Thursday, January 30, 2014

Book Haul - Sprunk, Smylie, Staveley, Connolly & Ridyard

Some really good ones, I just wish I had time to read anything at all! I'm seriously dying to read all these plus about a million more. Too bad books have time limits on them ... wait

- Blood and Iron (Book of the Black Earth #1) by Jon Sprunk - I've been dying to read this ever since Sprunk's excellent Shadow Saga.
- The Barrow by Mark Smylie - I'm very curious about this one. Hadn't heard anything until I received a copy.
- The Emperor's Blades (Chronicles of the Unhewn Thrown #1) by Brian Staveley - Highly anticipated.
- Conquest (Chronicles of the Invaders #1) by John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Book Haul - McCammon, Ward, Swallow, Dixon

- The Five by Robert McCammon (Tor) - I actually bought this when it went on sale for kindle, but happy to see it in print.
- Star Trek: The Fall: Peaceable Kingdoms by Dayton Ward (Pocket)
- Star Trek: The Fall: The Poisoned Chalice by James Swallow (Pocket)
- Phoenix Island by John Dixon (Gallery)

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Book Haul - Tregillis, Martin & Dozois, Bernobich, Souders

Tor has been good to me here at year's end. I just read Ian Tregillis' Bitter Seeds and it was excellent so this is a nice surprise to see his newest stand-alone novel. And then it goes without saying Dangerous Women is one of the books of the year. It's definitely the anthology of the year. Abercrombie, Sanderson, Grossman, Butcher, a story in Martin's own A Song of Ice and Fire series, and the list goes on. It's too good to be true.

- Something More Than Night by Ian Tregillis
- Dangerous Women edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois
- Allegiance (River of Souls #3) by Beth Bernobich
- Revelations (Elysium Chronicles #2) by J.A. Souders

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Book Haul - McCormack, Chu, Willrich, Connolly, Jeschke, Modesitt

I actually just got a couple of these that arrived at a previous address. Luckily that previous address was to my wife's parent's house so I could actually get them. Apologies to Pocket/Gallery/Simon Schuster and Pyr.

For review:
- Star Trek: The Fall: The Crimson Shadow by Una McCormack
- The Deaths of Tao by Wesley Chu (Lives of Tao #2) - Check out my review of The Lives of Tao here.
- The Scroll of Years (Gaunt and Bone #1) by Chris Willrich
- Copperhead (Ironskin #2) by Tina Connolly
- Star Trek: Klingon Bird-of-Prey Owners' Workshop Manual
- The Cusanus Game by Wolfgang Jeschke
- The One-Eyed Man by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. - The hardback of the ARC I received last month.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Book Haul - Williams, Gunn, Zafon, Gemmell, Wolfe, Gunn

I've been spending lots of time in the library lately, how can I go and not pick up a book or two that's for sale? It's just about impossible as it turns out.

- City of Golden Shadow (Otherland #1) by Tad Williams - Been meaning to pick this up for a while.
- Death's Head by David Gunn - Picked these three up in their entirety for $1.20. My other blog gets a pretty constant stream of people to all of our David Gunn stuff, which occurred before I became a regular and it's peaked my interest. I guess no one knows who he/she is. Pays to be linked in Wikipedia too I guess.
- Death's Head: Maximum Offense by David Gunn
- Death's Head: Day of the Damned by David Gunn
- The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon - Another that's been on the list a while.
- The First Chronicles of Druss the Legend by David Gemmell - Need to get back to these.

For Review:
- Shadows of the New Sun - This is an anthology dedicated to Gene Wolfe with two new stories from him. I read the first one and it was good ... if a little confusing as to its point.
- Transcendental by James Gunn - Speaking of Gunns. I don't know if I'll get to this, the reviews of people I trust have not been good.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Book Haul - Martinez, Clines, Barnes, Kemp, Carniepunk, King

I've been meaning to try A. Lee Martinez for a while and Peter Clines has been making a splash lately with his Ex-Heroes series, plus some other good ones.

Audio (all from Brilliance Audio):
- Emperor Mollusk Versus the Sinister Brain by A. Lee Martinez
- 14 by Peter Clines
- The Garden of Stones by Mark T. Barnes
- A Discourse in Steel (Egil & Nix #2) by Paul S. Kemp

- Carniepunk by multiple (Gallery)
- A Once Crowded Sky by Tom King (Touchstone)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Book Haul - Bennett, North, Bernardo, Malki !, Erikson, Gafla, Posey, Salvatore, Kemp, Sullivan, Lynch

While I'm looking forward the the physical books this week, I'm extremely excited for the ebooks. One in particular...

Star Trek: Enterprise: Rise of the Federation: A Choice of Futures by Chistopher L. Bennett

This is How You Die: Stories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine of Death, edited by Ryan North, Matthew Bernardo, David Malki ! - This is the follow up to the Machine of Death anthology which I enjoyed but never finished. I just felt like this concept was ... done to death. I read the first story and again it was good, but I just can't handle another batch of stories like this.

This River Awakens by Steven Erikson - This is Erikson's first novel that's being released for the first time in the US. Very much looking forward to it.

The World of the End by Ofir Touche Gafla - This is really an odd book that I'm about 30% through. I don't know if I like it yet, but it's certainly unique and compelling. There are a couple giveaways I listed on the other blog here.

Three by Jay Posey - I have to say it's about 99% cover that makes me want to read this. Plus you usually can't go wrong with Angry Robot.

The Companions (The Sundering #1)by R.A Salvatore - A Forgotten Realms event called The Sundering starts with their most famous author.

The Godborn (The Sundering #2) by Paul S. Kemp - Part of the event above, but number two.

The Crown Tower (Riyria Chronicles #1) by Michael J. Sullivan - The first in a two book prequel series to Sullivan's excellent Riyria Revelations.

The Rose and Thorn (Riyria Chronicles #2) by Michael J. Sullivan - The second.

The Republic of Thieves (Gentlemen Bastards #3) by Scott Lynch - Only the most anticipated book of the year if not the last couple years. Very happy to have this, I guess it's time to start Red Seas Under Red Skies since I waited until this was a sure thing before I would start RSURS.