...gang aft agley, as the poet says. And so have most of my plans for this column this autumn and winter. Back in spring I talked most hopefully of spending a month each reading the works of Sherwood Smith and Tanya Huff, and maybe taking some time to talk about writers from the Antipodes. I’m sorry if anyone was looking forward to that, since circumstances have conspired against that happening this year.
This week I had in mind to discuss a novel by C.S. Friedman (AKA Celia Friedman), called In Conquest Born. Originally published in 1986, it’s been reprinted since, and in 2012 received an audio version. It’s science fiction, the science fiction of space empires and psychics, battles and cultures in conflict.