From the list on science fiction from the backlist.
Who am I?
As someone who published her first book in 1991, I have several decades of reading experience with excellent speculative fiction now considered “backlist.” Yes, the technology can seem dated, but if you’re willing to go with it, you will find these novels by award-winning authors still have characters and situations relevant to us today. And isn’t that what fiction is about? The opportunity to see people just like us through a foreign lens, and know that despite our differences, we hold many things in common.
Catherine's book list on science fiction from the backlist
Why did Catherine love this book?
This book introduces Miles Vorkosigan, a young man from the planet Barayar, who is afflicted with brittle bones but refuses to let that slow him down—often to his own detriment. Denied the family tradition of military service because he cannot pass the physical, Miles goes on to assemble his own mercenary band, complete with spaceships. The author’s masterful use of language and her outlandish sense of humor had me laughing, quoting lines to my husband, and saying, “Dang, I wish I’d written that!” Miles goes on to further adventures—and misadventures--but this first book is a hook that will reel you in and enchant you.