This is probably an odd time to request this but I really need some good sci-fi recommendations. Something released in the last couple of years. I trust this comm's taste more than the average Amazon reader's or editor's (it is so littered with fantasy - esp. Stephenie Meyer - that it's a damn chore finding the sci-fi). I should note that I live in Iceland and our access to sci-fi is pretty much determined by the taste of the sci-fi nerd who happens to work in one of the 4 or so stores which stock them. Hence my rooting around Amazon.
Any new books you read last year that just blew you away? Because I don't think I read any and that worries me. I'm looking for novels - not short stories.