Well I read the most recent Dresden paperback Changes by Jim Butcher which was great except for the cliffhanger that forces me to buy a short story book Before that I read the most recent Starfist paperback Double Jeopardy by David Sherman and Dan Cragg which was OK. And before that I was re-reading the Black Company books by Glen Cook which are awesome (I got as far as Bleak Seasons and will probably go back to them soon) Currently I'm reading the most recent Codex Alera paperback First Lord's Fury also by Jim Butcher so far it's as good as the rest which are all very good.
Ha! By coincidence I just read A Shadow in Summer. I didn't think it was as good as his recent The Dragon's Path, which I talked about here. I think I'm going to skip the rest of the Long Price Quartet and wait for the next installment of Dagger and Coin. And yes, The Dragon's Path is the last great sci-fi/fantasy novel I've read.
My goal should be to make my opponent vomit ~astrochimp
I haven't read Abraham's other works, but they are on radar. I really want to find a good sci-fi book for my book club. I don't read much of it, and every time i choose one it is like the worst book ever. Also known is Light by M. John Harrison.
Blood leaves no stain on a Warden's greay cloak. Harry Dresden.
Right now I am reading Pohl's The Planet Merchants. What is so amazing about it is that it was science fiction back when it was written in the early 50's but isn't really so science fictiony now because so much of it was precient. It forsaw the over saturation of advertizing, the unchecked growth in power of corporations over governance, the development of eco activists and the divde that has grown between the haves and the have nots since the time the book was written.
For instance, the justifications the protagonist gives for why corporations have the moral right to control the govenment are eerily similar to recent arguments given to justify corporations being allowed to give even more money than before to political campagns.