The Summer Queen

6 best books like The Summer Queen (Joan D. Vinge): Alice in Sunderland, Black Sun Rising, Beggars in Spain, Sundiver, Elvenborn, Doctor Who - The Vault: Treasures from the First 50 Years

Alice in Sunderland
AuthorBryan Talbot
Sunderland! Thirteen hundred years ago it was the greatest center of learning in the whole of Christendom and the very cradle of English consciousness. In the time of Lewis Carroll it was the greatest shipbuilding port in the world. To this city that gave the world the electric light bulb, the stars and...
Black Sun Rising
AuthorC.S. Friedman
Black Sun Rising; Or, How Ciani Got Her Groove Back.

two major things to note in this sometimes absorbing, sometimes ridiculous science fantasy novel: a fascinatingly developed magic system and a head-smackingly stupid quest.

regarding the stupidity, let's first clear the air...
AuthorNancy Kress
In this future, some people need no sleep at all. Leisha Camden was genetically modified at birth to require no sleep, and her normal twin Alice is the control. Problems and envy between the sisters mirror those in the larger world, as society struggles to adjust to a growing pool of people who not only...
AuthorDavid Brin
Aus Band 1: Wer gab der Menschheit "Starthilfe"?

Schon längst ist die Menschheit nicht mehr die einzige intelligente Spezies auf dem Planeten. Als die Menschen ins Weltall vorstoßen und auf andere hoch entwickelte Zivilisationen treffen, ergeben sich allerdings Fragen: Hat sich die...
AuthorAndre Norton
In this long-awaited new novel in The Halfblood Chronicles, fantasy greats Norton and Lackey tell the enthralling story of the reclusive elvenlord Kyrtian, who emerges as a hero in a world torn by politics and war. When his cousin, Aelmarkin, tries to prove that Kyrtian is unfit to run his estate, the...
Doctor Who - The Vault: Treasures from the First 50 Years
AuthorMarcus Hearn
This is one brilliant, enticing book. They may have well subtitled it EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT DOCTOR WHO THAT YOU DIDN'T ALREADY. Unlike a lot of fly by night stuff, this one really delivers. The information here is amazing and it also reminded me that I'm still pissed at the BBC because I'll...
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