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    Journalist Monty Mike's Avatar
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    Next 10 books on your 'to-read pile'? / What's on your to-read pile? [MERGED]

    I think we can include ones from the sci-fi genre as well, but posting it here will perhaps receive slightly more attention. Anyway, here's the next 10 books I hope to get through (I've numbered them, but they're not really in any order):

    1) Ringworld by Larry Niven (am actually finishing it off)
    2) The Iron Dragon's Daughter by Michael Swanwick
    3) Behold The Man by Philip K. Dick
    4) Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
    5) The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick
    6) The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
    7) Jem by Frederik Pohl
    8) Gateway by Frederik Pohl
    9) Newton's Wake by Ken Macleod
    10) Magician by Raymond E. Feist (I'm over half-way through but stopped reading a little while ago, I just need a break and then will go back to it, hopefully before christmas but time flies!)

    It will probably change a little, but they're the ones I've got my eye one. Obviously it's a fair mix of both Fantasy and Sci-Fi.

    Note: If you don't feel you have planned 10 books ahead, then just post 5 (or whatever you have lined up)

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    boss of several cats... Severn's Avatar
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    If I look at the structure of the pile itself, and given that my plan is to read one series, one stand alone, and one contemporary fiction then (ignoring the contemporary fiction) and working strictly on pile order it'd be:

    1: Ursula Le Guin: 'The Birthday of the World' - Short story collection

    2: Sean Russel: 'World Without End' & 'Sea Without a Shore'

    3: Storm Constantine: 'Hermatech'

    4: Allan Cole: 'Timura Trilogy'

    5: Alice Borchardt: 'The Silver Wolf'

    6: Anne Bishop: 'The Black Jewels Trilogy'

    7: Mary Gentle: 'Ash'

    8: Tom Arden: 'The Orokon' series - 5 books, could be a sixth out there, not sure

    9: John M Ford: 'The Dragon Waiting'

    10: Isobelle Carmody: 'Darksong' & 'Darkfall' - first 2 in The Legendsong Trilogy.

    Now I know that this reading order will not follow through, but technically it should haha.

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    Note: contents and order subject to change. Homer and his subsidiaries take no responsibility for the contents of this list, nor the opinions found within them. All books listed are property of their respective authors. All rights reserved. Products containing Olestra may cause anal leakage.

    1) The Eternal Champion - Michael Moorcock
    2) Anansi Boys - Neil Gaiman
    3) The Worm Ooroubusourss - E.R. Eddison
    4) The Closers - Michael Connelly
    5) Little, Big - John Crowley
    6) Von Bek (Eternal Champion 2) - Michael Moorcock
    7) A Feast For Crows - George R.R. Martin
    8) H.P. Lovecraft: Tales (Library of America) - H.P. Lovecraft
    9) The Wastelands - Stephen King
    0) King of Elflands Daughter - Lord Dunsany

    Actually, the order of this list is extremely volatile, pending the release of Feast4Crowz (holla) and whenver I actually pick up that Lovecraft LOA book. And the Moorcock books could really come at anytime. I could read Von Bek right after EC if I'm into it enough.

    Homer <-is really excited about Moorcock

    EDIT: Severn, I'm in the middle of Russell's Moontide & Magic Rise and am very impressed with it. I would be interested to know what you think.

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    boss of several cats... Severn's Avatar
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    Well since that probably is the series I will read next as I've had it for over a year now (pile keeps growing: tis a shame the bank account acceleration rate doesn't match that of book pile(s) ). I'll let you know. Looks good and I've heard positive things here about it too.


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    I actually can contribute a list this time, thanks ever so much to my parents who have given the best birthday present ever! A book for each year...
    Anyway my ten are:
    1) Always Forever by Mark Chadbourn.
    2) The Shadows and the Light by Anne Bishop.
    3) World's End by Mark Chadbourn.
    4) Neverwhere by Neil Gaimen.
    5) Anansi Boys by Neil Gaimen.
    6) The World of Dark Crystal by Brian Froud (not technically fantasy even if it looks like it!)
    7) The Sea without Shore by Sean Russell. (This will probably be next as I have just finished World Without End)
    8) Easter 1916 by Tim Pat Coogan, (research...)
    9) The Cry of the Newborn by James Barclay.
    10) Medallion by Jennifer Fallon.


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    Of Wolf and Man RamblinManMike's Avatar
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    lol, I thought i was the only person in the world with a "to-read" pile. I probably have 3 shelves full of stuff i bought and haven't gotten to yet. Yay!

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    1 Robert E. Howard- 8 books that I can see here, 5 from Bison books and 3 from Del Rey
    2 China Mieville- Perdido Street Station(really must get round to reading this soon)
    3 H. P. Lovecraft- Dream Quest of Unknown-Kadath, Loved Dead, The Tomb
    4 Clark Ashton Smith- Sword of Zagan, The Black Diamonds
    5 Barbara Hambly- Sisters of the Raven
    6 M. John Harrison- Viriconium(Fantasy Masterworks)
    7 Patricia A. McKillip- Riddle Master's Game(Fantasy Masterworks)
    8 Leigh Brackett- Sea-Kings of Mars(Fantasy Masterworks) did make a start on this.
    9 Harry Turtledove- Wisdom of the Fox
    10 Pamela Sargent- The Golden Space, Cloned Lives(must read these soon, had them over 2 years now)
    Also loads of Penguin classics inc. Dostoyevsky, Shelley, Stoker, Verne & Stevenson plus many historical novels interspersed now and then.

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    Inter spem metumque iacto Julian's Avatar
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    Hopefully the next books I'm going to read will be something like:

    1. Ptolemy's Gate - Jonathan Stroud
    2. Knife of Dreams - Robert Jordan
    3. A Feast for Crows - George R.R. Martin
    4. The Mark of Ran - Paul Kearney
    5. Vellum - Hal Duncan
    6. The Warrior Prophet - R. Scott Bakker

    After that, don't know yet. I'm afraid I have a few shelves of unread books, too! But as you can see, the first three books I plan on reading after Cherryh's Fortress of Dragons - which I've just started on - haven't been published yet. So my current to-read pile is not going to diminish much, the next few months .

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    In no particular order: (whichever gets uncovered on floor first)

    a fortress of grey ice - jv jones (after pulling a sicky to finish 'black ice')
    aurian - maggie furey
    necroscope - brian lumley
    the ninth kingdom - david zindell
    fool's errand/golden fool - robin hobb
    unless i'm very much mistaken - murray walker!

    and that should keep me busy until
    feast for crows - george rr martin

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    Sorry, I've got 15 in my stack:

    Titus Alone by Mervyn Peake
    King of Elfland's Daughter by Lord Dunsany
    Ringworld's Children by Larry Niven
    Her Smoke Rose Up Forever by James Tiptree, Jr.
    I am Legend by Richard Matheson
    New Spring by Robert Jordan
    Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
    The Devil's Armor by John Marco
    Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
    Adiamante by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
    The Sparrow by Maria Doria Russell
    Heavy Time by C.J. Cherryh
    Phoenix without Ashes by Harlan Ellison
    Iron Council by China Mieville
    Titan by John Varley
    Last edited by clong; October 5th, 2005 at 06:48 PM.

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    1. Anansi Boys by Gaiman
    2. Olympos by Dan Simmons
    3. Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctrow
    4. Iron Council by China Mieville
    5. Going Postal by Pratchett
    6. Deadhouse Gates by Erikson
    7. Kushiel's Dart by Carey
    8. The Atrocity Archives by Stross
    9. River of Gods by Ian ManDonald
    10. Speed of the Dark by Elizabeth Moon

    These after I finish "Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell", "1776" and the amazing "The Singularity is Near" by Ray Kurzweil; the books I am currently reading.


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    I only have eight planned right now...

    1. A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin
    2. The Gormenghast Novels by Mervyn Peake
    3. Iron Council by China Mieville
    4. The One Kingdom by Sean Russell
    5. Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan
    6. Shaman’s Son by Robin Hobb
    7.Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson
    8. The Darkness That Comes Before by R. Scott Bakker

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    hmm...this will be rather cluttered, so there is no particular order:

    Sevenwaters Trilogy by Juliet Mariller
    Otherland SEries by Tad Williams
    Shannara SEries by Terry Brooks
    Feast of Crows by Geroge MArtin
    The Wizard Knight by Gene Wolfe

    thats all i can think of at the moment...

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    Lord Deceiver estranghero's Avatar
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    I got five...

    ... but that's not counting the three books I'm currently reading.

    Right now, I've got:

    Hal Duncan's Vellum
    Tad William's War of the Flowers
    Jeff Vandermeer's City of Saints and Madmen
    (all three in hardbound, dammit!)

    Jonathan Strahan ed, Locus Awards collection
    Michael Chabon ed, McSweeney's Astonishing Tales

    Severn: I just finished reading the 1st book of the Orokon and the thing it most reminded me of was Susannah Clarke's Jonathan Strange (but less on the prose). It was fascinating but really slow pacing. Unfortunately, the bookshop doesn't have the 2nd book so am averse at getting the rest. (And I think there are only 5 total.)

    Homer: Heh why am I thinking that you didn't have Eddison's book at hand at the moment, hence the title?

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    Registered User Murrin's Avatar
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    Five on my to-read pile, and also a number to be bought as soon as the to-read pile hits zero:

    Viriconium, by M John Harrison
    Iron Council, by China Mieville
    Vellum, by Hal Duncan
    The War of the Worlds, by H G Wells
    Mistress of Mistresses, by E R Eddison

    Anansi Boys, by Neil Gaiman
    Looking for Jake and other stories, by China Mieville
    Secret Life, by Jeff VanderMeer
    A Feast for Crows, by George R R Martin

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