Monday, October 01, 2007

Nothing Much Happening Here For a While.















































































19 comments:

NovaWasp said...

I've got them all (missing some little ones like Runcible Tales). Now, when do we get Line War? If you'd like some help editing for continuity, I have a nearly perfect memory...

All good stuff. Hilldiggers has some moments of brilliance, but it's not my favourite. A bit too political and the AI's (with the exception of Tigger) come off as a bit conceited, but then the political bit is what some people like. To each their own, as it's obvious that quite a few SciFi fans like it.

No, I like the Keech story lines most. So much so that I've taken to referring to my Border Collie as a Dogification.

Keep it up as your weaker stuff is better than 90% of the rest of the books I resort to reading.

Kirby Uber said...

I've taken to referring to my Border Collie as a Dogification.

ok that is just hilarious. i am so going to start doing this too, with my terriers.

dave hutchinson said...

Why all those big gaps? Are there eight books you haven't told anyone about...?

Bob Lock said...

Move along now please, nothing happening here... *flexes knees*

Ross said...

I picked up the Sable Keech two weeks ago, never read your books before.
I have spent a fucking fortune(by my standards) I went out and bought the lot, except for the african one, and then sat down and read them all in sequence, my wife went dippy!.
Up there with Ian M banks, compulsive, consuming books that feed as well as entertain, I went back to the brass man twice, Mr Crane has a future, and your AIs are beautifuly constructed, I just hope that the real things turn out like that, perhaps they should use your books for AI training?

Thank You!!!!!!!!

Ross
Montreal

thraal said...

I've got them nearly all as well, apart from Runcible Tales and The Engineer (don't like short stories too much). I just finished Hilldiggers this afternoon (in my garden, it was a sunny autumn day :). I've been reading it as slow as I could, to postpone the depressing feeling of having to turn the last page and then start the long, long wait for the next one (2008 it says on wikipedia).
Anyway, I enjoyed hilldiggers a lot. I like the Polity even more than the Culture.

Thank You.

Keitousama said...

Completely off whatever topic this post might be on, but I thought the following paper might be of some interest to you:

http://physics1.usc.edu/%7Ebars/research.html#2T

I read it and immediately thought of Cowl. It's a physicist research history. He used a 6D model (4 of space, 2 of time) to resolve the grandfather paradox (oh yes, and to derive the standard model of physics.)

Anonymous said...

Hmm Prador Moon! Not read that yet.

/me adds it his amazon wish list.

I read Runcible tales the other week, found it in my GFs book collection (she being the one that got me into your books). Wondered what this little soft backed shiny thing was, seemed like something from my school days! Very nice collection, gave me some insight i was lacking into your universe.

If your bored I've found trying to work out your favourite films of all time gets the braincells working, its harder than you think as one more film pops into your head with a "a shit i'd forgot about that one!" Or you could lemmie know if Cormac is just another avatar :p

Vaughan - wesaid.org

jon said...

Here's to hoping there will be hard cover version of Cowl one day. It was the first book I read of yours and I still love the hell out of it.

Maybe one day you can write a book about the task force troopers of that world.

j

dave hutchinson said...

You see all the fun you miss when you go away?

Anonymous said...

although I am a great fan....I have noticed that you use the verb "grimace" on almost evry 5th page.it's driving me crazy!

Phil said...

Hi there, I'm currently reading Gridlinked and enjoying it very much. I've already got Brassman and Line of Polity on my shelf, at the ready.

I've just bought an ebook reader (iRex iLiad) but can't seem to find any of your books in ebook format. Are you planning to support this wonderful new technology?

Anonymous said...

Wake up You lazy mother.

The only excuse is that you have finished a book and there is a publishing date for the next one, with the obligatory book/pub signing.

Skar

hutch0 said...

Actually, this is starting to get slightly worrying. Are things okay?

Shaun Austin said...

Hi Neal, I just finished Hilldiggers (chrimbo present, look at the date) and dived onto Wikipedia to see what else you've done, then found your blog from there.

I'm loving your stuff, then read your views on GW, BBC, Labour etc and now you're my new hero.

Off to Amazon methinks!!

Kirby Uber said...

you devil you've a new book coming out in may?!

Keith said...

One word Neal: KINDLE!

Alex Cull said...

I'm really looking forward to reading Line War when it comes out; the Polity books are getting better and better as they go along. In the meantime, Neal, I miss your rants about global warming and Labour. When can we expect some comments about Bali and CO2 emissions? Hopefully soon...

Wrathex said...

I miss you Neal,
hope you're writing
..looking forward
to reading it.

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