Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Klaus, Aug 31, 2011.
That's how far I've gotten till now
Those are awesome covers Klaus. Classic pulp look.
I've read his Elric stuff, but it's... better at being weird than it is at being good, although quite a bit of it is very good. It's Conan through a crazily 1970s having-a-bad-trip lens. Weird stuff.
I got that. How could I not? Damn thing was taunting me simply by existing, if I don't find it very funny I will be surprised. Will eventually get around to reading it.
Can always check to see who's getting awards/buzz and/or find a blog that more or less matches your tastes. Hell, Scalzi and Reynolds are pretty new writers as-is and no doubt will be around for decades to come.
There's talk of a Honor Harrington movie or TV show?
It's interesting. It's written in the style of a 1904 novel... not what I was expecting... for some reason I was thinking it would be more like Kim Newman.
Oh yeah. Since last year or something?
Here is the TrekBBS thread:
"The Twelve", the 2d part to "the Passage"
I only learned of its existence a few years ago. I'm convinced it was a strong influence on Wolfe's The Urth of the New Sun.
Just finished 1635: Papal Stakes, Ring of Fire III, and am halfway through 1636: The Kremlin Games. Papal Stakes was one of those novels in the series I had to read to stay abreast of developments but it was about crap I really don't care about-theology and the damned Italian part of the 1632 Universe. Ring of Fire III was a mixed bag. Kremlin games was a compilation of the "Butterflies in the Kremlin" stories from the Grantville Gazette, if anyone has read those. Great little tale thus far. Once I'm done, its on to Angels of Vengeance by Birmingham.
Btw-anyone looking for a good book(s)-check out Michael Z. Williamson. Helluva good author. Oh, and Redshirts was very disappointing, IMO. I preferred Night of the Living Trekkies, myself.
Finished the "mental floss" of the last two Turtledove books on the War That Came Early... they were pretty good, w/HT's usual strengths and weaknesses. I think this series has better-drawn characters than he frequently comes up with. The scenario is one of the rare alternate-WWII stroeis that actually [so far] is probably less awful than reality, which is rarely the case lol. At least through 1940.
On to something more-substantive, Robert Silverberg's Dying Inside, which I've never read though I've read quite a few of his books...
I recently read The Epiphanist, the debut novel by William Rosencrans. It's self-published, but unlike your average barely-readable self-published novel, it's polished, complicated, and subtle, with a richly detailed SF milieu and some solid thematic underpinnings. I liked it enough that in addition to writing a review, I put an excerpt and an interview with the author on my blog. I definitely recommend checking it out if it sounds interesting: the Kindle edition is only 99 cents.
Re-reading After America in anticipation of Angels of Vengeance arriving any day now.
So far I've only read one Culture novel and it was out of order..I just got my Iain M. Banks 25th anniversary boxed set of the first 3 Culture novels!
After a long hiatus I finally got back to Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series. Almost finished with The Battle of the Labyrinth. I don't usually read a lot of YA novels, but these are actually pretty good.
Does anyone know of any other novels or series that base themselves in Greek mythology like these do? Preferably something more adult.
Got 9 Trek novels for Xmas/birthday lol... first up, the last three Vanguard books.
Gene Wolfe's Soldier of the Mist and sequels come to mind...
SF, none at the moment but I do plan on catching up with some of the newer Trekverse ones.
Fantasy, Dresden Files: Cold Days and Noble Dead: Dog in the Dark.
I'm currently reading the first tpb of a new German series of e-novels called "Heliosphere 2265". There's a new e-novel of about 100 pages each month, and they are collected in paperbacks bi-monthly. So far, I like it. A bit of a mix of elements from ST and B5, though there certainly are some weaknesses (poor proofreading, mostly).
Sisterhood of Dune (don't hate on me)
The Final Empire, the first Mistborn book by Brandon Sanderson. About 200 pages deep so far.
Not technically SF/F, but THE CON JOB, the new Leverage novel by Matt Forbeck, is set at the San Diego Comic-Con, so the fannish jokes and references are flyng fast and furious . . ..
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