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