Posted by : atcampbell | On : August 15, 2000

Mad Ship by Robin Hobb

We had a crowd of eleven for the discussion of Mad Ship. This book is the sequel to Ship of Magic, discussed by our group earlier in the year. Mad Ship is a fantasy novel featuring pirates, slaves, talking ships, and dragons.

We liked Mad Ship a lot. Everyone had found the book hard to put down, and all but one had finished it. (Yours truly got too busy working on ArmadilloCon, but I do plan to finish Mad Ship. Maybe after Cryptonomicon…) Three people had even read the sequel, Ship of Destiny, which came out in hardback the previous week. One person said she loved the book completely, noticed no flaws or extraneous

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Posted by : atcampbell | On : August 1, 2000

Stardoc by S. L. Viehl

Nine people showed up at to discuss Stardoc, a book about “doctors in space”. The novel follows the adventures of brilliant young Dr. Cherijo Grey Veil, who leaves the safe confines of Earth to work in a clinic on a frontier planet where she must treat hundreds of different alien species.

Our meeting started a little differently, with the distribution of handouts sent by the author to our group. Ms. Viehl had noticed several weeks earlier on the Internet that we would be discussing her book, so she mailed some giveaways to us at Adventures in Crime & Space. The packets contained autographed

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