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  1. I too am reading Children of Memory by Adrian Tchaikovsky. Strong start.
  2. I used to read them all the time -- back when I wrote them more often. These days, unfortunately, I tend only to look at the ones on the Hugo list every year or, if one of my favourites, like Ted Chiang or Adam Roberts has a collection out, I might get that. However, I agree with you that Beneath Ceaseless Skies is a great little website.
  3. About to start Generation Nemesis by Sean McMullen. Cli-fi, by the looks of things...
  4. That's why I eventually gave up on the series. After a while, I just couldn't take any more of the repetition, even though the "worldbuilding" was so convincing.
  5. I have started Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: an Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' Revolution, by R.F. Kuang. Very enjoyable so far.
  6. I'm reading Chokepoint Capitalism by Rebecca Giblin and Cory Doctorow. Enjoying it so far and keeping my rage under control.
  7. I'm reading The 7.5 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton. Not sure that I like it that much, but still flicking the pages.
  8. Reading Arcadia by Iain Pears, as recommended by @Starkess Enjoying it so far.
  9. I adored his book, "An Instance of the Fingerpost". Will check this one out.
  10. I'm reading "Into A Blood-Red Sky" by my friend, Jo Zebedee. Enjoying it! A post-environmental collapse story set at the not-so-hot edge of Europe.
  11. Oh yes! Speaking of wit, I love the way many of the authorities he quotes from are mangled versions of his fellow writers' names. Although, so far, the only two I'm sure of are Frank Herbert and Poul Anderson.
  12. Following @Wilbur's lead, I am reading Vance's Demon Princes books. I've polished off the first two and am now halfway through the third. I have forgotten how much I enjoy his work, although I can't see any of this getting published nowadays.
  13. Reading George Monbiot's Regenesis. It's a manifesto about the future of farming. Astonishing and brilliant so far. No, I am not a farmer. No, I have never successfully grown anything. But it has still managed to enthrall me. Recommend reading the sample chapter to see if it's for you.
  14. Peadar

    Wild Cards

    Well, when we were writing Three Kings, we knew Joker Moon would be coming and roughly what it would be about, hence the reference! Thanks And yes, I have written something else for the WC universe that I'm not allowed to talk about. But I can say that it deals with a whole new set of characters in a brilliant (I didn't come up with it) setting.
  15. Peadar

    Wild Cards

    Crap, I have not yet read Joker Moon... Thanks for the reminder. I will make it my next read after the current one.
  16. I will agree with those who suggested "Guns of the Dawn", "Dogs of War" and "Cage of Souls". I read all of his books -- especially when I am in a reading slump.
  17. Reading "The Necromancer's House" by Christopher Buehlman. Not enjoying it as much as his other ones, but it has started to become more interesting over the last few pages, so hopefully I'll end up liking it.
  18. Reading Ogres by Adrian Tchaikovsky. Fun so far. I can always rely on Adrian to get me out of a reading slump.
  19. Starting The This by Adam Roberts. I can already feel my imagination start to expand...
  20. I very much enjoyed Christopher Buehlman's "Between Two Fires", a medieval fantasy horror road trip, with plague, devils and fascinating characters. That's the third of his books I've read in the last six weeks or so. To those who mentioned him here, thank you! I'm declaring myself a fan and will almost certainly read the rest of his books in the very near future.
  21. I agree with the praise for Cameron's "Artifact Space". Tremendous fun and will definitely be getting the second in the series.
  22. I feel mostly the same. The only two recent epic fantasy books/series I have really enjoyed are: Christopher Buehlman's "The Blacktongue Thief" Robert V. Reddick's "Master Assassins" -- Yes I know he's not exactly new to fantasy, but I liked this so, so much better than his earlier work. Of course, Jemison's "The Fifth Season" is an utter masterpiece, but I don't see it as fitting into the same category as the other two above.
  23. Reading yes another Christopher Buehlman book, "Between Two Fires." Good so far -- as expected!
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