Book Recs.

Rebecca Ganetzky rganetzk at
Sun Nov 11 12:46:39 EST 2001

I've just been reading two quite fun books and thought I'd share them as
recommendations to the list and/or conversation starters if anyone wants:
1.  And here's where I brag: I was in an ariport for the requiste two hours
(going back to school after break) and I wandered into a used bookstore and
they had absolutely nothing of interest, and I was about to leave when i
found a rather cheap copy of Light Raid (Willis and Cynthia Felice).  (May
I comment that I adore it when that happens, you impulsively go into a
bookstore and find a book that you;ve been meaning to get your hands on for
awhile?)  I've just finished it; it's a quite good, rather cheesy, hard SF
story, which is a lot of fun, although lacking in depth and scientific
accuracy.  It's predictable, especially in terms of the love interest, but
definetly worth a read.
2. I have stolen (and do not intend to return ;-)  ) my friend's copy of
Juniper, Gentian and Rosemary by Pamela Dean, and I am enjoying it quite
thoroughly ("We do not desire to have drug dealers building time machines
in our attic." and "'the chance of that is about as low as finding a comet
with binoculars' 'Why would a comet have binoculars?'")  A little more YA
than Tam Lin, it's immensely entertaining, although Dean continues with her
desire to have absolutely every character spout Shakespeare or Keats at
every opportunity.

Rebecca D. Ganetzky
"...and do not say that a thing is impossible to understand, for eventually
it will be understood."-Rabbi Hillel

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