Thing 1 We have Fuzzy Nation, by John Scalzi.
Thing 2 We also have Embassytown, by China Miéville.
Thing 3 (related to Thing 2) China’s coming for a visit! On Thursday May 26th, he’ll be here at the store from 5:30-6:30pm. So mark it in your calendars: Cocktail Hour with China, May 26th, 18:30. And by “cocktail hour” we mean “hour in which you meet up with friends, eat nibblies, and drink things that are not alcoholic in any way”.