Friday, December 09, 2005

The World Before

Karen Traviss

Three strikingly different alien races greeted the military mission from Earth when it reached the planet called Bezer'ej.

Now one of the sentient species has been exterminated -- and two others are poised on the brink of war.

The fragile bezeri are no more, due to the ignorant, desperate actions of human interlopers. The powerful wess'har protectors have failed in their sworn obligation to the destroyed native population -- and the outrage must be redressed.

But those who are coming to judge from the World Before -- the home planet, now distant and alien to the wess'har, whose ancestors left there generations ago -- will not restrict their justice to the individual humans responsible for the slaughter. Earth itself must answer for the genocide. And its ultimate fate may depend on a dead woman: former police officer Shan Frankland, who became something far greater than human before destroying herself in the vast airless depths of space.

Excellent and challenging. I can't begin to list the wonderful details and language of this book - GO READ IT!!

Monday, December 05, 2005

I love Libraries!!!

Thanks to their resources, there are so many books available!

From Gutenberg - ( I just finished listening to

Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (text) (audio)

Great stuff.

And now, I've listened to the unabridged "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe," as read by Michael York - again - terrific!

The lion, the witch and the wardrobe [sound recording] / C.S. Lewis.
by Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963.
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New York : HarperCollins, p2000.
Chronicles of Narnia; 2
4 sound discs (4 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
York, Michael.
General Notes:

[I don't want to quibble - but that should be #1 - I just don't agree with the renumbering of these books!]