The best of what I read in 2006, Part I

A Listmania! list by Ifty
 
Woken Furies (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
1.  Woken Furies (GOLLANCZ S.F.) by Richard Morgan
The list author says:
  "The third and probably the weakest of the series so far. But its still pretty darn good!"
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Memories of Ice (Book 3 of The Malazan Book of the Fallen)
2.  Memories of Ice (Book 3 of The Malazan Book of the Fallen) by Steven Erikson
The list author says:
  "What can one say? This has to be one of the best fantasy series going."
£7.49   Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

The Algebraist
3.  The Algebraist by Iain M. Banks
The list author says:
  "I'm a big Iain Banks fan. And this one did not disappoint at all. Tense, awe-inspiring and at times laugh-out-loud funny."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)

Cryptonomicon
4.  Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
The list author says:
  "Its difficult to describe the wonder that is Cryptonomicon. Its one of the most enjoyable books I've read. Ever."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (147 customer reviews)

Midnight Tides (Book 5 of The Malazan Book of the Fallen)
5.  Midnight Tides (Book 5 of The Malazan Book of the Fallen) by Steven Erikson
The list author says:
  "I'm beginning to run out of adjectives to describe Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen... but for me this was the best one yet."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

Revelation Space (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
6.  Revelation Space (GOLLANCZ S.F.) by Alastair Reynolds
The list author says:
  "A highly enjoyable space opera romp!"
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The Golden Age: Number 7 in series (Narratives of empire)
7.  The Golden Age: Number 7 in series (Narratives of empire) by Gore Vidal
The list author says:
  "A masterful conclusion to a masterful series. No one writes dry, witty dialogue like Vidal."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Redemption Ark (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
8.  Redemption Ark (GOLLANCZ S.F.) by Alastair Reynolds
The list author says:
  "More fun courtesy of Alastair Reynolds, and the best of the trilogy that concludes with Absolution Gap"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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Eaters Of The Dead
9.  Eaters Of The Dead by Michael Crichton
The list author says:
  "A sly retelling of the Beowolf tale! I couldn't put this down. Where has the old Michael Crichton gone?"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

Thebes of the Hundred Gates
10.  Thebes of the Hundred Gates by Robert Silverberg
The list author says:
  "Like alot of Silverberg's stuff, this has a dense brooding atmosphere. It also has intricate characterisation and a tight plot, which makes it the best by him I've read yet."
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Songmaster
11.  Songmaster by Orson Scott Card
The list author says:
  "This was a pleasant surprise. Card's prose is fluid and alive with vitality and the plot zips along in the most unexected directions. Most enjoyable!"
£12.33   Used & New from: £0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Absolute Friends
12.  Absolute Friends by John Le Carré
The list author says:
  "A masterpeice of characterization. I was completely sucked in by this one."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)
13.  A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire) by George R. R. Martin
The list author says:
  "Can't praise this enough. I had heard it was good. I didn't know it was this good!"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,853 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire)
14.  A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire) by George R. R. Martin
The list author says:
  "Once I started this series, there was no stopping until I had read everything I could get my hands on. Believe the hype!"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,231 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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A Storm of Swords: Steel and Snow (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3 Part 1)
15.  A Storm of Swords: Steel and Snow (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3 Part 1) by George R. R. Martin
The list author says:
  "Theres something wonderfully Shakespearen about GRR Martin's prose (and plot) that makes it a pleasure to read"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (785 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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A Storm of Swords: 2 Blood and Gold (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3, Part 2)
16.  A Storm of Swords: 2 Blood and Gold (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3, Part 2) by George R. R. Martin
The list author says:
  "And no decline in quality at all as the series goes on. This is right up there with the Malazan Book of the Fallen. Maybe just a rung below...."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (801 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Tigana
17.  Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay
The list author says:
  "Compelling! And no one writes fantastical tragedy like Kay."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)

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Royal Assassin (The Farseer Trilogy - Book 2): 2/3
18.  Royal Assassin (The Farseer Trilogy - Book 2): 2/3 by Robin Hobb
The list author says:
  "All in all, the Farseer Trilogy was a fairly decent series in which this book stood out due to the rather shocking (and compelling) turn things took towards the end. The 3rd book was disappointing."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (292 customer reviews)

The Iron Dragon's Daughter (FANTASY MASTERWORKS)
19.  The Iron Dragon's Daughter (FANTASY MASTERWORKS) by Michael Swanwick
The list author says:
  "I read this and Tad Williams' War of the Flowers (which had a similar theme) close to each other and this was just so much better. A real literary fantasy classic!"
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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The Bonehunters: Malazan Book Of Fallen 6 (The Malazan Book of the Fallen)
20.  The Bonehunters: Malazan Book Of Fallen 6 (The Malazan Book of the Fallen) by Steven Erikson
The list author says:
  "A year in which I get to read lots of GRR Martin AND Steven Erikson is a GOOD year!"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4)
21.  A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4) by George R. R. Martin
The list author says:
  "ditto!"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,171 customer reviews)

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Eon (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
22.  Eon (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Greg Bear
The list author says:
  "Greg Bear was one of the best SF authors writing in the 80s and its with books like this that he established his name in the genre. SF on a very broad canvas!"
£9.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

Master Georgie
23.  Master Georgie by Beryl Bainbridge
The list author says:
  "This book introduced me to Bainbridge's historical novels and its certainly a compelling work. The descriptions of both the streets of 1850s London and the confusion and mess in the Crimea are superb."
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3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

Sailing to Sarantium (The Sarantium mosaic)
24.  Sailing to Sarantium (The Sarantium mosaic) by Guy Gavriel Kay
The list author says:
  "Wonderful 'historical' fantasy."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Lord of Emperors (The Sarantine mosaic)
25.  Lord of Emperors (The Sarantine mosaic) by Guy Gavriel Kay
The list author says:
  "An excellent sequel. Once again Kay proves he's a fantasy master."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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