[DWJ] austenland and new books

Jackie E Stallcup jstallcup at juno.com
Wed Jul 2 19:05:06 EDT 2008


There's also Scalzi's The Android's Dream, which is a LOT of fun and has
some romance.  Well, implied, anyway.  It moves too speedily for any real
romantic interludes, but one can imagine that love will blossom.

On Wed, 25 Jun 2008 17:29:36 -0500 Mark Allums <mark at allums.com> writes:
> Mark Allums wrote:
> > Meyers, Katherine wrote:
> >> And does anyone have any recommendations for 
> > new-ish fantasy/sci-fi/romance for any age that engages you 
> quickly?
> > 
> > Well, new-ish would be Scalzi's adult SF novel, _Old Man's War_, 
> if you 
> > find some military SF readable.  Scalzi also has a YA book _Zoe's 
> Tale_ 
> > in the same universe coming out soon, it stands alone but Old 
> Man's War 
> > is a backstory for it.  There are sequels to OMW, so it's not 
> brand new. 
> >   Well, Zoe's Tale is.  And it's had some favorable early reviews, 
> if 
> > that counts for anything.
> > 
> > I mention these because of the requirement for "engages you 
> quickly". 
> > Old Man's War is a bit of a pastiche of Heinlein's _Starship 
> Troopers_, 
> > which is a good book that you either love or hate.  Take your cue 
> from 
> > there.
> 
> Oops, I didn't get the romance requirement.  Zoe's Tale is about a 
> teen, 
> it may be semi-romance.  But OMW is not.
> 
> --Mark A.
> 
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