Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Electron deficient entertainment - bookshop guy's recommendation edition

Lyonesse: Suldrun's Garden - Jack Vance. This took me forever to read for some reason. Not too bad, but I much preferred the Dying Earth stories.

Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded - John Scalzi. The highlights of 10 years of Scalzi's blog, Whatever. A pretty light read, and quite enjoyable. Probably not so interesting if you already follow his blog, or haven't read any of his books.

Only Forwards - Michael Marshall Smith. Weird sort of sci-fi horror fantasy hybrid. Very good, but probably the weirdest book I've read for quite some time.

The Praxis - Walter Jon Williams. First book in a space opera trilogy I can't remember the name of right now. Pretty standard fare.

This Is Not a Game - Walter Jon Williams. Thriller about ARGs. I reckon the BBC could do a pretty good job of turning it into a 3 part miniseries. In both this and The Praxis, there are plot twists that aren't quite as unexpected or tricky as the author might like to think.

When did I become a sci-fi reader? I guess when I started running low on decent fantasy authors to read.

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