Reading notes, week 8

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My Enemy, My Ally by Diane Duane. I was looking for a specific scene that I realised when about 10% in is in a different Star Trek novel by Diane Duane, but I was already hooked by that time and continued. I like those Rihannsu! (Well, not all the Rihannsu obviously but Ael, Khiy, Eriufv, Nniol, N’alae and *swoon* Aidoann in particular.)

this done, day comes up new by nnozomi. Ael t’Rllaillieu and some of the women she has loved. Reread, because the book reminded me of it.

The Wounded Sky by Diane Duane. This one didn’t have the scene I was looking for either, and I know why now: it’s not in a book by Diane Duane, but in The Entropy Effect by Vonda McIntyre. Which I possess, I think, and will reread the next time I’m on a Star Trek roll. Goodness, this one is so weird (but wonderful).

The Romulan Way by Diane Duane, because the Rihannsu bug had bitten me. I think this is the best Rihannsu book, mostly because it gives a LOT of culture (and a lot of Naraht!). One thing I especially like is that after Arrhae ascends to Senator, her old boss promotes himself “to honorary uncle, father figure, and, for all Arrhae knew, representative agent” — a lesser writer might have him executed or otherwise getting killed in the chaos. But one thing, dear Diane: Basque and Spanish do not have the same ancestor.

The other Rihannsu books I remember as less impressive (and less well edited) but may keep them on the reread pile.

Index of reading notes is here.

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