Glad to be of help, Hero Member! Sawyer's got his strengths and weaknesses (he's not the most elegant prose stylist, but he gets the job done). I haven't read a new one of his since the Neanderthal trilogy (which was great fun), though I have his latest on my shelf, called Rollback
, which was serialized in our sister publication a few months ago. If you get the first Neanderthal book, Hominids
, check out the acknowledgments page for a familiar Hypnos forum members' name. It won the Hugo too, (nothing to do with me).
For a small essay I'm writing, I'm reading an old Robert Heinlein juvenile called Have Space Suit – Will Travel
. I've never been the biggest Heinlein fan, though I enjoyed this one in seventh grade. It holds up remarkably well. Fun, light reading.
Just finished Jacques Cousteau's The Silent World
, a concise recounting of his earliest years using the aqualung for scuba. I'm in the middle of getting my scuba certification, so it's completely topical for me, but I think this book would appeal to anyone interested in the ocean and the things in it. Great stuff.