So here, find a list of six of the books I am looking forward to getting to before Summer turns to Fall, and green shifts to hues of red, gold, and orange before a clattering change to brown.
On my 2019 list I read five out of the six books . And so on to 2020!
1. Prime Deceptions, Valerie Valdes.
Chilling Effect was a superb first novel of found family and space adventure, including Psychic cats, that had a deep and intense story that was belied by its fluffy cover. I am really interested in the newest adventure of Captain Eva Innocente and the found family crew of La Sirena Nigra.
2. Of Dragons, Feasts and Murders: A Dominion of the Fallen Story by Aliette de Bodard.
3. Seven Devils, Laura Lam and Elizabeth May
Seven Devils is billed as a feminist space opera where seven resistance fighters are taking on the tyrannical Tholoisian Empire. I am all aboard for a retelling of the classic formula of “Seven against Thebes”, except in Spaaace! Recasting classical history and mythology into Space seems to be a thing this year (c.f. Unconquerable Sun) so I am looking forward to seeing how Seven Devils tackles it.
4. Or What you Will, Jo Walton
Stories about self-aware characters who have knowledge of their own nature, and seeking to change it is a tricky metagenre to try and work on. But the author of works like Tooth and Claw, Among Others (a novel all about reading and the importance of reading and books) and the Just City trilogy is an author I trust to tell the story of a character idea seeking to transcend the mortality of his creator, and perhaps, her own as well.
5. Chaos Vector, Megan O’Keefe
6. Ashes of the Sun, Django Wexler
POSTED BY: Paul Weimer. Ubiquitous in Shadow, but I’m just this guy, you know? @princejvstin.