Holger's time consuming activities
- Books - here are some books I can recommend in no special order:
- C.J. Cherryh: Chanur Series. Maybe
other books from the Compact universe. I do not recommend the Morgaine
chronicles, one of the most boring books I've ever read, but the Chanur
books is about the most detailed setting I know.
Marion Zimmer-Bradley: Darkover series. Finally "The Shadow
Matrix" is available as paperback...
Not too many different topics, some books seem rather similar. Yet I like
the world, and some books are really good. I liked Thendara House and the
Heritage of Hastur myself.
- Margaret Weis and Tracy
Hickman: Dragonlance Chronicles and Legends. I have my doubts about the
Dragonlance Tales or Dragonlance books by other authors (I do know the
Raymond E. Feist: Riftwar saga and sequels. There are some weak spots,
and I was rather frustrated with Shards of a Broken Crown which is the last
book of the Serpent War, but especially Magician and the Empire books are
- Alan Dean
Foster: Flinx, Ice Rigger (both Humanx series) - not very deep,
but amusing to read and the Humanx setting is nice, too. A bit deus ex
machina with a certain race in the Flinx books, but I could appreciate it
Peter F. Hamilton: Night's Dawn Trilogy, dumb thing that the third
volume is still missing.
- plus the Valdemar series by
M. Lackey (I love
of course the Lord of the Rings by
J.R.R. Tolkien and much more SF+Fantasy...
Making music - I play violin and
(which is what you see to the right),
- Classics with Kammermusikkreis Roth (vl) and
- Traditional Irish folk with
- Reading News
- IRC, channel #tappmud
(Nickname GrayWing, rarely these days)
- Computer gaming, mainly
- Role playing, characters
Rakorium (DSA, German page) and
Glarelion (AD&D 2nd ed). The
latter has gone asleep I fear, but Rakorium is quite alive and fine :)
Holger Benkhart -
email@example.com - Apr 22nd, 1999