Something I haven’t read much of this year is recently published sci-fi and fantasy that isn’t indie published.
Trail of Lightning – Rebecca Roanhorse
I read a short story by Rebecca Roanhorse last year, and I thought it was just fantastic. Add that to the fact that this looks like a Navaho-inspired monster hunting adventure with excitement and relationships on the order of Supernatural? Well, it was obvious I had to read this thing. I’ve been looking forward to this one for a long time, and I’m actually proud of myself for having found it in the first place.
Though I’m pretty sure it was found by book blogger Maggie Tiede first, haha.
The Martian – Andy Weir
Dude. Dude, just stop. I don’t even have a good explanation for why I haven’t read this one yet. There is a captain who enjoys disco. I once took a test in ChE where the professor themed every problem off this book (or movie – I haven’t seen that exclusively because I haven’t read the book yet). THIS WILL BE READ AND PROBABLY ENJOYED. I have few doubts that this book will be anything other than good, and I do kind of want to also read Artemis by the same author.
The Three-Body Problem – Cixin Liu
Another book I’ve been wanting to read for a while (honestly, my therapist read it when it was announced that Obama was reading it, and that was my first exposure to it). This one looks fantastic, and I really hope my higher-than-average-cracker knowledge of Chinese might give me insight to things other whities don’t usually catch.
Not only that, but I have multiple friends just BEGGING me to read the entire trilogy. Now, that may not quite be in me yet, but this book is going to get read.
The Leftovers: Something from YOU?
Do you have a published book and a method of purchasing it that isn’t sketch as hell? I have a few slots left for indie books that I’m reading this year! Let me know if you’ve published a book on a non-sketchy site (I do Kindle really easily) and I’ll see if it’ll fit my needs! You may get a pleasant surprise!
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