Friday, January 22, 2010

It's News to Me

Good things going on in the world of sff.

Shadow and Betrayal

Seasons of War

First, Orbit has released the UK cover art for the omnibuses of Daniel Abraham's Long Price Quartet. This is also a chance for me to talk about one of my favorite "new to me" authors. I have to say I'm a fan, not only of the new cover art, but of the series itself. After reading A Shadow in Summer recently, I am hooked and if you haven't read it yet, put down what you're reading right now and get this series immediately.

Second, from an article in Publisher's Weekly (through A Dribble of Ink through Mad Hatter's Bookshelf - hey I wanna comment too!), Lev Grossman's The Magicians will have a sequel called The Magician King. I have The Magicians sitting on my shelf (thanks to Simcha at Sff Chat) and I plan to get to it very soon. It's received mixed reviews in the blogosphere, but I'm excited nonetheless.

Last, Alex Carnevale counts down his Top 100 sff picks of all time here. I find it a bit heavy-handed on a few authors and to be honest I've only read about 20, which makes me feel like I haven't read a darn thing. After saying that, it's his list and he's entitled to his opinion, which I will defend to to the death his right to give. Let me know what you think. :)


  1. I read A Shadow in Summer this month and it is awesome.
    I highly recomend to read it.

    Jonathan Strange & Mister Norrell by Susanna Clarke was for me one of the most boring books I read ever.

    I read the Magicians and found it a bit disappointing.

  2. Yeah, I can't wait to read Betrayal, even though I've let some other books get in the way. I like to take breaks in series so I appreciate them more.

    JS&MN I loved. I thought the footnotes were hilarious and it just had this great feel, but I understand because the plot moves at a snail pace.

    I'm also sad to hear that about Magicians. Lots of people seem to think that, so we'll see.


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