I really enjoyed Todd A's first novel, Being Good. His next one is almost ready, and I can't wait to read it. If you have any interest at all in discovering what it takes to do all this, check out Todd's blog.
Thursday night, I finished reading Peter Spiros's Saniya. I'm not sure what I expected when I opened it, but it was a damn good read, very sweet, and a nice break from my usual fare.
Then last night, I got to the last page of Tobias Buckell's Crystal Rain. The right/libertarian side of the blogosphere has been buzzing about this book for a couple weeks now, and all I can add is that the buzz is dead-on.