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03/30/2005

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prof h

I know someone who taught Snow Crash in their class last semester. Apparently, it didn't go over so well with the kids. But what do kids know?

sac

I've been trying to read that for a few months now. I'm not a SF fan at all, and I can't get past the writing on this one, which seems very hokey to me. I really wanted to like it, much like I did with Neuromancer (which I hated as well), but I think this confirms it: I don't like SF.

TJ

I'd say Stephenson writes a pretty wonky SF. But he still manages to squeeze in the bits that make it SF: weapons, bikes, babes, saving the planet, cool gadgets. He just packs it all in with some--I think--interesting theories that attempt to tie religion and science together.

I'd try and direct you to some better, or different, sci-fi. But my memory's faded--I remember really liking Anne McAffrey, does she count?. This is the first SF I've read in a long time.

I was always more of a fantasy kid: David Eddings, Terry Brooks, Dragonlance, Tad Williams.

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