Mind Meld: You Know We’re All About That Backlist

ForeignerI was once again invited to participate in one of SF Signal’s fabulous Mind Meld discussions, where several members of the SF/F community (authors, bloggers, critics, etc.) are invited to submit responses to the same question. This week’s question was:

Q: All About That Backlist: You’re reading through (or have read through) an author’s backlist? Brilliant! where would you suggest a reader new to that author’s work start?

As I spent many years happily digging through the huge backlists of two of my favorite authors, C.J. Cherryh and L.E. Modesitt Jr., that’s what I decided to write about. At some length. (To be fair, each author has written around 60 novels, so there was a lot to talk about!)

You can find my contribution (and those of Stephanie Saulter, Karen Burnham, Grace Troxel and many others) by clicking through to SF Signal’s Mind Meld here. Drop a comment and let me know what you think!

(And, on a somewhat related note: if what you read there gets you interested in checking out Cherryh’s Foreigner series, you can find my article about that novel here and Ann Leckie’s response here. Both articles were selected for inclusion in last year’s edition of the Speculative Fiction anthology series.)

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