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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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    Hm.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Severn View Post
    Hm.

    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.

    While searching for a particular thread, I found this...and find it interesting after 2 years that I haven't read over half of these at all.

    Let's see:

    I haven't read the Le Guin, Ford, or the Constantine. Nor the Borchardt or Bishop. Not even the Arden's or the Carmody's. My prediction was right! I hated the Allan Cole - horrible horrible writing, and have in fact since thrown them out in the trash. Didn't care for Sean Russell's stuff either. But I adored Ash.

    The truth is, I don't know what I'll read next really. I have so many books on the to-read pile that I just pick what I feel like reading at the time.

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    1/Shadowplay: Williams
    2/Red Seas Under Red Skies: Lynch
    3/Standard of Honor: Whyte
    4/The Darkness That Comes Before
    5/Warrior Prophet
    6/The Thousandfold Thought: Bakker
    7/Last Argument of Kings: Abercrombie
    8/The Wise Man's Fear: Rothfuss
    9/The Bastard and the Knives: Lynch
    10/The Republic of Thieves: Lynch

    I'm sure many more books will pop up in between all those.

    (Note to self, check back in a year)

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    Aside from WOT books 5-11:

    (in no particular order)
    1) Umberto Eco - Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana
    2) Peter Hamilton - Night's Dawn series
    3) Alfred Bester - The Stars My Destination
    4) G.K. Chesterton - The Man Who Was Thursday
    5) Vernor Vinge - A Fire Upon Deep
    6) Neal Stephenson - Cryptonomicon
    7) Connie Willis Doomsday Book
    8) Something by Italo Calvino (not sure yet)
    9) John Scalzi - Old Man's War
    10) R.A Heinlein - Stranger in a Strange Land (let's give it another try)

    I also want to read the SciFi and Fantasy September books of the month.

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    (Wheel of Time partial re-read):
    The Great Hunt
    The Dragon Reborn
    The Shadow Rising
    The Fires of Heaven
    The Lord of Chaos


    (and then...)
    The Bonehunters - Steven Erikson
    Reaper's Gale - Steven Erikson
    The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla - Stephen King
    The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susanna - Stephen King
    The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower - Stephen King

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    Quote Originally Posted by Severn View Post
    While searching for a particular thread, I found this...and find it interesting after 2 years that I haven't read over half of these at all.


    This was the list I posted, back in 2005:

    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
    I'm actually a bit surprised that I did read all of 'em - with the exception of "Vellum", that is.

    Like you, though, I don't really know what I'll be reading next. I just got through the new Abercrombie and Lynch books, and I don't think there's anything else New & Hot demanding my attention. Hmmm, perhaps "The Wanderer's Tale"...

    from Evil Agent:
    9. Maybe the Coldfire Trilogy by C.S. Friedman
    Hi, Evil! Did you get round to this series yet? I read the first book, but had rather mixed feelings. As a result, the other two volumes and I occasionally eye each other hopefully, but that's as far as we've gotten. Does the series perhaps get better as it goes along?

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    Fun.

    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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    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.

    K

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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.

    phew...

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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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    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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    Won't have a clue...

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    the list is as follows:
    Tigana-Guy Gavriel Kay
    A game of thrones-GRR Martin
    The dragon reborn-Robert Jordan
    The shadow rising-Robert Jordan
    Unfinished tales-Tolkien
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy-D.Adams
    The Crystal Cave-Mary Stewart
    At the Mountains of madness-HP.Lovecraft
    Wizard's first rule-Terry Goodkind
    Ilium-Dan Simons

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