Sunday, June 15, 2008

Review: Final Theory

My review of the novel I mentioned in my last post is now online at Where Einstein left off. Go read it, and see why I didn't like the book so much, but also why I still can recommend it.


Elliot said...

The link to your review doesn't work properly.

But I found it through a search from the page the link does take you to. It's too bad that the book ends that way. It sounds disappointing.

Of course in the last few years I've mostly been reading sf that deals with religious themes and symbols. So those occupy much of my recent memory. Therefore, I'm sure there are better examples, but when I think about sf books that had regular-Joe working scientists in it, I'm reminded of "Shivering World," by Kathy Tyers. In my review I compared it to a police procedural, because a lot of the book is very matter-of-fact. Tyers was trained as a microbiologist.

"The Sparrow" by Russell also comes to mind. She's a physical anthropologist, I believe, so it's not your typical hard science. But the behaviour of her fictional scholars on the expedition to Rakhat did seem based on her own experiences in real life fieldwork.

Åka said...

Fixed the broken link -- thanks for pointing it out.

I don't know the Kathy Tyers book, I might look it up.