Jan Van Quirm wrote: Nope - not read Strata or Dark Side of of the Sun. Sci-fi sort of lost its appeal for me as a written form in the late 70' early 80's for some reason - possibly George Lucas may have been partially responsible but I need the visuals more for that now. I do love Asimov though, particualrly the Robot series and the 'classic' Foundation novels (so 1st 3).
Me too! Are you sure you aren't me? Read the whole of the Foundation series, and all the Robots as well. Preferred the Robot books, actually. But, yeah, I moved over to almost exclusively fantasy reading around the 80s (though I had been reading a mix of fantasy and sci-fi since I was a kid, just after WW2, when I discovered American pulp sci-fi and fantasy mags, when I was 9).
But Strata isn't exactly sci-fi. And anyway, it's funny. Not sure if I've read Dark Side of the Sun, though. Don't remember anything of the story, so probably not.
I found evolution more magnificent than Eden; I found it more wonderful to be a rising ape that a falling angel.
Terry Pratchett on Darwin's Evolution of Species