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New Procurements with a bit of mysteriousness

The past few weeks has been a light in terms of books, which I'll take given my reading backlog.  Also, a lot of my time has been taken up by a certain sekrit project I've been working on. All I can say at this time is it's an idea I've had for awhile and I've started on the next few steps. I'm not sure if it will work out, but if it does - oh, if it does -- it will be EPIC for me.  Though quite a few intriguing books showed up including two anthologies I've been looking forward to and a couple very strong looking debuts.

Please note I've stopped posting double copies of books I receive such as when I get a galley followed by a finished book later on.

The Hum and the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe - Bledsoe's latest appears to be a standalone placed in contemporary time and heavily influenced by Native American culture. Definitely a step away from his other Fantasy and Vampire work. I'm always intrigued by authors that can change gears so much. Music also seems central to the story and Alex has posted a soundtrack of sorts for the book as well. Out in September.

The Monster's Corner edited by Christopher Golden - This is a follow-up anthology to Golden's The New Dead, which has a stellar line-up of Horror writers on-board including Simon R. Green, David Liss, Jonathan Maberry, and David Moody. Quite a fun cover as well. It will be out in time for Halloween, of course.

All Men of Genius by Lev A.C. Rosen - Shakespeare mixed with Steampunk? Count me in for Rosen's debut novel. This one will most certainly be reviewed around the release in late September.

Naked City edited by Ellen Datlow - Datlow's latest includes many heavy hitters in the Urban Fantasy game, but it is the new Dresden files tale "Curses" by Jim Butcher that many of us are clamoring for, which looks to take place before the events of Changes. Other names for the collection include Patricia Briggs, Holly Black, Peter S. Beagle, Naomi Novik, and Lavie Tidhar. Should hit shelves soon if it hasn't already.

Miserere by Teresa Frohock - Another debuting author from Night Shade who has been hitting it out of the part this year between Hurley, Beaulieu, and McIntosh. This one looks to be a Dark Fantasy with lots of conflicted characters. Another well done cover. Miserere is out now.

Summer of Night by Dan Simmons - One of Simmons classic novels got a new release and cover. I'm unfamiliar with this one, but it looks to be very much in the vein of Stephen King's It. Considering that I'm not sure I can go for the book. It still creeps me out to this day and I haven't read it in at least 15 years, but I'm torn since Simmons is such a fine wordsmith.

The General in His Labyrinth by Gabriel Garcia Marquez - This was a buy at a library sale. You can't go wrong with a Marquez book for a buck. And this edition has quite a magical cover.

The First Days by Rhiannon Frater - This was a self-published hit that was originally serialized online for free. Tor has since picked up this book and two sequels in what looks to be a realistic Zombie apocalypse. I'm not sure if I'll dive in as I a have quite a few other Zombie reads I've been meaning to get to including The Reapers Are the Angels by Alden Bell, which has been getting all kinds of accolades. I'd expect it out very soon as I received a finished copy.

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Blake Charlton said...

why is Spellbound not in that pile? ;-)

The Mad Hatter said...

Because it was in the last batch:

Blake Charlton said...

oh hey! that's fantastic. i missed that post. can't wait to hear what you think!

The Mad Hatter said...

No problem. You'll definitely be seeing my thoughts.

Lev AC Rosen said...

Oh, good, you got a copy! I'm still sad we didn't meet at BEA, but I hope you enjoy the book!

Scavenger Monk said...

I read Summer of Night two years ago and some of the images still stick in my head. It was absolutely terrifying, and scary stuff rarely has an effect on me. The core group of friends in the book spin out into a lot of Simmons' other novels. I own the most direct sequel, A Winter Haunting, but as of yet I am too chicken to read it.

Jeremy Shane said...

Went to check out Miserere on Amazon and noticed the Kindle edition was only 3.99 if anyone is interested. That got me to go ahead and try it.