Posts Tagged TBR

Vernor Vinge sequel to Zones of Thought – Oct 2011

Getting bloggish with Jo Walton – it’s an ode to Vinge’s Fire upon the Deep and a Deepness in the Sky.  She’s re-reading in preparation for the ‘direct sequel’ due next month: The Children of the Sky.

It’s not that I think A Fire Upon the Deep is perfect, it’s just that it’s got so much in it. There are lots of books that have fascinating universes, and there are lots of first contact novels, and there are lots of stories with alien civilizations and human civilizations and masses of history. The thing that makes A Fire Upon the Deep so great is that is has all these things and more, and it’s integrated into one thrilling story.

via “All right, one quest. But never another!” Vernor Vinge’s A Fire Upon the Deep | Tor.com.

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Friday Finds @Bibliophage’s Book Buffet |June 17

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  • Oscar Wilde – Vampire Murders – By Gyles Brandeth. I spotted this in a review on  My Reader’s Block. “If anything I would call these stories brain candy. Not because they are so light-weight and fluffy, but because they are addictive and fun to consume–like popping M&Ms. The characters and settings feel authentic and the action is fast-paced and enjoyable. Wilde fans will enjoy the way that Brandreth sprinkles all those famous aphorisms throughout the dialogue…and he does it without it seeming forced. Delightful! Four stars out of five.”
  • Monster Hunter International  – By Larry Correia.  I spotted this nugget of literary snackfood in the Baen Library – the non-free section. Here’s the summary: “Welcome to Monster Hunter International. Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a fourteenth story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real”.

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Friday Finds @Bibliophage’s Book Buffet |June 10

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Cat O' Nine Tales
Brown Girl in the Ring
Lilith's Brood
  • Brown Girl in the RingBy Nalo Hopkinson. Found this via Canadian Book review’s blog. She said:  “Nalo Hopkinson is one of Canada’s most prominent science-fiction writers. She has been shortlisted for and won several prestigious international sci-fi awards. Brown Girl in the Ring is Hopkinson’s first novel, which was released through a contest where the winner received a publication agreement. The story revolves around a Toronto of the not-to-distant future that has been abandoned by government and police and overrun by gangs and drug addicts hooked on a substance called buff. This novel is a cross between a typical sci-fi and fantasy story; there are many scenes that lean heavily on Caribbean religious beliefs and spirits.”
  • Cat o’ Nine Tails – By Julia Golding.  Young adult adventure series with a female protagonist.  Sounds fun.

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Friday Finds @Bibliophage’s Book Buffet | June 3

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The Bird Sisters
The Sugar Queen
Lilith's Brood
  • The Bird SistersBy Rebecca Rasmussen. Under My Apple Tree gave an enthusiastic, five-star review to the Bird Sisters.  My library summary says ‘Rasmussen’s heartbreaking yet hopeful debut novel chronicles the terrible toll of sacrifice and the incredible, redemptive power of life through the experiences of sisters Milly and Twiss.’   So, that sounds like some quality fiction!
  • The Sugar Queen – By Sarah Addison Allen.  Janicu pointed out a magic realism theme in her positive review of the book, which helps to sell me on it. If it were merely contemporary fiction with a touch of romance, I would be less likely to investigate.

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