What the staff is reading this week:
Alan: "Deeply engrossed in ZERO POINT, Neal Asher's sequel to THE DEPARTURE. I'm liking it, especially the characterization of the villain. She's a very nasty piece of work but there are real, believable motivations and reasons for her actions."
Cary: "An advance copy of HOMELAND by Cory Doctorow."
Claud: "THE HUNDRED THOUSAND KINGDOMS, THE BROKEN KINGDOMS, and THE KINGDOM OF GODS, by N.K. Jemisin, and THEY FOUND HIM DEAD, by Georgette Heyer (reread)."
Jude: "I just blew through an uncorrected manuscript copy of Joe Hill's next book NOS4A2. This is a brilliant book about a very bad man and his very bad car, and one very unconventional & persistent heroine."
Naamen: "Just finished a reread of THE GOLDEN COMPASS by Phillip Pullman. I really love the world he builds in this book and Lyra is probably one of my favorite YA heroines. Currently almost finished with MIDNIGHT RIOT by Ben Aaronovitch: a really interesting and fun Urban Fantasy. I love it even though I get the feeling that at least half of the hilarity of the book is going over my head because of a lack of familiarity with British culture. Can't wait to read the sequels. About to start a reread of the first two books in Kameron Hurley's the Bel Dame Apocrypha series - GOD'S WAR & INFIDEL- since the third one, RAPTURE, is about to come out."