The Best of What I Read in 2006, part II

A Listmania! list by Ifty
 
The Blade Itself: The First Law: Book One: Book One of The First Law (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
1.  The Blade Itself: The First Law: Book One: Book One of The First Law (GOLLANCZ S.F.) by Joe Abercrombie BA
The list author says:
  "Great big fun, character-driven fantasy. Inquisitor Glotka (with his two hilarious henchmen in tow) is one of the most evocative and enjoyable characters written in fantasy for a long time"
Used & New from: 1.18
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (278 customer reviews)

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Eternity
2.  Eternity by Greg Bear
The list author says:
  "The follow-up to 'Eon'. Enjoyable, though one wishes the alien Jart had been better-developed"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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The First Book of Lankhmar (FANTASY MASTERWORKS)
3.  The First Book of Lankhmar (FANTASY MASTERWORKS) by Fritz Leiber
The list author says:
  "Highly enjoyable sword and sorcery. The story rumbles along at break-neck speed."
6.97   Used & New from: 2.03
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

The Space Merchants (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
4.  The Space Merchants (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Frederik Pohl
The list author says:
  "An outstanding science fiction classic! The satiric critique of consumerism and advertising is as fresh as ever, even though this was written almost 50 years ago."
5.59   Used & New from: 2.78
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

This Immortal (Gollancz SF collectors' editions)
5.  This Immortal (Gollancz SF collectors' editions) by Roger Zelazny
The list author says:
  "Zelazny at his best wrote some of the greatest sf and fantasy of the last century. Here's another example!"
Used & New from: 2.57
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Julian
6.  Julian by Gore Vidal
The list author says:
  "Well written historical fiction. Not as good as Robert Grave's 'I Claudius' for me, or Vidal's own 'Creation' but enjoyable nonetheless"
11.99   Used & New from: 0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

1610: A Sundial In A Grave (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
7.  1610: A Sundial In A Grave (GOLLANCZ S.F.) by Mary Gentle
The list author says:
  "An audacious and engrossing look at the life of one of the villians of 'The Three Musketeers'. An epic (and at the same time subtle) alternative history"
7.51   Used & New from: 0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Lord Of Light (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
8.  Lord Of Light (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Roger Zelazny
The list author says:
  "I was blown away by the concept of this book when I first read it years ago. Rereading it allowed me to enjoy its lovely prose and subtleties. Another Zelazny classic."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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A Wreath of Stars (Gollancz S.F.)
9.  A Wreath of Stars (Gollancz S.F.) by Bob Shaw
The list author says:
  "This was a riveting read. A great blend of science, politics and plain old fashioned great storytelling!"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Light (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
10.  Light (GOLLANCZ S.F.) by M. John Harrison
The list author says:
  "Interesting if uneven, with some great ideas and some that seem a litttle cliched. Still, an enjoyable book overall"
6.29   Used & New from: 0.01
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

Soldier of the Mist
11.  Soldier of the Mist by Gene Wolfe
The list author says:
  "Incredible! A brilliant concept and a excellent writing combine in this fantasy tale set in Ancient Greece to make one of the best books I've read this year."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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I Am Legend (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
12.  I Am Legend (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Richard Matheson
The list author says:
  "A classic melding of post-apocalyptic sci-fi and vampire horror. Short and sharp!"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (265 customer reviews)

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Chasm City (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
13.  Chasm City (GOLLANCZ S.F.) by Alastair Reynolds
The list author says:
  "A more than worthy entry to the revelation space universe."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

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The Year of Our War (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
14.  The Year of Our War (GOLLANCZ S.F.) by Steph Swainston
The list author says:
  "Fresh, enjoyable and fast-paced fantasy."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Hawkwood's Voyage (Monarchies of God)
15.  Hawkwood's Voyage (Monarchies of God) by Paul Kearney
The list author says:
  "Well-crafted, gripping, epic fantasy. The best I've read in the genre this year after Martin and Erikson"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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The Heretic Kings (Monarchies of God)
16.  The Heretic Kings (Monarchies of God) by Paul Kearney
The list author says:
  "Builds on the great start. Kearney packs in alot of plot and characterisation in under 300 pages! A rare feat in the genre!"
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Iron Wars: Iron Wars:Monarchies of God 3
17.  The Iron Wars: Iron Wars:Monarchies of God 3 by Paul Kearney
The list author says:
  "Just keeps getting better and better...."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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The Second Empire: Monarchies of God Bk. 4 (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
18.  The Second Empire: Monarchies of God Bk. 4 (GOLLANCZ S.F.) by Paul Kearney
The list author says:
  "Note to all Epic Fantasy fans a la GRR Martin & Steven Erikson: Read this series!"
5.91   Used & New from: 0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Ships From The West (Gollancz S.F.)
19.  Ships From The West (Gollancz S.F.) by Paul Kearney
The list author says:
  "Ties up all the different strands, but feels a little rushed and not quiet as satisfying as the others. Still highly readable though! (I actually read this in 2007.)"
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2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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