Since I’m almost done with the semester, I took a trip to the used bookstore to celebrate and found some sci-fi treasures. I’ve been following Women In SF&F Month over at Fantasy Cafe, which made me want to pick up some more sci-fi novels by female authors.
- “The Quiet Invasion” by Sarah Zettel – Andrea over at The Little Red Reviewer recently reviewed “Fool’s War” by Sarah Zettel, which made me want to read it. It’s out of print, so I was hoping that I might be able to find a used copy. The used bookstore didn’t have it, but they did have this one! It’s about aliens that land on Venus.
- “The Speed of Dark” by Elizabeth Moon – This one is a Nebula-winner. It’s about a man with autism who is offered a cure, but must decide whether to accept it because it would change the way that he thinks and perceives the world.
- “Dinosaur Planet Survivors” by Anne McCaffrey – This one seems to be set in the same universe as Sassinak, which I enjoyed a lot despite it’s many flaws. Space pirates and dinosaurs make me happy. Anne McCaffrey is my go-to author for comfort reading, and this seems like something I’d enjoy.
- “Nimisha’s Ship” by Anne McCaffrey – This one is set in the same universe as the Crystal Singer trilogy. I’ll be reading both of the McCaffrey books a bit out of order, but I don’t think it matters because her stories tend to be able to stand alone even when they’re a part of a series.
- My copy of C. S. Friedman’s “Legacy of Kings,” the final book of the Magister Trilogy, also came in this weekend. I was going to wait to buy it till it came out in paperback, but it was on sale on Amazon a few days ago and I couldn’t resist. I’m not very patient when waiting for sequels.
Has anyone read any of these, and if so, how are they? Have you gotten any new books lately?