> So... this suggests a new topic. What books/series have > you been especially disappointed by and why? De lurking to rag on writers ;) Orson Card. The first couple fo novels were brilliant, I thought, but everything since has been a steady slide down. Issac Asmov. Stuff written in the later part of his life most definetly needed an editor, Sheri Tepper. She is not so much gone downhill as she is uneven. Some stuff is great, some is awful. There doesn't seem to be a middle ground.