Monday, January 5, 2015

Wait, What Else Did I Miss in 2014?

by Megan S.

Yet another excuse for me to post a photo of Lilly.

It's been 2015 (a.k.a. THE FUTURE) for less than a week, but I'm already feeling nostalgic for 2014. I spent all of our two week Christmas vacation reading M.L. Brennan's Generation V books, a series Kathy has been telling me I should read for over nine months, and now I'm kicking myself.

Everybody, meet Fortitude Scott from Generation V. Fort, meet everybody.
Why didn't I read the series any sooooooooooner?! (Go read Kathy's interview with ML right now to get a hint as to why I loved it. It's OK. I'll wait.) It's made me wonder what else I've been missing out on.

So, I ask you, dear reader.  What have I been missing out on?  What have been some of your favorite science fiction and fantasy series you've been reading that came out in 2014? 


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8 comments:

  1. I can't believe you waited this long to read the Generation V series, but at least you had three books to read :) I strongly recommend E.K. Johnston's Life of Owen; the narrator is female, and the second book, Prairie Fire, is out in March. A.F. Dery released the Broken Mirrors duology in December, and I love them. Laura Kirwan's Eldrich series is great. Maer Wilson's Modern Magics series has a married couple as the main characters with frequent ghostly interactions.

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    1. OK. I've just ordered The Story of Owen from the library and I'll check out the rest! Thanks, Dr. S.

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  2. I love the Generation V novels! Fort is great! Have you read The Clockwork Dagger by Beth Cato, The Martian by Andy Weir, Child of a Hidden Sea by A.M Dellamonica, or Bitter Spirits by Jenn Bennett? Also, have you read Bec McMaster's Steampunk London series? The fourth book came out in 2015. I'd highly recommend starting this series if you haven't.

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    1. Darn it! You are the third person to mention Weir's book in the last week. It's that good, huh? And I've read on of Jenn Bennett's from the series set here in California but I'm not sure of the name.

      I'm off to see if I can scrounge up a copy.

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    2. YES, read The Martian! Jenn Bennett's UF series is in a contemporay Cali and her Roaring 20s is set in San Fran. Both are so good.

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  3. Have you tried Max Gladstone's Craft series? It's a world that has been difficult to describe, but it's a fantasy/corporate mashup. It's a unique fantasy world that is recovering from a war between mages and gods (where the gods lost). THe first book, Three Parts Dead, deals with magical contract law, the second is a risk manager dealing with demons, and the third is a kind of mutual fund manager whose currency is soulstuff. It also deals with consequences of war, belief, and so on. Very cool books.

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    1. I've got a copy of Three Parts Dead but I got kinda bored half way through. Should I give it another chance?

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    2. It took me awhile to get into the world in the first book, but I thought the payoff in the end was worth everything. Now it's one of my favorite series. Huge, interesting world & diverse characters. One of the few fantasy series I can think of that has a trans lead (in book 3).

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