#26, John Douglas and Mark Olshaker, Obsession
Finishing off the reread. Always on the lookout for those telling details. What can I say?
#27, Nisi Shawl, Filter House
A collection of ingenious, varied short stories, justly hailed. nisi_la is possessed of enormous sentence-level craft and a richly varied, wild and alien imagination which in some stories reminds me of Connie Willis and in some is all her own. My favorite is "The Pragmatical Princess."
#28, Sharman Apt Russell, The Anatomy of a Rose
I really like Sharman Apt Russell. This book is a kind of sensual barrage, a skeet-shoot of information and cleverness, brief and fast-paced.