Monday, April 18, 2011

another idol

  • Pattern Recognition
  • Burning Chrome
  • The Difference Engine (with Bruce Sterling)
  • Neuromancer
the first time i read his book, "Neuromancer", i literally had a headache. reading gibson's works require a concentration akin to aiming a warhead in murky waters. he is a futurist who wrote about it while its tendrils were just reaching out to society. he saw the norm in what others considered a fad. and he is every bit a storyteller as much as an oracle in this sci-fi genre.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

2010 reading list

Worm Status: Had my fill (2010)

1. The Last Oracle by James Rollins
2. The Third Secret by Steve Berry
3. Twisted 8 1/2 by Jessica Zafra
4. The World's Greatest Secrets by HAMLYN
5. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
6. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
7. Possible Tomorrows ed. by Groff Conklin
8. Sandstorm by James Rollins
9. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
10.The Masada Scroll by Paul Block and Robert Vaughan
11. Matchmade ed. by Cel Coscolluela and Faye Ilogan
12. The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin
13. The Sword of the Templars by Paul Christopher
14. Dune by Frank Herbert
15. Hotter blood edited by Jeff Gelb and Michael Garrett
16. Do androids dream of electric sheep by Philip K. Dick
it's a definite improvement from last year (9 books). aside from reading a lot of the classics, i was also able to sell a few of my paperbacks. i still have a lot to go through and i relish each book.

i am also hopeful that i can release my first collection of short stories by mid year. wish me luck!