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Post-finals book buying binge

My classes for this semester are officially done, and I got A’s.  Now that I’ll (hopefully) have more time to read, I went on a bit of a sci-fi book-buying binge.

I went into the used bookstore with the intention of picking up something else by Sheri S. Tepper.  I recently read Singer From the Sea and couldn’t put it down, despite the fact that the book was so very strange and had such a strong eco-feminist agenda.  I was in luck and ended up getting two of her books, “The Gate to Women’s Country” and “Six Moon Dance.”

I had hoped to come across a copy of Larry Niven’s “Ringworld,” but they didn’t have it.  However, I did find Niven’s “The Integral Trees,” complete with the fabulous Michael Whelan cover!  I also picked up the second book in Frank Herbert’s “Dune” series.  I read Dune last summer as a groupread and have been toying with trying one of the sequels for a while now.

As I was getting ready to check out, the nice bookstore employee noticed my Sheri Tepper books and got excited.  We had a nice chat about sci-fi novels, and she ended up recommending that I try Theodore Sturgeon and Octavia Butler.  Both of these books look fantastic.  The Sturgeon one was the winner of a Retroactive Hugo award.  I can’t wait to read these two books, and it was really neat to meet someone in real life who enjoys the same books that I do.

If you’ve read any of these, how are they?  I’m so excited for summertime reading!

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