could this be?

I can say no more...

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Sacre Bleu
Max The Magnificent   5/2/2014 11:20:03 AM
NO RATINGS
@Antedeluvian: ...with so much to read I am afraid that even with your reccomendation, I am not sure I will ever get to it.

I do know what you mean -- I have a bookshelf here in my office that is groaning under the weight of the books that are still awaiting my attention -- but if you ever do find the time, let me know and I will be happy to loan you my copy.

<<   <   Page 2 / 3   >   >>


Top Comments of the Week
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Want a Voltera Desktop PCB Printer?
Max Maxfield
22 comments
I just received an email from my chum Javi in Spain. "Have you heard about Voltera (VolteraInc.com)? It's a Canadian company that is going to offer desktop-size PCB printers for fast ...

Aubrey Kagan

Have You Ever Been Blindsided by Your Own Design?
Aubrey Kagan
37 comments
I recently read GCHQ: The uncensored story of Britain's most sensitive intelligence agency by Richard J. Aldrich. The Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ), Britain's equivalent of ...

Martin Rowe

No 2014 Punkin Chunkin, What Will You Do?
Martin Rowe
2 comments
American Thanksgiving is next week, and while some people watch (American) football all day, the real competition on TV has become Punkin Chunkin. But there will be no Punkin Chunkin on TV ...

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
15 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Special Video Section
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Doug Bailey, VP of marketing at Power Integrations, gives a ...
See how to ease software bring-up with DesignWare IP ...
DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits enable fast software ...
This video explores the LT3086, a new member of our LDO+ ...
In today’s modern electronic systems, the need for power ...