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Bryan Thomas Schmidt

My thoughts on books, stories, authors, and publishing

Currently reading

The Clockwork Dagger
Beth Cato
Progress: 120/360 pages
The Road to Science Fiction 3: From Heinlein to Here
James Gunn
The Road to Science Fiction 4: From Here to Forever
James Gunn
The Road to Science Fiction 1
James Gunn
A Broken Christmas
Claire Ashgrove
The Ultra Thin Man
Patrick Swenson
Progress: 174/334 pages
The Broken Eye
Brent Weeks
The Dark Between the Stars
Kevin J. Anderson
Oath of Fealty
Elizabeth Moon
The Road to Science Fiction 2: From Wells to Heinlein
James Gunn

Ecko Rising

Ecko Rising - Danie Ware I interview the author about this book, writing, craft and more here: Danie Ware SFFWRTCHT Interview

I wish I could say I loved this because the author is clearly talented and rich with creativity. She blends scifi and fantasy fairly seamlessly here too, not an easy accomplishment, but the characters were so unlikeable and the overuse of the f word so abundant, I found it an unpleasant read that was easy to put down but hard to get through. In fairness, it's not my cup of tea but I'm sure others will love it. Titan has an awesome track record of great titles. In any case, I never made it past half way so I can't really evaluate it enough to give it a star rating. I am going to interview the author and give her a shot to present it well to those who are more suited as audience than I was.

But those who love Joe Abercrombie and antiheroes as well as darker stories will likely take to this and it certainly deserves to find its audience.