the tides of time by john brunner is an odd book. it basically is a bunch of stories about a couple experiencing different scenarios further and further back in time. it doesn’t entirely work, and i think that is because you never really know why they are skipping backwards in time until the end of the book. i think this may be my least favorite brunner book that i’ve read to date.


What others would you recommend, aside from the 3 biggies (The Sheep Look Up, Shockwave Rider, Stand on Zanzibar)?

all three of those are way up in my favourite books list, and I'd like to read more of his work.

» Justin Mason (link) » may 14, 2005 4:06pm

the crucible of time is the other i’d recommend so far.

i still haven’t read the sheep look up. at one point, the only copy in the los angeles public library system was at a library that was closed. but it looks like it has made it to the central library now.

» jim (link) » may 15, 2005 11:51pm

The Sheep Look Up -- it's a great book, I just read it for the first time this year. the issues (ie. green politics and the environment) are a lot more relevant to today's world than the other books, so it's interesting to see what's happened in the real world which has paralleled the novel's contents. strongly recommended!

» Justin Mason (link) » may 18, 2005 2:46pm

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