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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

Books. I get a lot of them. Below is what has shown up in the last week or so. The first part is review copies and the second section are purchases. Lots of good stuff showed up including a few odd balls in the purchase section.

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson - This is the second largest ARC I've ever received.  It is looks quite dangerous, yet I'll face that danger head-on before publication as this has to be one of the most anticipated Fantasy series debuts reads of the year.

The Dervish House by Ian McDonald - This is the finished book, which really shows off the art much better in person.  So far reviews have been stellar, but I wouldn't expect anything less of McDonald.

The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack by Mark Hodder - A Steampunk debut with a brilliant cover. Will definitely be giving this a thorough read.

Salute the Dark by Adrian Tchaikovsky - This is the fourth book in the Shadows of the Apt series, which closes out the first major story arc. I should be posting a review to books 2 and 3 very soon.

Recovering Apollo 8 and Other Stories by Kristine Kathryn Rusch - The short story collection from Rusch is looking mighty fine. It also has the original short story, which birthed Diving Into the Wreck. I'll peruse this between other volumes.

Stories edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio - An all-star cross genre collections and according to The Spec Scotsman it shouldn't be missed. I'll definitely not miss it.

The Ninth Avatar by Todd Newton - This should be a good traditional Epic Fantasy.  Love the cover.

The Book of Joe by Jonathan Tropper - Grabbed this used when I saw it as I've been on a Tropper binge lately. If you haven't read my review of his latest book This Is Where I Leave You. This isn't fantasy, but a comedy ala Nick Hornby.

Thicker Than Water and The Naming of the Beasts by Mike Carey - These are the fourth and fifth books in the Felix Castor series. Carey's US publisher dropped the ball by not picking the rest of the series up, which upset my plans of matching hardcovers. However, the Orbit UK editions are now readily available in the US through Amazon.

The Society of Sinister Simians by Chet Phillips - Last year I grabbed a set of cards called Steampunk Monkey Nation, which are very cutely illustrated. At the time I wished Chet had done a book with a stories. Well now my prayers are answered with this nicely illustrated volume. Check some of the images out here and see for yourself. I think it will be a must for all monkey fans and enthusiasts.

Half the Blood of Brooklyn by Charlie Huston - The third book in the Joe Pitt Casebooks. This series is has a great style that works well for me, which is why I keep grabbing another volume.

The Passage by Justin Cronin - I succumbed to the hype. Everything I've read about this series say it is one to remember. It was Neth's great review that cinched it since we usually have similar tastes.

The Nesting by Christopher Golden and Illustrated by Mike Mignola - This is a limited edition chapbook which is signed by both Chris and Mike. With only 200 copies in existence I had to grab one. It is published by Earthling Publications, which is a great limited edition publisher best known for Mieville's King Rat. Definitely check them out if you are a horror fan.

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Todd Moses said...

I'm about 350 pages into "The Passage", and I'm enjoying it. Be careful, though. My copy has about 5 pages of some really strange editing between pages 269 and 274.

Scott said...

I can't believe there won't be any further U.S. publication of the Felix Castor novels they have been great. I guess I'll go ahead and order the U.K. versions from Amazon. Do you know if there is going to be any further novels in the series past book 5?

Mad Hatter Review said...

@Todd - Thanks for the warning.

@Scott - I know. I was disappointed when I learned. There is at least a sixth book planned in the series and Carey hopes to do a Juliet solo novel at some point if his publishers allow.