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Which new or old author to you, did you discover in 2017
« on: December 11, 2017, 06:08:38 PM »
That got you totally excited ?
According to some,* heroic deaths are admirable things

* Generally those who don't have to do it.Politicians and writers spring to mind

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Re: Which new or old author to you, did you discover in 2017
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2017, 06:16:16 PM »
Anna Stephens for GodBlind
Graham Austin-King for Faithless

PF Chisholm (who I have read since a teen) released 2 new books  in 2017 after a 15 year hiatus and I only found out by accident as the 2nd was published

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Re: Which new or old author to you, did you discover in 2017
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2017, 08:50:15 PM »
Hadn't read any Garth Nix before picking up Frogkisser! this year and adored that. Also Nicholas Eames Kings of the Wyld, totally loved that book, have already read it twice. And a shout out to Sarah Gailey's River of Teeth, a cool alt history western about what might have happened if hippos had become an alternative meat source for the US (don't laugh it almost happened). All 3 have made my best books I read in 2017 list.
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Re: Which new or old author to you, did you discover in 2017
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2017, 09:11:27 PM »
Marie Brennan with her Lady Trent's Memoirs
Anna Stephens with Godblind

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Re: Which new or old author to you, did you discover in 2017
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2017, 02:26:50 AM »
Something old: I finally got my hands on Elizabeth Bear's Eternal Sky trilogy (or the first book, at least) and loved it. I'd previously only tried her urban fantasy, which was a bit eldritch and opaque for my tastes, and Karen Memory, which was heaps of fun but not quite my preferred genre, but with Eternal Sky she really rocks my favourite things about traditional epic fantasy. So looking forward to the rest of the series, and her new one in the same world.

Something new: K Arsenault Rivera's The Tiger's Daughter is one of the few books I've bought before reading because the hype had me so excited, and the book lived up to every hope I had. It was beautiful and wonderful and epic. I loved it. I am so looking forward to more from the author because I love her ideas and her style.

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Re: Which new or old author to you, did you discover in 2017
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2017, 07:35:23 AM »
Max Gladstone's Three Parts Dead and Bryan Wigmore's The Goddess Project. Both fairly modern takes on fantasy with a heavy slant to the metaphysical. Both beautifully written and characterised.
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Re: Which new or old author to you, did you discover in 2017
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2017, 08:29:29 AM »
Wait, if the author is already old to me how could I discover them in 2017?  ::)

Anyway, authors who wrote or have been writing for quite some time: Glen Cook and Oscar Wilde.

Newer authors: Pierce Brown, N.K. Jemisin, Phil Tucker.

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Re: Which new or old author to you, did you discover in 2017
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2017, 09:49:13 AM »
The big revelations that come to mind would be Dan Simmons and NK Jemisin.
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Re: Which new or old author to you, did you discover in 2017
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2017, 12:37:57 AM »
Josiah Bancroft. Senlin Ascends and Arm of the Sphinx.
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Re: Which new or old author to you, did you discover in 2017
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2017, 10:00:38 AM »

I've discovered some new authors I kinda liked but I don't get super excited anymore.  I feel like I'm old and afflicted with permanent reader's ennui.  I probably need some brain-viagra

I quite enjoyed Bennetts "City of Stairs"
Islington's Licanus trilogy (or the two books he's written in it)
and Johnston's Soleri wasn't bad.

But @Jmack 's short stories actually do get me super excited.  I reading them is one of the highlights of my month.

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Re: Which new or old author to you, did you discover in 2017
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2017, 08:20:34 PM »
Something old, but new for me, was Jim Butcher's Dresden Files which are simply great fun. I also encountered Kevin Hearne's Iron Druid Chronicles which has similarities and I will probably motor through. Now trying Myke Cole (partly based on twitter exchanges with Sam Sykes which may be favourite thing of the year!) New thing: Godblind by Anna Stephens

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Re: Which new or old author to you, did you discover in 2017
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2017, 08:30:01 PM »
Lot of Godblind love , one day I will read it
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Re: Which new or old author to you, did you discover in 2017
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2017, 08:31:54 PM »
Lot of Godblind love , one day I will read it
Yes, I think you'll like it :)
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Re: Which new or old author to you, did you discover in 2017
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2017, 08:32:59 PM »
I wait till the series is complete 😀 off to read J.K. Jemisin instead.
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According to some,* heroic deaths are admirable things

* Generally those who don't have to do it.Politicians and writers spring to mind

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Re: Which new or old author to you, did you discover in 2017
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2017, 11:18:42 AM »
There were two series that were new to me that I discovered and enjoyed this year, although I have not finished either of them yet.
First was Megan Whalen Turner and her books in The Queen's Thief series. Like the her writing, plotting dialogue and characters and look forward to finishing series and other books she writes.

Second was a surprise for me, originated by Eclipse asking about comics, and Nora's recommendations/suggestions  back to him. I  began the Saga series written by Brian K Vaughan but, even more fascinating and outrageous, the artwork by Fiona Styles. Didn't realise I could get swept away by comics nowadays but these have me delighted and laughing like crazy. Plenty left to collect. ;)
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