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Myke Cole, author of Shadow Ops Series

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Jim C. Hines author of Libriomancer

Nick Harkaway author of Angelmaker (review here)

Martha Wells author of The Cloud Roads

David Tallerman author of Giant Thief

Mazarkis Williams author of The Emperor's Knife

Rob Ziegler author of Seed

Steven Gould author of 7th Sigma

Douglas Hulick author of Among Thieves (review here)

Mark Charan Newton author of Nights of Villjamur (review here)

Kameron Hurley author of God's War (review here)

Brent Weeks author of The Black Prism (review here)

Anthony Huso author of The Last Page (review here)

Brandon Sanderson author of The Way of Kings (review here)

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Ian Tregillis author of Bitter Seeds (review here)

Sam Sykes author of Tome of the Undergates (review here)

Benjamin Parzybok author of Couch (review here)

Kristine Kathryn Rusch author of Diving Into the Wreck (review here)

Ken Scholes author of Lamentation

Cherie Priest author of Boneshaker (review here)

Lev Grossman author of The Magicians (review here)

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New Procurements

Here's a smattering of the books I've purchased the past few weeks along with some review copies that were orphaned on my doorstep. Lots of good, unusual, and a few hotly anticipated titles are included. Not pictured is The Wise Man's Fear since I'm in the middle of it and I can barely put it down to put this post together. My short review so far: if you loved The Name of the Wind you'll love this and it could possibly be better.

Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch - The second in the Peter Grant Urban Fantasy series from Doctor Who scribe, which I bought when I picked up my copy of The Wise Man's Fear. I enjoyed the first of Aaronvitch's series Rivers of London/Midnight Riot, but didn't quite love it. I may end up doing a review of the first two books together if I like what I read a bit more this go around.

The Sea Watch by Adrian Tchaikovsky - The sixth book in the Shadows of the Apt series, which I've been enjoying quite a bit. This is the UK edition and the first for my collection as I won it through a twitter contest. Go me and Tor UK!

The Scarab Path by Adrian Tchaikovsky - The fifth book in the Shadows of the Apt series that I know I'll get to in short order especially since I have the next book already at my beck.

7th Sigma by Steven Gould - This is Gould's first major novel in 4 years. Mechanical bugs are eating the western dusty parts of the US for any metal so they can replicate themselves.  I've been looking forward to this one for a while so I'm glad this arc came my way. It also sports a pretty awesome cover as well.

Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi - Another hotly anticipated title for me as I've read nearly all of Scalzi's novels, novellas, and shorts. This is an arc as well that has a very nice cover by one of my recent favorite artists Kekai Kotaki.  This novel is the reboot of H. Beam Piper's Little Fuzzy, which is quite good in and of itself.

Ex-Heroes by Peter Clines - Superheroes and zombies clash in what looks to be a dark take on Superheroes that I couldn't pass up when my wife wanted a few things ordered.

The Extraordinary Voyage of Jule Verne by Eric Brown, Turns & Chances by Juliet E. McKenna, My Death by Lisa Tuttle - These are from the PS Publishing novella deal they've been having. If you're in the mood for some good short fiction and love signed collectible books do check it out. These are actually my first hard copy books from PS and they put out a quality package.

Anno Dracula by Kim Newman - The first of Newman's re-releases from Titan Books starting with the beloved off take on Dracula that is a bit steampunk. This was sent by the publisher and has a neat old-style newspaper look to it.

For Heaven's Eyes Only by Simon R. Green - The arc of the fifth Eddie Drood/Secret Histories series that I haven't even begun despite having the first four books on my shelf and it is connected to the Nightside series in some ways as well.  I'm going to try to start the series this summer.

Chung Kuo by David Wingrove - Corvus Books is starting a huge relaunch of the Chung Kuo series with two prequels for a total of 20 books. I decided to get the first volume released many years ago used to see if it was worth picking up all the re-releases slated. The first prequel Son of Heaven, which looks really gorgeous judging by the pictures I've seen has just been released in the UK, but is available as an ebook many places.

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