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Karne's 6 favourite books

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Posted by karne (1st Nov 2002, 12:26)

Originally published in Wyrmtongue November 2002.

Pride of Chanur - C J Cherryh

A space opera told from the ethical viewpoint of an alien freighter captain. Needs reading several times to catch all the subtleties - in particular FLT time dilation effects.

Rats and Gargoyles - Mary Gentle

Highly stylised fantasy novel that draws from medieval occult and myth. Weird but beautifully written.

The Stonor Eagles - William Horwood

Best known for his Duncton epic, this very different novel intertwines the stories of a developing artist and the eagles that inspire him.

Taltos the Assassin - Steven Brust

Dark and very very sarcastic fantasy.

Rendezvous with Rama - Arthur C Clarke

A classic though the sequels suck badly.

Runner Up: The Ship who Sang - Anne McCaffrey

For all her faults as a writer (she has many!), Anne's short stories and novellas are outstanding.


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- Chanur 1: The Pride Of Chanur
- Rama 1: Rendezvous With Rama
- Rats And Gargoyles
- Ship 1: The Ship Who Sang
- The Stonor Eagles
- Vlad Taltos: The Book Of Jhereg

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- Cherryh, C J
- Clarke, Arthur C
- Gentle, Mary
- Mccaffrey, Anne
- Horwood, William
- Brust, Steven

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