So last night I finished Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter's The Long War. (Yes, yes, I know, some wars are longer than others...)
I enjoyed the concept in the first book (The Long Earth), and I appreciate the story this time, but each book has ended with a big event that seems to only be there to set up the next book. I think this is probably more Baxter's influence than Pratchett's. Terry always wraps things up neatly at the end. (Perhaps it isn't just an American sensibility then...) That's not saying I won't read the coming sequels, it's just that the end of the book kind of comes one or two commercial breaks before I think it should really end..
I my reading queue I've got two new collaborations by Larry Niven, and then I'm probably going to re-read Discworld before the new book come out.
But first I'm reading Prophet of Bones. I heard about Ted Kosmatka's new book this iO9 article. And I found the concept intriguing.
Now, I'm not the kind of guy that reads the credits of video games. I don't even always know the names of the people in the bands that I like. (Yes, I know there isn't really a Pink Floyd.) But the Portal saga runs parallel to the SimCity series for my favorite computer games. And so I thought I would have to try this one out. I just started it this morning on BART, so I'll withhold judgement for a while.