So in anticipation for Viable Paradise XVIII in mid-October, I’ve been trying to read a good sample of books by all of the workshop’s instructors. I figured that tnowing more about their writing should help me appreciate and contextualize their awesomeness!
As background: I was so excited to apply to VP because I already loved Scott Lynch’s work from Lies of Lock Lamora and Red Seas under Red Skies, and Elizabeth Bear’s short work from 30th Annual Year’s Best Science Fiction (which included her In the House of Aryaman, a Lonely Signal Burns and The Wreck of the “Charles Dexter Ward”). I also read some of Stephen Brust’s Taltos novels a looong time ago, details fully faded from my memory.
So here’s what I have read thus far as my VP “homework”. I chose these books via a mix of what I wanted and what was available in my local library. Listed in order I read ’em.
- Scott Lynch: The Republic of Thieves
- Sherwood Smith: Inda
- Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald: The Price of the Stars
- Steven Brust: The Paths of the Dead
- Elizabeth Bear: Bone and Jewel Creatures
- Elizabeth Bear: Range of Ghosts
And yet to read:
Next post: reviews!