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message 1: by Ryan (new)

Ryan | 77 comments I just listened to a review of Jo Walton's book of essays on classic sci-fi and fantasy. I'm eager to read it. Has anyone here read it yet?

It sounds like a great source for future S&L picks.

http://www.amazon.com/What-Makes-This...


message 2: by Joanna Chaplin (new)

Joanna Chaplin | 1175 comments What Makes This Book So Great

Adding the book for ease of linking, shelving, etc. Among Others was almost as much a guide to old-school scifi as it was a novel, and I enjoyed that (although I didn't enjoy everything mentioned!), so I think I'll add this to my to-read list. Thanks!


message 3: by Tamahome (last edited Feb 10, 2014 08:07AM) (new)

Tamahome | 6262 comments "When I re-read, I know what I'm getting. It's like revisiting an old friend. An unknown book holds wonderful unknown promise, but also threatens disappointment. A re-read is a known quantity."


message 4: by Joanna Chaplin (new)

Joanna Chaplin | 1175 comments Tamahome wrote: ""When I re-read, I know what I'm getting. It's like revisiting an old friend. An unknown books holds wonderful unknown promise, but also threatens disappointment. A re-read is a known quantity.""

Is that something Jo Walton said or wrote? I like it.


message 5: by Tamahome (last edited Feb 10, 2014 06:53AM) (new)

Tamahome | 6262 comments Yes, it's in the book. All the books she discusses in the book or her Tor blog are re-reads. The book is derived from the blog. http://www.tor.com/Jo%20Walton


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