New Books: Crappy Weather

January 10th, 2017

Harcover
Silver Gate, Kristin Bailey
Kindred: Graphic Novel, Octavia E. Butler
Roseblood, A.G. Howard
Shadows Of The Lost Sun, Carrie Ryan & John Parke Davis
Bear And The Nightingale, Katherine Arden
Cold Eye, Laura Anne Gilman

Trade Paperback
Quantum Night, Robert J. Sawyer
Dragon Springs Road, Janie Chang
Everything Box, Richard Kadrey
Little Heaven, Nick Cutter
Welcome To Night Vale, Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor
City Of The Lost, Kelley Armstrong
Version Control, Dexter Palmer
Arcadia, Iain Pears
Burning Page, Genevieve Cogman
Children’s Home, Charles Lambert

Mass Market
My Diary From The Edge Of The World, Jody Lynn Anderson
City Of Ice, K.M. Mckinley
Dreams Of The Eaten, Arianne ‘Tex’ Thompson

 

First New Books Of The New Year

January 3rd, 2017

And just in time, too. If this weather doesn’t make you want to stay in with a good book, you’re prolly at least 38% fish.

Hardcover
Heart Of What Was Lost, Tad Williams
Dead Man’s Steel, Luke Scull
Defiant, Dave Bara
Cursed Queen, Sarah Fine
Golden Gate, Robert Buettner
1636: Ottoman Onslaught, Eric Flint
Ever The Hunted, Erin Summerhill

Trade Paperback
This Census Taker, China Miéville
Dark Days Club, Alison Goodman
Glittering World, Robert Levy
Imposter Queen, Sarah Fine
Unhooked, Lisa Maxwell
Boss Fight, Annie Bellet
Idealist, Justin Peters
Last Sacrifice, James A. Moore
Iron Ghost, Jen Williams

Mass Market
Battle Hill Bolero, Daniel José Older
Silverwolf, Jacey Bedford
Starbound, Dave Bara

Last New Titles Of The Year

December 27th, 2016

Lots of sad news today. Here are a few last new titles, just so we can think about something else for a while.

Hardcover
Take Back The Sky, Greg Bear
SW: Rogue One, Alexander Freed

Trade Paperback
Barsk, Lawrence M. Schoen

Mass Market
If This Goes Wrong, Hank Davis, editor
Nine Of Stars, Laura Bickle
Mission: Tomorrow, Bryan Thomas Schmidt, editor

Right, Sorry: New Releases

December 21st, 2016

Sorry. Forgot to post the new releases yesterday — sorry about that. There aren’t many, but they deserve to be seen.

Hardcover
The Gradual, Christopher Priest
The Passenger, F.R. Tallis
Moshi-Moshi, Banana Yoshimoto

Trade Paperback
Pantomime, Laura Lam
Shadow Queen, C.J. Redwine
Dead Living, Glenn Buillon

Mass Market
Insurgence, Ken MacLeod
Assassin’s Creed, Christie Golden

Recommendations, Part 3: Young Adult

December 19th, 2016

Bright Smoke, Cold Fire, by Rosamund Hodge
I was seriously impressed by this, the first truly original retelling of the Romeo and Juliet mythos I’ve read. Viyara is the last city left in the world, made safe from the Ruining by the blood sacrifice of the Sisters of Thorn. But there is a necromancer loose in the city who could doom them all, unless Juliet, Romeo, Paris, and Runajo can stop it. Lush, gorgeous, bloody, and imaginative.

Keeper Of the Mists, by Rachel Neumeier
As the illegitimate daughter of her country’s Lord, Keri knew it theoretically possible she might inherit her father’s magic, but she never expected it to actually happen. But when her father dies, and the magic that conceals their country from its enemies fails with him, Keri’s going to have to figure out what to do – and who to trust – fast. Lovely prose and an interesting new world.

Lie Tree, by Frances Hardinge
Faith might act like modest and well-mannered, girl, but she is also fiercely intelligent and observant. She knows the real reason her family has relocated; she also know her father’s death was not an accident. The answer might lie with the strange tree she finds among his possessions: a tree that will reveal hidden truths when fed lies. A powerful story about truth, lies, family, and the great and terrible things we do for (and to) them. Astonishingly good.

Long Way To A Small Angry Planet, by Becky Chambers
Chambers simultaneously scratches the itch for Bujoldian, galaxy-spanning space opera and creates a universe that’s modern, diverse, and joyful. The Wayfarer’s crew tackle boarding parties, red tape, messy families, queer relationships, imminent galactic war, and interspecies workplace misunderstandngs with the same uncynical energy: each are equally important and vital parts of their lives. Delightful, ebullient, and kind.

The Skids, by Ian Donald Keeling
Like all the Skids in the Skidsphere, Johnny Drop has only five years to live. Live fast; die fast; eat sugar in between – that’s the Skid way. But Johnny’s about to discover that not only is the world bigger and stranger than he’d ever imagined, but it’s also in serious danger. And he can’t save it alone. Smart, funny, action-packed, and compulsively readable.

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