One thing we book readers love to do is recommend books to each other. At “One More Time – If You Liked That, Read This …” Debra Doyle, David Anthony Durham, Faye Ringel, Edie Stern, and Christopher Weuve did their best. Christopher Weauve even had a card listing books for those interested in naval history or a naval perspective on SF.
Here are the suggestions I managed to write down:
Julian Comstock, by Robert Charles Wilson
Many of the following were prompted by Lord of Light, by Roger Zelazny.
Nightlife of the Gods, by Thorne Smith
Mythago Wood, by Robert Holdstock
David Anthony Durham says his son loves the Percy Jackson series, by Rick Riordan, which were seconded by many in the room.
Nobody’s Princess, Nobody’s Prize, and Temping Fate, by Esther Friesner
Dogsbody, and Eight Days of Luke, by Diana Wynne Jones
Island in the Sea of Time (Nantucket series), by S.M. Stirling
Shadow Speaker, and Who Fears Death (forthcoming in 2010), by Nnedi Okorafor-mbachu
In The New Moon’s Arms, by Nalo Hopkinson. (And if you like that, I would add Skin Folk.)
Souls in the Great Machine (Greatwinter Trilogy), by Sean McMullen
The Ayre Affair (Thursday Next series), by Jasper Fforde
Several of these were prompted by interest in the Heroine’s Journey.
The Interior Life, by Catherine Blake
The King’s Peace, by Jo Walton
The Flora Segunda books, by Ysabeau S. Wilce
The Privilege of the Sword, by Ellen Kushner
Weird Women, Wired Women, a collection of short fiction by Kit Reed
Filter House, by Nisi Shawl
A Nameless Witch, by A. Lee Martinez
2 thoughts on “More books you might like at Boskone”
Oddly, my first thought on reading the title of this post was that these books were only suitable for reading while at Boskone. Does this mean that they lose their literary value once taken off-site?
I can see that. Maybe I should have called it “More books Boskone readers like.”
As for literary value, who needs it? I don’t want to be Jane Joyce!
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