I have received some material books and some digital, Kindle books recently. Thank you to the kind people who sent them as gifts. Thanks! I am grateful. Some of them came from publishers and the authors themselves.
Here are a few of those I have received.
First, Michael O’Brien has a new book: Voyage To Alpha Centauri. If you are in the UK, cut and paste the title into my search box for you at the bottom of this page.
I haven’t cracked this one yet. O’Brien is very good, especially if you are patient. His books seem to be getting longer. A Father’s Tale was long and pays dividends. He clearly has a contemplative streak, so his books have a different quality than those of most authors.
Prof. B is deeply interested in Natural Law. He teaches at the U of Texas in Austin, which is suspect is a challenge and, when the occasional light bulb flashes on, rewarding. I haven’t read these yet either, but I’ll get to them soon.
Right now I am reading, on Kindle, another in the Kydd series, the 13th, by Julian Stockwin: Conquest
People who liked the fantastic Aubrey/Maturin series, may also like these. I don’t think they are as well-written, but they have their benefits. How I envy people who haven’t yet read the Aubrey/Maturin series.
I also read recently Enemies Foreign and Domestic by Matthew Bracken.
This is a trilogy. Yes, it is dystopian SHTF stuff.
And someone sent me a John Sandford book, Rules of Prey. I’ll get to that soon. I believe it is set in my home town.
That’s enough for now.