[LMB] OT: ISO Calibrated Book Recommendations

Kathleen Morrison kathleen.morrison at gmail.com
Sun Aug 26 01:51:52 BST 2007


Well _Old Man's War_ was done as a deliberate homage to Heinlein's _Starship
Troopers_ and he took off on that note.  It was enjoyable.  There's _The
Ghost Brigades_ in the series as well as a third coming up...Sorry, don't
have access to the title right now.

On 8/25/07, Scott Raun <sraun at fireopal.org> wrote:
>
> I've got two books (OK, book and a series) I've been trying to get a
> calibrated recommendation about recently.
>
> 1) _The Lies of Locke Lamora_, by Scott Lynch
>
> 2) _Old Man's War_, by John Scalzi (and sequels)
>
> I'm going to ask in a couple of places - sorry if you see this twice.
>
> My favorite currently writing authors include Lois McMaster Bujold,
> Sharon Lee & Steve Miller, David W*b*r, Steve Brust, Terry Pratchett,
> and P.C. Hodgell. (This is NOT an exhaustive list!) I'm not certain
> why, but I have a weakness for Mercedes Lackey. I go back and re-read
> E.E. "Doc" Smith regularly. I cannot read Neil Gaiman - I can see the
> horror underpinnings, and that makes it unreadable. (I loved it when
> my wife read _Good Omens_, and read me the good parts.)
>
> If you want an opinion on any other authors / books for calibration
> purposes, feel free to ask!
>
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