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Epic Post on New Books

Posted on: February 10, 2018

This post is mostly book photos.  Some of these I’ve read, some of them I plan to get to shortly, some of them were happy surprises from publishers, or random acquisitions.  What looks good?

Starting off with books I’ve read:  The Tea Master and the Detective by Aliette De Bodard is forthcoming from Subterranean Press, what a gem of a novella!  More to come in a longer post, but if you like shipminds who are pretty sure they are people (because they *are* people), this book is for you.  Immortal Clay by Michael Lucas was a compelling post-apocalyptic novel based on the premise that at the end of John Carpenter’s The Thing, humanity lost.  Again, more to come in a longer post, but I most noticed and most appreciated the slower pace of this story.  After all, when you’re already dead, what’s the hurry?


In the category of Want To Read Very Soon is Binti:The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor (what? you haven’t read the Binti novellas? holy shit, DO IT!) and The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi, which is the February book for my local book club.


Also in the category of Want To Read Very Soon is The Urth of the New Sun, the stand alone 5th book in Gene Wolfe’s Book of the New Sun. I’ve read that 4 book series last fall (and blogged about it), and have been binging on the podcast Alzabo Soup ever since.  Maybe some stuff will finally make sense, with this 5th book.  But, the “making sense” part isn’t actually the goal, I don’t think. Anyways, ever since I started doing Vintage Month, I’ve wanted to read The Chrysalids, by John Wyndham, and now I can!

I ran into my good friend Alex Kourvo at ConFusion, and she handed me a copy of Zoners, the next book in her Detroit Next series.  I’d read this when it was a novella, and felt it was a good story, but needed more meat on them bones. And now it is a full length novel! yay!


I bought Lavie Tidhar’s HebrewPunk (how can you say no to a title like that?) at ConFusion, and one of the free giveaways at the convention was Michell Baker’s Borderline, which everyone has been talking about.  Looks like two wins for me!

Thank you to Subterranean Press and Tachyon for sending me these ARCs!  I am most excited for the Peter Watts (I seriously jumped up and down with joy when i pulled his book out of the envelope!) and the Harlan Ellison.


I’ve been enjoying Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams on Amazon, so had to buy some PKD at the bookstore.  Anyone read these? are they, um. . . readable?



I got some other irons in the fire, so now the challenge will be finding time to read these glorious books!

7 Responses to "Epic Post on New Books"

Wow, I think I want to read *all* of these, like ASAP. They look really interesting! 😀


I would love to know what The HebrewPunk is all about 😛


Epic haul indeed! I hope Rough Justice is as amazing as it sounds.


You’re allowing ads on your blog now????? Too bad.



it’s a free site, WordPress gotta pay for their stuff somehow.

if you are logged into WordPress when you visit, you shouldn’t see as many.


Oh wow! John Scalzi’s Collapsing Empire and Nancy Springer’s The Oddling Prince literally make my mouth water … I look forward to reading anything you have to say about them when you’ve read them. As for John Wyndham … aw, man, I love this guys books so much. Enjoy! 🙂


I started The Collapsing Empire last night, it meets my requisite quantities of snark and swear words, so we’re off to a good start!


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