Providence, RI -- August 27, 2007

Reading Hominids, by Robert J. Sawyer.

He’s been reading the classics lately--The Sleeper Awakes, and War of the Worlds, by H.G. Wells, and The Mote in God’s Eye, by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle.

What else is in his bag? Books. He’s going through the shelves at the library: The Genocidal Healer and Mind Changer by James White. His mom got him interested in these. Also, Dark as Day, by Charles Sheffield, which he read once and then forgot the title and author had been trying to remember it and finally did and is now excited that he can read it again.

His favorite book of all time--Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days, by Alastair Reynolds. It’s two stories that are "space opera." He likes hard sci fi (not like Star Trek) where things follow the laws of physics—Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days is gothic, baroque, not wishy washy.

His own book—he doesn’t know.

A book that’s brought him closer to his brother--Omega

and then he was running to get the trolley driver to open his doors again--we talked for a second too long--but the driver was kind and he was on his way.

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