After a couple of weeks

After a couple of weeks off, I couldn’t resist doing this Friday Five
1. What is your favorite type of literature to read (magazine, newspaper, novels, nonfiction, poetry, etc.)?
Science fiction, of course. Having grown up early on Bradbury, Asimov, Vance and friends, there was little chance I wouldn’t love it. I currently read (books that is) 45% SF, 45% Fantasy, 10% Non fiction or other.
2. What is your favorite novel?
Arrrgh. A very tough question. It might be Silverlock by John Myers Myers. But other choices come to mind as well. Dune. Foundation. The Dying Earth, and of course, Nine Princes in Amber
3. Do you have a favorite poem? (Share it!)
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: `Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear —
“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.’
–Percy Bysshe Shelley
4. What is one thing you’ve always wanted to read, or wish you had more time to read?
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, by Gibbon
5. What are you currently reading?
(I’ve got to update my list at right, this reminds me!)
The Incompleat Nifft, by Michael Shea