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NevaMor  ·  48 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Good Sci-Fi books for a fiction book club?

Thank you for this! Earth Abides looks really interesting. My last few books I have suggested have been flops but who knew Ray Bradbury (Dandelion Wine) and Margaret Atwood (Stone Mattress) would disappoint.





kleinbl00  ·  47 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My wife is a big fan of Bradbury. I'm less of one. I think he had a few interesting ideas but mostly he lyrically describes boring things that don't matter. He was never an ideas guy, and ideas are the core of sci fi.

I fucking hate Margaret Atwood. The core of every Margaret Atwood story is "selfless woman betrays her values when she foolishly falls in love with an idiot man who is evil."