Thursday, April 27, 2006

Fuzzy Dice...I think the title says it all.

I was browsing infinity plus today, which is one of the top websites for sampling authors in anything science fiction, fantasy, or horror. The site is chock full of reviews, interviews, not to mention an extensive archive of short stories and excerpts from some of the best people in the genre. It's a great way to find out who you'll like, and who's writing you wouldn't want to touch even if you had smallpox and the book was covered in the vaccine.

While browsing the webpage, I ran across a excerpt for a book called Fuzzy Dice by Paul Di Filippo. I read the excerpt, and then went straight to Amazon.com, shelled out ten dollars and bought the book. This was a big move on my part. I'm usually one of those people who puts books on wishlists and then promptly forgets about them for a couple of years before actually committing to a purchase. But two paragraphs into Fuzzy Dice, I knew I had to have it.

The story is breath-takingly weird, even for me. Fuzzy Dice somehow manages to dish out some pretty heavy science, and at the same time, be the most entertaining thing I've read in ages (I think it has something to do with the metaphors of the universe as an infinite plate of spaghetti among other things). What cinched the deal was the cover, which I found extremely sexy. I'm sure it won't strike most people that way. But there you have it. So now I'm eagerly awaiting it's arrival in the mail. The review will come shortly after I get my hands on the book, but in the meantime I highly suggest you check out infinity plus.

1 comment:

nomi said...

cool! that book sounds awesome ^^