Stuff I’m Reading in November

This month I’m reading a variety of things just for the fact that I either wanted to or felt like I should.  With two classics and one complete wild card, it’s going to be a fun ride!

The Caves of Steel – Isaac Asimov

caves of steelI enjoy Asimov.  I recently read the predecessor to Caves of Steel, which was the highly touted i, Robot, and am excited to begin the series about a robot detective and his human partner.  I found this at the library, as one would expect with such a classic.

Stranger in a Strange Land – Robert Heinlein

stranger_in_a_strange_land_cover

I wanted to read Starship Troopers, but for some CRAZY reason, my library doesn’t carry that book.  While I was sitting at the Heinlein section (which, surprisingly, the library did have), I looked through Wikipedia for a suggestion on his most famous works.

I hate to admit it, but I’ve never read a work from Heinlein before.  I don’t think I can abide by that if I am to continue writing science fiction.

Dusk – Susan GatesDusk

I don’t know what’s coming with this one.  I was telling a real-life friend about my current work-in-progress and its focus on genetic chimeras, and she suggested the book as an example of an already-existing work about chimeras.  It looks pretty short, so I’m not sure if it’s a novella or if it’s just a fairly intense YA experience.

The Leftovers: Something from YOU?

I love beta reading.  If you have something you’d like me to beta read, shoot me a line.  I’ll almost definitely purchase a copy of your book when it comes out (caveat is if it’s too sketchy a download or payment method), and I’ll definitely put a plug on this wee little blog for you.

Do you have a published book and a method of purchasing it that isn’t sketch as hell?  Post a link in the comments!  If I think it looks cool, I’ll put it on my list of books to consider reviewing for next month.

One of my primary goals is to support indie authors who are serious about their craft.  I hope to hear from you published and self-published writers soon!

Reviews from April Here

Reviews from May Here

Reviews from June Here

Reviews from July Here

Reviews from August Here

Reviews from September Here

Reviews from October Here

5 thoughts on “Stuff I’m Reading in November

  1. Tom Darby says:

    Gotta read Heinlein! What a way to get the ‘sci-fi writing’ juices to kick in. I always find something thought provoking in his work — even if rereading. It hangs there and bubbles till I find a way to twist it into something different, making it mine.

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