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Book Title: Visible Light|
The author of the book: C.J. Cherryh
Date of issue: May 6th 1986
ISBN 13: 9780886771294
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 32.26 MB
Read full description of the books Visible Light:I snagged this off the shelf because I was in between other books and Cherryh is one of my go-to authors for random reading as she's so prolific I figure I'll find something I haven't read, and she's so good that I know I'll enjoy it. I didn't really read the back, just grabbed it, and later when I went to read it thought "hey, that kind of looks like her on the cover!" HAHAHAHA That's because it is. Good eye, Haldeman.
This is a collection of short stories, and while at first I found the format a little jarring - there's a mini-story in between each story, which has an arc from start to finish of the book - by the end I was even hooked on that.
My two favorite stories were "Companions" and "A Thief in Korianth."
"Companions" is an interesting take on the last man on earth story; except that he's not on Earth. And he's not alone. Or is he?
"A Thief in Korianth" is the story of a liar and thief, a quick-witted hero who knows back alleys and shady characters, a rouge ready to turn any advantage she can. Yes, that she can. This liar, thief, swashbuckling hero is a woman.
If you're looking for a light read, collections like this are great. The stories themselves might not be light ("Companions" is definitely a thinking-cap-needed story) but they are quick to read. Or should I say devour?
Read information about the authorCurrently resident in Spokane, Washington, C.J. Cherryh has won four Hugos and is one of the best-selling and most critically acclaimed authors in the science fiction and fantasy field. She is the author of more than forty novels. Her hobbies include travel, photography, reef culture, Mariners baseball, and, a late passion, figure skating: she intends to compete in the adult USFSA track. She began with the modest ambition to learn to skate backwards and now is working on jumps. She sketches, occasionally, cooks fairly well, and hates house work; she loves the outdoors, animals wild and tame, is a hobbyist geologist, adores dinosaurs, and has academic specialties in Roman constitutional law and bronze age Greek ethnography. She has written science fiction since she was ten, spent ten years of her life teaching Latin and Ancient History on the high school level, before retiring to full time writing, and now does not have enough hours in the day to pursue all her interests. Her studies include planetary geology, weather systems, and natural and man-made catastrophes, civilizations, and cosmology…in fact, there's very little that doesn't interest her. A loom is gathering dust and needs rethreading, a wooden ship model awaits construction, and the cats demand their own time much more urgently. She works constantly, researches mostly on the internet, and has books stacked up and waiting to be written.
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