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Jim C. Hines author of Libriomancer

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Rob Ziegler author of Seed

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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

So I'm doing fine in the book department since I announced my book buying hiatus. And the book haul sent to me from publishers the last couple of weeks is definitely in the manageable area. If I had been buying per my usual rate there would be at least another 2 or 3 books below. Believe me the urge has hit me.

Masked edited by Lou Anders - This is the finished copy sent from the publisher of Anders' superhero prose anthology I've been so looking forward to. I plan on getting to this quite soon, but I'm in the middle of two other anthologies so it'll have to wait, but not too long with a Mike Carey sitting in there. The cover looks even better in person.

Tracato by Joel Shepherd - This is the galley of the third book in Shepherd's Blood & Steel series, which has been likened to A Song of Ice and Fire in a lot of places.  I also have the second book in the series, but not the first so given my pledge I doubt it will be read anytime soon.

CassaStar by Alex J. Cavanaugh - This is galley Cavanaugh's debut science fiction novel.  The official release is set for October so I'm sure I'll be reviewing it before than. Here is the trailer that has been making the rounds.

Discord's Apple by Carrie Vaughn - I've been meaning to read Carrie Vaughn for a while, but didn't want to jump in to a long established series such as her Kitty Norville werewolf books, so this standalone may fit the bill.  I actually had it on my Looking Forward Urban Fantasy post and nearly forgot about it until Tor was kind enough to send a copy. Also, the protagonist is a comic book writer, which ups the ante for me to make time.

Virga: Cities of the Air by Karl Schroeder - Tor has smartly decide to do trade paperback's of Schroeder's Virga series starting with an omnibus of the first two in the series Sun of Suns and Queen of Candesce. This is something I think more publishers should do.  Especially for series with four or more books. Look at the long success of The Black Company series or Wolfe's New Sun and other related books. Also over the years I've found myself less willing to read mass markets and would much rather have a trade paperback, which is easier to read and holds up better.

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Rabid Fox said...

Ah, Discord's Apple. That's one I have my eye on. I'll be looking forward to your review on that one, when and if you get around to it.

Unknown said...

I think I'll get to it sooner than later. It isn't too big, which means it could fit nicely between two other big books.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hey Michael, I see you got the book! And thanks so much for posting the trailer. I was so excited to see it last week.