I hope everyone in the U.S. had a fabulous Thanksgiving! We spent a couple of days in the desert with my family, and had fun taking photos at a nearby state park:
On the new book side of things, I’ve backed WAY off on my requests, and yet…somehow I still manage to have new review books to share. Go figure! Here’s what I’ve received in the last few weeks:
Dragon and Thief Timothy Zahn. Thanks to Tor for this review book. It was originally published in 2003 and Tor is re-releasing it. It’s fairly short so I hope to read it soon.
Also thanks so Tor for Last Year by Robert Charles Wilson, a surprise arrival which I’m very grateful for! I haven’t read Wilson in some time, and this time travel story looks interesting.
Another surprise, After the Crown by K.B. Wagers arrived unexpectedly from Orbit. I honestly didn’t love the first book in the series, so I wasn’t sure if I wanted to continue it, but now that I have a copy in hand, I might do just that. Thank you Orbit!
Woo hoo! I finally got one of the many Kickstarters I’ve backed! The Chemical Wedding by Christian Rosencreutz is from Small Beer Press, a rather odd book but I couldn’t resist. Apparently, this is John Crowley’s version of a classic story, rewritten by Crowley with illustrations by Theo Fadel. It’s a hardcover without a dust jacket, and the ink is in black and red throughout. I love limited edition books, and I believe this edition was only produced for Kickstarter backers. The level I backed also included this nifty t-shirt!
Digital books for review:
Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire. Big thanks to Tor.com, I’m so excited for this sequel to Every Heart a Doorway!
A Perfect Machine by Brett Savory. I spotted this on NetGalley, and because I’m auto-approved for Angry Robot, I had to take a chance on this. The story reminds me of Logan’s Run, for some reason, and wow, I love this cover! Thank you Angry Robot!
Gilded Cage by Vic James. I caved and requested this last week. I really was trying NOT to request anything else for the rest of the year, but because it’s not out until February, I feel OK about it. Plus readers are loving this book, so I really need to read it:-)
The Speckled God by Marc Joan. Thanks to Unsung Stories for the pitch on this novella! I’ve really enjoyed several of their books in the past, and this story that takes place in India sounds interesting.
And to round things off, three more cool-sounding novellas from Tor.com: Standard Hollywood Depravity by Adam Christopher, a story set in his L.A. Trilogy world (I believe this takes place between books one and two). I had great fun with Made to Kill and I’m looking forward to Killing is My Business! Agents of Dreamland by Caitlin R. Kiernan. The description of this story sounds crazy, but I’m intrigued:-) And finally, Brother’s Ruin by Emma Newman. Fresh off of reading After Atlas, I’m so excited to read a novella by Newman! This has a steampunk vibe to it, and it looks completely different from After Atlas, but Newman has jettisoned onto my “must read” list, so I can’t wait!
That’s my haul! Let me know if you plan on reading any of these too!