[LMB] science as the hero

Maretta Holden marettah at qwest.net
Thu Aug 21 19:15:35 BST 2008


At 11:57 AM -0500 08/21/08, Lois McMaster Bujold wrote:
>... not the threat.
>
>Here's a question that I didn't stop to pursue in my GoH speech, but has
>niggled at me since.  I have not kept up well enough in the flood of
>recent SF to answer it for myself.  Are there any good books lately
>(last 10 or so years) that present science as good, scientists as
>heroes, and/or technology as the means of saving the day?
>
>     I don't have time to read a reading list, though it would be
>interesting to generate one, but I'm curious if this breed of book is as
>extinct as it seems.

I consider the "Academy" series by Jack McDevitt to fit in this category.

The books, in chronological order, are
	The Engines of God
	Deepsix
	Chindi
	Omega
	Odyssey
	Cauldron

- Maretta



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