January 6th, 2006

Jupiter

Book finished: To Ride Pegasus

I just finished #1 To Ride Pegasus by Anne McCaffrey. I rate it a 6.
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The title of this book, when I heard it, had me thinking “Fantasy Novel,” not Science Fiction. After all, Pegasus is a winged horse. That’s in the same realm as Unicorns, right? Well, its not! Pegasus is the icon for a group of psionic individuals who are out to save the world from disasters. No magical abilities unless you include psychic abilities as magic - oh, like Christopher Stasheff’s Warlock series, science fiction and fantasy combined! Lol This book is 4 short stories based in the same characters spaced a few years apart.

I'm currently reading #3 Beyond the Grave by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini. Yeah, I was going to read it first. I did start it! Somewhere between Dad bringing a couple truckloads of stuff to store at my house and fixing dinner, I misplaced this book. After searching for 10 minutes in all the places I could possibly have left it, I gave up and started in on
To Ride Pegasus. During one of the interruptions while reading the book, I came across where I had laid the Marcia Muller book...in the shadows hanging off the corner of my desk behind the Inbox! Funny how you always find an item in the last place you look.
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Book finished: Beyond the Grave

I just finished #3 Beyond the Grave by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini. I rate it a 7,
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Marcia Muller writes the Elena Oliverez series; her husband, Bill Pronzini writes the Quincannon series. This is a combination of both - Elena in the 1980s and Quincannon in the 1890s. They did the same thing with Marcia's Sharon McCone series when Bill's "nameless detective" (Wolf) appeared in a couple books in that series. I've put Bill Pronzini on my list of authors to look for.

I'll be taking Pegasus In Flight by Anne McCaffrey to work with me tonight.