September 11th, 2008


Mavin Manyshaped

The "True Game" books by Sheri S. Tepper were some of my favorite as a child, and now I'm slowly acquiring my own copies. Slowly because they were printed once around the time I was born, and not since, and I'm unwilling to pay ridiculous shipping fees on them online.

There are nine books all told. Three of Mavin Manyshaped, of which I have only the first. Three of her son, Peter, which I have all of in an omnibus. (Those, which I like the least of the three trilogies, were naturally reprinted.) The last three are of Jinian, Peter's lover (more or less). The world is fascinating, and has many secrets and twists that are slowly revealed through the books.

So, because I love to share, here are the first two paragraphs of The Song of Mavin Manyshaped.

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I may post more later, if anyone's interested. It's not like you can stroll down to the bookstore and find your own copy. Of course, if you happen to find The Flight of Mavin Manyshaped, The Search of Mavin Manyshaped, or Dervish Daughter, I'm missing those and would love you forever if you sold them to me.

(Also, if you see typos, tell me, please?)