Reading progress update: I've read 30%.

Lucifer's Hammer - Larry Niven, Mark Vietor

I used to have a bit of a thing for those disaster movies. Towering Inferno, etc. All the way up to Armageddon (I like Armageddon. I can recite great chunks of dialogue from it I've seen it so often.)

 

The sciency stuff, still pretty good though. I could actually listen to this narrator read just the bits about what's going on out in space for hours, it's like a grand Sagan-style documentary almost. It's just the characters, the plotting, the pacing, the storyline and all the rampant *ism that isn't working.

 

This hasn't aged well *at all*. I doubt I'll finish it - I'd rather go read some KSR I think.