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    nah a friend recommended it to me. Im pretty sure he's not related to Robert Stanek in any way

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    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.

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    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.

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    Most of these are my personal picks, but several come directly from feedback on this forum:
    House of Chains, Erikson
    Midnight Tides, Erikson
    Warrior-Prophet, Baaker
    The Iron Dragons' Daughter, Swanwick (as above)
    The Life Of The World To Come, Baker
    A Feast For Crows, Martin
    Perdido Street Station, Mieville
    Scar, 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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    Ten?!

    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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    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
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    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.
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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kanin
    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.

    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!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elf
    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.

    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avi_stetto
    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.

    10. Shadowplay -- Tad Williams
    Considering Tad Williams hasn't even finished writing Shadowplay, the book probably won't even be for sale for at least a year.

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    Currently reading:
    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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