Thursday, April 12, 2007
So it goes.
I've moved my Vonnegut post to the top again because I caught shit for moving it before and I'm an impressionable sort. I also want to address Sour Grapes' comment regarding KV not writing solely in the SF genre: He's absolutely right, and it's an important point to be made. While his SF was what brought me to him in the first place, it was his writinig that kept me with him regardless of genre.
One of my very favoritest authors ever, Kurt Vonnegut, died at the young age of 84. When I was a boy, I was scifi geek through and through. As I got older and more sofisticated, Vonnegut introduced me to thinking SF. I started with the standard Slaughterhouse Five, then moved on to Deadeye Dick, Timequake, Slapstick, Cat's Cradle, The Sirens of Titan, Jailbird and Player Piano. I also really enjoyed Like Shaking Hands with God, a transcript of a couple conversations between Vonnegut and Lee Stringer. He's definitely not for everyone, but he was most definitely for me.