eBooks – Sony Reader & possibly the BEST SciFi novel of all time
I am a prodigious reader. Have been since early in my High School years. Science Fiction is my chosen escape.
I have read most of the genre’s and deeply into some of the authors. Heinlein, Asimov, Jordan, Pohl, Haldeman, and many many more.
There is one book that stands out. Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner. I have probably 3 copies of this book. All of them are out of print, and I re-read it frequently. It is the “near future” type of Science Fiction, and it is chilling in how accurately he predicted society about now.
The problem with this as an eBook, is that Brunner was a master of using typography as part of the layout of the novel There are sections where formatting is altered to drive a point. Tables, coordinated paragraphs and sentences. All these have fallen flat on the scans I have, um, ‘acquired’ from dubious sources.
Now there is a real version, with the typographical performance pieces. I am happy. It was worth the $9.99. Now it is on my Sony Reader, and my iPad.