Monday, July 11, 2005

The Serrano Legacy, by Elizabeth Moon

Hunting Party
Sporting Chance
Winning Colors

Interesting little collection of space operas. Unlike most of the sort, these aren't (at least so far) to do with gigantic galaxy-spanning events of universal importance. Half the first book feels like a day-in-the-life-of travellogue of a space captain without any real hint of plot whatsoever. Thats part of the charm of the books though; it makes some of the nitty-gritty of running a space ship feel real. The regular "rich kids off on adventures" subplots don't ring as true to me, but Moon does develop some interesting complex politics, and really has a think about the effect that living forever would have on society. Well worth the effort, I thought.


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