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Bryan Thomas Schmidt

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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

Dead Until Dark

Dead Until Dark - Charlaine Harris I admit my expectations for vampire books are low. While I loved Buffy the series, the last vampire stories I truly enjoyed were by Anne Rice. No one sense has captured me. The concept has grown stale but it's hard not to love Sookie's narrative voice. The humor and characterization here is top notch. The plot is solid but it's character driven. It's about a small town and relationships and a girl's coming of age. But it's done with such smartness and sassiness and just the right touch of silliness mixed with drama that it's picture perfect. It's a fast, fun read. And I look forward to more.