Is there some sort of bizarre behind the scenes contest among authors to see who can create the most ridiculous titles and still sell copies?
“I’m sorry sir, you want what book?”
“Parasola, wait no. Parrallelogr..no that’s not it. Parawella, oh never mind. Now I’ve a spllitting headache. Give me anything with Eric Flint on the cover. Suddenly I’m in the mood for explosions(rest in peace Haji)
“Flinx”? “Parallelities”? The author is the anti-Shakespeare. He coins words that have NO CHANCE of becoming embedded in the English language. Those are two of the ugliest words I’ve ever seen. “DUHH” is elegant by comparison.
@R J—I guess, on the whole, yes. At least it’s a palindrome. Madam I’m Adam. Don’t mean to be cheeky on any of this. Possibly all 30 of the books are quite good. I’m just reacting to the words. Anyway, one of the many beauties of GSS is that it’s not about what’s actually *in* the books, it’s all about surface. A perfect metaphor for our world.