[DWJ] austenland and new books

Mark Allums mark at allums.com
Wed Jun 25 18:29:36 EDT 2008


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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