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Julian May


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Julian May sprang into view in the 80's with her outstanding tetralogy, The Saga of the Pliocene Exile. This is truly classic science fiction, and should be on everyone's reading list. She followed it up with a series of prequels, the Milieu trilogy, whose basic plot line she'd evolved before writing the Pliocene Exile books; she may even have written much of them beforehand as well. Be that as it may, the Milieu trilogy was a disappointment, though it had its good bits; and Intervention, the novel she wrote to bridge the two, is quite good.

More recently, she's written an odd, semi-farcical science fiction trilogy that I rather like but found hard to take seriously.

The Plicene Exile and Related Books

The Many-Colored Land
Reviews: 1 August 1999
The Golden Torc
Reviews: 1 August 1999
The Nonborn King
Reviews: 1 September 1999
The Adversary
Reviews: 1 September 1999
Intervention
Reviews: 1 September 1999
Jack the Bodiless
Reviews: 1 September 1999
Diamond Mask
Reviews: 1 September 1999
Magnificat
Reviews: 1 September 1999

Asahel Frost

Perseus Spur
Reviews: 1 August 1999, 1 July 2000
Orion Arm
Reviews: 1 July 2000
Sagittarius Whorl
Reviews: 1 April 2001


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