Via File 770, I see that Seanan McGuire posed this question on Twitter: If one book you love by a living author could get a sequel, what would it be?
Good question! Plus, it’s probably wise to limit this to living authors. However, for me it’s too easy:
1. The Goblin Emperor by “Katherine Addison”
So let’s make it more interesting and require a little more thought by reframing the question in a couple of different ways:
2. If one book you love by a living author, published prior to 2010, could have a sequel, what would it be?
I’m lucky because so many of the books I truly love *do* have sequels. I’m not sure, but maybe Martha Wells’ Wheel of the Infinite.
3. If one book you love by a living author, published when you were in high school, could have a sequel, what would it be?
I don’t know that it *needs* a sequel, but I would kind of love to see a sequel to The Forgotten Beasts of Eld.
4. If one book you love by an author now deceased could have a sequel, what would it be?
I thought Octavia Butler’s Fledgling read as though it were meant to begin a series. I would love to see where she was going with it.
And the last iteration:
5. If one series you love by any author living or dead, currently unfinished, could be finished this year, what would you like it to be?
For me, though there is some competition and I could probably pick a top five without trouble, this would be The Steerswoman series by Rosemary Kirstein. I leave in terror that authors I love will get struck by meteors without finishing some of my favorite series, and it would be sooooo tragic if this particular series were never finished!