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Recommended Reading: 2005

Here's the recommended reading list from Locus Magazine: 2005.
Out of the SF novels, I had just picked up Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro from the Library today from a recommendation I received. Interesting coincidence, that!
Out of the Fantasy novels, Neil Gaman's Anansi Boys was bookwyrmmes book of the month. That's the only one I read. Though Robin Hobb is on my list to read.
Out of First novels, Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder was the only one I read.
Out of YA Books, Holly Black is the only one I'm really interested in reading. I enjoyed her Spiderwick series.
Out of Collections, I already have Garth Nix's Across the Wall on my list to buy.
Anthologies, Non-Fiction, Art Books, Novellas, Novelettes, and Short Stories had nothing that interested me! I didn't even recognize most of the authors and these are supposed to be the best for 2005?

And in other and better news: Eric Flint and Dave Freer just sold..."drumroll, please"...The Sorceress of Karres, another sequel to James Schmitz's The Witches of Karres. I don't have a release date though.

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edroxy
Feb. 9th, 2006 10:56 am (UTC)
Ishiguro sounds nice... is he Japanese or something else? I've been wanting to have a look at what Asians wrote when it came to SF and Fantasy because I've been told they do really good stuff. Well I've been wanting to have a look at their works in cinema too ;) just dunno where to start.

as far as YA books are concerned, I recommend Jonathan Stroud's trilogy... it's really good besides being hilarious ;)
katsurian
Feb. 9th, 2006 01:41 pm (UTC)
Yes, he was born in Nagasaki and moved to Britain at the age of 5. This is his 6th book. His book Remains of the Day won the Booker Prize and was adapted into an award-winning film and according to this website he has two or three more films out.

I'll have to put Jonathon Shroud on my list. My Library account is maxed out - I can't add another hold until something comes in. Firefly, Serenity, Flightplan are all still above 50 in queue and there's only 1 out of the 10 allowed in transit. On the plus side, Eldest came in earlier than I expected, I thought I'd have another month before that one came in.
(Anonymous)
Feb. 27th, 2006 09:19 pm (UTC)
I'm thrilled to hear that there is going to be another sequel to The Witches of Karres. I enjoyed it very much many years ago, and enjoyed The Wizard of Karres when it came out a few months ago too.
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