Even More Great Books
- For Us, The Living by Robert Heinlein; Perry Nelson gets into a car crash in 1939 and wakes up in 2086. The world has completely changed, and Perry must get accustomed to a new society and economy. Heinlein’s first book, it’s really more of a description of an ideal society than a real novel — but it happens to make an excellent book.
- Digital Fortress by Dan Brown; Susan Fletcher, a codebreaker for the NSA, is employed to help crack a code that the NSA cannot break — an unprecedented event. She is shot at and betrayed by even the NSA itself in her quest to solve the code before a worm hidden in it demolishes the NSA’s firewalls and cripples the United States.
- Star Wars: Tales of the Bounty Hunters compiled and edited by Kevin J. Anderson; features the stories of five of the bounty hunters hired to capture Han Solo.
- Maskerade by Terry Pratchett; another of the Discworld books, the Ghost in the opera house in Ankh-Morpok goes insane and starts killing people. Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg, witches from Lancre, must stop him because after all — the show must go on!
- The Chronicles of Chrestomanci: Volume I by Diana Wynne Jones; several stories about Chrestomanci, a nine-lived enchanter who presides over the magical world. Very, very, good. Also, I think, better than Volume II.
- Heavy Weather by Bruce Sterling; storm chasers in the future — the Storm Troupe — are following the possible formation of a F-6 tornado, which is impossible in today’s weather and climate. They use VR gear and military surplus AI’d vehicles to chase the storms. None of them, however, (not even their brilliant leader, Dr. Mulcahey) imagined the actuality of the F-6 and what happened in its wake.