Sci-Fi becomes reality. Did you thing 20 years ago that you would be surfing the internet, video chatting all while being able to pay your bills and the unit being the size of your hand? That's science fiction, you, would say. But Neil Gaiman is a great writer, so is Anne Rice. "Prometheus Rising" is an interesting book. Try that one, or "Schroedinger's Cat." Books that go out of the lines.
I'm getting to re-read the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. I think if you have to categorize it, it falls under romance but it not that ooey gooey cheap trashy novel type romance. (Of which I'm not knocking and when I need a little mindlessness I will read...perfect for beach days) It is a very well written series of books and it is actually what made me decide to go to Scotland. It takes you from the second Jacobite rising through the American Revlution. Very fun stuff. Nothing super heavy and I find it a nice escape from whats going on around us in the world today.
Library day yesterday. Returned "The Active Side of Infinity" the last book by Carlos Castaneda or "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Being a Shaman, but Were Afraid to Ask" if I picked the title. One of the most illuminating books I've ever read. It's available on-line and a little easier to read there because of the large type in the book. Picked up Tagore and Kahil Gibran. Flashback to seventh grade. There was a book waiting for me in a package on my doorstep when I returned. "All Shall Be Well; and All Shall Be Well; and All Manner of Things Shall Be Well" Tod Wodicka. It starts "You are, and have been from the moment of your birth, perilously close to the abyss." Into the abyss!
Paul Hawken's "Blessed Unrest" has been my most recent book read. It's Paul's examination of the global, grassroots movement for social & environmental change - based on over a decade of research of environmental restoration and social justice organizations.
He says, "Fundamentally, it is a description of humanity's collective genius, and an unstoppable movement to reimagine our relationship to the environment and one another."