I am more into natural history books then sci-fi,
but I got two good reasons to read The Drowning World
by Alan Dean Foster, my good friend and author of sci-fi classics like Alien, Startrek, starwars, Black Hole....
Firstly the book is based in a trip throughout my country that we did 2gether some 8 years ago and secondly he kindly dedicated it to me. I certainly reccomend it!!!