Yet more new arrivals.
Posted June 2, 2014on:
A little bit of everything here: bought new, bought used, received from publishers, gotten from paperbackswap. Some new goodies on the kindle too. Those are much harder to photograph.
What looks good to you?
Goodies from Orbit and Tachyon:
Yesterday’s Kin by Nancy Kress
We Are All Completely Fine by Daryl Gregory
The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey
The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction Vol 2, edited by Gordon Can Gelder
Bird Box by Josh Malerman – have already read this, and omgIntense! Look for a book review soon. Josh Malerman is doing a booksigning in my city later this week, I am super excited for that!
The Graveyard Book by Kage Baker – book 4 of Baker’s Company series. Looks like this is a Joseph book? sweet.
Life’s Lottery by Kim Newman – randomly saw it at the bookstore, and omg you guys, it’s a choose your own adventure book! it’s a different story every time you read it!!! and hello, it’s a choose your own adventure book! Maybe this time I won’t get eaten by the dragon. Because you know, I am tasty with ketchup.
Purchased used and from paperback swap:
Illusion by Paula Voksly
This Immortal by Roger Zelazny
The Jesus Incident by Frank Herbert and Bill Ransom
Players at the Game of People by John Brunner
And some E-book anthologies, to round out the goodies:
(these were all provided either directly by the publisher, or by other venues I review for)
Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction From The Margins of History, edited by Rose Fox and Daniel Jose Older, featuring fiction by Nnedi Okorafor, Nicolette Barischoff, Ken Liu, Tananarive Due, Sofia Samatar, Thoraiya Dyer and more. I’ve already finished reading this one, so look for a review soon!
Apex Book of World SF Vol #3, edited by Lavie Tidhar, featuring fiction by Athena Andreadis, Amal El-Mohtar, Karin Tidbeck, Xia Jia, Benjanun Sridaungkaew and more
Clarkesworld Year 6, edited by Neil Clarke and Sean Wallace. Featuring a boat load of award winning and award nominated fiction, including Catherynne Valente’s Fade to White and Silently and Very Fast, Immersion by Aliette de Bodard, and Mantis Wives by Kij Johnson. Also featuring David Klecha and Tobias Buckell, Suzanne Church, Sarah Stanton, Robert Reed, and a ton more people. This one I think is going to take me a while to get through. But even so…. watch for a review soon!
Lightspeed Magazine special issue Women Destroy Science Fiction, with short stories, flash fiction, essays and interviews. Another one that might take me a while to get through.
Alright kids, what looks good? What should I prioritize? If all of these books were sitting on your coffee table, which would YOU read first?