Current Mood: tired
Biting the Sun was originally TWO novels: Don't Bite the Sun and Drinking Sapphire Wine.
This said, it has no foundation to be in a "trilogy" classification with Silver Metal Lover or Metallic Love. Of course, they have similar feels, similar universes and the same overriding themes which help colour and enrich the other stories, but that in no way means that Lee intended them to be taken in one dose and as one huge over-arching thing.
ALL of her books have something of SML, and ML, and BTS. Particularly her 80s stuff.
How about Electric Forest? It's all about body-exchanging.
Faces Under Water? Someone from the privileged world living in poverty and the woman he falls in love with having an unnatural -- and later, we find out, inalterable (like a robot) beauty.
Venus Preserved? A city under glass, a red-head whose hair turns back to natural blonde, souls returning to their bodies.
Books of Paradys? What male lead *isn't* tall, thin, attractive and musical? When aren't they changing bodies?
Day by Night? Cities under glass, life run by machinery, only the wealthy and the poor....
Everything she writes has the same feel. And I appreciate it. I get into one of her books, and though I may have no idea what's going to happen, I feel as if I understand the world we're supposed to occupy. It's a feeling of "Welcome home again, Valt!" And so what if I feel slightly awkward, never knowing what's around the corner? That's simply something we have to accept in any book, except that you know it's coming with Lee.