Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Book Notes: "Lunar Activity", by Elizabeth Moon

"Lunar Activity", by Elizabeth Moon, was a book I picked up at a used book store. I thought it'd make a good distraction during some upcoming plane flights.

It did.

Elizabeth Moon is an old favorite.  And so stumbling across some of her short fiction was a real treat.

This was a funny collection, because many of the stories were written about 20 years ago, and so in some cases, real technology has leap-frogged Moon's authorly imagination. But that almost makes it better: it's fun to see how and why history progressed differently (and how the same).

The short story about embryology was especially interesting; I didn't like where it went, but I did appreciate that she took the ethics of it seriously.

As always, Moon's work is compulsively readable, and even though I was running on very little sleep, her fiction kept me awake through all my connecting flights (which was what I wanted).

I also picked up her book "Phases", which had some of the same stories, but also some new ones. I'm not through it yet, but I'm enjoying it just as much.

Good stuff. Old stuff, but still good stuff.

Peace of Christ to you,
Jessica Snell

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