Not been reading much of late, got kind of bored with SF, and being rather busy and fed up of the heat,the World Cup and annoying chavvy neighbours - I needed a break, and it took me ages to re-read Rendezvous with Rama. I've also been busy with photography and other things, and have been working on a few other blogs.
But now I'm back on the horse as it were and am going to start on a slim paperback by the late great John W. Campbell Jr.
Who you may ask? Well some may know him as the editor of Astounding Science Fiction back in the 1930s and 40s and as promoter of early SF in general, garnering the likes of Asimov and Heinlein. But he was also a damn good SF writer himself! He wrote a story called Who Goes There-many may be familiar with the 1981 John Carpenter film The Thing, which was based on that old story!
Anyway this book (awful cover pic!) concerns itself with a moon mission and was written in 1951, taking the form of a journal, with chapters being like diary entries. Could be fun....
Fun it wasnt-far from it in fact! I found it very dull and boring as there is no dialogue or character interaction at all. I got halfway through and had had enough!
STAN - Brian Aldiss
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