The books I’ve read this summer, the ones that I’d recommend,that is, include: The Scornful Stars by Richard Baker, which I read as an advance copy and which is just as good, if not better, than the first two books in the series ( Valiant Dust and Restless Lightning); The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemison; Gabriel’s Road, a novella by Laura Ann Gilman);and A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine.

I’ve read more than that since I last posted, but, as is my policy, I don’t mention books where I was underwhelmed or which I did not care for and could not recommend on stylistic or artistic grounds [yes, I have been known to say that books are well-written, but that I don’t care for them].

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  1. Having enjoyed both “Valiant Dust” and “Restless Lightning” — due to an earlier mention by you in this section — I already have “The Scornful Stars” pre-ordered.

    I read “The Fifth Season” last year, and mostly enjoyed it (the opening was upsetting to me, rather than enjoyable, though well-written).

    I very much appreciate your recommendations, which sometimes spur me to add to my lengthy to-read list. Thank you!

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