The Fantasy/Scifi Shelf.
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
59 John Glenn Drive, Amherst, NY 142280-2197
978161614539, $16.00, www.pyrsf.com
BONEYARDS is a pick for any interested in space opera science fiction, and returns Rusch's character Boss to a new adventure. Her search for an ancient technology to help her friends find answers to the mystery of their past leads her to evidence of ancient space battles, and involvement with an old friend who is also on the wrong side of the empire and who needs her help to fight. Between battles and struggles with friendships, Boss finds herself facing new major life challenges and changes in a fast-paced story filled with politics, battles, and personal confrontation.
Shadows in Flight
Orson Scott Card
175 - 5th Avenue, New York NY 10010
9780765332004, $21.99, www.tor-forge.com
SHADOWS IN FLIGHT is a sequel to SHADOW OF THE GIANT that can be read as a standalone novel, offering new insights on Julian "Bean" Delphiki, who fled to the stars in search of a cure for the gene alteration that he and three of his children share. SHADOWS IN FLIGHT expands on the Ender's Game scenario, and involves a struggle in the Delphiki clan to try to stop their rapid aging. Add an alien ship and a dangerous exploration and you have a fine survey highly recommended for any fan of Ender, Card, or newcomers to Orson Scott Card's magic.