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Inherent Vice
Thomas Pynchon, Ron McLarty
The Best Horror of the Year Volume Five
Ellen Datlow, Laird Barron, Conrad Williams, Ramsey Campbell
Locus Solus (Alma Classics)
Raymond Roussel
Blackout (Newsflesh Trilogy, #3)
Mira Grant, Paula Christensen, Michael Goldstrom
Sheepfarmer's Daughter  (The Deed of Paksenarrion, #1) - Elizabeth Moon This is an off-the-shelf AD&D adventure, with the names (barely) filed off. If you like that sort of thing, it's a decent story and Elizabeth Moon's writing is better than average. But it's basically about a sheepfarmer's daughter (duh) who joins a mercenary company and becomes a fighter, and the whole book is about her training and her first few military campaigns. There's only a little bit of magic, but it's obvious Paksenarrion is destined to become a paladin. Although I'm slightly curious to see how she progresses, it's kind of the same curiosity that makes you want to keep playing an RPG with a character who's just numbers on paper to you -- it would be nice to see her level up and acquire some new abilities, but there's no real emotional investment in it.