Episode 3 with surprise guest!

The third episode of the Lucent Dreaming podcast Somniloquy is now available for your listening pleasure Click, listen, enjoy 🙂

Imagine no possessions…

Ursula K. Le Guin did, in The Dispossessed, which I just finished listening to. This book was described to me as the anti Atlas Shrugged, which made me instantly buy it without hearing anything else. It holds up to this description by being of reasonable length, by having realistic, likable characters, and by describing ideas …

The Dark Forest, by Cixin Liu

I just finished this sequel to the Three Body Problem, and once again my mind is blown. This book left me with a picture of the universe I never imagined... a dark forest indeed. The only complaint anyone seems to have about this series is the characters, and though they are more fleshed out in this one, they …

The Three Body Problem, by Liu Cixin

Winner of the Hugo award for best novel this year, The Three Body Problem is densely packed with interesting ideas--so densely packed that some may find it hard to read. 'Some' does not include me. I think this is the most I've enjoyed a book since Gene Wolfe's Book of the New Sun series. The prose …

The Fold, by Peter Clines

I listened to The Fold recently, and while the premise was promising at the start, it ended up being more frustrating and annoying than enjoyable for me. Our story starts with the protagonist, Mike Ericson, high-school teacher, getting a request from his old friend at DARPA to do a special top secret task. Why would …