Thursday, July 22, 2010

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays is another weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

* What are you currently reading?
* What did you recently finish reading?
* What do you think you’ll read next?

My answers for this week:

I Am Currently Reading: TO OPEN THE SKY by Robert Silverberg. TOtS is long out-of-print, but you can find used copies on Amazon. A few years back I found four copies on the shelves at Powell's Books in Portland and gave them out to friends. This was the first actual science fiction novel not aimed at kids that I ever read, back in 5th or 6th grade, and I still own the same dog-eared, yellowing copy. I reread it every few years, and still love it.

I Recently Finished Reading: Scott Sigler's ANCESTOR. Sigler is the new master of gory, high adrenaline, thriller/sf/horror fiction. Ancestor posits a world where a private company is close to genetically engineering an animal from which organs can be harvested and transplanted into humans ... and of course things go horribly wrong.

I Think I'll Read Next: Either the new Gabriel Hunt adventure, HUNT AMONG THE KILLERS OF MEN, or Lev Grossman's THE MAGICIANS. I usually read the Hunt books as soon as they come out, and I'm a few weeks behind on doing that. But Grossman's book has been highly recommended by a few people, including new Twitter / blogger friend RoofBeamReader. So we'll see which jumps at me when I'm done with the Silverberg.


Scott Sigler said...

Thanks for the plug for ANCESTOR! Much appreciated.

Talekyn said...

Don't know if you'll see this response, Scott, but anytime! Someday soon I'm going to get around to reading my copy of The Rookie, as well. Hopefully before The Starter arrives in the mail!