It's February 2018 : What SF book are you reading?

kenubrion

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#2
Still reading Beyond the Aquila Rift, a short story collection of Alistair Reynolds' sci-fi. Good thing this astrophysicist decided to write because he's got the best imagination.
 

Hand of Fear

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#3
I’m reading Children of Time, it’s hard to express how much I’ve been enjoying reading this book. I honestly cannot think of a single bad thing about it, the book is so well written and easy to follow. Sometimes with SF books, authors can go into to much detail and over complicate things Tchaikovsky doesn’t do this.

The main thing I like about this book are the
Spiders
I honestly started to believe they were actual people, and both are interwoven together so well. Their world and sociology are particularly interesting, and how they developed overtime.

I haven’t finished the book yet but I would highly recommend reading it (if you haven’t already) and I know it’s early but I think this will easily go down as one of my favourite books of the year !
 

TomTB

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#4
I’m reading Children of Time, it’s hard to express how much I’ve been enjoying reading this book. I honestly cannot think of a single bad thing about it, the book is so well written and easy to follow. Sometimes with SF books, authors can go into to much detail and over complicate things Tchaikovsky doesn’t do this.

The main thing I like about this book are the
Spiders
I honestly started to believe they were actual people, and both are interwoven together so well. Their world and sociology are particularly interesting, and how they developed overtime.

I haven’t finished the book yet but I would highly recommend reading it (if you haven’t already) and I know it’s early but I think this will easily go down as one of my favourite books of the year !
WOW, STOP THE PRESS!!!

We both really liked the same book.
 

kenubrion

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#5
On a whim I started a book that has been forgotten at the end of my Kindle TBRs, and I am loving Shadowline by Glen Cook. Another why did I wait so long moment. And it turns out that it's part of a trilogy.
 

ReguIa

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#6
So I decided to take a break from Farseer and picked up Sleeping Giants. I remember you @TomTB really liked it and the story seemed interesting. I wanted to read something shorter after Royal Assassin so this seemed like the perfect choice.

I don't really know what I think of it so far. I'm 150 pages in and it's very well written, I'm just not sure how I feel about the file entries.

I'm a huge Expanse fan and I would have liked this one to be written more like that. But I'm not even half way through at this point so we'll see.
 

TomTB

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So I decided to take a break from Farseer and picked up Sleeping Giants. I remember you @TomTB really liked it and the story seemed interesting. I wanted to read something shorter after Royal Assassin so this seemed like the perfect choice.

I don't really know what I think of it so far. I'm 150 pages in and it's very well written, I'm just not sure how I feel about the file entries.

I'm a huge Expanse fan and I would have liked this one to be written more like that. But I'm not even half way through at this point so we'll see.
I listened to the audiobook, and it was superb. Full cast narration and the structure of the book translated really well into audio format.
 

ReguIa

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#8
Oh I can definitely see this working great as an audiobook. It's difficult getting into the characters with basically only questions back and forth, without any internal dialogue.

Each character having its own narrator in audio sure would help getting immersed despite the format I'd imagine.

Still I have no plans to quit. It's weird as I haven't read anything like it before, but it is interesting.
 

TomTB

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#9
I thought the second book was even better. I'm eagerly awaiting the final instalment due in April I think. Will drop on it as soon as it arrives!
 

TomTB

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#13
Quick question - just how many freaking books are in the Expanse series? Why are there all these 0.5 versions? Is this an intersection of novels and novellas? I would like to read more sci-fi instead of just fantasy and this series always gets high reviews.

https://www.goodreads.com/series/56399-the-expanse
You can just read the main series and ignore the novellas / short stories if you want. There are 7 books released so far of a planned 9 (I think) and they're great :)
 

Khartun

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#15
I finished Shadow and Claw, the first half of The Book of the New Sun. I honestly don't know how I finished it. I wanted to DNF it several times. It took my almost as long to read it as it took me to read the five books in Chronicles of the Black Gate. I can see what you mean @Sneaky Burrito.

I've started on The Forge of God by Greg Bear. This is my first book by Mr. Bear. I'm enjoying it so far.

Edit: Not sure why I put this in the February thread.
 
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