Wednesday, February 02, 2011

The Rough Guide to Space Opera: Brandon Sanderson - Blue Tyson

Brandon Sanderson is a fantasy and science fiction author, but mostly the former and off the hippo-choking variety. Including being guilty of the prolongation of work by Robert Jordan that was long ago a waste of time.



Surprisingly, then, he has produced a couple of stories of interest. One being Firstborn about who should rule a particular empire.



Defending Elysium is a considerably more interesting conflict in a nicely dense story where communications are again crucial, or the denial of such, even if FTL. Spies in the phone company.




Defending Elysium

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