A great problem

As Tank said to Neo during their first conversation, “it’s a very exciting time.”

In this case I’m not talking about the salvation of the human race from their mechanical oppressors, but rather all the books that are coming out in the next couple of months.

The last book in Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time is due to come out at the beginning of November. I didn’t start reading the series until about half way through the release of the series, so I’ve not been waiting as long as some, but it’s still been a long 12 years since I read The Eye of the World for the first time. Over the course of the last year and a bit I’ve been re-reading the series, interspaced with other books, pacing myself to arrive at the 14th, and final, book for its release.

Another series that I came to quite late is Isobelle Carmody’s Obernewtyn. I was under the impression that there was only one more book to go, but it would appear that The Sending is the penultimate in the series. Given that Carmody has three other series with forthcoming books, I won’t be holding my breath for the final one, it will come when it comes and Elspeth will just have to wait.

Meanwhile Neal Stephenson has a new novel, Reamde, that has just been released and I somehow failed to catch Zero History being released, William Gibson’s latest book, and judging from previous releases the third and final part of his current loosely collected trilogy.

Meanwhile I’m reading La Última Mujer de Australia (The Last Woman in Australia), an odd post-apocolyptic (on the great southern continent only) novel written by a spanish author. Something I couldn’t resist buying when I found it in FNAC.

All in all, I’ve got books to read at least until Christmas.

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