Thursday, February 03, 2011

The Rough Guide to Space Opera: Melissa Scott - Blue Tyson

Melissa Scott is a science fiction and fantasy author who has written around 20 novels, some of which are of interest. Notable for her ability to throw you headfirst into a highly authentic milieu she produced something a little difference with the music-magic space travel romance and conflict of her Silence Leigh science fantasy series. She has also done some Star Trek and Stargate work, along with producing a handful of short stories.

Dreamships concerns a pilot and the rights of an artificial intelligence. There is a sequel, but it is about a planet based entertainer and is nowhere near as good.