All posts tagged: C. J. Cherryh

I’m A Science Fiction Nerd And — This Is My Genre #Tag

How perfect in SciFiMonth that Norrie over at, Reading Under The Blankie, tagged me to talk more about my favourite genre—which just happens to be, science fiction. As if I haven’t stopped all month boring everyone with my book and author recommendations, here’s me talking a little bit more about the genre I love. This tag was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. What is your favourite genre? Ha! As if readers stopping by my blog don’t already now, but in case you didn’t, it’s science fiction. And the even broader umbrella: speculative fiction. Who is your favourite author in this genre? One? Only one? You’re kidding me … I’d have to say, as a child, maybe Robert A. Heinlein, but in my teenage years it was probably Anne McCaffrey and C. J. Cherryh I read the most. It’s hard to choose only one. What is it about the genre that keeps pulling you back? I’ve said it before, it’s the sheer scope and range of the genre that’s epic: from space opera, …

I Heart Characters: The SF Version

I’ve been talking a lot about various science fiction books and authors I’ve read and love, so today, I thought I would delve into a few of the characters I’ve met over the years who’ve left a lasting impression on me. Those of you that read my blog regularly might remember me talking about the novel, Serpent’s Reach, by C. J. Cherryh. A book I read back in 1980, which had a huge impact on me. Not just because a number of strong female characters in it, but because I could identify with the main protagonist, who was about my age at the time. Both of us had, inadvertently, been dropped in at the deep end and left to sink or swim. Although it’s true, I wasn’t on a far flung distant world, nor being chased by an unseen enemy, but I was battling my own demons at the time. So when I discovered Raen a Sul hant Meth-maren, the sole survivor of her family—murdered by a rival clan in what was an attempted coup—I …

A Blast From The Past

Or, speculative fiction books and authors I read a very, very long time ago! I’m going back in time, not quite time travelling, as I don’t intend to leave the safety and comfort of my little office sanctuary, but I do want to take about authors and books I read decades ago, that yes, I still have a fondness for. I especially want to remind people/readers of those authors who came before, as with this being SciFiMonth, everyone is mostly talking about new (to me that is) authors, and what’s coming next year.  But no one, other than maybe me, the dinosaur from another era, is talking about the classics, or to be exact, my classics. So, let’s get started with a few books and authors you’ve all probably never heard of let alone read … yet: JOAN D. VINGE — some of you may have heard of Vinge given she has written at least one book you might recognize: THE SNOW QUEEN (1980), and the The Snow Queen quartet of books. She also penned …