Monday, January 26, 2009

Currently Reading: 1/26/09

Out on Blue Six didn't last for me. I fell out of the story about a quarter of the way in.

Sad. It had some really cool bits but it just petered out on me.

So I turned to The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross.

Excellent.

Math meets sorcery meets Lovecraftian creepies. (Which made me think of another novel using math as magic--Mathemagics by Margaret Ball--only in that one it's fantasy-type magic and no Lovecraftian creepies).

The book collects two stories, "The Atrocity Archive" and "The Concrete Jungle." Both follow the exploits of Bob Howard, operative for The Laundry, an elite clandestine unit charged with protecting the world from computer science/math-based magic gone awry.

I just finished "Atrocity." I'll be turning to "Concrete" shortly.

But first, The Stepsister Scheme (which I mentioned in a previous post). I'm two chapters in and I'm enjoying it.

I can tell this is going to be a fun ride.

Also up next on the "To Be Read" pile are:
Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand by Carrie Vaughn
Peacekeeper by Laura E. Reeve
The Heart of Valor by Tanya Huff
The Good Fairies of New York by Martin Millar

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