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Songs of Distant Earth

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:34 am
by Tsukiyumi
A great book by Arthur C Clarke; it's an easy read, and a great realistic sci-fi story. I just re-read it recently (when my computer was out :wink: ), and remembered how cool it is. Anyone else read it?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Songs_of_Distant_Earth

Re: Songs of Distant Earth

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:00 pm
by Mikey
I read it about a million years ago, but I remember very little of it.

Re: Songs of Distant Earth

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:35 pm
by Sionnach Glic
Didn't read it. I must look out for it in the library.

Re: Songs of Distant Earth

PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:13 pm
by Graham Kennedy
Mikey wrote:I read it about a million years ago, but I remember very little of it.


Ditto. I remember only a few things about it... the plot outline of the ship arriving, basically. I remember thinking it wasn't all that great at the time, but was an okay read.

Re: Songs of Distant Earth

PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:15 pm
by Mikey
I think part of the problem I had with Clarke (if you could call it a problem) was that I read 2001 first, and sort of unconsciously held everything up to that standard.

Re: Songs of Distant Earth

PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:18 pm
by Tsukiyumi
Even da Vinci had some bad efforts. :wink:

I think I like it so much due to nostalgia: I read it when I was nine, and it was one of the first "hard" sci-fi stories I ever read. Keep your puns to yourself. :P

Re: Songs of Distant Earth

PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:52 pm
by Mikey
I feel the same way about Stranger in a Stragne Land.

Re: Songs of Distant Earth

PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 12:03 am
by Tsukiyumi
I read that the same year. :)

Speaking of Heinlein, I loaned Uzume my copy of Have Spacesuit - Will Travel recently; she loved it.

Re: Songs of Distant Earth

PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 12:36 am
by Mikey
Mikey wrote:I feel the same way about Stranger in a Stragne Land.


:oops: I also enjoyed the similarly-titled Stranger in a Strange Land.

Re: Songs of Distant Earth

PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:44 am
by Reliant121
Nice way of correcting typo there :)

Re: Songs of Distant Earth

PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 12:59 pm
by Sionnach Glic
:lol:

Re: Songs of Distant Earth

PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 2:20 pm
by Mikey
I was trying to pre-empt the sh*tstorm of correction from the spelling Gestapo (AKA Tsukiyumi.) :wink:

Re: Songs of Distant Earth

PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:08 pm
by Tsukiyumi
:laughroll:

I was going to let it go, seeing as it was your birthday, and Yom Kippur and all.

Re: Songs of Distant Earth

PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:09 pm
by Mikey
Tsukiyumi wrote::laughroll:

I was going to let it go, seeing as it was your birthday, and Yom Kippur and all.


I appreciate the thought. :lol:

Re: Songs of Distant Earth

PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:11 pm
by Tsukiyumi
Contrary to popular belief, I do, in fact, have a heart. :wink: