Halfway through Full Circle now. I listened to the Literary Treks podcast with Beyer when it fist came out, and can tell she's trying to get a lot of the Golden stuff wrapped up in preparation for her own stories. I was highly amused by a certain Golden created character that was disposed of.
I've also been reading Roadside Picnic by Boris & Arkady Strugatsky. It's alright. I have the version with the updated English translation, but the dialogue never really feels natural.