Greedy about my new stuff!
Posted November 24, 2013on:
New goodies! Received from the publisher:
The Book of Apex Volume 4 – edited by Lynne Thomas, this features original fiction published in Apex magazine. Ken Liu, Catherynne Valente, Elizabeth Bear. . . it’s so pretty. No, really, it is. The photograph doesn’t do it justice. Everything about this book looks absolutely fricken’ gorgeous. i’ve barely had time to crack it open, and I’m already falling into the cover art.
And from Orbit, we have Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach and Malice by John Gwynne. Looking through the promo material that came with Fortune’s Pawn, I kept wondering why they were also advertising Rachel Aaron’s Eli Monpress series. Ahh, because they are the same person. She writes under both Rachel Bach and Rachel Aaron. I don’t know much about Malice except that at first glance it looks to be in the Joe Abercrombie military epic fantasy mold.
Anyone read any of these? what do you think? what looks interesting to you?
Goodies from the publisher isn’t enough for me, cuz I iz greedy. Had to visit the bookstore too!
We’ve been trying to cull the book collection. It’s either that or buy more bookshelves. As it is, I’m afraid the floor of our apartment is going to cave in under the weight of all these books, and give our downstairs neighbor one helluva surprise. I took a grocery bags worth of books to the usedbook store for trade (a few older paperbacks, a few brand new books that weren’t catching my attention, even a glossy photo filled cookbook or two). turned in a tall stack of books, got a shorter stack of more interesting books in return.
For Vintage Scifi Month:
I have such a weakness for these Doctor Who books. The new ones haven’t done much for me, but oh, these old ones, I adore them. They are candy to me! I’m woefully underread when it comes to Zelazny, so found what looked to be a stand alone novel from him. Hoping the local used bookstore would just happen to have the first Amber book was pushing my luck!
but I did feel mightly lucky when I found these:
there’s no such thing as having enough Kage Baker! The Life of the World to Come is a Company novel, Sky Coyote is I think a stand alone.
Hey Baker and Zelazny experts: help a girl out. Can I read the Company novels out of order, and what’s the recommended reading order for the Amber books?
and not that anyone cares, but the digital camera on my new smart phone is insanely awesome. compared to the photos my older model digital camera takes, these new photos look practically 3-D!