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new goodies!

Posted on: March 25, 2015

so many pretties came in the mail recently.  i want to pet them and snuggle with them. (oh, these are for reading, not snuggling, you say? I can read AND snuggle! so there! Osmosis totally works, right?)

What looks good to you?

From Nightshade Books:

cash crash

Cash Crash Jubilee, May 2015, debut novel from Eli K. P. William (looks pretty cool! I dig the cover art, and it sounds like a fun read)

what it’s all about:

In a near future Tokyo, every action—from blinking to sexual intercourse—is intellectual property owned by corporations that charge licensing fees. A BodyBank computer system implanted in each citizen records their movements from moment to moment, and connects them to the audio-visual overlay of the ImmaNet, so that every inch of this cyber-dystopian metropolis crawls with information and shifting cinematic promotainment.



Emissary, by Betsy Dornbusch April 2015 (emissaryThis is the 2nd book in a series. That alone takes it off my priority list, since i haven’t read the 1st book)

What it’s all about:

Draken vae Khellian, bastard cousin of the Monoean King, had risen far from his ignominious origins, becoming both a Bowrank Commander and a member of the Crown’s Black Guard. But when cursed black magic took his wife and his honor away, he fought past his own despair and grief, and carved out a new life in Akrasia. His bloody, unlikely path, chronicled in Exile: The First Book of the Seven Eyes, led him to a new love, and a throne.

Draken has seen too much blood . . . the blood of friends and of enemies alike. Peace is what he wants. Now he must leave his wife and newborn child in an attempt to forge an uneasy peace between the Monoean King and the kingdom of Akrasia. The long bloody shadow of Akrasia’s violent past hangs over his efforts like a shroud. But there are other forces at work. Peace is not something everybody wants . . . not even in the seemingly straightforward kingdom of Draken’s birth.


From the friendly folks at Pyr:


Superposition, by David Walton, April 2015. Sorry for the crappy photo, this is some striking cover art that didn’t come through very well.

what it’s all about: Jacob Kelley’s family is turned upside down when an old friend turns up, waving a gun and babbling about an alien quantum intelligence. The mystery deepens when the friend is found dead in an underground bunker…apparently murdered the night he appeared at Jacob’s house. Jacob is arrested for the murder and put on trial.

As the details of the crime slowly come to light, the weave of reality becomes ever more tangled, twisted by a miraculous new technology and a quantum creature unconstrained by the normal limits of space and matter. With the help of his daughter, Alessandra, Jacob must find the true murderer before the creature destroys his family and everything he loves.


From my friends at Tachyon Publications:

HannuCollected Fiction of Hannu Rajaniemi, May 2015. (Now this one, I’m super interested in. His novels intimidate me, but anyone can read a few short stores, right?)

what it’s all about: Inside the firewall the city is alive. Buildings breathe, cars attack, angels patrol, and hyper-intelligent pets rebel. Again, apologies for the fuzzy photo.

With unbridled invention and breakneck adventure, Hannu Rajaniemi is on the cutting-edge of science fiction. His post-apocalyptic, post-cyberpunk, and post-human tales are full of exhilarating energy and unpredictable optimism.

How will human nature react when the only limit to desire is creativity? When the distinction between humans and gods is as small as nanomachines—or as large as the universe? Whether the next big step in technology is 3D printing, genetic alteration, or unlimited space travel, Rajaniemi writes about what happens after.


There was also an envelope from Tor. what was inside it? A finished copy of Icefall, by Gillian Philip! I now have three (yes, three!) copies of this book! Anyone want one? the ARC and US version are up for grabs. the UK one stays with me forever, as it was a gift.

three icefalls



12 Responses to "new goodies!"

I’m game if you’re giving books away.


I’d love a copy of Icefall! 🙂


I definitely recommend Dornbusch’s first novel. It was a lot of fun, and has some really interesting characters. I’m looking forward to reading Emissary and continuing the story!


Very interesting choices you have there!
I have a netgalley copy of Collected Fiction of Hannu Rajaniemi myself, will get to it eventually.
Superposition and Cash Crash Jubilee in particular look like something I would like reading.


I’m a sucker for short fiction so I’d go there first. I have that Hannu Rajaniemi on pre-order. I have his first two novels in trade back but haven’t had a chance to read them yet. They have gorgeous covers.

I’m also really intrigued by the Cash, Crash, Jubilee novel. Anything with Japan and I’m already in. I lived there for almost four years and fell in love. The novel’s concept seems fascinating because I can easily see that becoming a thing with society’s obsession of reality TV.
Happy reading!


Cash Crash Jubilee looks so good! Night Shade sure has been putting out lots of awesome titles lately, right?


I have the eARC of Cash Crash Jubilee. I can’t wait to read it!


Superposition sounds quite good! 🙂 As does Crash Crash Jubilee!


Emissary looks awful judging by the cover. Looks like a romance novel.


I like the look of Superposition.
Very nice
Lynn 😀


I also got a copy of The Emissary and am in the same boat as you – haven’t read the first book. I do have Exile on my to-read list though, and Ria’s comment makes me curious about the series now 🙂


Late to the party here, but Rajaniemi is great. I think you’d do just fine with his novels too.


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