Martin haul

The main point of this order was to get the next couple of George R.R. Martin novels. I just finished (and will be reviewing) A Game of Kings and picked up the next couple. The tentative goal is to read A Feast of Crows before the Hugo discussion panel at Baycon.

David Allen -- Getting Things Done (non-fiction)
Samuel R. Delany -- Tales of Nevèrÿon (sff)
George R.R. Martin -- A Clash of Kings (sff)
George R.R. Martin -- A Storm of Swords (sff)
Naomi Novik -- His Majesty's Dragon (sff)
Geoff Ryman -- 253: The Print Remix (sff)

I'm not sure if I'm going to make it with all of the Martin novels, given how long they are, but we'll see. The Delany and the Ryman are behind other books by the same authors on my reading list, but I'm fairly certain at this point on both writers that I'll want to read their whole output or close to.

Getting Things Done was recommended by Limoncelli in Time Management for System Administrators, and since the latter worked so well for me, I'm very curious to read it. Finally, I expect I'm going to want to read all of the Novik novels (there are two more), but I'm not sure when I'll get a chance to try the first one.

Posted: 2006-04-15 19:08 — Why no comments?

Good luck with the GRRM. Many i know love them, but i found AGoThrones (not Kings) tediously soapy. Now, if he's just written a book about Jon and a book about Tyrion, i'd be very interested.

Posted by rone at 2006-04-15 22:39

Yeah, A Game of Thrones. All those titles were blending together.

I had problems with it, but still liked it well enough to keep reading. It doesn't hold a candle to Kay, but for epic fantasy, it wasn't bad. I think what I liked best about it was the pacing. He didn't lose me with long dry spots.

Posted by eagle at 2006-04-15 22:42

GRRM also wrote other stuff besides A Song of Ice and Fire. If you can find it, read The Armageddon Rag, or (for SF) Tuf Voyaging.

Posted by &rw at 2006-04-16 02:01

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