In episode 230 of the SF Signal Podcast Patrick Hester, Jeff Patterson, Sarah Chorn, Larry Ketchersid, Django Wexler, and Paul Weimer discuss sequels to books that were better than their predecessors.

The Panel:

  1. The Guns of Avalon (Chronicles of Amber, No. 2) by Roger Zelazny (Avon Books)
  2. The Tainted City (The Shattered Sigil) by Courtney Schafer (Night Shade Books)
  3. A Discourse in Steel: A Tale of Egil and Nix (Tales of Egil & Nix) by Paul S Kemp (Angry Robot)
  1. Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold (HarperTorch)
  2. The Demon and the City (The Detective Inspec) by Liz Williams (Open Road Media)
  3. Deadhouse Gates: A Tale of The Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson (Tor Fantasy)
  1. Mockingbird by Chuck Wendig (Angry Robot)
  2. Theft of Swords (Riyria Revelations) by Michael J. Sullivan (Orbit)
  3. His Majesty’s Dragon (Temeraire, Book 1) by Naomi Novik (Del Rey)
  1. Shadow Ops: Control Point by Myke Cole (Ace)
  2. Clay’s Ark by Octavia E. Butler (Aspect)
  3. City on Fire (Metropolitan) by Walter Jon Williams ()
  1. Aestival Tide (The Winterlong Trilogy) by Elizabeth Hand (Open Road Media)
  2. Beyond the Blue Event Horizon (Heechee) by Frederik Pohl (Orb Books)
  3. Anvil of Stars by Greg Bear (E-Reads, Ltd.)
  1. Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs (Del Rey)
  2. Children of God (Ballantine Reader’s Circle) by Mary Doria Russell (Ballantine Books)
  3. Happy Hour In Hell (Bobby Dollar) by Tad Williams (DAW Hardcover)
  1. Forbidden Knowledge: The Gap Into Vision (The Gap Cycle) by Stephen R. Donaldson (Spectra)
  2. The Wise Man’s Fear: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day Two by Patrick Rothfuss (DAW)
  3. Terminator 2: Judgment Day by (Lions Gate)
  1. The Scar by China Mieville (Del Rey)
  2. Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie (Orbit)
  3. The Privilege of the Sword (Riverside) by Ellen Kushner (Spectra)
  1. The Mirador by Sarah Monette (Ace)
  2. The Great Hunt: Book Two of ‘The Wheel of Time’ by Robert Jordan (Tor Books)
  3. The Vampire Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles) by Anne Rice (Ballantine Books)
  1. The Spellsong War: The Second Book of the Spellsong Cycle by L. E. Modesitt Jr. (Tor Fantasy)
  2. Fool Moon (The Dresden Files, Book 2) by Jim Butcher (Roc)
  3. A Clash of Kings: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Two by George R.R. Martin (Bantam)

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