I was a little bit early getting into into the city last night to go to the Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music. So, given that I don't get to hang out in the city that much any more (now that I work in Parramatta) and it was late night shopping and all, I thought I'd swing by Galaxy Bookshop and see what's new. I've always read quite a lot of science fiction, maybe a bit less as an adult, but still a fair amount.
I love it when you find an author and a series of books that you like, but I hate it when you catch up to the author's latest work and then have to wait for what feels like ages for the next book to be released. About 5 years ago I found a couple of novels by Kristine Katherine Rusch under the "Retrieval Artist" banner. They're a blend between detective stories and science fiction novels, with a heavy tilt towards forensics and police work. Think CSI meets science fiction. They're classier than you might think, sure they're kinda pulpy sci-fi, but Rusch creates believable scenarios and smart characters. It's the CSI type angle that gets me in and makes them something different.
Well, I caught up to Kristine and I've been drumming my fingers between books ever since. Every time I go into Galaxy I check, just to see if there's a new one.
Score. Number 5 "Paloma" was sitting there singing it's siren call. I cracked it open before bed last night and had to make myself put it down and go to sleep. Now that's the best you can ask for.