Here is a link, Fired Up, to Lev Grossman’s picks for the “best of….” for 2011. Looks like some good reading to me. What do you think?
He modestly didn’t put his own book, The Magician King, on the list but you can find out more about that by going to the Fantasy heading on this blog’s podcast and listening in to the interview we did with him.
The Magician King certainly could have been on there. I did think A Dance with Dragons was very good, but it didn’t end up in my own personal top 5. Embassytown is up there, Zoo City is right there, too. And while it’s maybe not “fully” SF, Durham author David Halperin’s Journal of a UFO Investigator (Viking, February 2011) is the book (other than The Magician King!) that I keep thinking of when people ask me which new book I liked the most this year.