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I missed people too.

*hug*

I'm not even going to TRY to catch up on LJ, so I hope nobody was clever while I was gone....
Glad to have you back, regardless of number of pieces.
*waves hello, and glomps onto your placeholder post to gush for a minute*

I finished Hammered last week. I didn't know quite what to expect, as I don't read much "hardcore" Science Fiction, and something called "military science fiction" isn't usually going to get me to reach for my visacard.

So, I'm very, very glad I saw your posts about the book and the comments from other people and was intrigued enough to get it; I enjoyed it immensely and can't wait for Scardown. The characters are complex and interesting and so very human--I'm not sure what they're going to do next. The science is plausible, but the story isn't sacrificed for the sake of the Big Scientific Concept; it flows from it. Mostly, I love that it's a story about people first, people that I find myself liking and wondering about quite a bit outside of the actual reading of the book.

When I read novels by writers who are new to me, there's usually a "tipping point", some line that gets crossed where I know I'm going to keep reading and not set the book aside in favor of the next big thing. With Hammered, I can pinpoint that point exactly--it was page 31, "Jenny Casey's law of cops". Maybe it's because two of my brothers are cops, maybe it's because it's just the right touch of dry humor for the character, but it pushed me over into the land of no return.

Now I don't know whether to read the excerpt at the end of the book, or if that will just make the wait longer. *g*
first off--Emma Thompson icon! Yay!

Second, thank you for writing, and thank you for saying this. I think, if anything, my ideal--my goal as a writer--is to balance the various elements of story--narrative, characters, and shiny ideas--so that they all work.

I think I'm still a little light on the shiny ideas, but I'm working on it. *g*