Voldenuit wrote:Currently reading the Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons.
On the fourth book (The Rise of Endymion) at the moment. The first book is especially notable, it is cast within a narrative structure similar to Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, only set in the future, and interspersed with references to and quotations from Romantic period English poets. The style is more utilitarian in the suceeding books as the plot coheres, but the narrative tends to remain multi-threaded. Is this science fiction posing as literature, or vice versa? Since it hasn't bored me to death yet, I am surmising that it can't be literature .
Other than that, the most notable series I've read recently was the entirety of A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, which stands among some of the favourite books I've read.
David wrote:[Queen of Swords by Michael Moorcock. I keep this in my car for emergency reading. Since starting the Elric series and Corum series Moorcock has become one of my favorite authors. Fireclown is great, too.
roont wrote:If you wanna talk Moorcock, I'm your man.
Gerbil Jedidiah wrote:roont wrote:If you wanna talk Moorcock, I'm your man.
Just for kicks, while at work, try repeating this aloud 3 times.
Hawkwing74 wrote:bit of a necro, but just finished book 13 of the Wheel of Time. It's called Towers of Midnight, and the authors (Sanderson with Robert Jordan's copious notes) resolved plot threads at breakneck speed. I really enjoyed the book, unlike some of the books in the past (books 8-10 were the worst).
It will be fun to finish this series in 2012.
SpotTheCat wrote:I'm debating doing the Brian Hebert Dune novels (the 7th and 8th in the series, Frank died after writing the 6th, leaving everybody with a monumental cliffhanger).
SpotTheCat wrote:I'm going to do Dan Simmon's Hyperion and its sequel. It supposed revitalized the Sci-Fi scene in the 1990's.
Captain Ned wrote:SpotTheCat wrote:I'm going to do Dan Simmon's Hyperion and its sequel. It supposed revitalized the Sci-Fi scene in the 1990's.
The four books that make up the Hyperion Cantos will never leave my library. If the last 50 pages or so of The Rise of Endymion don't leave you shattered and weeping, you have no soul.
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