Excellent suggestion. I have only read a bit of The Way of Kings, and while it is quite good, it is such a massive undertaking that it helps to trust
I have been taking a bit of a break from the genre for quite a bit of 2013 and most of 2014. I haven't been reading it much,
The Mars Trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson.
Diaspora by Greg Egan.
Peter Watts' novels.
Manifold: Time and
I'm especially looking forward to Alexander Lamb's book Roboteer.
Ah, thanks, it doesn't sound like the kind of book 12 year olds should read. I'll look for something else (might start a new thread..)