Monday, July 30, 2007

Water Witch

Water Witch

Connie Willis and Cynthia Felice

Date: 1982   —   Book

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Fiction, Science Fiction

Remember the days when a science fiction or fantasy author had to restrict the book size to under three hundred pages if he or she wanted to get published?

Notice how now, they can't get published if the book is fewer than four hundred pages, it seems. The length of the "standard" science fiction book has gotten to the point where not only is it a daunting prospect, but older, smaller books fall out of print and are never seen again. Water Witch is one of those that would do well to be republished— perhaps in an omnibus with Light Raid, the other Connie Willis/Cynthia Felice collaboration.

They're both somewhat related to water, the finding or directing of it; they're both primarily love stories masquerading as action, and they're both a lot of fun without being especially heavy fare.

Alas, both are out of print, and it took me years to track down Water Witch. So call for an omnibus— and while you're at it, get me some omnibi of Mavin Manyshaped!

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