22 Feb 2005 titus   » (Journeyer)

Richard Morgan's books

avrietta, I love Richard Morgan's books... Market Forces, the latest (due out in the US sometime soon) is not as good as the Takeshi Kovacs books, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. You might also be interested in Marc Matz's "Nocturne for a Dangerous Man", or at least the free association part of my brain thinks so.

I picked up the Market Forces book in Canada on a trip up to Vancouver. Vancouver is one of my favorite places to visit, because of the fantastic scenery, the great cuisine -- I've eaten at a number of places in the city area, and have always had a great meal -- and the British publishing scene. Everytime I go I come back with about $100 (CAN ;) of books by people like Jon Courtney Grimwood, Iain Banks, and Richard Morgan. I usually can't get these books in the US for at least a year after their publication in England, presumably for publisher-related reasons. The swine. Now that I've added three new Brit/Can fantasy authors to my "buy on sight" list -- R. Scott Bakker, Steve Erikson, and China Mieville -- I'm pretty upset about this situation. Hey, any Brit/Can people want to get involved in a book exchange program?

--titus

(This diary entry courtesy of synchronicity between avrietta's post on Richard Morgan, Ted Leung's post about the Guu restaurant in Vancouver, and my own late-night completion of "The Warrior-Prophet", R. Scott Bakker's latest.)

p.s. There's a pretty darn good Native American restaurant in Vancouver that my then-girlfriend/now-wife and I visited when we were up in the area for ALIFE 8. Anyone know the name? The ambience was fantastic!

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