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Robert L.

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South Orange, NJ

Member since:

September 26, 2018

What was the last good book you read? Why did you like it?

I recently reread John Varley’s “The Ophiuchi Hotline”. It’s the basis for his Eight Worlds stories, which I’d very much enjoyed in the past. As is his wont, there are a lot of ideas packed in a fairly small space. I only wish he had a greater output. He, like Spider Robinson (and me), was a huge Heinlein fan, and the influence was both profound but unique in each case. My friend Angela Klaus is s member of your group and she mentioned that you’re reading Simak’s “Way Station”. I’ve got a lot of Simak on the shelf, but’s been a loooong time, so I pulled it off the shelf and I’ll start it tomorrow.

Of the Hugo and Nebula Award winning novels, how many have you read? (See wikipedia for lists.)

Based on the Wikipedia list of joint winners, I’ve read: 1966/1965 Novel: Dune by Frank Herbert 1970/1969 Novel: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin 1971/1970 Novel: Ringworld by Larry Niven 1973/1972 Novel: The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov 1974/1973 Novel: Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke 1975/1974 Novel: The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin 1976/1975 Novel: The Forever War by Joe Haldeman 1978/1977 Novel: Gateway by Frederik Pohl 1980/1979 Novel: The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke 1984/1983 Novel: Startide Rising by David Brin 1985/1984 Novel: Neuromancer by William Gibson 1986/1985 Novel: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card 1987/1986 Novel: Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card 1993/1992 Novel: Doomsday Book by Connie Willis 1998 Novel: Forever Peace by Joe Haldeman 2002/2003 Novel: American Gods by Neil Gaiman 2011/2010 Novel: Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis

Are you likely to attend a group meeting in West Orange on a Friday night?

Yes

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