Posted December 13, 2014on:
As usual, I have attempted to not bring more books into the house and failed miserably. It might sound counter intuitive, but the more books that are piled up on the coffee table (and under the coffee table, and on the corner of the kitchen table, and on the table next to the bed), the less inclined I am to want to purchase more.
But, sometimes I can’t help myself. And then beautiful books show up in the mail, and before I know it I am surrounded by the happiness that is new books that have come to live in my house and be loved by me.
Here are my newest babies:
From Del Rey/Randomhouse comes a gorgeous edition of The Galaxy Game by Karen Lord. this is her follow up to The Best Of All Possible Worlds, but they can both be read as stand alones. Stay tuned for January, when I’ll have not one, but two articles about her new novel. I’m more than a little excited!
From Orbit (you know, the folks who spoil me rotten?) comes The Mechanical from Ian Tregillis. I had no idea he had a new novel coming out! But I sure was excited to pull this ARC out of it’s envelope. The Mechanical comes out in March, and so far the only thing I know about it is that since it has Tregillis’s name on it, I want to read it.
From Tachyon, we have The Very Best of Kate Elliott. can you believe I’ve never read her? yeah, me neither. This baby comes out in February, so looks like I’ve got exactly 2 months to fix my “have never read Kate Elliott” problem.
we’re not done yet!
The Books of The Wars by Mark Geston *totally* doesn’t look like my kind of book. But it came highly recommended, and I’ve read the first (of three) short novels that it contains, and quite enjoyed myself. Stay tuned for a review in January, for a story that is horribly bleak but not grimdark, Dying Earth-esque but not exactly. intrigued? thought so! I think my review of this will trigger a lot of conversation.
I also needed to fix my “Never Read any Kate Wilhelm” problem, so I searched out The Infinity Box. it’s a “Tor Double”, which means it doesn’t have a back cover. It’s got TWO front covers! it’s two short novels printed back to back. You finish The Infinity Box on pg 76, and flip the entire thing over and read He Who Shapes by Roger Zelazy! I wish publishers would go back to doing these doubles. You can show off two authors, and maybe introduce someone to an author they weren’t familiar with before.
Which of these look most interesting to you? Which would you pick up to read?