October 10th, 2005, 02:15 PM
nah a friend recommended it to me. Im pretty sure he's not related to Robert Stanek in any way
October 11th, 2005, 08:13 PM
I suppose the top of the stack would be finishing Gene Wolfe's The Knight.
so, in that regards:
1. The Knight by Gene Wolfe
2. The Path of Daggers by Robert Jordan
3. Dance Dance Dance by Haruki Murakami
4. The Wizard by Gene Wolfe
5. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles by Haruki Murakami
well, at least I think I will read those 5 next. After that, I'm going to finish The Wheel of Time up to the current level, reread A Song of Ice and Fire, and maybe reread The Book of the New Sun as well. More Murakami as I read it too.
October 12th, 2005, 05:46 PM
Traveler of Worlds
I've probably got 30+ books in my TBR pile. I can't name the next ten because I don't think that far ahead.
Part of the fun for me is when I get done reading a book, sitting down and figuring out what I'm going to read next.
October 12th, 2005, 08:01 PM
twenty-eight miles out
Most of these are my personal picks, but several come directly from feedback on this forum:
House of Chains, Erikson
Midnight Tides, Erikson
The Iron Dragons' Daughter, Swanwick (as above)
The Life Of The World To Come, Baker
A Feast For Crows, Martin
Perdido Street Station, Mieville
The Hidden Stars, Howard
Black Projects, White Knights, Baker
As well as anything that jumps out at me while I'm off-island in America where they have REAL bookstores.
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October 13th, 2005, 01:09 PM
Prefers to be anomalous
I'd thought I'd done pretty well for having whittled my to-reads down to 3 shelves of to-read-sooner. I'll have to do some more whittling, back in a bit...
Okay, this is the best I could do, subject to change of course:
Anansi Boys, Neil Gaiman
The Chronoliths, Robert Charles Wilson
Steerswoman's Road, Rosemary Kirstein
Altered Carbon, Richard Morgan
Motherless Brooklyn, Jonathan Lethem
Garden of Iden, Kage Baker
Fledgling, Octavia Butler
Magic for Beginners, Kelly Link
Newton's Wake, Ken MacLeod
Starfish, Peter Watts
Pashazade, Jon Courtenay Grimwood
And mixed in for relief:
The Laughing Corpse, Laurell K. Hamilton
The Vampire Lestat, Anne Rice
Industrial Magic, Kelley Armstrong
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October 15th, 2005, 03:49 AM
Okay, this looks like a fun little exercise. Be warned that this list is VERY subject to change, and (barring future publication dates) they are also not in any particular order.
1. The Rise of Endymion -- Dan Simmons
2. Deadhouse Gates -- Steven Erikson
3. There are Doors -- Gene Wolfe
4. Shaman's Crossing -- Robin Hobb
5. Tigana -- Guy Gavriel Kay
6. A Voyage to Arcturus -- David Lindsey
7. The Grand Design -- John Marco
8. House of Reeds -- Thomas Harlan
9. Star Wars: The Swarm War -- Troy Denning.
10. Shadowplay -- Tad Williams
Last edited by Avi_stetto; October 15th, 2005 at 03:52 AM.
October 15th, 2005, 04:55 AM
It never entered my mind
Well, the first one is easy: "Warrior-Prophet" after I finish "The Darkness That Comes Before" in a few days. After that I'm not so sure, I'm trying to stay away from unfinished series, but it will be hard with so many temptations:
- Sean Russel - "The Shadow Road", and I will probably continue with "World Without End"
- Neil Gaiman - "American Gods"
- Robin Hobb - "Shaman's Crossing"
- Jacqueline Carey - "Banewreaker"
- some books by Iain M. Banks in the Culture series (don't know which ones my brother ordered)
I would like to start on Erikson, but it's so big I will probably keep it for the long winter nights around Christmas holidays. I'm also planning on re-reading "History of Religious Ideas" - all 3 volumes - by Mircea Eliade, as I have a possible article spinning around in my head and I need some research on myths and religion.
Last edited by algernoninc; October 15th, 2005 at 04:57 AM.
October 15th, 2005, 05:08 AM
Just finishing Small Gods - Terry Pratchett, then I'm afraid I'm reading something totally unfantasy a book of Bill Hicks material.
But after that -
A Storm of Swords - really looking forward to reading this.
Gardens of the Moon - tried a couple of times but can't seem to get into it, but currently reading a lot at the moment and when I'm on form I can usually find a way into difficult books.
Lords and Ladies - T.P. at this rate I'll read THUD! in 2008
And whatever the book club recommends for November, only just found this site and am intruiged by all these books I've never heard of.
October 15th, 2005, 05:42 AM
Mine've changed a little:
Iron Council ~ China Miéville
A Feast For Crows ~ GRR Martin
Vellum ~ Hal Duncan
Anansi Boys ~ Neil Gaiman
Looking for Jake ~ China Miéville
Devices and Desires ~ KJ Parker
War of the Worlds ~ HG Wells
Mistress of Mistresses ~ ER Eddison
The Wasp Factory ~ Iain Banks
October 15th, 2005, 05:48 AM
High Priest of Cainism
Currently am simultaneously reading [b]The Scar[/b[ by Mieville, as well as on my re-read of A Game of Thrones
After that, I'll reread A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords in the lead up to the release of A Feast for Crows. I also have The Darkness that Comes Before (Bakker), The Anvil of the World (Baker), The Light Ages (MacLeod) and Iron Council (Mieville) sitting, waiting to be read. I suppose I also should continue on my reading of Erikson, with Memories of Ice and House of Chains.
October 15th, 2005, 07:14 AM
Originally Posted by Kanin
I find that the 30+ books on my to read pile are intimidating, so I am currently re reading Young Miles, and after that will have a pretty agonising decision:
Perdido Street Station? Or Hyperion? The second book in the Malazan Series or the second book in the broken crown series? Do I finish the Dark Mirror? Or go onto The Grey Prince (at least The Grey Prince is short). Do I read The Knight so I can return it to my work colleague or do I just give up altogether and just carry on with Miles. At least I know where I am with him!!
October 15th, 2005, 11:08 AM
Originally Posted by Elf
If you're talking about our book club, the book for November in Fantasy is Michael Swanwick's The Iron Dragon's Daughter.
If you're interested in SF, the book over there will be Larry Niven's Ringworld.
October 15th, 2005, 12:35 PM
Add The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, The Unbeliever to my pile
I finished off Ringworld a few days ago and am started on The Iron Dragon's Daughter for the book club. As soon as they're finished I really want to get onto my new purchase.
In total I have around 30 books waiting to be read - all of which I own.
October 15th, 2005, 07:28 PM
\m/ BEER \m/
Considering Tad Williams hasn't even finished writing Shadowplay, the book probably won't even be for sale for at least a year.
Originally Posted by Avi_stetto
October 15th, 2005, 09:46 PM
Melusine - Sarah Monette
The Island of Dr. Moreau - H.G. Wells
Beggars In Spain - Nancy Kress
Next in queue:
Hammered - Elizabeth Bear
Dune - Frank Herbert (it's been a long time)
By Honor Betray'd - Debra Doyle/James D. Macdonald
Hyperion - Dan Simmons
Ship of Magic - Robin Hobb
Mad Ship - Robin Hobb
Elantris - Brandon Sanderson
A Clash of Kings - GRRM
edit: forgot Jumper - Steven Gould
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