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Oh. A couple I forgot. by ana (2.00 / 0) #1 Sun Feb 06, 2022 at 08:50:53 AM EST
Gideon the Ninth, by Tamsyn Muir... richly built world full of necromancers.

The Magicians series by Lev Grossman. It's Narnia and Hogwarts and hedge witches all rolled into one.

Time is too strange now for a real plot. --clock

MAGICIANS! by misslake (4.00 / 1) #13 Tue Feb 22, 2022 at 09:37:31 PM EST
I love those books.

There is a television adaptation on Prime, but I recommend against it. Instead of dialogue, everyone just says fuck. I didn't remember it being a particularly cuss filled series, and I do so love a well placed expletive... but why does the wise dean of the ancient magical school never have anything worse to say than "you fucked this up."

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Liu and King by miserere (4.00 / 1) #2 Mon Feb 07, 2022 at 10:05:17 AM EST
First, I just got Califia's Daughters with my audible credit this month - I remember being intrigued when you mentioned it, since I enjoyed her Holmes-world books. Will let you know what I think!

I haven't read The Three Body Problem - it seemed to dense for what I've been looking for - but LeVar Burton has featured a couple (I think) of Ken Liu short stories on LeVar Burton Reads (an excellent, excellent podcast), and one of those stories, The Paper Menagerie, has made me cry both times I listened to it. Beautifully written, in an understated sort of way, and just amazing. So who knows whether K. Liu was translating in that stilted kind of way because of his own translation style or because of the source material, but I highly recommend checking out his short stories.

lots of overlap by sasquatchan (4.00 / 1) #3 Mon Feb 07, 2022 at 10:33:35 AM EST
in our readings.. I think I'll add a few of yours to my library queue.. I wish I had more time.

I started the first of the expanse (a good hard-boiled detective story in sci-fi), but when I realized there were 9 more books or such in the series, didn't keep going.

Definitely like NK Jemison and Charlie Jane Anders.

The 3-body problem series, at least in book 3, really went in some strange directions..

Jo Walton is fantastic! by TheophileEscargot (4.00 / 2) #4 Mon Feb 07, 2022 at 04:02:27 PM EST
I really like her "Thessaly" philosophical trilogy, where the gods try to set up a real life version of Plato's Republic.
It is unlikely that the good of a snail should reside in its shell: so is it likely that the good of a man should?
On my list! by ana (4.00 / 1) #5 Mon Feb 07, 2022 at 05:51:23 PM EST
It's on my  "read me next" list.

Time is too strange now for a real plot. --clock

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Binti by Nnedi Okorafor by Scrymarch (4.00 / 1) #6 Thu Feb 10, 2022 at 06:37:26 AM EST
I really felt like she loved SF while I was reading this.

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Robertson Davies by iGrrrl (4.00 / 1) #7 Thu Feb 10, 2022 at 09:59:58 AM EST
He has that effect on people. And then I tried to re-read Deptford 25 years after the first read, and couldn't do it. Still not sure why.

I did 3 body as an audio book, and it read surprisingly well for you noting the stilted prose on a visual read.

Gene Wolfe is the king of writing unreliable narrators.

We've loved watching The Expanse. Currently we're reading the second of Arkady Martine's Teixcalaaan books (highly recommended; she's a cultural anthropologist and her culture building is fascinating) aloud on drives and I think we'll do the expanse next.

The last series we read aloud was Murderbot, and if you haven't read those, I recommend them.
"I honestly pity the stupid motherfucker who tries to talk down to iGrrrl" - mrgoat

Pretty much... by ana (2.00 / 0) #8 Thu Feb 10, 2022 at 01:38:21 PM EST
...all that stuff is already on my to-read list.

Time is too strange now for a real plot. --clock

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dang it by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #10 Sat Feb 12, 2022 at 07:58:42 PM EST
we're all reading the same stuff.. nuts..

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Because... by ana (4.00 / 2) #11 Sun Feb 13, 2022 at 03:03:17 PM EST
...I get most of my book recs from you lot.

Time is too strange now for a real plot. --clock

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additional recs by iGrrrl (4.00 / 1) #12 Sun Feb 20, 2022 at 11:28:50 AM EST
I'm reading the Themis trilogy, almost done with the last one and recommended.

I'm listening to The Starless Sea, Erin Morgenstern, about a quarter in, and loving it.
"I honestly pity the stupid motherfucker who tries to talk down to iGrrrl" - mrgoat

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I did read something new to me that isn't an by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #9 Thu Feb 10, 2022 at 02:50:19 PM EST
part of an established series. Becky Chambers The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet was an enjoyable read, though I haven't moved on to the next book in the series. Even though I've only watched a handful of Whedon's Firefly episodes, it had that feel.