“Nyx sold her womb somewhere between Punjai and Faleen, on the edge of the desert.”
- Bel Dame Apocrypha – Kameron Hurley. I’ve only read the first one, God’s War, because in the manner of libraries everywhere my local library seems only to have the first book and the last book. But holy hells, that first book was awesome, and I’m desperate to read Infidel.
- Wayfarer – Becky Chambers. The second book, A Closed and Common Orbit, isn’t out until the autumn, but I just cannot wait, and I haven’t felt that way about a series for, oh, ages.
- Matthew Swift – Kate Griffin. I’ve read the first two books (I think there are four so far?) and I just love Griffin’s brand of urban Gothic fantasy, her ragged and vital prose, her living and magical London. Can’t wait for Neon Court.
- Fairyland – Catherynne Valente. There’s just one book left to read in this five-book series – The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home. The series has, sadly, been going downhill since book 3, but I can still hope, right?
- Saga – Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. My love for Saga has not been silent. It is an ongoing series, but I’ve got plenty of scope to catch up – of the six collected volumes currently published, I’ve read three. Onwards volume 4!
- The Sandman – Neil Gaiman. The first volume was ever so slightly and unintentionally sexist, but the setting and the art was addictive. I’m fairly sure my local library has the second volume (The Doll’s House), and there are plenty more after that.
- Temeraire – Naomi Novik. What’s that you say? Regency dragons? YES PLEASE. It’s always nice to dip back into Temeraire’s world, though I think I only have three books of the nine-book series left to read. #7, Crucible of Gold, is actually on my bedside table waiting to be read as I write.
- Imperial Radch – Ann Leckie. Leckie’s military SF comedies of manners aren’t that different from the Temeraire books: both series focus on the complex webs of interpersonal relationships that sustain highly militarised societies. I’ve yet to read the final book in Leckie’s trilogy, Ancillary Mercy.
- Shades of Magic – V.E. Schwab. I’ve only read the first, A Darker Shade of Magic, which was delightfully steampunky and awesome, and I’m determined to get my hands on A Gathering of Shadows.
- The Long Earth – Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter. This series has very definitely wandered into irrelevancy by now, but I still think it features some of the best worldbuilding I’ve read for ages. The final book in the series, The Long Cosmos, is due to be published next week, in fact.
(The theme for this post was suggested by the Broke and the Bookish’s weekly meme Top Ten Tuesday.)