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INTERVIEWS

Peter Higgins, author of Wolfhound Century

Myke Cole, author of Shadow Ops Series

John Brown John, translator of the Zamonia Novels

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)

Lou Anders Editor of Pyr Books

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)

Character Interviews

Alexia and Lord Maccon from Gail Carriger's Soulless

Lord Akeldama from Gail Carriger's Soulless

Eva Forge from Tim Akers's The Horns of Ruin

Atticus from Kevin Hearne's Hounded

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New Procurements

If I go on vacation this is the kind of pile I return to.


A couple of the above were purchased before I went away (Goblin Tales, The Pint Man, and The House of Tomorrow) while the rest are review copies. I'm a bit snowed under since I came back from vacation with work so I won't be doing my full commentary of each of the above. Out of the batch I was glad to see a final copy of The Unremembered show up. That cover looks even more gorgeous every time I see it. Now if only I had the time to finish my review... Under Heaven, which is Guy Gavriel Kay's latest is no slouch in the cover department either. That is definitely a book you have to see in person to appreciate all the extra work that went in the printing. Embedded by Dan Abnett was a bit of surprise, but appreciated since I've never read his prose work.  Although I love his Marvel Comic work in the cosmic areas such as Nova and War of Kings.  Speaking of Abnett I've got his The Thanos Imperative sitting on my comic to-read pile.  Welcome to the Greenhouse caught my eye as well.  It looks to be the world's first Greenpunk collection with stories by Alan Dean Foster, Bruce Sterling, and Gregory Benford.

Goblin Tales collects all the short stories related to the Jig the Goblin series by Jim C. Hines, which he is self-publishing as an experiment. It also contains the short story that was the germ for his next series Libriomancer. Robopocalypse is Daniel H. Wilson's fiction debut mixing his knowledge of robotics engineering with a thriller.  This one definitely piqued my interest. Here's the blurb on this one since I haven't seen it pop-up elsewhere:
They are in your house. They are in your car. They are in the skies…Now they’re coming for you.

In the near future, at a moment no one will notice, all the dazzling technology that runs our world will unite and turn against us. Taking on the persona of a shy human boy, a childlike but massively powerful artificial intelligence known as Archos comes online and assumes control over the global network of machines that regulate everything from transportation to utilities, defense and communication. In the months leading up to this, sporadic glitches are noticed by a handful of unconnected humans – a single mother disconcerted by her daughter’s menacing “smart” toys, a lonely Japanese bachelor who is victimized by his domestic robot companion, an isolated U.S. soldier who witnesses a ‘pacification unit’ go haywire – but most are unaware of the growing rebellion until it is too late.

When the Robot War ignites -- at a moment known later as Zero Hour -- humankind will be both decimated and, possibly, for the first time in history, united. Robopocalypse is a brilliantly conceived action-filled epic, a terrifying story with heart-stopping implications for the real technology all around us…and an entertaining and engaging thriller unlike anything else written in years.
Deep Future by Curt Stager is probably going to be an immediate read as it is supposed to play off of The World Without Us, which I absolutely loved and is one of my favorite Non-Fiction books of the last few years. Also, a new reprint of Asimov's classic The End of Eternity showed up, which I've only been meaning to read for more than a decade. Lastly, for all of you Margret Weis fan's to take note of is  Dragon Raiders the first in a new series that looks to be a Flintlock Military Fantasy with dragons and floating islands.  As if you couldn't tell from the cover?

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1 comments:

Adam said...

I can't wait to read The Unremembered. It looks just too too good.