Sunday, March 25, 2007

SF books for Adrian

Adrian called yesterday from Whistler, Canada to let us know that on the last snowboarding run of the day, he had broken his collarbone, again.

Adrian flipping more successfully (multiframe)

Local time when he called was 2.30 a.m. and he was all-nighting to take his X-Rays to the course instructor at 8.30 a.m. He had been due to start a week’s supplementary instructor course on ‘park riding’ (jumps, half pipe): this will now have to be substantially postponed, and Adrian is off the slopes pretty much till season-end.

Surrounded by classics (The Idiot, Bonfire of the Vanities) he is pining for the fast food of classic science fiction. The dilemma - what to order for him from Should be good stuff, readable and not something we have at home already.

Here is what I chose.

  • The Forever War - Joe Haldeman

  • Gateway - Frederik Pohl

  • Starship Troopers - Robert Heinlein

  • Dune - Frank Herbert

Actually, we already have ST but I couldn’t resist. They should arrive before Easter.