Monday, February 07, 2011

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

Scott Westerfeld is now a popular writer of science fiction books for children. Before this, he wrote three novels of interest. Evolution's Darling and the short story prologue The Movements of Her Eyes are about a woman and her relationship with an AI during its evolution, and also cloning, assassination problems as they deal with the restrictions of their interstellar society. The Risen Empire and the Killing of Worlds have a ship captain realise something is rotten and false at the heart of this empire of immortality after death, and he becomes involved with the opposition to this rule of the dead.

The Risen Empire

The Killing of Worlds

The Movements of Her Eyes

Evolution's Darling