I’m currently 1/3 of the way through Sundiver by David Brin and am really enjoying it. I broke away from that briefly to make sure I read The Running Man by Stephen King in time for the SFFaudio podcast on Sunday. I’m enjoying it as well.
After the two failures to connect with Hugo nominees, I am not as enthusiastic about reading enough of the list to cast a vote. However, I still plan to try Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer and Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee. I won’t read any of the others.
I also plan to read the novella category. I like the idea of publishing more novellas, so I’m hopeful. I started Kij Johnson’s The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe and liked it quite a bit. I’m a bit dense though… the title seemed familiar to me but I didn’t make the Lovecraft connection until Randolph Carter made an appearance. I now want to read The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath before returning to Boe. Love it!
So, finish The Running Man, then Hitchhiker’s Guide by Adams for Good Story, then finish Sundiver. After that, with the Hugo novellas interspersed, I’m going to work my way through this list of late 70’s SF, all of which I have on hand, and some of which are re-reads:
Gateway by Frederick Pohl
Inherit the Stars by James P. Hogan
Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
Lucifer’s Hammer Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
Midnight at the Well of Souls by Jack L. Chalker
Journey by Marta Randall
More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon
A Greater Infinity by Michael McCollum
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler