Books by Catherine Asaro

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The Veiled Web

A Blast from the Past review originally published on December 22, 1999 The Veiled Web by Catherine Asaro is an intricately plotted romance set in 2010. The story brings together a ballerina, Lucia del Mar, who spends virtually all of her spare time on the World Wide Web (WWW), and Rashid al-Jazari ...

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The Misted Cliffs

Catherine Asaro’s new romantic fantasy novel, The Misted Cliffs, is the sequel to The Charmed Sphere, a book I haven’t read. It opens with a somewhat confusing mass of exposition about the political situation between three kingdoms. I will attempt to summarize. The three kingd ...

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The Charmed Sphere

While I found The Charmed Sphere a quick and intriguing read, there's something missing that keeps me from unequivocally recommending it to readers. The kingdom of Aronsdale is at a crossroads. The king is dying and his heir needs a queen. So to the castle of Sun Croft two girls are br ...

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The Moon's Shadow

One of the downsides of reading a great series like Catherine Asaro's Skolian Saga is that you get attached to the characters. Somehow I missed reading the last book in the series, Spherical Harmonics, and therefore was unaware of a tragedy regarding two of my favorite characters. So when I opened T ...

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Spherical Harmonic

Spherical Harmonic is Catherine Asaro's latest offering in the Skolian Saga. To put it in perspective, this book is the direct sequel to The Radiant Seas, itself the direct sequel to Primary Inversion. While it overlaps over books in the saga, it is a full story in its own right. While the two books ...

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Spherical Harmonic

Spherical Harmonic, book 7 in the Skolian Saga series, is my first book by Catherine Asaro, and unfortunately it doesn't stand on its own at all. A memorably poetic expression of unusual scientific concepts is blended with an ungainly tale of interstellar court intrigue. So much of this book seems ...

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The Phoenix Code

As in The Veiled Web, author Asaro once again delves into a future where artificial intelligence is a reality with all the moral and ethical dilemmas it brings. Dr. Megan O’Flannery is an expert in the field of artificial intelligence, particularly where androids are concerned. When ...

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The Veiled Web

If you are a romance fan who is considering trying some science fiction, Catherine Asaro's latest book, The Veiled Web, is a great place to start. It has a satisfying science fiction plot but emphasizes the relationship between the two main characters to the point where the science fiction aspect se ...

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The Quantum Rose

Catherine Asaro's science fiction novels have all had romantic threads and larger than life heroes but her newest novel, which is being serialized in the May, June, July/August 1999 issues of Analog magazine, has its roots firmly imbedded in the romance genre. Kamoj Quanta Argal ...