By request of ENM, a literary thread.
Let’s have your favorite books. Favorite libertarian books. Favorite socialist novels (I’ll admit to an early love of Steinbeck, and to being a closet Wells fan – check out Day of the Comet sometime). Favorite re-reads (you know, when you haven’t the energy to start something new – you novel version of ‘comfort food’).The last time you re-read the LOTR series. (C’mon… just admit it, you’re among friends).
I’d like to talk about novels, because elections always put me in an escapist mood, but you can of course talk about what econ or constitutional law tome is catching your interest these days. it’s a free country! or… hmm. not.
And, to keep it fresh, name at least one book published in the past, oh, ten years or so, that you think may still be in your ‘top ten’ a few decades from now. I have to ponder that one.
Fact that might surprise people who know me as an atheist: I have a very soft spot for Christian SF. Lewis. L’Engle. Zenna Henderson. I think it’s because I’m much more fascinated by good than by evil. I’ve been re-reading a collection of Henerson’s “People Stories” this week – I think the proximity to election time has made me crave Good People (even fictional ones) even more than usual.
Some on my (current) top-ten list:
Heretics of Dune/Chapterhouse Dune
The First Circle