Alastair Reynolds has been both one of my favorite, and most hated authors. I tend to enjoy his one-shots more than his series, maybe because he doesn’t have time to write himself into a corner. So too with House of Suns, a book I neglected reading for over a year because I was so put off by Absolution Gap‘s meandering [intlink id="review-absolution-gap"]nonsense[/intlink].
I don’t believe I’ve read anything by Iain M. Banks before, and after Consider Phlebas, I’m not sure I want to.
I just finished reading Daniel Suarez‘s Freedom (TM) in about three days. This is much more a statement of the novel’s quality than my own somewhat glacial reading pace.
Having recently finished the excellent Honor Harrington series, I decided it was high time to peruse David Weber‘s backlog of other titles. The war-related books didn’t really interest me, but In Fury Born snared my attention.
I’ve finally gotten The Windup Girl off my to-read list, and having finished it, I’ll have to watch Paolo Bacigalupi for future novels.