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    The Books That Have Just Come Out: New Release Thread

    Also in May Sylvain Neuvel - Only Human (Will this end the Themis series?) Martha Wells - Artificial Condition (Sequel to Murderbot) Robyn Bennis - By Fire Above (I really liked the first book) Julia Fine - What Should Be Wild (Debut, but I find the premise interesting)
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    Andrzej Sapkowski II

    My point was that after so many books in which she was exposed to the evil and treachery of the world, you would think that she would know this was a particularly bad idea.
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    Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance v. 3.0

    Just read two books by Lilith Saintcrow - one featuring Dante Valentine and one featuring Jill Kismet. Really liked both.
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    The Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold

    You didn't read Vor Game? I skipped Barrayar. Regarding your point about the smallfolk, I suggest you read the novella - At the Mountains of Mourning, which was included in the novel Borders of Infinity. It is about this particular aspect. For me the best book of the series was Mirror Dance, and the funniest was A Civil Campaign. When reading Miles,I don't mind admitting that I often suspend critical thought and disbelief for a bit as following Miles into one of his peculiarly vertiginous capers has an euphoric feeling.
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    The Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold

    Are you reading in publication or chronological order?
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    Andrzej Sapkowski II

    Oh yeah! My blunder!
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    Andrzej Sapkowski II

    Oh I didn't know about the publisher's decision. I haven't really played the games, I just started off with The Sword of Truth Destiny which has a very very cool opening story. I understand what the author wanted and I totally respect that. I just hope that maybe oneday he will publish some stuff like those stories.
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    Andrzej Sapkowski II

    He is titular if you consider the series title. And yes the series mainly became about the misadventures of Siri and the politics of the various kingdoms, but having started the series with the short stories I was greatly disappointed with the sidelining of Geralt.
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    Andrzej Sapkowski II

    I hold the possibly unpopular opinion that the Witcher stories were at their peak in the two short story collections. They were beautiful and thought-provoking. Then the series went downhill with the novels. I got the distinct impression that the author was either not familiar with the standard novel structure or was working towards a totally different one. Several books did not have proper endings. The titular Witcher did not really get a starring role. And the last book was particularly bad.
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    The Books That Have Just Come Out: New Release Thread

    Is there any news about what Daniel Abraham is working on next? I know one Expanse novel is due in December of this year.
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    Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance v. 3.0

    Read all three. I am an Andrews addict. Extremely entertaining light UF. I agree about the female friend part. Her world is basically her family (who are awesome) and Connor. She needs an Andrea
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    Hugo time! Your packet is available! 2018

    Of all the books nominated, I have not read A Closed and Common Orbit. Of the rest, my favourite was a tie between Ninefox Gambit and Obelisk Gate. Ninefox is hard to understand. I still don't really get the calendrical system. But it was very original, very innovative, and I loved the letters. Obelisk Gate was an excellent continuation to the outstanding 5th Season. I really did not like All the Birds in the Sky. The second half is weak, the ending is laughable. I found Death's End to be very illogical and given to sudden and very extreme jumps. A lot of the book did not really make sense, but then again the series was dead in the water for me as I disagree with the very premise of the Dark Forest theory.
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    china mieville

    Question: I started reading Kraken once and bounced off. Somehow I did not like the book at all. Where is a good entry point into Mieville? I have been recommended Perdido Street Station and/or Embassytown
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    Guy Gavriel Kay

    Lions is an utterly awesome book. I think you will love it.
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    Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance v. 3.0

    I am not very good with judging age-appropriateness as I read everything i could find at that age, but while maybe ok, I would say that ideally Rook is a 15+ book