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Old 04-06-2012, 02:29 PM   #2281
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trying kathy reichs on for size. i think it's going to be a good fit. her death du jour is the book i'm reading right now. she has written 16 crime novels to choose from. she seems to be something of a modern day patricia cornwell of scarpetta fame. so far, i like her style of writing....

it's always a plus when an author you like has a good sized reservoir of work to return to. :)
Kathy Reichs is better in some respects than Patricia Cornwell. I found the Scarpetta books got dark and the characters became almost caricatures after a bit. Enjoy your new author!

I'm reading Death Benefits right now and am quite enjoying it.
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:35 PM   #2282
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I'm reading Death Benefits right now and am quite enjoying it.
Amazon'ed it... and found that title by 5 different authors... more if you leave off the "s". which one?
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:30 PM   #2283
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What are some other titles are your kind of sci-fi list?

Authors are easier:

Elizabeth Moon
David Weber
Keith Laumer
Anne McCaffrey
Eric Flint

Old favorites:

Robert Heinlein
Edgar Rice Burroughs

If you google the authors' names and bibliography, you'll get a list of their books.

Elizabeth Moon writes fantasy as well, so if you're not a fan, you might have to sort through them. Two series she wrote that I enjoyed were Herris Serrano (3 books available as omnibus) and Sassinak (also 3 books and available in an omnibus volume).
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The original Sassinak story was by Anne McCaffrey, wasn't it? Or was it co-written with Elizabeth Moon, too?

Man it's been a while since I thought of Sassinak...
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:35 AM   #2285
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The original Sassinak story was by Anne McCaffrey, wasn't it? Or was it co-written with Elizabeth Moon, too?

Man it's been a while since I thought of Sassinak...
I believe so, that's how I started looking for books by Elizabeth Moon.
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Authors are easier:

Elizabeth Moon
David Weber
Keith Laumer
Anne McCaffrey
Eric Flint

Old favorites:

Robert Heinlein
Edgar Rice Burroughs

If you google the authors' names and bibliography, you'll get a list of their books.

Elizabeth Moon writes fantasy as well, so if you're not a fan, you might have to sort through them. Two series she wrote that I enjoyed were Herris Serrano (3 books available as omnibus) and Sassinak (also 3 books and available in an omnibus volume).
Thanks - I haven't read any of those (except for the Old Favorites).
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:16 PM   #2287
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I recommend Joe Haldeman to the Sci Fi fans. One of my favorites was "The Accidental Time Machine"

Also John Varley - "Millennium" and others ...the Gaean Trilogy. Tons of great short stories
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I recommend Joe Haldeman to the Sci Fi fans. One of my favorites was "The Accidental Time Machine"

Also John Varley - "Millennium" and others ...the Gaean Trilogy. Tons of great short stories
Heh! When you come across a NEW Sci Fi author let me know. Seems I've read all the books you have
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Heh! When you come across a NEW Sci Fi author let me know. Seems I've read all the books you have
have you read any Neal Stephenson? (I have not... I'm wondering whether to try one and if so which one to start with)
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I have read Stephenson, I started with Cryptonomicon. Not really my cup of tea. He's more into the technical side of things and I was quickly overwhelmed, I do much better if I can understand the concepts an author is writing about.
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