As I mentioned in an earlier post, I still have some catching up to do in terms of Nebula reading. I’m starting with novels. I braved the weather and ran across the street to pick up copies of Michael Chabon’s The Yiddish Policemen’s Union and Jack McDevitt’s Odyssey. I’ll try and race through both in a week or so before reading through the nominated short fiction I’ve missed.
I’ve read some of McDevitt’s books before and they are enjoyable s.f., very much like Arthur C. Clarke in terms of style and content. What I found interesting about Odyssey is the blurb on the back of the paperback edition by Harlan Ellison. It doesn’t seem like the type of book Harlan normally blurbs.
Obviously, this conflicts with my reading of Will and Ariel Durant’s Story of Civilization series, but I’m nothing if not flexible.