Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Ridge Running, by Kim Stanley Robinson
I used to live in Bozeman, MT. We had mountains with hogsbacks and other features close by, and would climb on them. Ridge Running is a story of three guys doing that. One has had recent medical treatment that leaves him somewhat different mentally. Well, it's a nice story, they have some tension but end up enjoying their time together, but the SF part is totally incidental, not even necessary. It got nominated for a Hugo in 1985, as this sort of thing does. It's nice, it's inoffensive, but not worth going out of one's way to read. 2 stars.