March 08, 2003

Cherryh vs. Bujold

Over at Banana Oil, Ian Hamet takes issue with my suggestion that Lois McMaster Bujold belongs on the list of 50 most significant science fiction and fantasy novels of the last 50 years, and thinks that C.J. Cherryh belongs there instead. I'll go one farther, and say that they should have included Cherryh's masterwork Cyteen (or any one of a number of others).

He questions Bujold because he's not sure how influential she's been; but on the other hand he's only read a couple of her short stories and Ethan of Athos. That's one of her two or three weakest books. Ian, if you've only read "Ethan", you've never read Bujold. Go find a copy of The Warrior's Apprentice, and have fun.

Posted by Will Duquette at March 8, 2003 04:27 PM