review: Uncharted Territory

Here, at the bookden. I want to read some science fiction that's not written by Connie Willis, but it's kind of hard to find stuff that doesn't make me want to throw the book away five pages in.

Anyway, feel free to discuss (or argue). I love talking about books, and rarely get to do so with books I actually, y'know, like.
There are a couple other authors I like, but it's still a rather narrow selection. I should dig them out, reread to see if they're as good as I remember, and then rec them.

For me, most get too philosophical, too angsty (not in a good way) and too complicated.

Exactly. Or they start throwing in random sex, which is a surefire way to make me stop reading a book.