Lots more fiction this month! I’m really rolling around in the stuff and having a whale of a time.
I read these three books when I was still in high school, and they grabbed me hard.
I didn’t read them again for years and years, because I had to abandon my paperback copies in Australia, and never got around to replacing them when I got to Canada.
Then, I just stopped reading paper books altogether.
So I was thrilled to trip over the three book set on Kindle and promptly bought it.
One of the things I like about this series is that it isn’t fantasy. It certainly looks like fantasy – dragons and their riders. But it isn’t. MacCaffrey’s world is firmly rooted in science and has a logical explanation for everything in that world. The logic and lack of “magic” appeals to my inner geek.
This one is a little bit different. There’s romance in there (the title says that much), but these stories don’t fit within Romanceland, because they don’t always have a happy ending.
Despite that, there’s some heavy-duty authors contributing to the anthology, and it’s edited by the author of Game of Thrones, and an award-winning straight science fiction editor.
I’m going to be curious to dip into this one.
Linnea Sinclair , Marcella Burnard , Erica Hayes , Liana Brooks , Pippa Jay , Berinn Rae , Amy Laurens , Kyndra Hatch , JC Cassels (Editor)
Oh, this was a terrific anthology!
There weren’t too many stories I didn’t enjoy (very unusual for princess-reader me), and I read the whole anthology in a couple of days.
Bonus: It’s free! If you like your romance on the futuristic side, you’ll enjoy this one.
After reading the stories in the SFR Brigade anthology (above), I deliberately went in search of books by some of the authors I most liked in the anthology, and this Linnea Sinclair novel was one of the ones I picked up.
It’s not quite as space-operish as I usually like, and I hate, hate, hate zombie stories, but the blurb was appealing, and the title just quirky enough to make me want to give it go.
That’s how impressed I was with Sinclair.