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Authors and Books I've Enjoyed

David Sherman

The 18th Race Trilogy

Jennifer Foehner Wells

Fluency, 2014

Lois McMaster Bujold

The Vorkosigan Saga

In no particular order:

  • Captain Vorpatril's Alliance
  • Cryoburn
  • Memory
  • A Civil Campaign
  • Komarr
  • Barrayar
  • Diplomatic Immunity
  • The Vor Game
  • Warriors Apprentice

Jerry Pournelle

  • The Mote in God's Eye

And Some I Have Not

  • The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. An incredibly depressing and distressing novel, the book attempts to warn readers of the coming patriarchal autocracy where polygamy and concubinage reign. As if something like this could happen to the United States in the event of a major societal upheaval. The only place it could happen is where it is already happening: in certain places in the Islamic world.
  • The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen R. Donaldson. I started to read the first book of The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant series, and got so angry when practically the first thing Covenant does when he arrives in The Land is rape a young girl. I was so torqued off that I tore the book in half and threw it into the trash. Days later I dug it out of the trash and started reading it again, steaming all the while. Gosh, that Covenant character was the most annoying protagonist in the history of English literature. I managed to make it to the second book in the first trilogy, but I didn't finish it. I know there are those who worship Mr. Donaldson's work (or even Mr. Donaldson), but to me, it stinks.