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(12), publisher: small press (12), war (12), self-contained (11), protagonist occupation: pilot (11), fourthten (11), subgenre: crossover fantasy (11), priority (11), anthology by shared world (11), created world (11), subgenre: fantasy romance (10), keeper shelf (10), subgenre: science fantasy (10), theme: order and chaos (10), n810 (10), third10 (10), second10 (10), fifthten (10), n410 (10), first10 (10), n610 (10), n510 (10), nnn10 (10), nextnext10 (10), former mount tbr (10), n710 (10), former-shortlist (10), sixthten (10), read2012 (9), children's (9), old (9), still in print (9), subgenre: anthropological (9), subgenre: feminist (9), protagonist occupation: diplomat (9), anthology (9), gay (9), top10 (9), protagonist occupation: scout/ranger (8), subgenre: fantasy mystery (8), subgenre: space opera (8), family ship (8), trope: psychic powers (8), theme: good and evil (7), new (7), subgenre: futuristic romance (7), subgenre: epic fantasy (7), disappointing (7), shapeshifters (7), postapocalyptic (7), maybump (7), kc 2012 (7), setting: parallel worlds (7), early reviewers (7), ninthten (7), novella (7), trope: animal companions (7), subgenre: young adult (6), trope: aliens (6), tbrsoon (6), protagonist occupation: anthropologist (6), subgenre: cyberpunk (6), subgenre: futuristic (6), comment: favorite (6), chicago 2011 (6), setting: earths distant future (6), fantasy of manners (6), time travel (6), feminist sf (6), conspiracy (6), to reread (6), pov: multiple characters (6), fey (6), weather control (5), protagonist occupation: guard (5), short (5), surprisingly good (5), owned paper (5), setting: virtual reality (5), trope: virtual reality (5), comment: impulse buy (5), fantasy romance (5), protagonist characteristic: halfbreed (5), santathing 2014 (5), slavery (5), hero: shapeshifter (5), first contact (5), theme: immortality (5), collection: author (5), rose project (5), fire mage (5), subgenre: mythic fantasy (4), queer (4), sorcery (4), religion (4), retelling (4), prophecy (4), witches (4), setting: bordertown (4), protagonist characteristic: woman (4), fairy tale retelling (4), setting: shared world (4), protagonist occupation: magic-user/mage/sorcerer/wizard (4), queer characters (4), library paper (4), subgenre: retelling (4), subgenre: sword and sorcery (4), protagonist occupation: thief (4), energy beings (4), series next book (4), telepathy (4), anthology by genre (4), I don't care what happens to these people (4), protagonist occupation: soldier (3), sold (3), present tense (3), talking cat (3), shannara (3), immortals (3), rock n roll (3), worldbuilding (3), heaven and hell (3), quartet (3), diplomacy (3), gslbf 2011 (3), subgenre: fairy tale retelling (3), retelling: red riding hood (3), subgenre: gay romance (3), AI (3), mom (3), trope: vanished ancient civilization (3), theme: Norse mythology (3), non-human protagonists (3), trope: the four elements (3), omnibus: three books (3), dragons (3), series: broken sky (3), 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(2), series: bordertown (2), desert slavers (2), collection: character (2), subgenre: mystery (2), protagonist occupation: assassin (2), protagonist occupation: bard/musician (2), doppelgangers (2), swashbuckling (2), creativity (2), drugs (2), historical fantasy (2), mythological retelling (2), subgenre: queer sff (2), netgalley (2), protagonist occupation: computer programmer (2), protagonist characteristic: shapeshifter (2), tarot (2), sidhe (2), comfort read (2)
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About My Library
Science fiction, fantasy, and a few other odds and ends.

For fantasy, I prefer works set in a created world; urban fantasies, portal fantasies where the fantasy world is an allegory of or foil to the protagonist's life on Earth, alternate histories, secret histories, and retellings of Earth history with the names changed are hard sells to me for that reason. For science fiction, much the same, I prefer a space opera or distant spacefaring future- alternate pasts, time travel, and modern or near-future Earth settings are hard sells to me.

I like to read character-driven stories, more than stories that show off the author's ideas and depth of world-building; military science fiction and fantasy are hard sells to me, as is extrapolative science fiction that centers around genius, misunderstood rugged individualists. In fact, rugged individualists in general are a hard sell; I like to read about protagonists with biological or adoptive or chosen families, friends, colleagues, and others they care about.

I don't mind romance, but I would love to see more asexual and contentedly single characters in the genre, and I draw the line at "alpha males." In fact, I am liable to put down most any book that refers to humans as "males" and "females."

Things that are likely sell me on a science fiction or fantasy book: lesbian or bisexual women as leads or major characters, books where none of the main characters are human (eg Laurie J. Marks' Triad books, Eleanor Arnason's Hwarhath stories, Steven Brust's Khaavren romances, and Jacqueline Lichtenberg's Sime~Gen universe), and high-magic or space opera settings.

Come chat with me in my 2014 reading journal! Questions and discussion welcome for any book in my library, even those I've not read yet :)

Past reading journals:

2013 - Better Late than Never
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