Tag: Tanya Huff

When I stopped laughing…

Okay, so I subscribe to Buzzfeed’s morning¬†newsletter, which can be scarily informative and often unintentionally hilarious and sometimes just incredibly depressing, but then that’s the news today. This morning the newsletter included a link to this article, 14 Books For Anyone Who’s Had A Tough Year. As I read down it with an increasing sense…

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Important.

When writing of weapons, it's important to keep in mind the difference between muzzle and mussel. Mussel velocity is never very high. — Tanya Huff (@TanyaHuff) April 13, 2015

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The Better Part of Valor (Confederation, #2)The Better Part of Valor by Tanya Huff

Even better than the first in the series (Valor's Choice). Torin Kerr and her three-species space-going marines lead a team of civilian scientists and a pain-in-the-ass reporter into an enormous alien vessel they call Big Yellow. Their only handicaps are a glory-hound commanding officer the brass want to shine so as to placate his species' representatives in the galactic Parliament, and, uh, oh yes, the enemy ship that unexpectedly shows up, loaded and ready for bear. Turns out they've got people on board Big Yellow, too. It's like a haunted house story, only, you know, on a big, sentient banana with transmogriphic powers, with nothing but the cheery presence of absolute zero and fighters exchanging missile fire on the other side of the hatch.

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