I’ll be sharing some news from my latest trip tomorrow and tell you what I got up to and which of my stated goals I achieved. Meanwhile, uploading photos takes a lot less effort, so you can see the photo album here
I get loads of books suggestions for my book review podcast. Many people suggest books I’ve read before. I don’t mind this, as if I liked the book the first time out I’d be happy to read it again and review it again.
However, lots of people have suggested not single books, but entire series of books. The thing about series is that they’re a real time commitment to get through, especially if I’ve read them before. And especially if I’m going to review each book in the series.
Also, how do I review the second book in a series? I have this problem with Hamilton’s Void Trilogy. Talking about book two without spoiling book one is really hard.
So, to preempt having to explain these and other issues with each person who emails me recommending entire series I’ve read before, I took a SFBRP podcast episode to talk about and do mini reviews for all of the below series (in no particular order):
Galactic Empire series
Robot mysteries series
Hitchhikerís Guide to the Galaxy
Orson Scott Card:
The Shadow Children Sequence
Peter F Hamilton:
Iain M Banks:
The Book of the New Sun
Philip José Farmer:
The Gap Cycle
Ringworld / Known Space
Kim Stanley Robinson:
Californian Coast series
The Heechee Saga
Arthur C Clarke:
Space Odyssey series
Cities in Flight
Planet of Adventure
Robert J Sawyer:
The Neanderthal Parallax
A Requiem for Homo Sapiens
Can anyone think of any other science fiction series I should read? Or think I might have read but forgotten about? Send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below.
I don´t have much time to post here, but the cruise is going well. I did two shows last night, and both went down a storm with the audiences. Unfortunately they both ran for over an hour, and I´m only meant to do 50 minutes. Thankfully the my show seems to be entertaining enough to keep people in their seats and awake and laughing until the end.
Today I did a bit of videoing of myself juggling on a glacier. I slipped and skidded to the bottom of the ice. I dropped my clubs on the way, and one bounced out of sight. As far as I can tell, it fell down a small crevass. I now have only 4 clubs when I need 5 for my next show. Normally I take a spare of every prop, but I thought “I´m not going to go losing a club…” Turns out I can.
I may post that video on youtube some time.
Novel editing is on track. If anyone wants to read the (maybe) final draft of “Edward (working title)”, give some feedback and help me come up with a better title, send me an email email@example.com.
Reading and podcasting isn´t going so well. But I have something to talk about that might be quite fun…
Next update in a few days time!
The mascot of Berlin is the bear. To prove the point, hundreds of large fiberglass “Buddy” bears were made to decorate the city. They proved a big hit, and now they ravel the world almost as much as I do, although at a slower rate.
I found them all lined up in Buenos Aires, and they made me think of home. I decided to take a picture of every single one. Each is painted to represent a different country, so there are quite a lot. Instead of uploading all the photos individually I made this video. It runs through all the photos twice so you can get a better look.
Music by Goran Bregovic.
Tomorrow morning I have to get up at stupid o’clock to catch a flight to South America. I’m away for two weeks, roughly following the route you see above. To explore the trip in more detail, you better go to the sosauce.com page.
I’ve been to all these locations before, but I plan to do new things in each. For example, I’ve not seen the King Penguin rookery on the Falklands Islands. Should be a fun place to take photos and a good location for a continuing video project I have on the go which should be finished by the end of the year.
On top of the destinations there are many sea days, which means I have a lot of time on my hands. To fill my time I plan to achieve:
That should do it! I’ll post all the results on the blog.