[DWJ] austenland and new books

Mark Allums mark at allums.com
Wed Jun 25 18:25:45 EDT 2008

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 

--Mark Allums

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