Re: BOOKS: Recommendations

Dan Hook (
Thu, 1 May 1997 17:20:00 -0400

> From: Hal Dunn <>
> Date: Wednesday, April 30, 1997 9:51 PM

> "The Silicon Man," "The Probability Broach," and "Orwell's Revenge" (tho'
> not exactly sci-fi) sound good. Suggestions?

I just read "The Probability Broach" (finished it Tuesday) and I can say it
is the one of the best sf books I have read recently. It is the best book
I have ever read in the alternative history genre.
The case it makes for anarcho-capitalism is relatively weak because Smith
uses advanced technology to get around the hard problems we face. The
arguement against gun control is considerably better. It is definitely
worth reading.

Dan Hook