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November 16th, 2010

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07:12 am
Last night, I puttered with, and abandoned two books. In each case, I just found myself disinterested.

First I tried reading Marching Through Georgia, but I couldn't disengage my disbelief enough to give it a chance. Then, I picked up Larry Niven's Ringworld Children, and the same issue applied, for different reasons. As much as I would enjoy playing in an RPG set on the Ringworld, it doesn't mean that just any old story about it will stimulate me, I guess.

So, on to other books.

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Date:November 16th, 2010 09:36 pm (UTC)
Marching Through Georgia was the first Stiling book that I read, and I rather liked it. Under The Yoke was a sort of brutal smack in the face, and I didn't really like The Stone Dogs, or Drakon.

The Island in the Sea of Time series was wonderful and I also really liked the related series he is writing.

But you have to like Alternate Histories to enjoy Stirling.
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Date:November 16th, 2010 11:24 pm (UTC)
See, I've liked Turtledove's alternate histories, or at least some of them, but most of the other ones I've read just stop me cold. Too many assumptions, or something too unrealistic. I don't know what it was about Marching, but it just rubbed me wrong, and I dumped it.

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