Well, Harry Turtledove has a sequel to Days of Infamy, the next book in his American War series and his first Videssos book in a long time all coming out by the end of the year, so I’m looking forward to those.
I’m tickled about Olympos as well. I enjoyed Ilium – it was my first exposure to the story of The Iliad, so it was all new to me. (I’d heard of Helen and Achilles and a Trojan horse, but that’s about it.)
No, I meant I WAS anticipating it, but now I’m reading it.
I’d pretty much read anything Varley wrote down. Hell, I’d read his grocery list if he’d publish it in a paperback. I’m about half through this one. So far it’s been pretty run-of-the-mill. It ain’t an 8 Worlds story, and it seems like it’s kind of missing some of his normal writing style, which is what attracted me to his writing in the first place. (The first thing I ever read from him was Steel Beach, and from the opening line of “In 5 years the penis will be obsolete,” he really grabbed me.)
Pick up a copy Auntie, and we can talk about it when you’re done.
I have no idea what Butler’s Fledgling is about, but I have liked everything else she has written.
As much as I like Dan Simmons’s books, I get the feeling I’d like them even more if I were an English Lit major.
Connie Willis has a new novella coming out, Inside Job, but it’s a hardback priced like a full-sized novel.
I’m also looking forward to the release of Olympos - I read Ilium and the tie-in short story, The Ninth of Av, and it was enough to get me hooked.
Quite apart from the tantalising references to the Voynich manuscript and the mystery of the final fax, how can you not look forward to a war between the classical gods and an army of men and literature obsessed robots?
I’m most interested in John Crowley’s latest: Lord Byron’s Novel: The Evening Land, which looks like an alternate history fantasy novel (that is, a fantasy novel written in an alternate history, with commentary). I love that sort of literary game.
Can anyone recommend a good online source of news about upcoming science fiction/fantasy books? I know about Locus, but that’s about it. I’m way out of the loop on new genre fiction, and I’d like to have an ongoing source of news about it.
Everybody has an opinion. I liked PoS better than either CoC or THH. However, I thought the intricacy of the plot in THH is pretty terrific. Further this is a new (to us) culture in the Chalionverse. And a fascinating one, to anyone who has studied either anthropology or religion - much less both! Dunno what Sayers would have thought about how Lois has used her guidelines, but she’s certainly used them consistently.
I suspect that she had a purpose in having one of the featured characters with a link to Chalion that we will see in a subsequent book. After all, there will be at least two more books in this universe. Dunno whether the next book will be about the Mother or the Father. I do most devoutly hope she’ll take us back to Chalion. I do want rather badly to find out how the Royina’s Traveling Circus fares. :dubious:
Will she ever return to the Vorkosiverse? I dunno. I don’t think she does, either. I do think she’s entitled to give it a rest. I dare anyone to name another equally long series in which the writing is even half as good.
Sorry to be a bit late commenting on this, but I just found it.