Tentacles The SF Reviews newsletter, 20th January 2002
It's our birthday!
SF Reviews celebrates its first birthday this month. Thanks to all of
you who have followed our progress and commented and criticised.
Celebrations will be held on Friday 25th January in Geronimo's Bar in a
major Asian city. If you can correctly identify which city this it, you
get added to the SF Reviews Birthday Card List. What a stunning prize.
If you care to attend, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and
I'll buy you a drink.
The absolute best books this month were
Brunner's "Stand On Zanzibar" is an SF classic. Even after all these
years, it's still an excellent read: clever, thought-provoking and
"Doomsday Book" was a delightful surprise. I had no idea that Connie Willis could
be so good.
I rated the "The Stone Canal" and "The Fourth World" pretty highly -
both were very enjoyable.
I also reluctantly ploughed through two rather bad books and managed to
scribble a couple of words on each:
I recommend that you don't read these books. In fact you're probably
better off not even reading the reviews of these books.
Moving on quickly to another subject, that of classic SF: I'm hoping to
regain access to the vast vaults of Wing 2 and roll out at least some of
the ancient storage crates within. If successful, be prepared a tumult
of reviews of the last century's classic SF.
The redesign of the web-site is still in progress, albeit in the
background (patience, Jane, one day soon the murky-green colour will be
OK, here are the latest uploads.
Well that's all for now. As always, tell me what you think about the
reviews and the site. Do let me know if there are books you think I
Now I'd better get back to rereading "Ringworld", a pleasurable relief
after having spent days working through the military melodrama of David
Weber's "Ashes of Victory", but more of these next month.