Thursday, March 25, 2010

Meeting for 2010: Odyssey Two

On March 25 2010 we met at the Bloomington Barnes & Noble to discuss 2010: Odyssey Two by Arthur C. Clarke. Raja had pushed heavily for it.

Here are the votes in the order they were given:

Lisa 8
Abe 8
Chris 3
Damien 8
John Gallman 5
TC 7 ("and I'm being generous")
Raja 10

Chris felt that the book had too many long descriptions and was like a textbook. John Gallman kept hoping for fighting to break out among the crew. By contrast, Raja said that, in his opinion, Arthur C. Clarke wrote five books that were closer to perfect than not; 2010 was the fifth and last.

Our next Barnes & Noble meeting will be on April 22 2010 to discuss Isaac Asimov's The Caves of Steel. Gregory suggested David Brin's The Practice Effect after that, and the group agreed to discuss it on May 27.

(Posted 2010-03-26 16:05 EDT)