Friday, October 1, 2010
Up and Coming (and Essential?) in October
The new semi-Western Weird work from the author of Thunderer and City of Gears seems ready to push everything Gilman’s done into hyper drive. If nothing else, the prose will undoubtedly be excellent.
I’ve only read two of Banks’s books, the excellent-but-flawed Use of Weapons and the okay-but-flawed Matter This is another book in the Culture setting that Banks is most famous for, and the blurb is enough to get me interested, though I have heard (and experienced) very mixed things about Banks’s later work. There's a preview of this on Banks's site.