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Okay, understand that I'm not attempting to write a real book report that says anything deep about what I've read, eh? Because I know what that looks like, and this is not it.

The individual books in this trilogy are called Hammered, Scardown, and Worldwired. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone who likes science fiction. They have cool SF elements for pretty much any interest. I read the first two books a few months ago, then sidetracked for a while before reading the third, so now a lot of it blends together, and honestly, I think that 'most anything that I could write about this trilogy might turn out to be a spoiler! I will say these things, though:

- Artificial intelligence HEAVEN.
- Polyamory done really, really well.
- Actual real space aliens!
- Characters that seem so much like real people that I'm wondering what they're up to now.
- International intrigue!
- Nanotech aplenty.

I'm going to have to say that Elizabeth Bear is one of my writing idols--not only a crazy-prolific writer with a great sense of humor, but also someone who seems like a very nice person--so you wouldn't be wrong to suspect that you will see notes about more of her books in this journal. I happen to have three more of them on my bookshelf!


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Aug. 22nd, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
Polyamory done really, really well.

Damn, now I will have to buy them. (Although any excuse to go to Powell's is a good excuse!)
Aug. 22nd, 2007 09:10 pm (UTC)
I've been curious about those, so thanks for the spoiler-free thumbs-up. "Polyamory done really, really well" is a particular attractor.
Aug. 22nd, 2007 11:21 pm (UTC)
hey, since I'm close by, can I borrow them? Loving the poly rec too!
Aug. 23rd, 2007 12:36 am (UTC)
Yep! I'll have to rummage around to find the first two, but you're welcome to borrow them when they show themselves.
Aug. 23rd, 2007 01:43 am (UTC)
Oh yes, I loved that trilogy, pretty much for all the reasons you listed.

I'm particularly happy with how the poly worked out. It was very real. I was so excited that it didn't end up being Another Tragic Monogamy Moment.
Aug. 27th, 2007 03:50 pm (UTC)
hello there fellow madisonian
I stumbled across your profile through someone's freinds list...hope you don't mind added you on my friends list after looking through your LG...

I'll put this author on my book list...thanks for the review..
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