All Genres Books

Oriental Fantasy: Part II

The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson

This is an Asian alternative history novel. It plays on the idea that the entirety of European culture got wiped out by the Black Plague.
Cartomancy by Michael Stackpole

Cartomancy by Michael Stackpole definately has a different feel – more of the “Shogun” variety. Worth reading? I thought so, Stackpole is different in that bad things happen to good people. But he created some amazing people in that book. The sequel wasn’t as good as the first one.
Wizard of the Crow by Ngugi Wa’Thiong’O
My Life as Emperor by Su Tong
The Orphan’s Tales: In the Night Garden by Catherynne Valente

This is composed of original myths based largely on the mythic styles and structures of non-Western countries.

The Grass Cutting Sword by Catherynne Valente
Yume No Hon: The Book of Dreams by Catherynne Valente

Wheel of the Infinite by Martha Wells

Latro in the Mist by Gene Wolfe

The Braided Path series by Chris Wooding

Soul Mountain by Gao Xingjian

set in China, tale that I’d recommend for its “magic realism” moments, among other outstanding elements. He won a Nobel Prize in Literature.
Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny

This plays upon certain Hindu and Buddhist traditions.