Recent Books II

Another foray into recent reads, all pretty great books.

  • Terminal World – Alistair Reynolds
    A story where the lead character becomes progressively less human physically, but more human in character throughout the story. It’s a great far-future-post-apocalyptic adventure with humans, machines and things somewhere in-between.
  • Ready Player One – Ernest Cline
    Quite possibly my favourite book of the year. It’s a video game sci-fi adventure of the like conjured up by Neal Stephenson and Cory Doctorow with a bucketload of vintage video game references and 80’s pop culture thrown in.
  • REAMDE – Neal Stephenson
    A slightly shady founder of an MMORPG, Terrorists, MI6 and Russians. It’s not the best I’ve read from Neal Stephenson, but it’s in the top three.
  • Stark’s War (The Trilogy) – John G. Hemry
    More sci-fi, but this time with a military twist. Three fairly entertaining books that cover a mutiny and a fight to preserve freedom and the rights given to citizens by the U.S. Constitution.
  • Feed – Mira Grant
  • Deadline – Mira Grant
    More post-apocalyptic near future adventures, now with more zombies! The Newsflesh novels follow Georgia and Shaun Mason kicking arse, taking names and blogging all about it.

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