Saturday, January 28, 2017

Five books that make living & working in space seem ordinary

Carrie Vaughn is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels and over eighty short stories. She's best known for the Kitty Norville urban fantasy series about a werewolf who hosts a talk radio advice show for supernatural beings -- the series includes fourteen novels and a collection of short stories -- and the superhero novels in the Golden Age saga.

Vaughn's new novel is Martians Abroad.

At she tagged five books that make living and working in space seem ordinary, including:
Finity’s End by C.J. Cherryh

Recently named Grand Master Cherryh’s entire Merchanter series is the ultimate expression of stories about living and working in space, from the realities of cargo ships trying to turn a profit between the stars, to visceral details like condensation dripping off the ceiling of a docking corridor in a crowded space station. Finity’s End isn’t the best known of the Merchanter books, but it’s the first one I read and it particularly focuses on ship-board life through the eyes of a character who didn’t grow up on one of the family-dynasty space-faring ships that give the series its name. It’s a world that’s both strange and familiar: the concerns of time-dilated aging, next to the all-too real drag of working a shift in the kitchen.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Writers Read: Carrie Vaughn.

--Marshal Zeringue