My current reads :)
Andrew was one of Earth's first house robot domestic servants—smoothly designed and functional. But when Andrew started to develop special talents which exceeded the confines of his allotted positronic pathways, he abandoned his domestic duties in favour of more intellectual pursuits. As time passed, Andrew acquired knowledge, feelings and ambitions way beyond anything ever experienced by any other mechanical men. And he found himself launched on to a career which would bring him fame fortune—and danger. For a robot who wants to be human must also be prepared to die...
In the Bicentennial Man, Isaac Asimov returns to his first and most enduring love—robotics. The result is a brilliant book of first-class entertainment and mind-spinning ideas which confirm Asimov's supreme status as Grand Master of science fiction.
I bought this anthology from Kitabain. It is an awesome place with books that you won't find in most bookstores. It is also my go-to bookstore for when I am looking for anthologies or when I need to shop for books because the craving kicks in.
The Library Languishers Series features a book that languishes in my physical library. The picture quality will always be sucky. Depend on it!
Sunday Afternoon Reads: No fancy image today due to cruddy health.. But! I was lucky to chose a book that has the most wonderful dedication, that's actually pretty relevant today!
It's from Oneiros by Markus Heitz, a celebrated German fantasy writer that I've been wanting to read for quite some time. This actually looks to be more on the thriller side of fantasy (maybe closer to horror?), so it'll be a nice change of pace!
In Leipzig an undertaker named Konstantin Korff harbours a cruel secret.
In Minsk an unscrupulous scientist performs questionable experiments.
And in Paris a plane that is about to take off crashes into an airport terminal with deadly consequences for its passengers.
An investigation into the accident begins immediately, but the results are puzzling: all occupants were dead before the plane hit the building. What the police do not know is that there was one survivor. But even as they blunder into the investigation, Konstantin Korff and the mysterious scientist are already on his trail, all three bound together by the same curse. A curse that makes them a danger to everyone around them.
Curses! A curse! Me wonders what it might be, and from what!?
It's out right now through Quercus books (means I think I got it from.. Hachette Australia!)
Have an awesome week guys! K.