Books finished in July
Tomorrow's Heritage by Juanita Coulson. Started this book in April. Mostly enjoyed, but it wasn't an easy read for me. Especially not for a book that is read in small bites. It's probably written on a higher intellectual level than I'm accustomed to, but at the same time it explains things even more than I (being so literal that I have problems knowing what something means when others have no problems) care for. It's a not-too-far future story, and reading about some of the things that were future when she wrote it, but are past now, I had to look at the publishing date to be sure it was still future for her. It's an interesting and unfortunately all-too believable future she's built. By the end I was so engrossed that I went to a bookstore, assuming it was a trilogy, trying to find the other 2 in the series... and discovered that as of when #3 that I found was published, there was a #4 on the way. But it wasn't in the store, so I only have #2 and #3.
Cruel Zinc Melodies by Glen Cook. I've long loved the "Adjective Metal Noun" books, and Glen Cook has mastered the creation of an enjoying environment, the introduction of just enough character development to keep things moving along without there being so much that there's no room for another book. These are always a fun romp, and this one is no exception. Started reading this at FCN (in April). Got the opportunity to hype it a good bit too. This is my car/appointments book, which I read when I get somewhere early or are stuck in traffic. Finished it at an outdoor concert I was attending.
The Time Machine by H. G. Wells... & Another book.
A Hard Pill to Swallow by Pat Smith.
The Shockwave Rider by John Brunner.
The Final Reflection by John M. Ford.