Do you mean you're going to read Foxglove Summer without having caught up with Broken Homes? Don't! Important things happen!
Never fear. I'm spoiler-immune. In fact, if something makes me sufficiently worried that it will be frightening or triggery, I'll deliberately spoil myself for it so I can be emotionally prepared. :)
Heh, there's a major event at the end of Broken Homes that you may want to Wikipedia recap yourself on first, or Foxglove Summer will start with you blinking and thinking 'uh, wait, what?'
That said, given this and the previous comment, you might just think 'oh THAT'S what they were heavily alluding to' ;)
...and I've been looking forward to Lock In. Now I'm looking forward to it a little more.
Thanks for that. Because in the first ten pages, that's exactly what happened! :P Looking forward to going back and reading Broken Homes later.
I bet you'll blow through Lock In in a day. :)
I enjoyed Scaliz's "Old Man's War". Felt like 70s sci-fi again :-)
Broken Homes I loved. Extra cherry on top for being around dizzykj's old 'hood :D
Can i send you a copy kindley or otherwise so you don't have to miss it?
*checks Wikipedia entries* Oh, those do look like fun! I may start with Zoe's Tale, just to get the female protag POV first.
I don't have a Kindle any more (been boycotting Amazon for a couple of years now), so am reliant on dead tree editions. No need to send me a copy of Broken Homes; I'm in the middle of Foxglove Summer already! It gets an extra cherry on top for being set in my present 'hood! :D
Talking about the dialogue in Ancillary Sword, I got caught out every time when the politely careful things they'd been saying turned out to have revealed horrible situations they could all see clearly, but I'd missed totally until they were acted on. Very cool, and very emotionally engaging.
Yes. The intrigue is sometimes so obliquely described that I have to go back and re-read to understand what happened! In fact, I'm still not quite sure what happened with Sirix at the end of AS. :P
Looking forward to all of those. :D
I'm about halfway through Foxglove Summer. It's fun, but the writing isn't as good as Leckie's. I'm trying not to make that comparison so it doesn't fall flat, but it's difficult after your expectations have been raised!
I've always wanted to read John Scalzi, and I think I have Redshirts lying around somewhere. What was it that you didn't like about it? The other series I've heard good things about that he's written is the Old Man series...
And unbelievably I've never heard of Ben Aaronovitch and his books, so thank you for that tip!
To be honest, I can't remember much about Redshirts. It didn't impress me the way Lock In did. Maybe it was because of the deliberately derivative plotline, and for me there was only so much fun to be extracted from riffing on old Star Trek tropes.
Ohhh, you're going to have fun catching up on the Peter Grant stories! :)
And I just bought Rivers of London, so see the impact you're having on my life!
I have a copy of Broken Homes if you want to borrow it at some point.
Dead-tree edition, I take it? Yes please. We could work out a meeting in Brum over the next few weeks if you're about!
Dead tree, yes.
I'm not in Brum again until weekend of 20th Feb - A is off to Scotland and I'm off to be science guest at Boskone!
Okay, I'll ping you then. Hope you have a great time!