Well, I guess this is the ?ooh, I read this great book? thread, or I suppose it could be the ?Blah, that book sucked? thread depending on what we?ve been reading. I know this is a pretty well read group generally, so we should be able to make some recommendations to each other. I don?t think there?s any reason to limit this to sci-fi, I think Sci-Fi/Fantasy is only about 40% of my reading, and I imagine that?s not uncommon in this group. I guess I?ll go first: I never used to read mysteries but I?ve kind of caught the bug in the last couple years so I?ve been going through Faye?s library. O.k. I finished her library, at least the ones I liked. A friend sent her a one to read and me being desperate for anything grabbed it. It was ?One For The Money? by Janet Evanovich. This one was fun, a kind of film noir set in New Jersey. I really liked the character; she loses her job as an underwear buyer for a department store so she decides to work for her bail bondsman cousin. She?s more that a little inept but she starts to figure things out; except when the first person she?s supposed to catch is someone she slept with in high school. This is apparently a series now, (the first one was written in 94), it?s up to seven books so I should be busy for a couple weeks if the library doesn?t take its time. I?d definitely recommend them, even if you?re not really into mysteries. Berx, which Zahn book? I love his non Star Wars writing, I have most of his stuff. I'm missing Manta's Gift, but other than that and a couple short stories compilations I think I've got em' all. I wouldn't recommend the Conquerors Trilogy right off the bat, it's kind of hard-core sci-fi, but I liked it. I think my favorite is Angelmass.