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2013 Stuff Read, #12-15

12. Softspoken, Lucius Shepard
I posted a review to the revamped (still not completely transferred, despite my stated goal to complete the task and relaunch by the end of the summer) Some Fantastic 2.0 site. Greatly enjoy what I have read of his, and have lots more unread material on my shelves.

13. Terra Insegura, Edward Willett
Sequel to the novel Marsequro. Over two years later, I made good on my promise to track down this book and see how the story evolves. In addition to enjoying it, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the second novel nicely concluded the story without an ending that leads to readily obvious sequels. That's not to say that Willett couldn't write another book in this universe; rather, this story just contains no loose ends that scream for resolution.

14. Human Division, John Scalzi
Scalzi is awesome. Enough said.

15. Slashback, Rob Thurman
I plan to post a mini-review to the Some Fantastic site within the next few days. I've now kept up with this series through eight books. I reviewed the first novel for the original incarnation of Some Fantastic back in 2006, and last year, here on LJ, I posted a very brief blurb on the seventh book. Without posting too much of my planned review here, I'm intrigued to see that this series might very well come to its conclusion in the ninth book, when it arrives next year. As much as I've loved the series, however, if it doesn't end with the next book, then Jedi from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away may very well sense a great disturbance in the force.

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