These are stone killers, little man. They ain't cuddly like me.

Jayne ,'The Train Job'


Literary Buffistas 3: Don't Parse the Blurb, Dear.

There's more to life than watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer! No. Really, there is! Honestly! Here's a place for Buffistas to come and discuss what it is they're reading, their favorite authors and poets. "Geez. Crack a book sometime."

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-t - Sep 14, 2021 6:41:36 pm PDT #27034 of 27041
Why abandon a well tried system just because it doesn’t work?

I like it better, honestly. 9 books already out too. Davis is very regular in her publishing output! So far they all appear to be included in my Audible membership, which is nice (all the Falco books were except the penultimate one, I’m curious why that’s the case)

I just (literally a few minutes ago) figured out that at the beginning of this series Albia and her love interest are approximately the same ages as Helena and Falco were at the end of his series, which is an interesting choice for Next Generation. And that makes Helena only 12 years older than Albia, which I am having some trouble with. I guess I could have figured that out back in The Jupiter Myth if I had been paying attention, but I did not.


hippocampus - Sep 15, 2021 6:46:58 pm PDT #27035 of 27041
not your mom's socks.

Cat Valente’s audiobooks are pure joy. Space Opera included. I’m so excited for the sequel. And for Charlie Jane.

(Apologies if my posts are too positive - it’s been a really rough year and I’m so glad to be happy about anything. )


meara - Sep 15, 2021 7:55:29 pm PDT #27036 of 27041

I think if bufffistas are allowed to be extra positive about anything it’s books.


meara - Sep 16, 2021 5:23:55 pm PDT #27037 of 27041

Y’all speaking of gushing—I almost never like contemporary lesbian romances. They’re just so often bad. Or unrealistic. And usually not hot.

But I just devoured one and it was great! Satisfaction Guaranteed, by Karelia Stetz-Waters. Two thumbs up.


amyparker - Sep 17, 2021 10:01:22 am PDT #27038 of 27041
In the end it's only ever been one step, and then the next.

I have started Victoria Goddard's The Hands of The Emperor and am really enjoying it - someone described it as "The Goblin Emperor from Csevet's POV, set in the South Pacific" and they aren't far off.


meara - Sep 17, 2021 10:54:52 am PDT #27039 of 27041

Ooh that sounds very interesting Amy!!


-t - Sep 17, 2021 6:02:48 pm PDT #27040 of 27041
Why abandon a well tried system just because it doesn’t work?

Mm, I like The Hands of the Emperor so much. Pops into my head as something to contemplate pretty often

ETA: ooh, novella prequel I haven’t read! Petty Treasons


Beverly - Sep 18, 2021 6:09:25 pm PDT #27041 of 27041
Days shrink and grow cold, sunlight through leaves is my song. Winter is long.

Hands of the Emperor looks so good--I wish they had it in trade paper.


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