2018-09-28 20:11:51 UTC
So in the back of my copy of Drake's Lt Leary Commanding (2001 paperback edition
published by Baen), there are three pages titled "If you like...you should try..." ; and
of course their "you should try" are all Baen works/authors, but I'm finding their
recommendations rather entertaining (if not always on target).
Just a few examples:
If you like Anne McCaffrey you should try ... Elizabeth Moon, Mercedes Lackey
If you like Mercedes Lackey you should try... Holly Lisle, Josepha Sherman, Ellen Guon, Mark Shepherd
If you like Larry Niven you should try...James P. Hogan, Charles Sheffield
Heinlein's "Juveniles" ... Larry Segriff, William R. Fortschen
"Lord of the Rings"...Elizabeth Moon "The Deed of Paksenarrion"
"Star Wars" ... Larry Niven, David Weber, the Wing Commander(tm) series
"Casablanca" ... Larry Niven, "Man-Kzin Wars II"
Quests ... Mary Brown, Elizabeth Moon, Piers Anthony
Science Fact ... Robert L Forward, "Indistinguishable From Magic"; James P. Hogan "Rockets, Redheads,
and Revolution" and "Minds, Machines, and Evolution"; Charles Sheffield "Borderlands
Werewolves ... Cox & Weisskopf (eds.), "Tomorrow Bites"; Wm. Mark Simmons, "One Foot in the Grave";
Brett Davis, "Hair of the Dog"
And there are about 20 more authors/movies/categories.
So two questions:
1) Explain please the recommendation for Casablanca? (having never read Man-Kzin Wars II, which
seems to be two novellas, one by Dean Ing and one by Pournelle & Stirling)
2) I'm unfamiliar with Mary Brown and Larry Segriff (and a couple others above) - has anyone here read
stuff written by them?
As I said - entertaining if not always on target