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Gelesen Dezember 2017

45. Ramez Naam, Crux (Not finished yet, but I already know I like the followup to Nexus even more than Nexus.)
44. Timur Vermes, Er ist wieder da (Ja, es ist eine Zumutung 3 Seiten "Hitler" zu lesen. Aber das ist einfach verdammt gut geschrieben und konstruiert.)
43. Birgit Vanderbeke, Der Sommer der Wildschweine (Keine Ahnung, wie das zu mir gekommen ist, aber das war sehr unterhaltsam geschrieben.)

Gelesen November 2017

40./41./42. Kameron Hurley, God's War / Infidel / Rapture (A weird world with no technics we know, everything is bug-ridden. Bugs can run cars, bugs can cure people (even replace parts), bug are even part of human reproduction. Although some do it the old way ... Several religious nations at war. Gender relations unlike ours but not desireable either. Inbetween: Nyx. She's a hardassed killer and somehow knows killing is all she's good at.)
39. Helen Oyeyemi, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours (The problem is: I don't like reading short stories.)

Gelesen September / Oktober 2017

38. Don Delillo, Falling Man (Because of the assoziative writing along thoughts of several people this is hard to read, but shows some possible ways of dealing with 9/11 in NYC.)
37. Eva Almstädt, Dornteufel (Nach den wirklich brillianten Szenarien von Suarez kommt einem dieser deutsche Thriller über eine deutsche Ingenieurin, die hinter die schmutzigen Geheimnisse einer Pharmafabrik in Indien kommt, dann doch ziemlich dünn vor. Aber ich denke auch mit anderen Büchern vorweg, wäre es keine echtes Highlight geworden.)
36. Daniel Suarez, Change Agent (A thriller about gene editing and human trafficking 25-30 years in the future. As always Suarez tweaks existing technologies and politics only a bit to create a really bad scenario.)
35. Daniel Suarez, Influx (Great Thriller about an US-Agency running out of control. This Bureau of Technology Control steals and hides major technological improvements like fusion energy, quantum computing, the cure for cancer etc. Officially this happens to "protect" mankind from fast and dangerous developments. All this technology is used by the BTC only internal and makes them invisible, untouchable and powerful. Until particle physicist Jon Grady refuses to cooperate and manages to escape the torturous prisoner camp full of brilliant minds ... Suarez definetely makes his point: Only transparency in science and politics stops bad things from happening.)
34. Jeanette Hoffmann, Achtgrosschenmord (Krimi für umme bei Neobooks, ist ganz unterhaltsam, das Ende ist dann aber etwas abrupt.)
33. Peter F. Hamilton, The Fallen Dragon (SciFi, Hamilton's first. Earth has put a lot of money into the colonization of other planets, but has gained not much from it. A huge company has bought all the colonies and sends space fleets out for "asset-realisation". Which is basically an euphemism for plain old plunder. Off course the colonists are not amused and even with a lot of advanced technology things don't always work out well for the company.)
32. Peter F. Hamilton, The Big North Road (It started as a future crime story but turns into a full-fledged Scifi with space colonies, superior technologies, aliens and all that. While religious militarists try to kill their way to success more sophisticated people try to realise utopic ideal. And normal people try to survive.)

Gelesen August 2016

Während ich mich beim Binge-Basketball-Gucken vom großartigen Konzert von Orängättäng gestern Abend im Goldenen Salon erhole, kann ich ja mal die Liste für August online packen:

31. Cherie Priest, Dreadful Skin (Well, I really like the Clockwork Century, I'm fine with Priest's vampires, but I think I don't want to read about were-somethings anymore.)
30. Cherie Priest, The Heavy (Werepig short. Pfff.)
29. Cherie Priest, Tanglefood (A novella from the Clockwork Century, nice but I like longer stories ...)
28. Cherie Priest, The Inexplicables (Another Clockwork Century story out of a Seattle full of machines, weirdos, stories and zombies. And money making beyond any moral issues.)

Gelesen Juli 2017

26./27. Cherie Priest, Bloodshot/Hellbent (Kickass vampire tries to save some friends, although she prefers to be stay on her own. Unfortunately the third book depends on a publisher decision.)
25. Alan Bradley, Flavia De Luce - Mord ist kein Kinderspiel (Mehr vom Klugscheißerkind. Unterhaltsamer als der erste Band, aber so richtig rockt es nicht.)