Friday, February 20, 2015

The Anniversary Day Saga -- Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Kristine Kathryn Rusch is a remarkable writer and an amazingly prolific one.  She's written crime novels, science fiction novels, fantasy novels, and romance novels (and these are just the ones I know about) under her own and other names.  She's written dozens of short stories.  She's won awards in just about all those fields I mentioned.  What she's doing now, however, is unprecedented, as far as I know.  I reviewed one of the Retrieval Artist novels in her Anniversary Day saga a couple of years ago.  Then the books stopped.  There was apparently a good reason for that.  She's decided to release the next six books in the series on a monthly schedule, beginning with A Murder of Clones last month.  Has anyone ever tried something like this before?  Instead of waiting a year or so for the next book in a series to appear as I did after Blowback, you have to wait only a month.  You can see the books and the schedule here if you're interested.  Every book I've read in the series has been a good one.  They're SF but with a strong mystery element, so you might want to give these a try if you haven't already.  They're best read in order, and maybe you'll be hooked.

6 comments:

Jeff Meyerson said...

Cool. I've liked everything I've read by her, especially the short stories set at conventions. I am reading the Retrieval Artist series too.

Jeff

Unknown said...

You have quite a lot of books ahead, then.

Rick Robinson said...

I like the Retrieval Artist books, but not all of her other series. I'm not sure whet this is. Are they all Retrieval Artist books?

Rick Robinson said...

Well, I looked a the site and I guess they are. I've only read the first 4 of the original series... as you say, a long way to go.

Jeff Meyerson said...

I wish they'd collect the short stories about the security guy at the sf conventions. I think they run in AHMM. Good stories, and she clearly knows a lot about how these conventions are run.

Jeff

Jeff Meyerson said...

Well, I've read the origina story and the first couple of novels, but I have all of them up to BLOWBACK so real soon now.

Jeff