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criminal minds morgan pretty/funnymatociquala wrote
on June 7th, 2013 at 03:38 pm

Hurrrrrm. Laura Anne Gilman, Barbara Hambly? Maybe give Karen Lord's new one a try--I haven't read it yet but it's on my nightstand. Her first novel reminded me a bit of the more mythic end of McKinley, McKillip, like that--but with a Caribbean/African sensibility.

Sarah Monette has a new book coming out as Katherine Addison, THE GOBLIN EMPEROR. Early next year, and it's excellent. It's more plotty and high-fantasy than her Melusine books.

Amanda Downum.

Emma Bull.

Aliette de Bodard's Blood & Obsidian books.

Diane Duane.

Laura Bickle. Maybe Lynn Flewelling? Malinda Lo. Holly Black.

On the more epic end, Kate Elliott; on the more mythic end, Nalo Hopkinson (Esp. THE NEW MOON'S ARMS, which is woooooonderful.).

I guess my question is, regarding those authors you named, do you like the plottiness, the worldbuilding, the characters, or something more ethereal?

(A couple of boy authors, just to round things out: I'd recommend Scott's stuff to anybody who likes Tamora and me, and I just read Max Gladstones debut and it was really very good.)

ETA: I very much liked the McGuire and the Murphy as smart, non-trope-enslaved urban fantasy.

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