Thursday, February 02, 2006

Comments on Locus Recommended Reading List for 2005

Locus has posted its Recommended Reading List for 2005.
We have reviewed a number of the recommended books at Fantastic Reviews.
In the Science Fiction section, we've done reviews of Shadow of the Giant by Orson Scott Card, Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, and Lady of Mazes by Karl Schroeder.
In the Fantasy section, we reviewed Lord Byron's Novel: The Evening Land by John Crowley (although we didn't consider it fantasy, so it appears in the Related Interest category at FR) and Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman, with a review for A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin forthcoming.
We also reviewed Constellations, edited by Peter Crowther, one of the Locus recommended anthologies, and the source of five of its recommended novelettes (including three of the four stories we liked best).
In addition, we reviewed Specimen Days by Michael Cunningham, one section of which Locus recommended as a novella.
Fantastic Reviews gave all of these books at least a mild recommendation, with the strongest recommendation going to Anansi Boys.

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