Monday, February 9, 2015

The Very Best of Kate ElliottThe Very Best of Kate Elliott by Kate Elliott

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Short stories and essays by a writer of both science fiction and fantasy, this glimpse into the mind and work of Kate Elliot is a must for collectors. The theme of this collection is power—who has it, who doesn’t, who wants it, who doesn’t, who deserves it, who doesn’t. If you are an Elliot fan, read it!
That said, it does not serve well as an introduction to her work—that’s ok, the work speaks for itself.  Please go read all her series if you haven’t—especially the Highroad trilogy and the Jaran novels, now being re-released. Then the essays might make more sense. This world was a poor place for female heroes when we were growing up and Elliot’s novels helped enrich it.
So buy and read everything else, then this. Your appreciation for the work will deepen, and you will have had the pleasure of reading one of our finest SFF writers.
I received an EARC for review from Tachyon and Netgalley.

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