What I’m Reading

I’m one of those people who, when they find a really good author, will read every book they’ve produced. I’ve read almost everything Robert A. Heinlein produced, for instance. Likewise, Larry Niven, C. J. Cherryh, David Brin, Jack McDevitt, and a number of others.

I’ve added another author to my collection. Cherie Priest. You can see a list of her books on Amazon, and her blog is here.

She’s written several books in the steampunk genre. I’ve read:

Boneshaker, Dreadnaught, and Ganymede, all set in the same alternate history, featuring a civil war that lasted much longer than the real one; zombies, and airships. All great fun if you like that sort of thing.

She has also written a couple of modern-era vampire novels. I’ve downloaded a couple of them and am reading them now:

Bloodshot, and Hellbent. These read like detective novels with vampires thrown in. I haven’t finished either of these, but they show the same promise as the steampunk novels.

I’m appreciative of the fact that these are fit for moral people to read, too. You could let your kids read these without worrying. So far, at least. [1]

ADDENDUM 11/7/2011: I finished Bloodshot and am well into Hellbent. They are good novels to read, but I have to issue a language alert for these two novels, which routinely use much more bad language that the others. I’m still enjoying them, but I wouldn’t recommend these two books to anyone you wouldn’t let see an ‘R’ rated movie.

So far, so good. Recommended.

– Popgun

[1] Years ago I got started on the Anita Blake novels, which started out good, but by the fourth or fifth novel they started turning into porn, and I quit buying them. Laurel K. Hamilton has talent as a writer, but she took a turn there that I wasn’t willing to follow. I voted with my pocketbook, so to speak – I quit buying her books.

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