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Title: Elizabeth Moon
Post by: Temari on February 29, 2008, 01:46:39 am
Quote from: Patti L. on February 28, 2008, 02:40:55 PM
Hmm.  This might go into the to have or not to have children thread, it's getting off topic, but I'll throw in a thought anyway.  Anyone read "The Speed of Dark" by Elizabeth Moon?


I really enjoyed the book and thought it raised a lot of really interesting issues. I thought the main thing, which is really sad, is that nearly everyone assumed that he'd want to 'get better' if he could. Even he thinks this, maybe because everyone else does?
Title: Re: Elizabeth Moon
Post by: gryphon340 on February 29, 2008, 04:30:12 am
I haven't read "speed of dark", but I've read the deeds of Packsarrsion, and the Vatta war series. Vatta series is has contracted to be into movie.
Title: Re: Elizabeth Moon
Post by: Has on February 29, 2008, 08:28:52 am
I have only read her Deeds of Packsarrion- what is Speed of Dark about? From the other thread its def perked up my interest ;)
Title: Re: Elizabeth Moon
Post by: Temari on February 29, 2008, 12:38:56 pm
Speed of Dark is about a man with autism / asperger's syndrome - he's very very intelligent but has trouble in interacting with people. He's living a 'normal' type life with a home, job, hobby, friends, etc, but since it's a good story it doesn't stay that simple.  :)

It addresses people's reactions to his autism, and also his own feelings about it. Very thought-provoking.
Title: Re: Elizabeth Moon
Post by: Has on February 29, 2008, 12:48:33 pm
Thanks Temari sounds great - I will def have to check it out ;D
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Post by: Morgaine0000 on March 17, 2008, 10:46:35 pm
I haven't read The Speed of Dark yet, but has anyone read Remanent Population?  I really think it is best of her scifi books.  She does marvelous female characters.
Title: Re: Elizabeth Moon
Post by: Temari on March 18, 2008, 03:16:37 am
Yes, I really loved that one, I thought the main character was wonderful. I couldn't help feeling very sorry for her that she'd clearly had a tough life, but she clearly didn't feel sorry for herself!
Title: Re: Elizabeth Moon
Post by: Jazzlet on March 18, 2008, 06:24:15 am
Me too, it's so good to have an old person as the main character, and as a gardener it was fun to actually have some bits about how she was going to grow food.

One of the reasons I really like Patty is that she doesn't just have 'coming of age' main characters.
Title: Re: Elizabeth Moon
Post by: Temari on March 18, 2008, 08:27:18 am
I totally agree and I liked the gardening too - I thought it really funny when her 'visitors' were going ooh over the lovely food, but then turned really squeemish when then saw her squash a bug-thing that was eating the crop. Reminds me of city-people here (says me who grew up eating apples carefully to avoid anything else that was also eating them  :) )
Title: Re: Elizabeth Moon
Post by: Patti L. on March 18, 2008, 09:15:40 am
That kind of thing can be either engrossing, throwaway, or boring, depending on how it's handled.
Did anyone else hear that "Speed of Dark" has been optioned as a potential movie?
Title: Re: Elizabeth Moon
Post by: gryphon340 on March 18, 2008, 06:29:41 pm
she just gotten a contract to do three more "Parkssion" books
Title: Re: Elizabeth Moon
Post by: Temari on March 19, 2008, 12:54:52 am
Ooh, exciting, I hadn't heard about a Speed of Dark movie. I can see that it would make a very good movie story. Hope it gets made soon.
Title: Re: Elizabeth Moon
Post by: Jazzlet on March 19, 2008, 04:41:14 am
More Paks? yay :)
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Post by: Cerulean on March 21, 2008, 01:23:26 pm
I've read her Vatta series, except the last one that came out. It had been so long since I read the others in the series that I'd forgotten what happened - and I didn't have time to re-read. I've got her Parksenon (sp?) book in my TBR pile.
Title: Re: Elizabeth Moon
Post by: Patti L. on March 21, 2008, 08:38:19 pm
Make that bookS, Cerulean.  Unless you've got an omnibus.
Title: Re: Elizabeth Moon
Post by: Cerulean on March 22, 2008, 06:30:54 am
Okay, I have a Parkssion book.
Title: Re: Elizabeth Moon
Post by: Has on March 22, 2008, 10:41:30 am
Oh wow more Paksenarrion
yay :D

I really am looking forward although the last book ended in a good place- I felt there was much more stories to tell :)
Title: Re: Elizabeth Moon
Post by: Suzi on May 14, 2008, 10:57:31 am
OOOH, more Paks books (BTW Sheepfarmers Daughter, the first book, is one of the free electronic books on Daw). I couldn't get into the Vatta books, I prefer the Heris Serrano ones.
Title: Re: Elizabeth Moon
Post by: mdauben on July 19, 2008, 09:46:54 am
I've read her Vatta series, except the last one that came out. It had been so long since I read the others in the series that I'd forgotten what happened - and I didn't have time to re-read.

I've read all the Vatta War series and think they are quite good, if you enjoy your SF with a military flavor to it.  The final book (Victory Conditions ) has a nice ending to it, which was lacking in the last book of her Familias Regnant (aka Serrano) series (Against the Odds).  (I have heard was at least in part due to some sort of falling out with her former publisher and it was not meant to be the final book?)

Oh wow more Paksenarrion
yay :D

I really am looking forward although the last book ended in a good place- I felt there was much more stories to tell :)

Is the new books an actual Paksenarrion story, though?  I was under the impression that it was just a totally new story set in the same universe (similar to the Legacy of Gird series).  While I would love to read another Paks book (like you said, I think there are a lot of stories left to tell about her) I am less interested if its just the same universe.   :(
Title: Re: Elizabeth Moon
Post by: Patti L. on July 19, 2008, 10:16:34 am
Same for me, M.
Title: Re: Elizabeth Moon
Post by: Patti L. on November 27, 2010, 05:32:52 pm
Anyone hear anything more about movies?
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Post by: Patti L. on March 10, 2011, 10:14:01 pm
Link to first chapter of "Kings of the North", about Duke Phelan's early rule as king of whatzit:  http://a1018.g.akamai.net/f/1018/19022/1d/randomhouse1.download.akamai.com/19022/pdf/KINGS_OF_THE_NORTH_Chapter_1.pdf
Title: Re: Elizabeth Moon
Post by: Patti L. on March 30, 2011, 03:18:14 pm
Kings of the North is now available in stores or for pre-order, I'm told.
Title: Re: Elizabeth Moon
Post by: charmed on April 03, 2011, 09:57:47 pm
I sw it @Barnes & Noble this weekend.
Title: Re: Elizabeth Moon
Post by: Avarel on April 04, 2011, 07:51:51 pm
I bought Kings of the North and read it.
I really liked it, though it definitely doesn't stand alone.
You really have to read the previous books.
Title: Elizabeth Moon
Post by: Jabulani on March 13, 2012, 10:48:31 am
I can't believe there isn't a page for her as yet. Or is there a reason for that, and am I putting my foot in my mouth by creating one?

I just wanted to see what others are thinking about Paksenarrion Dorthansdotter of Three Firs, & the world of the Eight Kingdoms & Aarenis.
Title: Re: Elizabeth Moon
Post by: Patti L. on March 13, 2012, 10:57:45 am
I like the main trilogy, I'm "meh" about most of the other material I've seen in it so far.  Gird's story, "Liar's Oath", the new novel about the duke become king.

I like some of her space fiction too, but she is a bit like Piers Anthony to me, she beats a dead slook after a while.
Title: Re: Elizabeth Moon
Post by: gryphon340 on March 13, 2012, 12:51:42 pm
I can't believe I hadn't put Elizabeth Moon up, me = dumbass. She a good space opera series of five books.
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Post by: Patti L. on March 13, 2012, 01:03:06 pm
She's got a couple of them, Gryphon, and I never mentioned them either. 
Familias Regnant universe
Main article: Familias Regnant universe

    Heris Serrano trilogy
        Hunting Party (July 1993)
        Sporting Chance (September 1994)
        Winning Colors (August 1995)

        Heris Serrano (July 2002)—Baen omnibus edition of Hunting Party, Sporting Chance and Winning Colors
        The Serrano Legacy: Omnibus One (December 2006)—Orbit GB omnibus

    Esmay Suiza continuation
        Once a Hero (March 1997)
        Rules of Engagement (December 1998)

        The Serrano Connection: Omnibus Two (September 2007)—Orbit GB omnibus
        The Serrano Connection (October 2008)—Baen omnibus edition

    Suiza and Serrano
        Change of Command (December 1999)
        Against the Odds (December 2000)

        The Serrano Succession: Omnibus Three (February 2008)—Orbit GB omnibus

[edit] Vatta's War
Main article: Vatta's War

    Trading in Danger (September 2003)
    Marque and Reprisal (September 2004)—Moving Target in the UK, New Zealand and Australia
    Engaging The Enemy (March 2006)
    Command Decision (February 2007)
    Victory Conditions (February 2008)

[edit] The Planet Pirates Series

    The Planet Pirates is based on two books by Anne McCaffrey, Dinosaur Planet and Dinosaur Planet Survivors (1978 and 1984, jointly called The Mystery of Ireta), which also form the core of The Death of Sleep.

    Sassinak (March 1990), Anne McCaffrey & Elizabeth Moon
    The Death of Sleep (June 1990), Anne McCaffrey & Jody Lynn Nye
    Generation Warriors (February 1991), Anne McCaffrey & Elizabeth Moon

Omnibus edition: The Planet Pirates (October 1993), McCaffrey, Moon, & Nye
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I really like her non-space, lightly SF stand alone "The Speed of Dark", which has been optioned for a movie; I'll have to look and see if it's progressing toward actual production.

The (main) fantasy books are
The Deed of Paksenarrion Novels

    Sheepfarmer's Daughter (June 1988)
    Divided Allegiance (October 1988)
    Oath of Gold (January 1989)

    “Those Who Walk in Darkness” (March 1990)—short story set during Oath of Gold, included in the collections Lunar Activity and Phases
    The Deed of Paksenarrion (February 1992)—paperback omnibus
    The Deed of Paksenarrion (October 2003)—hardcover omnibus
    The Deed of Paksenarrion (January 2010)—paperback omnibus

[edit] The Legacy of Gird Novels

    Surrender None (June 1990)—prequel to The Deed of Paksenarrion
    Liar's Oath (May 1992)—sequel to Surrender None

    The Legacy of Gird (September 1996)—paperback omnibus

        to be available as A Legacy of Honour (paperback omnibus) in November 2010

[edit] Paladin's Legacy Novels

    Oath of Fealty (March 2010)—sequel to Oath of Gold
    Kings of the North (March 2011)—sequel to Oath of Fealty
    Echos of Betrayal (February 2012)—sequel to Kings of the North
Title: Re: Elizabeth Moon
Post by: gryphon340 on March 13, 2012, 01:34:14 pm
The Vatta series was one I was talking about.
Title: Re: Elizabeth Moon
Post by: Varg on March 13, 2012, 02:33:39 pm
I liked the first trilogy with Paksenarrion. Gird's story, not so much I think.
Also like the space opera that I have read by her, which I see is not much only the Herris Serano series.
Title: Re: Elizabeth Moon
Post by: Patti L. on March 13, 2012, 02:42:26 pm
I didn't see anything in Wiki about the potential movie of "Speed of Dark"; it's one I'm not sure would work as a movie, it's so internal to Lew.
Title: Re: Elizabeth Moon
Post by: gryphon340 on March 13, 2012, 03:33:33 pm
Movie deal was for The Vatta series. I saw it in a publisher's maginze.
Title: Re: Elizabeth Moon
Post by: Patti L. on March 13, 2012, 03:53:59 pm
Well, I heard about the potential movie a couple of years ago, probably at Baen's Bar.  Can't find anything about it on Wiki or IMDB.
Title: Re: Elizabeth Moon
Post by: Janilee on January 31, 2017, 07:23:19 pm
New Book!  :D

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1101887311/ref=pd_luc_rh_sim_03_04_t_img_lh?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

After nearly a decade away, Nebula Award–winning author Elizabeth Moon makes a triumphant return to science fiction with this installment in a thrilling new series featuring the daring hero of her acclaimed Vatta’s War sequence.

Summoned to the home planet of her family’s business empire, space-fleet commander Kylara Vatta is told to expect a hero’s welcome. But instead she is thrown into danger unlike any other she has faced and finds herself isolated, unable to communicate with the outside world, commanding a motley group of unfamiliar troops, and struggling day by day to survive in a deadly environment with sabotaged gear. Only her undeniable talent for command can give her ragtag band a fighting chance.

Yet even as Ky leads her team from one crisis to another, her family and friends refuse to give up hope, endeavoring to mount a rescue from halfway around the planet—a task that is complicated as Ky and her supporters find secrets others will kill to protect: a conspiracy infecting both government and military that threatens not only her own group’s survival but her entire home planet.
Title: Re: Elizabeth Moon
Post by: Jax on February 01, 2017, 07:27:12 pm
That's fantastic! I love her work.