This one was a toss-up between the Takeshi Kovacs stories by Richard Morgan and the first Royal Assassin series by Robin Hobbs. Plus, both fit the criteria of "good series which don't drag on for years and years," which can make it much more palatable!
However, in true reflection the winner is The Faded Sun novels by C. J. Cherryh. Quality science fiction, believable aliens (who are more than humans in rubber masks) and an examination of what makes cultures tick. Even after 30+ years they still read true.
Just a few ramblings from a confused guy. Former military, former cop. Husband. Father. Student. Role playing gamer, on intermittent weeks. Avid reader. Internet addict. Small "l" libertarian. Too many others to mention. The views and opinions expressed herein are my own, and do not reflect those of any official agency or government or species. Names have been changed to protect the guilty; God protects the innocent as a matter of course.
“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”
"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds
Saturday, January 29, 2011
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