In a message dated 99-07-08 00:23:28 EDT, Alintelbot@aol.com wrote:
> I just finished a novel that may be of interest to subscribers: "Songs From
> the Stars" by Norman Spinrad (who also brought us "Bug Jack Barron," one
> the few intelligent novels about cryonic suspension around). "Songs"
> as a sort of "dubious utopia" novel, but escalates into something bolder
> more cerebral. It has an overall transhumanist aesthetic and some clever
> riffs on pop culture.
I thought "Songs from the Stars" was one of the most well-thought-out SF novels I'd read up to that point and would still recommend it today. Question: Has anyone considered that the basic technological idea behind Sagan's "Contact" seemed lifted pretty much in toto from "Songs"?
Greg Burch <GBurch1@aol.com>----<firstname.lastname@example.org> Attorney ::: Vice President, Extropy Institute ::: Wilderness Guide http://users.aol.com/gburch1 -or- http://members.aol.com/gburch1 "Civilization is protest against nature; progress requires us to take control of evolution." -- Thomas Huxley