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Boosted by a few hours travel time, yesterday I finished the last book and am now part way through versatile Briton Chris Wooding's science fantasy "The Fade".

Very impressed so far!
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Affliction by Laurell K Hamilton (Anita Blake series)
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This book is fucking hysterical!

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Reading:
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Read these two novels on vacation:



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Just started Benedict Jacka's "Taken".
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... excellent. It's been too long since his last novel (at least if you don't count the children's books). And not that I didn't enjoy his comic fantasy stories (like Anansi Boys and American Gods), but I really welcomed a return to a more serious fantasy story (like The Sandman).
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Reading: The Divine Comedy (Longfellow Translation)
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I love old pulp. Where did you find those? Physical copies or e-reader?
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Finished Apollyon: The Destroyer Is Unleashed (Left Behind #5), started Assassins: Assignment: Jerusalem, Target: Antichrist (Left Behind #6):

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Now started an Instanbul-sited near-future science-fictional tale, The Dervish House by Ian McDonald.

From what I can already tell, TDH is a multiple-viewpoint narrative examining the aftermath of an ostensibly small terrorist incident in the newly-"European" Turkish capital.

Already familiar with his work, I was attracted by the praise it had received from IMcD's fellow-Brits Peter F Hamilton and Richard Morgan. It was also multiply award-nominated, actually winning the British Science Fiction Award.

Of late, McDonald seems to be focussing away from the West: Africa, India, South America.
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Really, it's like a narrative version of his SNL "Deep Thoughts" pieces. Funny stuff.
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I love old pulp. Where did you find those? Physical copies or e-reader?
A stall at the Chicago Printer's Row book fair a month or two ago. I forget the name of the store, but he's based in Bolingbrook, IL. Harry Whittington is one of the "Greats". Frederick C Davis is a favorite of mine and kind of underrated. He wrote mainly during the 20s and 30s and added humor to his stories.

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