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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)

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New Procurements

A pretty steady group of review copy packages showed up while I was at BEA. A stack so large it nearly rivaled the pile I got from BEA, which is rather saying a lot.

Cannibal Reign by Thomas Koloniar might work for when I'm in a darker moon.  Then I got a galley of Jay Kristoff's debut Stormdancer, which falls in the category of "Books I Can't Wait For" since I first heard the basic pitch of Japan meets Steampunk. It comes out in September so I'll be reviewing it around then. And its US cover is pretty awesome. The Light is the Darkness by Laird Barron is a purchase and one I mentioned not too long ago. Existence is David Brin's first new novel in quite awhile and looks to be part of the Kiln Books universe, but looks o standalone well. I might dip in soon although I might finally read the first Uplift novel (I know). Then a bit of surprise is a Doctor Who novel Shada by none other than Douglas Adams and Gareth Roberts. I've become a big Whovian the last few years so I may try this out. Heaven's War by Goyer and Cassutt is their second in a Sci-Fi series I still haven't checked out. At the bottom is Charles Stross's The Apocalypse Codex and given I'm woefully behind on the Laundry series it will be awhile before I get to it.

Lots of coolness in this stack. Going Interstellar is the latest anthology from Baen with a mixture of essays from scientists on space travel and stories about the same. The Boolean Gate by Walter Jon Williams is his new novella for Subterranean Press. The next two galley are highly anticipated novels, by me at least. Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines is one I've mentioned before and I still love the concept. And this copy just so happens to be signed! Sam Sykes is closing out his debut trilogy with The Skybound Sea, a series I've enjoyed quite a bit.

This Dark Earth is John Hornor Jacobs's sophomore effort that looks all kinds of bad-ass. No Going Back is Mark L. Van Name's latest hardcover. I've heard good things about Van Name before, but I'm not sure if this is where I should jump in. Any opinions? Love the cover.  I also bought the first volume of Mark Waid's Irredeemable on Stefan's recommendation. Peter F. Hamilton's Great North Road is a hugely anticipated novel in the Sci-Fi community and will be my first of his to try since it seems to be standalone. I do have the first of the Void trilogy kicking around here somewhere though. Next is the second volume of the graphic novel adaptation to The Eye of the World. I haven't seen the first, but I'll probably check it out as the art looked great on flip through. The last two are from Edge Publishing with Paradox Resolution about fixing time travel devices by K.A. Bedford who I'm not familiar with and Dave Duncan's Wildcatter who I do know a bit and his is about prospectors in space, which does intrigue me. I love a good story about discovery and greed.

So what caught your eye this week? Out of everything the Sykes, Kristoff, Hines, Jacobs, and Hamilton will hopefully be read and reviewed around their release dates.  But I also want to get to Jacobs and Brin. If only I had all the time in the world to read and review...

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redhead said...

I'm quite jealous that you have the new David Brin and Charlie Stross.

2001 said...

From what I understantd, Existence is set in the Uplift universe. Brin incoperates the short story "Aficionado", which was always billed an an Uplift prequel.

Anonymous said...

From what I understand, Existence takes place in the Uplift universe. Brin incoperates the short story "Aficionado", which was always billed as an Uplift prequel.

Mad Hatter Review said...

Hmmm, I'm really not sure. I know that the paperback for Existence is labeled as >Kiln Books on Amazon. Maybe he is trying to bridge the two series? Having not read the Uplift series or Kiln People I can't rightly say if they could fit together.