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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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Alexia and Lord Maccon from Gail Carriger's Soulless

Lord Akeldama from Gail Carriger's Soulless

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The Daylight War by Peter V. Brett

A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson

Scoundrels by Timothy Zahn

Cold Days by Jim Butcher

Year Zero by Rob Reid

Alif: The Unseen by G. Willow Wilson

Scourge of the Betrayer by Jeff Salyards

Redshirts by John Scalzi

Control Point by Myke Cole

Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway
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New Procurements (Short Story Heavy Edition)

I went on a slight buying binge last week as I somehow found my self in a used bookstore and a couple orders showed up. Some fine review copies came as well and between the two piles 4 anthologies and 2 short story collections entered my stacks. First up the purchases.

I partook of Apex's pre-order promo for The Apex Book of World SF 2 with getting the first volume for an additional 5 bucks. After hearing many reviewers call Bear's Range of Ghosts one of the best books of the year I ordered a copy. The next 3 are from the used store visit. Slam is the only Hornby I didn't already own, although I still have to read Juliet, Naked. Paul Auster's The New York Trilogy has been on my reading bucket list for years and it was high time I at least had a copy. I'm not very familiar with Kate Wilhelm's work, but I read her short "The Funeral" in John Joseph Adams' awesome Brave New Worlds  so finding her older collection Infinity Box seemed like serendipity. The cover was also shiny.

In the review copy pile things started with a finished copy of Charles Yu's Sorry Please Thank You. The spine is pretty neat, but I stand by my earlier thoughts about the understated cover. Year Zero is Rob Reid's debut and from what little I've heard (all good things) it  as if Douglas Adams wrote a story concerning the music industry. I'm excited about The Kingmakers as the first two books in the Vampire Empire were solid showings so I'm eager to see how the Griffith's close things out. Lastly, is 21st Century Dead, the zombie anthology sequel of sorts to Christopher Golden's The New Dead. Containing original stories by Simon R. Green, Duane Swiercyznski, Caitlin Kittredge, and Dan Chaon will most likely see me getting to it sooner than later.

Not pictured is the Ray Bradbury tribute anthology Shadow Show that I mentioned awhile ago and given recent events I'll be reading it post-haste. I already stuffed it in my bag for a trip I'm on as this goes live.

All in all a very nice haul.

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