I finished reading Skylights by Luther M. Siler a few days ago. Even better than The Benevolence Archives, which I greatly enjoyed. Believable and likable characters, interesting plot, well-detailed setting. Good science that supports rather than overshadows the story. Engaging narrative voice. Satisfying resolution. Implied promise of a sequel. If you are interested in near-future science fiction that isn’t grimdark and pessimistic (the setting isn’t all sunshine and genetically engineered unicorns, but it’s not a dystopia, either), you should read this.
I’m currently reading Halcyon Nights by Jean Kilczer, which I bought because of something the author said recently in an interview. (Her answers to questions 10 and 15, in case that isn’t obvious… ) I had certain expectations before I even started reading this novel, and so far I have not been disappointed. Halcyon Nights is only the second book in this series (Sojourner of the Stars), and I suspect that later books will be even better. (The e-book has some formatting issues throughout — missing spaces after end punctuation, mostly — but the writing itself is excellent. I’m not going to let a little thing like sentences crowding each other keep me from reading a good story.)