My classes for this semester are officially done, and I got A’s. Now that I’ll (hopefully) have more time to read, I went on a bit of a sci-fi book-buying binge.
I went into the used bookstore with the intention of picking up something else by Sheri S. Tepper. I recently read Singer From the Sea and couldn’t put it down, despite the fact that the book was so very strange and had such a strong eco-feminist agenda. I was in luck and ended up getting two of her books, “The Gate to Women’s Country” and “Six Moon Dance.”
I had hoped to come across a copy of Larry Niven’s “Ringworld,” but they didn’t have it. However, I did find Niven’s “The Integral Trees,” complete with the fabulous Michael Whelan cover! I also picked up the second book in Frank Herbert’s “Dune” series. I read Dune last summer as a groupread and have been toying with trying one of the sequels for a while now.
As I was getting ready to check out, the nice bookstore employee noticed my Sheri Tepper books and got excited. We had a nice chat about sci-fi novels, and she ended up recommending that I try Theodore Sturgeon and Octavia Butler. Both of these books look fantastic. The Sturgeon one was the winner of a Retroactive Hugo award. I can’t wait to read these two books, and it was really neat to meet someone in real life who enjoys the same books that I do.
If you’ve read any of these, how are they? I’m so excited for summertime reading!