Bitter Angels by C. L. Anderson
On August 2nd, the North Reading Group met at the North Village Branch of the Austin Public Library, located at 2505 Steck Ave, to discuss Bitter Angels. The author is Sarah Zettel, writing under the name C. L. Anderson. It won the 2010 Phillip K. Dick award, given for a distinguished SF work issued originally in paperback form in the U.S. Twelve members attended. Nine had read Zettel before (this is her first book written as C. L. Anderson). Eight started the book and six finished it. Apparently the nom-de-plume was selected because the story was a departure from Zettel’s themes over the past several years and her recent books hadn’t sold well enough.
The central theme is how in a multi-planet colonial empire peace might be