Total fuckup with great taste in music (arabwel) wrote in 50bookchallenge,
Total fuckup with great taste in music
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Books #35 - #42

I am running out of tiems... eeep!

#35 Red Seas under Red Skies by Scott Lynch

The sequel to the lies of Locke Lamora does not disappoint; It's gorgeous, evocative, full of shenanigans and awesome characters. especaially Zamira <3 PIRATES! CASINOES! INTRIGUE! :D

#36 Phule's Company by Robert Aspirin
#37 Phule's Paradise by Robert Aspirin

Phule's company is good, solid, funny albeit somewhat dated military scifi with all the planets and all the shenanigans. A solid cast of characters is what makes these books, though. Gotta love what is basically Tony Stark sans suit in Space!!!

#38 Old Man's War by John Scalzi
#39 The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi
#40 The Lost Colony by John Scalzi
#41 Zoe's Tale by John Scalzi

The Old Man's War and it's subsequent sequels are similar in vein to Starship Troopers nad the forever war - out there, it's human vs. alien deathmatch. The books chronicle the story of John Perry, who enlists to fight int he colonial army at the age of 75 and ends up with a brand new enhanced body and a ton of interstellar shenanigans. Overlal, this is probably my favorite "new" sci-fi series I've read in a long time; Scalzi's writing is funny and thoughtful and understanding.

#42 Zoo City by Lauren Beukes

Zoo City is set in an alternate version of the South African city of Johannesburg, in which people who have committed a crime are magically attached to an animal familiar – those who receive such punishment are said to be "animalled". The novel's chief protagonist, Zinzi December – who was "animalled" to a sloth after getting her brother killed – is a former journalist and recovering drug addict, and is attempting to repay the financial debt she owes her drug dealer by charging people for her special skill of finding lost objects, as well as making use of her writing abilities by drafting 419 fraud emails. The book's plot focuses on Zinzi's attempts to find the missing female member of a brother-and-sister pop duo for a music producer, in return for the money she needs to fully repay her dealer. (yes I cheated and copied it form wikipedia) this book is so gritty your teeth ache when reading with it, it pulls you in and spits you our t and was definitley the kind o a book I had to read in small doses- and every time it sucked me straight back in.
Tags: africa, alternate history, animals, award winner, crime fiction, fantasy, fiction, hugo winner, military, mystery, sci-fi, urban fantasy
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