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.
No, no, don't stop! Or rather, go over to the bookden and rec stuff!

I'm familiar with some of these names--I've read all of Bulold's stuff I could get my hands on (love, love Memory and Komarr), and some of Hambly's but I don't think I've actually read any of the others.

I must admit, my author pool tends to skew towards the male, but that might be because I got in at the more military end of SF.