mechagodscylla at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 3 13:32:16 EST 2003
>Tim Powers (Anubis Gate, etc) is recommended a lot- I tried a couple and
>thought they were quite good but not my taste.
Just what I was thinking. I have tried Anubis Gate a couple of times, but I
haven't been able to get through it, yet. On the other hand, I was
completely fascinated with The Stress of Her Regard. Reading it, I truly
had no idea what would come next, and I kept being surprised by Powers'
amazing use, transformation and weaving of source materials. It concerns
the Romantic poets, but it draws on all sorts of mythological ideas.
Just last week I read The Grand Ellipse by Paula Volsky. I would definitely
call that one steampunk. I found it an enjoyable read. I'm not as sure if
her other books would also be considered steampunk, although the two I've
read are also set in the same universe as The Grand Ellipse. Illusion was
an alt-universe French Revolution tale. And I'm forgetting the name of the
other one - but it concerned alt-universe Russian necromancers. It was most
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