Heavy Rotation

14 05 2011

Sci-fi Writers Pick Their Favorite Sci-fi Novels: Leading SF writers to choose their favourite novel or author in the genre.

I, Robot  by Isaac Asimov: Just started this novel, which I’ve put off reading for decades.

Giro d’Italia – Daily highlights. Viewing entire stages is theoretically better, but not with these announcers. Were they Phil Liggett, Paul Sherwin or Sean Kelly, I’d reconsider.

Director’s Cut by Kate Bush  – Old songs, redone and, in some cases, improved, says the Guardian.

Electric Eden by Rob Young – An enthusiastic New York Times review of a book the British press enthused equally over last year. Finally available in the US.

Keith Richards on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Another witty appearance with the nervous but earnest talk show host. No Stones tour in sight.

Why Don’t We Love Our Intellectuals? – “While France celebrates its intelligentsia, you have to go back to Orwell and Huxley to find British intellectuals at the heart of national public debate. Why did we stop caring about ideas? When did ‘braininess’ become a laughing matter?”