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#71
Sounds like a real page-turner.
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#72
I am a slow reader it seems. Part of the trouble is I pick books I 'should' read over books that excite me. Although sometimes I really want to know all the info in a book I find hard to read.

Fumbling through The Broken Sword by Poul Anderson as D&D history research.
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#73
Viriconium by M John Harrison (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/304217.Viriconium)
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#74
So. Read the first chapter of second Hugo and Nebula award winning book, The Dispossessed. (Fun fact: LeGuin is the first author to have a novel win both awards twice, the first Hugo/Nebula winner for her being The Left Hand of Darkness.) After the first chapter I realized I really didn't want to read anything that heavy, so I'm reading Roger Zelazny's second Hugo award-winning Lord of Light, again. (First Hugo being This Immortal, the novelization of the serialized ...And Call Me Conrad., tying with Dune.)

May have to see if I still have the Earthsea novels in a box, somewhere, if I want to read any LeGuin anytime soon. As I recall, they should be light enough for me to handle nowadays. Lord knows I'm likely to never reread The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant.
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#75
Reading a terrible book by some guy who works with a friend at Walmart. It's so bad I laugh hysterically as I read it. The spelling mistakes and incorrect word usage is always funny. The plot is very much 'suppressed' (not oppressed) capitalist Elves vs the evil communists in a Fantasy world.

It's also using the font of an old typewriter which is a drag to read. As I read I totally side with the Federation (communists) against those magic wielding Elves (capitalists). Nothing good came form an Elf. Always rebelling. The protagonists to the author are the antagonists to me the reader.

I thought at first it was written by a child but... nope, this is an adult.

I thought I'd hate it but it's so inadvertently funny that I hear all the narration as if read by Mel Brooks. All the serious stuff comes across in my head as sarcasm.
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#76
The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu

Greatest Chinese sci-fi I've ever read. Only Chinese sci-fi I've ever read. But it's the first book of a trilogy so YAY!
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Leviathan Falls by S. A. Corey

The third book of the third and final trilogy of The Expanse. Except for the tenth book, which will be coming out next year. But this is the end of the story of the crew of the Rocinante. Doubtless, the series will be up for another Hugo and/or Nebula. And justifiably so.
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New Spring (2004) by Robert Jordan

I haven't read The Wheel of Time since finishing A Memory of Light and after the shitshow that was the Prime Video series I decided to reread books. I uploaded a secondhand ebook to my secondhand ebook reader that has all the books in a single file, starting with the prequel, New Spring. Because the prequel takes place before the quel. That's why it's first in the file. Chronologically in the story's world, it takes place first. So New Spring has been set up to be read first. Why am I belaboring the point? Because prequels that are written ten books into a twelve book series aren't supposed to be read before the main story. Prequels depend upon and use the history/legend of the main story and builds upon it, so, for example, when New Spring mentions Artur Hawkwing, the reader thinks, "Oh yeah, him," not, "Who the fuck is Artur Hawkwing?" So putting the prequel at the beginning of the file is an immensely stupid idea.

That said, the novelization of the serial published in Legends: Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy by Tor, half to a third the size of all the books in the series, starts at the very end of the Aiel War, and tells the story Lan Mandragoran being miserable and stoic, and of Moiraine (and Siuan) becoming a Sister beginning her search for the Dragon Reborn, and ends with her bonding Lan as her Warder. Doesn't add anything important to the universe and paints neither Moiraine nor Siuan in a good light, really.
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