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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A slice of Ice


Next up the first of a trilogy by Alan Dean Foster. Icerigger has been on my shelf for ages now and I finally managed to find book 3 so now I'm going to delve into the world of Ethan Frone Fortune, and his sidekick Skua September on the planet called Tran-Ky-Ky which has a trading outpost called Brass Monkey! Sounds fun!
WellI finished the book yesterday (14th Jan), and it was another fun journey thanks to Mr Foster! The cover calls it 'space opera' but I wouldnt use that definition for this book-its more a planetary adventure, a voyage of discovery that reads rather like science fantasy a la Anne McCaffrey's Dragons Dawn (1988). In other words its like a fantasy adventure with SF elements. Overall, very good and now onto book two....

2 comments:

j purdie said...

Gadzooks Milud, a Science Fiction writer I have never read anything by! None of his works ever enticed me enough.

(Did you see the link I left on the Mandelbrot blog?)

Larry said...

Oh I think he's a vastly underrated author of hard SF and science fantasy! Most people associate him with novellisations of things like the Alien series (which I've also read) but he has also written some profound novels like The I Inside, Into the Out Of, as well as all those Pip and Flinx novels, which are very entertaining! Take a look at his site
http://www.alandeanfoster.com/version2.0/frameset.htm

And yes i saw your comment on my fractal blog,just not had chance to get on there yet(had a few computer issues)