I got it too. Thanks!
I'm also looking for some book suggestions. Has anybody noticed how much book prices have gone up on Amazon? Freaking ridiculous! Would love to give another indie writer some hard earned cash.
One of the things I've been noticing is that I keep picking up trilogies where only the first or second book is published. Although they're good, it gets frustrating having to wait. Plus, trying to remember all the various plots is getting a bit tedious. I'd be open to a really great standalone book, if anybody can recommend a good one!
You're right, it's getting harder all the time to find good books that aren't part of a series, finished or unfinished. I love a good series, but that's not all I want to read. I read an article a couple of months ago about the prices on Amazon - it's the publishers raising prices. Somehow, that didn't surprise me.
What do you read that's not SF? I'd be happy to pass on info when I find a good book or author.
As far as other books I've read, it's kind of a range of things. From Sci-Fi and Fantasy, to Mysteries, Classics and Romance. Here's my [URL="http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/7398235-janyaa"]Goodreads profile[/URL] to give you an idea, although I admit it's pretty incomplete as far as things I've read. I just started trying to remember and add books at some point and info-dumped on it.
I also have a somewhat newly hatched book review blog called [URL="http://janyaabooknook.wordpress.com/"]Janyaa's Book Nook[/URL].
Not a dystopia-genre author, but an amazing writer, if you're into historical fiction and/or fantasy:
[URL="http://www.amazon.com/Guy-Gavriel-Kay/e/B000AQ6VIO/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1342470420&sr=8-1"]Guy Gavriel Kay[/URL]
My personal favorite was The Sarantine Mosaic, but all of his books are good -- very rich, very detailed, incredibly well-written. Not light, though.
I got into indie sci-fi when a friend recommended Ric Locke's Temporary Duty: [url]www.amazon.com/Temporary-Duty-ebook/dp/B00531CPHC/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1342470986&sr=1-1&keywords=ric+locke[/url]
The first 90% of it is fantastic. The last 10%, I felt got a little weaker, but it's still as good or better than most stuff I've read from traditional publishers. It feels like the start of a series, but unfortunately, Mr. Locke has been diagnosed with very advanced lung cancer. His time is now measured in months and he's chosen to instead of delaying the inevitable through chemo, he was going to focus on his bucket list. So, for 3 bucks, you get a great story and help a guy fulfill a few last dreams.
If you don't like authors getting political though, stay away from Mr. Locke's web site! He's not shy with his political opinions!
I also very much liked the zombie book "My Last Testament" [url]http://www.amazon.com/Testament-Zombie-Books-Survival-ebook/dp/B007BSPIB0/ref=sr_1_4?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1342471217&sr=1-4&keywords=the+last+testament[/url]
What do you do when the guy who is the best hope for helping you survive the zombie apocalypse is kind of a self-centered A-hole?
Loads of great "waiting for new Hugh books" ideas here! Thanks everyone!