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[April] What are you reading?

S. Baldrick

I just finished Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs. Now I am moving on to the Paizo edition of Who Fears the Devil? by Manly Wade Wellman.

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I just started "Lady Vernon and Her Daughter". It's a reworking of Jane Austen's "Lady Susan" storyline. Not for the average reader of action-fantasy....

However, I just finished "Except the Queen" by Yolen and Snyder. A very fun urban-faery-fantasy. Predictable plot but good characters with a nice resolution. I liked the way they deliberately played into certain stereotypes and then out of them again.


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I'm reading Atlantis and it is yet another story of modern man uncovering some secrets of the ancient world that could doom us all.


Monster Junkie
Finished up the first three of Lin Carter's Thongor novels. I also re-read all the Niall of the Far Travels stories by Gardner F. Fox in the Dragon Magazine archives, and Otis Adelbert Kline's Maza of the Moon.

I'm now reading Sterling Lanier's Hiero's Journey.


Started the month reading "Yes Man" by Danny Wallace, which I thought was good but went on too long. It's very different from the film - basically, they took the premise but then rewrote almost everything else.

Now reading "Rebecca" by Daphne de Maurier, which I'm finding really hard going.

In game books, I read the latest Pathfinder ("Stolen Land") this week, which was really good. I'm now tackling the SWSE supplement "Threats of the Galaxy". This seems to be poorly regarded, but I'm not seeing the reason for the hate - it just seems a Monster Manual type book to me, functional rather than inspiring. Eventually, I'm going to get around to reading "Hunter: the Vigil".


Joe Abercrombie's Before They Are Hanged. When I finish that, I may go try to finish Perdido Street Station (I couldn't get into it, so much so that I didn't read anything but comic books for weeks; I finally put it aside to read other things), but I'll probably read Turn Coat & Changes instead.

(I have all the Dresden Files books in paperback, so I waited for Turn Coat to come out in paperback and was planning to wait for Changes, too. Then I went to Amazon to order the former and saw they had the latter for $10 -- same price in hardcover as the paperback versions. Which is insane, and probably wrong on some level, but also irresistible.)

Darth Shoju

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I started in on the A Song of Ice and Fire series. I had originally declared I wouldn't bother until he'd finished the whole series, but with the HBO show getting picked up I decided I might as well give it a go.

So far it has lived up to the hype.


Just finished the graphic novel/autobiography Stitches by David Small. One of the best graphic novels I've ever read.

Up next would probably be Nightshade by Paul Doherty. Always a guilty pleasure.


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I just finished Deadhouse Gates by Steven Erikson. These books are very dense reading, but some of the best developed characters and world I've seen in a long time.

I just finished Sebastian Faulks' "Devil May Care" a James Bond book set in the late 60's. Good read.

Next is James Wyatt's "Dragon War" for Eberron.


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Just getting into "The World Is Flat" finally and much belatedly, but I'm interested to read it. I anticipate that a lot of stuff will have changed even since the book was written with social networks and viral video gaining so much popularity.


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Terry Brooks - Sword of Shanarra

I read the Isle With trilogy as someone here recommended it. Liked it a lot and decided I would start from the beginning and read the rest of them ;)


Semi-Professional Author
I'm currently reading Ray Kurzweil's The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology. It's a non-fiction book that looks at trends in technology and makes predictions about the future. In essence, the author believes at the current rate of innovation (which he claims is increasing exponentially) we are headed for a technological singularity before the end of the century which will fundamentally change the course of human history by turning the economy into a post-scarcity economy and basically eliminating biological death, food shortages, disease, etc. etc. We will become a cybernetic species capable of pretty much anything within the laws of physics.*

*This is what the book is about, not necessarily what I, personally, believe.

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