I slowed down a bit on the reading during the warm and dry spring we had, but I got back on it soon enough.
Rachel Bach - Paradox Trilogy
Fun and light, could be made into a movie trilogy with little effort. Kind of a sci-fi-action-romance-comedy that won't make you think too hard. Great summer read.
Neal Stephenson - Cryptonomicon
Absolute page-turner. Wow. The way the story unfolds, the characters… all just amazing. Some of the switches between time periods are a little jarring, but it still reads really well. I have read a few of Stephenson's other books and this makes me want to read more. Stellar stuff.
Cherie Priest - Boneshaker, Clementine
Steampunk fiction set in 1880s Seattle. Interesting, but not compelling. It reads like the script of an adventure FPS. If you like the genre it will hold your interest, but otherwise I can't recommend it.
Alastair Reynolds - Revelation Space series
If you like your space opera grim and somewhat depressing, this is your series. That said, Reynolds is a very good writer, and the characters are interesting and well-developed. Everything takes a long time [no FTL], but the journey is definitely worth taking.
Alastair Reynolds - Poseidon's Children series
Positively chipper compared to the Revelation Space books. Nanotech, elephants, asteroids, galactic civilizations, that sort of stuff. In hindsight, I should have read this series before his other stuff, just to prepare me for his writing style.
MLN Hanover - Black Sun's Daughter series
MLN Hanover is actually Daniel Abraham, but is quite the diversion from his sci-fi and fantasy books. Told from the first person, it's occult present-day subject matter starts out kind of interesting but fizzles over time, with a total lack of character development. His other stuff is far better.
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