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Wanda's Book Reviews

I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles.  (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).

Currently reading

Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Ann J. Lane
Wizard and Glass
Stephen King, Dave McKean
River of Blue Fire
Tad Williams
Richard Ford
Progress: 36/420 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 152 out of 566 pages.

Steel Beach - John Varley

I've enjoyed the other books by Varley that I've read, so I'm struggling desperately to refrain from judging this one too soon.


But, having just finished Lady Slings the Booze by Spider Robinson, I'm a bit weary of the assumptions of straight white men about sexual matters.  I knew Robinson was a big fan/friend of Robert Heinlein, but I didn't realize that Varley was also Heinleinian.  Sigh!


The story isn't bad, but I keep bumping into assumptions that annoy me and I'm getting grumpy about it.