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Sneaky__Sally
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I think its sort of a commwntary on internet and influencer culture in a near future sci fi setting


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Anyone have any good recommendations for Orson Scott Card - I've read Ender's Game, but nothing else from him.


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I enjoyed both the Mithermages trilogy and the Pathfinder trilogy. Also have one of his recent works Lost and Found, but haven't got around to it yet.

I'm 4/5th through the Dark Apostle series by E. C. Ambrose. Really weird, unique stuff. But maybe a bit too much of the whiny morality that sometimes infects these types of stories. Hopefully the last book will finish strong.


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My recommendation would be to stick with that and not bother with his other books, none are close to enders game that I've read. The companion book enders shadow is solid though, but just a rehash of the first book from a different view.

The rest of the original ender series/quartet or whatever is very mediocre.

The Alvin maker series is meh and a LDS ad.

That's all I've read by him.



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Sneaky__Sally
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well Book 5 has 4.55 on goodreads, never heard of that series before but may have to check it out pending your book 5 review


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Anyone have any good recommendations for Orson Scott Card - I've read Ender's Game, but nothing else from him.



Did you only read that one book or continue with the series because Speaker For The Dead is way better than Enders Game.


Sneaky__Sally
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Just the one


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Damn, just got my copy of Going Postal out of the mailbox - bought it used for like $10 and as a nice surprise it is a signed first edition!

And on another note - still working through the end of Gap Cycle. Like Malazan, these are tough books to just rip through. But I had a revelation that the whole Datacore idea is essentially blockchain technology, crazy how some of these ideas in sci fi books can show up in real life.
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Sneaky__Sally
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So I've been listening to the Writing Excuses podcasts that Sanderson does with a few other people I'm not familiar and Season 7 Episode 24, they do an in depth discussion of his process for writing Way of Kings.

I haven't listened to it yet but I'm sure it will be very interesting for Stormlight fans.


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CottonWasKing
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Read Speaker for the Dead next. Great book


Sneaky__Sally
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Sebastien De Castell on Reddit.

Says new Greatcoats expected next June

LINK


Sneaky__Sally
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Just finished listening to The Dragon Republic, book 2 of the poppy war.

Both were good but ive really grown to dislike Rin, the main character, and there seems to be something missing for me - almost like its trying to do too many things and the only real fully fleshed out idea is "war is terrible". I likr naja and kitae (been listening so dont know how to spell), but most of the other characters seem one dimensional. And it always seems to stop just short of going to a really interesting place with a lot of characters and themes with great potential. Book 3 is set up with some really cool stuff so maybe it will all come together with an awesome finale.

All that said definitely good books and worth checking out
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auyushu
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Says new Greatcoats expected next June


That's cool to hear. His descriptions of both the Greatcoats and spellslinger series cracked me up. Guess we can look forward to Falcio getting 25% less tortured.


Sneaky__Sally
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I hope so - that Greatcoats Lament scene still fricks with me lol


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started lies of locke audiobook on my drive for work and it has an awesome narrator.

Started and finished wizard of earthsea - only 6 hours of audio but i enjoyed it alot


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started lies of locke audiobook on my drive for work and it has an awesome narrator.


It does have great narration. One of the best audiobooks experieneces I've had. I'm currently reading Oathbreakers (Mercedes Lackey) and Golden Sun (Pierce Brown). I'm about 80% through Golden Sun but I have to finish Oathbreakers before my library window closes.


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Just finished the first 2 books in the Sun Eater series by Christopher Ruocchi. First book was kind of disappointing. It had a similar structure to Blood Song by Anthony Ryan and other recent books where the story is being told from the future and various exciting developments are teased, but the problem was we got stuck in an extended Borosevo sequence where almost nothing interesting was happening. This seemed like 60% of the book or more.

However the second book was much better. Still started a bit slow, and it does seem like the author has a bad habit of fast forwarding what should be interesting plots and then meandering through boring ones, but the latter half to third of book 2 was really great.

Hopefully book 3 will be even better. Not sure how long this series is supposed to go, but hopefully we get to some of the teased plot points sooner rather than later.


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Riyaria Revelations finally came in for me. Ordered direct from Sullivan's website.

Gonna start the first one here soon. Still have to read the last book of the gap cycle but I need a little break into fantasy and Donaldson reminds me of Erikson in that he uses a bunch of words I have to look up so it really slows down my reading pace and can kind of drag on me.


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Riyaria Revelations finally came in for me. Ordered direct from Sullivan's website.



Great series but the prequel is even better.


I’m currently in the middle of harvest so all of my “reading” has been done via audiobooks lately. I’m a couple of hours into the second book of the Greatcoats and I’m loving the series so far. Ready for the second book to pick up steam though.

Right now it feels like a more militaristic Name of The Wind. I guess it’s just the storyteller vibe because nothing else really lines up between the two series but that is the vibe I’ve been getting


CottonWasKing
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If you haven’t read ages of the first empire yet I really recommend you read it before any of the Riyiria books. It’ll keep the suspense alive for you.

That being said I read the 2 Riyiria series first and had no problem being immensely entertained by Ages. Micheal J Sullivan is an outright fantasy powerhouse and you’re going to enjoy the hell out of it any way you decide to read it.


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