HIGHLY RECOMMENDED READINGS!!!
These three books comprise a series written by Kim Stanley Robinson about
the colonization of Mars. FANTASTIC!! Once I started reading
it, I was so caught up in the story and the idea of terraforming Mars that
I would forget that it was only a story. I still catch myself thinking
about the Mars colonies as if they really existed. I also think that the
political situations that arise in the story are very plausible, as well
as many of the social problems.
My favorite Greg Bear books. The last two books listed were re-released
in one volume called Songs of Earth and Power and I don't believe you can
get them individually anymore. Blood Music is about a scientist
who's experimentation with white blood cells and their memory/learning
capabilities take life in a whole new direction. The other two novels
involve a struggle in which a special piece of music has the power to halt
the destruction of our world.
These are classics by Sherri S. Tepper. Her worlds and societies
are like no other. For those of you interested in women's issues,
also try the book Gate to Women's Country.
The ending is QUITE satisfying!
This series is by Stephen R. Donaldson and no one who has read these books
can apply the word dull to them. Donaldson's characters, as in most
of his stories, are in constant turmoil in this series about power, intrigue
and the threat from some a really nasty alien race. You can expect
a great deal of action and emotion from this series. There are 5 books
to this series.
The Many-Colored Land
The Golden Torc
The Non-Born King
Jack the Bodiless
Julian May's cleverly written series. The series begins with
the Tanu and Firvulag, who lived around the time of early prehistoric man,
and ends up in the future with the psychically powerful ReMillard family.
Though the series was written over a fairly long period of time, I am amazed
at May's ability to tie in details and plots throughout the series.
Books five through eight of the series (Surveillance, MetaConcert, Intervention)
I found to be uneventful, almost filler to tie in between the first books
and the last. All in all, a very entertaining and exciting series!
Sword of Truth series - by Terry Goodkind. I don't
typically read a lot of fantasy, but this one is a must-read. Great
characters, interesting cultures, and lots of really evil stuff.
Deathstalker Series - by Simon R. Green. Exciting
series - by Timothy Zahn. The galaxy is becomes enmeshed
in a war with a superior race of beings. Lots of action, wonderful