It was a real toss up for me between Watches and Waistcoats and The Dark because both of the stories travelled.
In the end I voted for
Norm's sense of adventure and heroic characters mixed with a little humor seem to get me every time.
Can't tell if I'm being spiteful towards
This might help: http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/c/c-j-cherryh/
It says that there's a new omnibus edition coming out later in the year
Must admit I'm probably as guilty as anyone in using that term - in fact I'm fairly sure I used it in a review last week!
Tropes are not
I should add her to the list. I read tons of UF, but I haven't checked her out yet.
I've read all the Fitz books, naturally.