DonAithnen (donaithnen) wrote,

Good stuff bad stuff

So "Firestorm", the 6th "Destroyermen" book by Taylor Anderson, came out on tuesday, yay! Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be out on Audible yet, boo! However it turns out that the author is doing a book release tour, and he's stopping by our local B&N tomorrow, so i can go see him in person and get a signed copy, and unless things have changed since the last book it ought to be a paperback, yay! Of course in order to read it that way i'd have to finish up "A Dance With Dragons" which i've been slowly slogging through and am only about halfway done with right now =P

Next week is two awesome things. Vernor Vinge's "Children of the Sky", his new sequel to "A Fire Upon the Deep", is going to be out! I have no idea when or if Audible will be carrying that one. They added most of the Vinge stuff to their catalog between when the last book came out and now, so no saying how quick they'll be on the uptake for this one. I'm curious how the book is going to work out though. Without spoiling things too much, it seems like in order for the large scale issues to have been resolved that at the bare minimum at least 100 years will have had to pass. Even for the longish lifespans (or perhaps "mindspans"?) of the aliens the story is supposed to be taking part on it doesn't seem like any of the original characters will be alive at that point. (With a singular possible exception?) Alternately he could try to find a way to work around the external problem in a very unexpected way while some of the original characters are around to provide a little more continuity. It will be interesting to see which way he goes.

Okay, the next part got kind of long, so i'm moving it to a separate post...
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