And now ... a blast from the past!
Remember when I used to post reviews here regularly? Well, for the next three days, I'm participating in another Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy (CSFF) Blog Tour, because they're featuring one of my favorite authors, Karen Hancock, and her latest novel, The Enclave.
I finished reading it last night at midnight and wow, it's not a book to read right before going to bed! What a boffo ending! Edge of your seat, gasping, cringing, and worrying up to the last few pages.
It's quite a departure from Hancock's four-book, Christy-award winning fantasy series, "Legends of the Guardian King," which shows just how imaginative Hancock is. Though she does manage to pull in a sword and scabbard at one point. ;)
This book is much more of a science fiction than fantasy book, because it is set in a genetics research compound in the Arizona desert and includes much lingo about the field of genetics, labwork, research grants, etc. Quite fascinating. Much more Michael Crichton than Frank Herbert.
It also reminds me of the Stargate movie and TV series in the way it brings ancient sarcaphogi into modern times, thus making this tale both a historical novel and a science fiction story at the same time. Great stuff!
Check out Karen Hancock's website and blog for more information about her new book and the wonderful "Legends of the Guardian King" series. I'll post links to my reviews of this wonderful series later in the tour.
I'll elaborate on my thoughts re: Michael Crichton and Stargate over the next three days, but in the meantime, here are links to the other blogs participating in the tour:
CSFF Blog Tour
D. G. D. Davidson
Todd Michael Greene
Heather R. Hunt
Rebecca LuElla Miller
John W. Otte
Rachel Starr Thomson
For the duration of the tour, I'll revert to my reviewing sign-off:
Monday, July 20, 2009