Black Sun Rising by C.S. Friedman
Review Summary: The author lays down the potential for a fascinating world, but in my opinion she really needed to settle down and focus on the potential richness in the here and now of the novel, rather than rushing through it so that she could push her hero and anti-hero on to the next set of adventures.
Fitzpatrick’s War by Theodore Judson
Review Summary: Theodore Judson’s Fitzpatrick’s War is consistent, well written, and quietly interesting. I enjoyed the characters, liked the plot, and had fun with the theme. So I’m still a little puzzled about why I don’t feel more excited about the novel.
The Collected Short Fiction of C.J. Cherryh
Review Summary: Fortunately (unfortunately?) C.J. Cherryh is a much better novelist than a short story writer. Almost every one of the selections does have an element of interest in it, an idea or phrasing or theme that makes it worth consideration, but for the most part I was disappointed with the execution.