I picked up a random book from the library. Bloodmind by Liz Williams. The book appealed to me, and I'm trying to work out why. Whether or not it would appeal to others in the same way, I don't know. I think the atmosphere that Williams creates, a kind of tone of the senses, a feeling, that I find I'm in tune with. I think it was just what I needed at the time. I'll come back to Williams again, I'm sure.
For now though, I'm on to Alistair Reynolds' Redemption Ark. Awesome!