From: Stockholm, Sweden
Nice to hear that you're ok, John!
... and concerning your linguistic thoughts about Gal-2 and Gal-7, I wonder if you may have read David Brins uplift books?
T'ings be most righteous, Per, my friend.
Yes, sir, I have. I put his Startide Rising on my list of "marooned on a desert island with only a couple books to take". You obviously understand why. I've gotten into some very interesting and ecclectic Brit sci-fi authors, that also interest me a bit. I'm doing Iain M. Banks just now and he's a treasure, so far. His storys are brilliant, bizarre, caustic, outre and oh, so relevant. His tech sucks, so that must be put aside in favor of the story, which is like prety scary hot and sumtous.Not bad stuff.
Recommended; Consider Phlebas and The Algebraist. Go from there on your own, but with diminishing returns imho.
I know the feeling. Picked up Startide Rising may years ago in a "hole in the wall" used books dealer while on vacation in Cyprus. A little hard to get into the story during the first fifty pages, but then a total blast. One of those books that leave you with a "sense of wonder" after putting it down.
Thanks for the Banks tip. Have had some cursory glances at them at my local sci-fi book store, but never bought any of them. Given the recommendation, I will try them.
“Not mastering metaphores is like cooking pasta when the train is delayed"