When did science fiction evolve from primarily self-contained 150-300 page standalone novels into series with multiple 500+ page tomes? They seem to be crowding out all the slimmer books at libraries and used book stores.
I just finished re-reading Arthur C. Clarke’s ‘Rendezvous With Rama’ only because I wanted to get reacquainted with the beginning of the story before I tackled ‘Rama II’, ‘The Garden of Rama’ and ‘Rama Revealed’.
Picked up three smaller volumes today to balance the larger books. Here they are-
I’m a sucker for short story collections by well known sci-fi writers. I read Silverberg’s ‘Hawksbill Station’ with some interest but really want to find his novel ‘The World Inside’. After being disappointed by Effinger’s most touted work, ‘What Entropy Means To Me’, my hopes for ‘Relatives’ aren’t that high but with my tastes you never can tell. I need to explore Ballard more.