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9. Coyote Kings of the Space Age Bachelor Pad by Minister Faust

Take one part Tim Powers, one part Kevin Smith three parts just plain awesome, and you have Minister Faust. Why haven't you read this book already? There is plenty of fanboy/geek fodder, weird stuff, relationships, egregious displays of writer-craft, and it's all wrapped up in one enjoyable hell-of-a-ride. This book is good enough that it made me want to hang out in Edmonton.

10. ßehemoth by Peter Watts (ebook)

The last of the rifter books. The last book heaps yet more damage and horror on everyone before bringing things to a satisfying conclusion. On the whole, I do believe that Watts is significantly more of a pessimist than I am. I still enjoyed the series, and will read more Watts as it comes out.

11. The Court of the Air by Stephen Hunt

Like China Mieville if he were more of an optimist. I mean, only a *bit* more. Also, more pulpy, and more steampunky. Magic, steam-powered robot men, airships, political commentary and a few refreshing variations from the classic fantasy/hollywood story elements.

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mcurry
Jun. 10th, 2009 03:38 am (UTC)
This book is good enough that it made me want to hang out in Edmonton.

They should put that quote on the cover.

And it is an awesome book.
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marev
Jun. 10th, 2009 01:09 pm (UTC)
Hey! I read that Coyote Kings book! It was crazy. Good crazy, but crazy. The eventual outcome of the plot didn't thrill me so much but I loved the writing itself, it got me interested in fiction again after quite a long lull. And it was interesting to read a book written from the perspective of ethnic characters, where their cultural background was integral to the story and not just window dressing.
curgoth
Jun. 10th, 2009 02:37 pm (UTC)
Yeah, one of the interesting things about reading it, for me as a white guy who reads a lot of SF, is that the races of the characters were diverse enough that I actually stopped assuming every character was white until I was told otherwise.
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