[LMB] When World-Views Collide, books

Tony Zbaraschuk tzbarasc at lasierra.edu
Wed Jan 5 17:25:09 GMT 2022


I can strongly recommend _Gideon the Ninth_ et sequelae.  Do _not_ read
_Harrow the Ninth_ first, however.


Tony Z


On Wed, Jan 5, 2022 at 11:08 AM Kathy Collett <kcollett at hamilton.edu> wrote:

> At our family zoom call last night (all of us Bujold fans), my daughter
> mentioned Lois’s 1999 essay, available at
> http://www.dendarii.com/collide.html.  We were talking about Gideon the
> Ninth and other books, including Ishmael — I haven’t read either of them,
> but look forward to reading Gideon from what I’ve heard about it.  There
> seem to be widely divergent opinions on Ishmael — not on the zoom call;
> only my nephew had read it, and he said he might have been impressed with
> it if he hadn’t taken some anthropology courses — but I’ve heard people
> raving over it as a revelation and others saying that it’s pretentious
> drivel, even if they agree with its overall message.  So for some people,
> maybe it does expand their worldview, while for others, it fits all right
> with their worldview but they object to it on other grounds.  Anyone here
> have opinions about it?
>
> Anyway, I read Lois’s essay again and still find it enjoyable and
> worthwhile.
>
> Katherine
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Tony Zbaraschuk
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