Came home to some new books in the mail today. First off, one of two rare Isaac Asimov books that were not already in my Asimov collection, Our Federal Union: The United States from 1816 to 1865.
Next on the list is Alastair Reynolds’ first novel Revelation Space. I saw this book on a must-read list and I’ve never read anything by Reynolds besides some of his short fiction. I figured I’d give it a try. It wasn’t available on the Kindle so it arrived in today’s mail.
Finally (and also not available on the Kindle) is physicist Steven Weinberg’s latest, Lake Views: this world and the universe, a collection of essays. (Pictured.) I’ve never read anything by Steven Weinberg before, but the review for the book in the February 2010 issue of SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN made it sound like a fascinating read.
At present I’m making my way through Connie Willis’ intriguing novel, Blackout, to say nothing of two issues of SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN and two issues of NEW SCIENTIST.