Hello everyone!

I need something new to read. I've been recently punching through Neil Stephenson's Baroque Trilogy and I love it, as well as the new i09 anthology, but I need something lighter to go through. I've had a super awful no good just generally bad week and would love to read some comedic or at least light hearted SF. If you have any up and coming author suggestions that would be awesome as well. I have already read through the Terry Pratchett oeuvre before anyone jumps on that bandwagon ;). In exchange, I have attached a picture of a Jack Russel Terrier in Space. Look at that little guy!