Monday, November 19, 2012

Hugh Howey

When I think of science fiction, I think of Jack Chalker, Andre Norton, Ann McCaffery, Issac Asimov, Mercedes Lackey to name a few. Huge fan of those authors, collected all their books. I am now a fan of Hugh Howey.

For someone who has been reading science fiction since the '70s, it has been a challenge to find someone (other than the above mentioned) who is able to pull me into a world thoroughly enough to actually read 6 of their books! In a row! In fact, I do believe that Hugh Howey is the first since then!

For those who project themselves into the world built by authors, the Wool series (or Silo series) is perfect. During the read (one right after another) I was living in the silo while reading and when I wasn't reading I was thinking of the dynamics of the characters, mechanics of living there, and impossibility of something like that actually working. To me, that is the sign of a great writer.

This author is a must read, I don't care what he writes, you must read it.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Chasing Shadows

I read S.H. Kolee's first in this series, "Seeing Shadows", and couldn't wait for the second one! I was lucky enough to edit the second of that series - "Chasing Shadows". What a fun read!

Totally didn't expect the ending! Now I'm going to be on the edge of my seat until the next book comes out! The fact that I really don't care for a lot of Simon's behavior simply means that S.H. Kolee got it right with describing characters! When I have an opinion on the type of person a character is that means I'm totally in the story. I was in there for the whole edge-of-the-chair, couldn't-put-it-down story!

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