Saturday, January 28, 2017

Five top books that make living & working in space seem ordinary

Carrie Vaughn is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels and over eighty short stories. She's best known for the Kitty Norville urban fantasy series about a werewolf who hosts a talk radio advice show for supernatural beings -- the series includes fourteen novels and a collection of short stories -- and the superhero novels in the Golden Age saga.

Vaughn's new novel is Martians Abroad.

At she tagged five books that make living and working in space seem ordinary, including:
Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey

Like the Merchanter series [by C.J. Cherryh], we might do well to consider the whole of the Expanse as one work. But Leviathan Wakes is the first. In Corey’s series, life in space has become common and comfortable enough that humanity has now brought politics into the black. This novel is concerned with labor movements, international relations, the fraught nature of the economics of scarcity, the tension of an arms race, and what happens when new technology and shocking events enter the mix. As something of a political thriller, the story seems familiar. But expanding that story throughout the solar systems makes it special.
Read about another entry on the list.

Writers Read: Carrie Vaughn.

--Marshal Zeringue