Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Best Reads of 2009

Clockwork Heart - DruPagliassotto


Steampunk Alternate History SF/Romance

Soulless - Gail Carriger


“ A novel of Vampires Werewolves and Parasols.”

Singularity's Ring - Paul Melko

What if it took more than one individual to make one "Person"?

Spiral Hunt -
Margaret Ronald
First rate Urban Fantasy the mixes ancient Celtic mythology with modern Boston politics.

Rosemary and Rue - Seanan McGuire
Faerie intrigue in blended with Noir detective story. Another first rate Urban Fantasy set in San Francisco. Reminiscent of the Bordertown books from the '80s.

Fast Ships, Black Sails -Edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer

Anthology of pirate themed Science Fiction and Fantasy.

Coyote Road Edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling
Antholoty of Trickster Tales by modern SF and Fantasy writers.

The Art of Racing in the Rain - Garth Stein
Not SF or Fantasy, not even a book I would usually have picked up if I had not heard the author interviewed on a radio program. The story follows the life of wannabe Grand Prix driver Danny Swift. What makes this book good is the POV character is Enzo, Danny's dog. Enzo is both cronicler of Denny's life and times and philosopher with profound insight into the nature of reality. Enzo's voice is what makes this book a good read.

Hope's Folly - Linnea Sinclair
Science Fiction Romance at the top of it's form.

Endless Blue - Wen Spencer
Space Opera with great characters and plot twists - I still have my copy to send to someone who's interested.

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