Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Ten top tales of adventure

Jane Johnson has written a number of books under the pseudonym Jude Fisher: the official guides to Peter L. Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies, and Fool’s Gold fantasy trilogy. One of her top ten tales of adventure, as shared at the Guardian:
Antarctica by Kim Stanley Robinson

Robinson is better known for his massive future history of the terraforming and colonisation of Mars but this eco-thriller is a tremendous rollercoaster ride set in this world's last wilderness, a mineral-rich area targeted by multinational oil companies, conniving governments and the tourist industry. Robinson creates brilliant people who carry his idea-packed narratives effortlessly and entertainingly, all the while prompting you to think pretty hard about the state of the world today and how we may preserve it.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue