book suggestions

deborah.dwj at deborah.dwj at
Tue Aug 10 22:36:12 EDT 2004

I should link that list from the website.

Australia, eh?  I'm not sure what's in print, but almost anything that's
made it here is going to be good.  Garth Nix, of course, either Sabriel
or Shade's Children.  _Singing the Dogstar Blues_ by ... Alison Goodman?
is lovely cyberpunk.  The John Marsden _Tomorrow when the war began_
series is SF in one of the broader definitions of "speculative alternate
histories", and I find it thrilling.

I'm ambivalent about the first JumpMan book, which is all I've read.
Also not brilliantly fond of Graeme Base's Truck Dogs, which is prob'ly
too young anyhow.

Other than that, I'd go with our usual list.

I get all my ideas in Switzerland near the Forka Pass. There is
a little town called Gletch, and two thousand feet up above
Gletch there is a smaller hamlet called Uber Gletch. I go there
on the fourth of August every summer to get my cuckoo clock
repaired. While the cuckoo is in the hospital, I wander around
and talk to the people in the streets. They are very strange
people, and I get my ideas from them.  -- Dr. Seuss

On Tue, 10 Aug 2004, Robyn Starkey wrote:

|Hi All
|I just got a plea from a friend of mine who teaches school in Melbourne:
|I have to set texts for year 9/10 Fantasy/Science Fiction semester unit by
|She is looking for suggestions. The boys will be 14-16 years old. Melissa,
|do you still have your list?

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