Ate through Masha Gessen’s The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladmir Putin recently, nice and disturbing.
Before that was Charles Stross two books Accelerando and Glasshouse, as Accelerando is a “nice” antidote to the singularity-humpers, while I hadn’t read it’s quasi-sequel, Glasshouse in ages.
Next up is A Close and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers, since I enjoyed The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. After that, might re-read, for the first time in over a decade, Death of the Necromancer by Martha Wells. Since I enjoyed it quite a bit last time, but never found in the local library system. Lets hope it hasn’t aged as badly as Ian Irvine’s books, which I now find a annoying as hell to read.
Beyond that lies The Delirium Brief, sequel to The Nightmare Stacks - Nazi elves with death magic invade Leeds, only a nerdy, ex-banker quant, now public servant, vampire PHANG* can stop them - from the mad mind of Charles Stross. Deals with the consequences of said invasion and because it’s set in the UK that means dealing with “fun” from the government. Comes out in June and I am so doomed to spend all night reading it in one sitting. Should really re-read The Nightmare Stacks.
Otherwise - as per usual, I haz a massive mound of e-books left unread, since the current depressive episode has lead to my skin picking disorder becoming worse, so not having the hands occupied leads to “fun”. But I suspect I’ll still chew through a few of the Hugo Awards nominees I haven’t already eaten up before the awards are announced.
Oh and on that particular note - N. K. Jemisin’s The Broken Earth series kicks serious arse, the Hugo The Fifth Season won was well deserved even despite part of the vote being driven to hit the puppies with a newspaper** and to piss off that racist shitweasel, Theodore Beale as a bonus.
*see The Rhesus Factor for how that all happened, though as per usual Stross gives you enough info in each book to not be left in the dark
**google “hugos puppygate” for the details, but basically, certain sad wankers decided to abuse the voting system to get “true” sci-fi/fantasy to win because apparently stuff like Ursula K. Le Guin and such isn’t actually “true” sci-fi/fantasy.