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Recommendations/opinions on books not written by C.J. Cherryh



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>Date: Thu, 2 Sep 1993 22:10:57 -0500
>From: "Phil G. Fraering" <pgf@srl.cacs.usl.edu>
>Subject: cherryhlist
On the strength of recommendations here about Stephen Brust, I tried reading him. I gave him three chances:

Phoenix Guards: Strikeout.
Jhereg: Grounder into right field; single.
Brokedown Palace: Home Run.

That, people, is why you should give someone three strikes before they're out.
Brokedown Palace was wonderful.
pgf


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>Date: Tue, 07 Sep 93 01:44:01 -0400
>From: "Nancy Silberstein" <silbersteinn@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
>Subject: Cherryhlist\Pride
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A quick reading recommendation. Has anyone read SERPENT'S EGG by Robert L. Forward? I found it fascinating, as did my "hard science" roomie.

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njs  6-SEP-1993 21:13  


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>Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1993 11:44:44 EDT
>From: davis@licre.ludwig.edu.au
>Subject: cherryhlist
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>A quick reading recommendation.  Has anyone read SERPENT'S EGG
>by Robert L. Forward?  I found it fascinating, as did my "hard science"
>roomie.
Forward certainly writes very good "hard SF," and he certainly knows what he is talking about. In Australia it was called _Dragon's Egg_ I think from memory, but I may be wrong.

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Ian Davis                                    davis@licre.ludwig.edu.au


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;Date: Fri, 29 Oct 93 00:47:01 -0400
;From: "Nancy Silberstein" <silbersteinn@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
;Subject: Cherryhlist\31Aug93 et al
When I read CONSIDER PHLEBAS by Iain M. Banks and was less than impressed, Lesley suggested that I try USE OF WEAPONS. I have just finished it and, Lesley, you were correct; it outstrips PHLEBAS by almost any measure: plot, characterization, denouement. Where PHLEBAS rambled, WEAPONS is tightly...and interestingly...knit, I wanted to know more about the protagonist, and the work came to a surprising but plausible conclusion. A MUCH more satisfying book.

I still haven't found BROKEDOWN PALACE.

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njs   28-OCT-1993 20:17 

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