21 December 2012

My Upcoming Reads

With the day job now done for the year...it's time to kick back, get a little work done around the house, and get some reading (and maybe writing, but we'll see) done. I generally load up a handful of books or so at a time, and then read through them all before loading up another handful. So, what's on tap?

I'm currently reading Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds. So far, it's been a real bear to get through, with all of the things I despise the most about hard science fiction. There have been a few redeeming points to the plot, but I'm still struggling through at the half-way point.

And what's on deck? The following titles, in no particular order:

Year Zero by Rob Reid. I picked this book up on the advice of a friend who has read my own books.

Fearless by Jack Campbell. I'd previously read the first book in the Lost Fleet series, and enjoyed it quite a bit (even though I'm still trying to get my head around paying so much for e-books). So, I decided to plunk down a bit more money (actually, it helps that I received a gift card for my birthday last month) for the next book in the series.

Flank Hawk by Terry W Ervin. Again, I picked up the above book on the advice of a friend (who, by chance, is the author of the next book listed).

Renegade by Angie Lofthouse. I've known Angie for some time now, and if I'm correct, I believe I actually beta-read this manuscript prior to it being published.

Looking forward to all of these reads. Hopefully I can get through my current one in good time, and have plenty of vacation left to get most of these others finished as well.


  1. Yes, you did beta read Renengade and it turned out so much better with your help. Tha is! Hope you enjoy the other books too. Merry Christmas!

  2. And a Merry Christmas to you as well!

  3. The Lost Fleet series is pretty good. Its not top of the line literature by any stretch of the imagination, and Campbell does interpersonal relations rather 2D and unconvincing, but the battles and story make for a fun quick read. I read most of them over a vacation and it was a nice "beach read".

  4. I enjoyed the first one, so figured I'd give the second one a go. I'll probably keep going until I lose interest.


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