I've not read anything by Czerneda. Does she write F, SF or both? What do you recommend?
Sandtiger's the one to answer that question but I'll help some. I think In The Company of Others would be the first one to read by Julie then her newest book looks really good Species. And then go back to her earlier trilogies. She's science fiction but she has that quality I like with her characters the way Janny has. Have you tried CJ Cherryh Frank? She's really good sci fi writer and fantasy on some of her books. Everyone here seems to love her books including me.
I'm going to recommend Sarah Zettel again. I just finished Fool's War... it absolutely blew my socks off. Not just for the quality of the story telling (top-notch) and the characterizations (you care... too much perhaps) but also for the subject matter. She deals with the idea of sapient artificial intelligences and handles it exquisitely!
I have recently finished Species by Julie Czerneda, and found it delightfully fun - the heroine's temper will utterly win your heart, if not, make you collapse with laughter. I liked her In the Company of Others a lot too - if you are a fan of Cherry's Downbelow Station, it was as superbly well framed as that.
Hmm, My personal favourite so far is Species Imperative: Survival (The ones Janny and Cheryl are calling "Species"...It's the first of a trilogy, but it can be read on it's own. It will be followed by Species Imperative: Migration next May.
But to be honest, I've enjoyed all her books. Each set of books has their own strengths...if you want something really entertaining, go for the Web Shifter's books, (Beholder's Eye, Changing Vision, Hidden in Sight) if you want something more Science Fantasy, go with the Trade Pact (A Thousand Words for a Stranger, Ties of Power, To Trade the Stars), if you want hard SF, go with In the Company of Others.
Survival is my favourite because it takes the best of all the other books and brings them together.
Julie's DAW anthology ReVisions (Edited with Isaac Spindel) just came out about a week ago...it's good so far. Lovely cover too!
Thanks I haven't been to the stores yet with dr. appointments but I'll get their and I like Hidden In Sight that trilogy is good. Ok Trys I'll try and get Sarah soon I just am so behind in my reading now and they don't slow down with the books coming out for my slow reading. I'll look at that one too. Thanks if it knocked your socks off I want to read that one.
It that the anthology that has your story in it?
Thanks for asking that Trys I was wondering the same thing. I think it is I hope so. I'm only buying it for Sandtiger's story and maybe some of Julie's.
Nope, the one with my story will be out in the fall - probably late September, early October. (Though it IS at the printers...how cool is that? The book with my story in it probably exists...somewhere!!!
BUT, ReVisions does have a great story by Julie, and by a person I know name Jihane Noskateb.
It's about What if Scientific discoveries happened at a different point in history...a neat sort of premise.
I've only read a few of the stories so far - but they are each very good.
let us know when your story is out I'm very anxious to read it. I might email you sometime. I need to know the title of the book it will be in I thought it was Julie's short story one. Thanks