Read since the last update:
Book: Book 24 of '09. Harbinger by Jack Skillingstead.
I was lucky enough to get a copy of this at WorldCon.
It's a complex, enormously satisfying novel, the kind of psychologically honest, searing, and visionary work that drew me to SF in the first place. That said, I finished it less than an hour ago, and it'll take some time for my brain to process the experience so that I can properly articulate it. I may post further thoughts here or write up a review.
In any case, highly recommended.