Different Strokes indeed, Sci
. First of all, I must say that you raise great points and perhaps Destiny
blinds us (a cool tagline
), but I also disagree with some of your choices for 4/5 novels..
Oh, I'm sure. For instance, I liked Rough Beasts of Empire
much more than most readers did, apparently. But I strongly suspect that if most of us were to sit down and look at the list of novels published in, say, the 8 years before Destiny
, and at the list of novels published in the 4 years since Destiny
, we'd find that roughly the same proportion of each list is and is not to our liking (whatever that proportion might be in your particular instance).