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mark211Most interesting SFF reads of 2014?2014-12-02 00:43:53
mark211We're getting to that time of year again, so, for you, what was the best Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror that you have read over the last (almost) 12 months? Did you notice any trends or changes in the kind of stories that seem to be most popular in these genres?2014-12-02 00:45:31
esullivan240Fat Vampire by Johnny Truant -Angel Dust Apocalypse by Jeremy Robert Johnson-Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky-Too Many Curses by A.Lee Martinez-Redshirts by John Scalzi-Old Nathan by David Drake-Nobody Gets the Girl by James Maxey-The Philosophical Strangler by Eric Flint-Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm a Supervillian by Richard Roberts-Hard Luck Hank:Screw the Galaxy by Steven Campbell-NPC's by Drew Hayes Currently just started Salted by Aaron Galvin2014-12-02 15:57:29
esullivan240"Lifeboat on a Burning Sea" by Bruce Holland Rogers2014-12-03 11:09:58
IronspiderTo be honest it's been a lean year and pretty disappointing. I'm hard pressed to think of any titles that actually impressed me, though I did, finally, get to read 'The Hydrogen Sonata' and felt it to be a pleasing (if unwelcome) end to The Culture. Notable failures were 'God's War' by Kameron Hurley and 'Andromeda's Fall' by William Dietz - just couldn't get into either story. The most enjoyable surprise was 'Dragon Age: Masked Empire' by Patrick Weekes. I don't read many adaptations taken from games or films, but this was an interesting and convoluted adventure. Most of my other reading has been covering old ground, such as Brian Stableford's 'Hooded Swan' novels and Mike Farren's 'DNA Cowboy' trilogy.2014-12-05 04:29:43
mark211Thanks, for your comments. You know, I feel a bit 'guilty' so to speak, in that I meant works you have read during 2014 as opposed to works published in 2014. I don't think I've read a single thing that has come out this year, but I have read several novels that have really impressed me. 'The Star King' (Jack Vance) from 1964 was an absolute revelation and although I immediately followed this with the rest of the 'Demon Princes' series, the first one is so intense and stunning it fairly blew me away. Another one I was very impressed with was Harry Turtledove's 'A Different Flesh' which I only heard about through from a mention of if on these discussion boards - and am well glad for it too!2014-12-05 07:48:56
jessbaumIn the horror realm, "Love and Other Poisons" by Silvia Moreno-Garcia is amazing. There is a reason she keeps showing up on Most Underrated Writers lists! 2014-12-05 10:38:04
mark211"Love and Other Poisons" What's that one about? Is it a Vampire story?2014-12-05 12:28:30
jessbaumEww no, definitely not a vampire story. haha It is a collection of short horror tales, I guess there is one vampire story in it but it is not some cheesy young adult love thing. It's more about the tragedies that the heart insights when unknown dangers arise. And a few gruesome deaths. 2014-12-06 03:05:39
esullivan240All my referrals were what I read this year definitely not what was released this year.2014-12-08 12:40:35

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