October 23rd, 2007

smirking half-hawk

Houston, we have Lizard

The Lizard has landed. I picked her up at the airport about an hour ago, and she has dropped me off at work, and headed home with the car - she'll come pick me up tonight when traffic has died down.

It is good to have my Lizard back. :)
smirking half-hawk


Cowl by Neal Asher

A random grab from the Lizard Library Pile. I was surprisingly
pleased with it. It's an ambitious post-cyberpunk time travel novel
with some extremely cool antagonists. The wrap-up at the end has, I
think, the right amount of detail - it leaves a lot unsaid, while
still ending the story satsifyingly.

Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher

I was entertained by Butcher's Harry Dresden books, but this
series has me well and truly hooked. I like the world and the
characters, and the plot's good enough to stand up to the other two.
Also, unlike certain other fantasy series that are enjoyable, The
Codex Alera doesn't seem to be targetted for volume creep, and so has
a chance of ending. Butcher does one of the best post-Roman medieval
settings that I've seen in a while, and I find it particularly
engaging since I've been thinking along similar lines myself lately
for my own crap.

Academ's Fury by Jim Butcher

More awesome goodness. I devoured this one.

I liked Furies of Calderon enough that I skipped over my scheduled
serious book to read Academ's Fury. I'm waiting to read the third
book, Cursor's Fury, until it comes out in paperback, so I'm back on
schedule with Disinformation's Everything You Know is Wrong,
which at least seems to grab peoples' attention when I read it. I'm
already getting sick of the various articles using the word "facts" in
scare quotes, though. We shall see if I make it through the book.