Lincoln's Dreams

10 best books like Lincoln's Dreams (Connie Willis): In the Garden of Iden, Conundrum, Sideways on a Scooter: Life and Love in India, Sky Coyote, The Meadow, Killing Mister Watson, Starplex, Bluff, Treason's Harbour, The Far Side of the World

AuthorKage Baker
ISBN0765314576
This is the first novel in what has become one of the most popular series in contemporary SF, now back in print from Tor. In the 24th century, the Company preserves works of art and extinct forms of life (for profit of course). It recruits orphans from the past, renders them all but immortal, and trains them...
Conundrum
AuthorJan Morris
ISBN1590171896
The great travel writer Jan Morris was born James Morris. James Morris distinguished himself in the British military, became a successful and physically daring reporter, climbed mountains, crossed deserts, and established a reputation as a historian of the British empire. He was happily married,...
AuthorMiranda Kennedy
ISBN1400067863
When twentysomething reporter Miranda Kennedy leaves her job in New York City and travels to India with no employment prospects, she longs to immerse herself in the turmoil and excitement of a rapidly developing country. What she quickly learns in Delhi about renting an apartment as a single woman—it’s...
Sky Coyote
AuthorKage Baker
ISBN0380731800
Facilitator Joseph is quite a guy. He's sailed with the Phoenicians, and he's been an Egyptian priest, an Athenian politician, and secretary to a Roman senator. After all, his employer, the twenty-fourth-century Company, sends immortal cyborgs like Joseph all over the world and all over time. But...
The Meadow
AuthorJames Galvin
ISBN0805027033
An American Library Association Notable Book

In discrete disclosures joined with the intricacy of a spider's web, James Galvin depicts the hundred-year history of a meadow in the arid mountains of the Colorado/Wyoming border. Galvin describes the seasons, the weather, the wildlife, and...
Killing Mister Watson
AuthorPeter Matthiessen
ISBN0517086719
A fine example of Southern literature written by a guy from New York.

Matthiessen's historic fiction falls somewhere between James Agee and Harry Crews, a good read. I also noted influences or allusions to Flannery O'Connor, the obligatory nod to Faulkner, and more than a passing similarity...
AuthorRobert J. Sawyer
ISBN0441003729
So far, all that they could make out was a series of maddeningly vague shadows.

Starplex is just an absolute plethora of big ideas. An.absolute.PLETHORA. And by “big”, I mean mind-BLASTING ….and challenging.

So how does one go about reviewing something like this? It’s basically...
Bluff
AuthorJane Stanton Hitchcock
"Driven by the heart-pounding suspense of a high-stakes poker game, Bluff is a vivid, compelling novel about deceit, seduction, and delicious revenge that will keep you spellbound and cheering as you turn the last page." -Susan Cheever, New York Times bestselling author

One-time socialite...
Treason's Harbour
AuthorPatrick O'Brian
ISBN0393308634
All Patrick O'Brian's strengths are on parade in this novel of action and intrigue, set partly in Malta, partly in the treacherous, pirate-infested waters of the Red Sea. While Captain Aubrey worries about repairs to his ship, Stephen Maturin assumes the center stage for the dockyards and salons of...
The Far Side of the World
AuthorPatrick O'Brian
ISBN0393308626
The war of 1812 continues, and Jack Aubrey sets course for Cape Horn on a mission after his own heart: intercepting a powerful American frigate outward bound to play havoc with the British whaling trade. Stephen Maturin has fish of his own to fry in the world of secret intelligence. Disaster in various...
The Reverse of the Medal
AuthorPatrick O'Brian
ISBN0393309606
Captain Jack Aubrey, R. N., ashore after a successful cruise, is persuaded by a casual acquaintance to make certain investments in the City. This innocent decision ensnares him in the London criminal underground and in government espionage—the province of his friend Stephen Maturin. Is Aubrey's...
LaGuardia
AuthorNnedi Okorafor
ISBN1506710751
From Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award Winner Nnedi Okorafor (Who Fears Death, Binti, Akata series) comes Laguardia. Set in an alternative world where aliens have come to Earth and integrated with society, LaGuardia revolves around a pregnant Nigerian-American doctor, Future Nwafor Chukwuebuka,...
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