New books, and the best short video EVAR.
Posted June 23, 2013on:
best stuff first:
Totally safe for work. Multiple award winner. Watch it till the end. Let me know in the comments if the video makes you crave a cup of coffee.
One of the best things about living in Michigan is that you can use your hand as a map. it’s a total Michigander thing (as is calling Michigan residents Michiganders.). Anywhoo, we just got back from here:
If you don’t live near the great lakes, the star on my finger is the Petoskey/Boyne City/Little Traverse Bay/Charlevoix area. Lots of local tourism stuff, skiing, fishing, hiking, shopping, some of the best restaurants I’ve ever been too, and lots and lots of water. Rolling hills, beautiful countryside, and fresh water as far as the eye can see. Really freakin’ cold water.
and of course books were purchased! See?
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, by N.K. Jemisin. I’ve been meaning to pick this one up for a while, she’s been the “must read” author in the SFF community for a while now.
Kurt Vonnegut: the Last Interview and other Conversations. It’s been far too long since I’ve read Vonnegut, be it his fiction or his essays. The man had a profound effect on me when I was in my early 20s.
Shadow’s End, by Sheri S Tepper. Her new stuff hasn’t really done much for me, but this looks sufficiently old that I expect I’ll enjoy it. Anyone else read this one? how is it?
Surface Detail, by Iain M. Banks. I saw a beautiful used hardback for a great price, and I couldn’t remember if I owned in it paperback. You know what? it’s a Banks. just buy it!
Quarry by Iain Banks. Why yes, yes that is the brand new Iain Banks, and no I didn’t buy it at a used bookstore “up north”. Someone at a certain publishing house has been spoiling the crap out of me recently.
Other than Quarry, most of these books won’t even be touched until later this summer. Why is that? in a word: Hugos.
I got so much good stuff on deck and on double deck for you, it’s not even funny.