Book of the Week: Marque and Reprisal (Vatta’s War)

Marque and Reprisal (Vatta’s War) is actually the second book in Elizabeth Moon’s space opera/war/trade series, but I’m still waiting for the first one in the mail and the reviews all seem to think that this was a better book than the first one anyway.  It’s space opera; it’s a good read; and I’m not really all that amused at what recently happened to Elizabeth Moondespite the fact that she doesn’t like people like me very much.  But that shades into politics.

And so we remove Betty Crocker’s New Cookbook from the oven, and allow it to cool.


  • qixlqatl says:

    Dang, I had no idea she was a lefty…. she served in the Marine Corps– how does ‘that’ happen?

    I have to say that I’ve been enjoying the ‘Vatta’s War’ series though (waiting for the last one to come in), and also “The Speed of Dark”. She really is a pretty good writer…

  • Skip says:

    I felt the same way when I found out that John Scalzi’s a hard lefty, for the same reasons. But he seems actually tolerant of dissent occasionally. Probably comes from living deep in the heart of the reddest part of a red state, where he doesn’t actually have to live with the consequences of liberalism all that much.

  • wombat-socho says:

    qixlqatl: You need to look up Smedley Butler sometime. Not all Marines are (or were) our kind of folks, politically speaking. Jim Webb’s not as far gone as old Smedley, but you could look at him as another example.

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