Monday, February 07, 2011

First SF Column of 2011 -- Walton, Rickert & Bear

Always happy to see my byline in The Chronicle or on SFGate.com. This one covers two novels and one story collection: "Among Others" by Jo Walton, "Hull Zero Three" by Greg Bear and "Holiday" by M. Rickert.

All three are worth seeking out, but the real stand-out is "Among Others." I am a big fan of Walton's alternate-World War II thrillers, but her new book is even better. If you love reading -- and reading science fiction and fantasy in particular -- it's a marvelous mix of fantasy and memoir that will remind you of how powerful fiction can be at the right time in your life.

1 comment:

Ben Lund said...

Had "Among Others" on my list, and it's arriving at the library with my name on it today. Glad that you liked it.