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Subject: Locus Recommended Reading List
Date Posted: 3/9/2012 10:51 AM ET
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http://www.locusmag.com/Magazine/2012/02/2011-recommended-reading-list/ 

Have you guys seen the recommended reading list from Locus for 2011 yet?  They even have a list for first novels.

 



Last Edited on: 3/9/12 10:55 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/9/2012 12:11 PM ET
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I saw it last month, and it made me feel very ill-read. Or at least, not currently read!

Of all those dozens of books/novellas/stories, I've read exactly one - Valente's The Folded World, which was excellent.  I do have another half dozen or so on Mt. TBR, a few more that are sequels to books on Mt. TBR, and another dozen or so that I want to read eventually but just haven't acquired yet.

I guess I need to read faster. 

Date Posted: 5/6/2012 2:56 PM ET
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Interesting.  Not only have I not read any of the books but most of the authors were unfamilar to me as well.  I wonder if the library will have any of them.

Date Posted: 5/6/2012 10:14 PM ET
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There's a few pen names in there.  You might be more familiar with their other work.

Mira Grant is Seanan McGuire.  She wrote the October Daye urban fantasy series. (Rosemary and Rue, is the first.)

Tim Pratt also writes urban fantasies as T.A. Pratt. (Blood Engines is the first, I think)

Ransom Riggs used to write under the same name for Mental Floss magazine (the Strange Geographies column).  So if you read that magazine you may have read him without knowing.

I thought I'd originally spotted a few more pen names, but I don't see them now.

Date Posted: 5/7/2012 3:50 PM ET
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I have a number of the listed books on my Kindle TBR.

Remember, seek and you shall find.

-RD

Subject: Locus Award vs the reading list
Date Posted: 5/8/2012 11:35 AM ET
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Hmm, you guys have seen the 2012 Locus Award finalists, right?

http://www.locusmag.com/News/2012/05/2012-locus-award-finalists/ 



Last Edited on: 5/8/12 11:38 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/10/2012 12:32 PM ET
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No I hadn't seen it, thanks!

Hmm.  Not nearly as adventurous as the Recommended Reading list - though I guess you can't be very adventurous with just 5 books in each category.  Other than Among Others (excellent!) and Catherynne Valente, there's just one that I want to read at the moment.

Subject: what to read
Date Posted: 5/11/2012 8:57 PM ET
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I plan on reading all the SF novels, I've only read Rule 34 so far, but it rocked!  Reminds me of the TV show Person of Interest, but Stross does Rule 34 better.