Thursday, May 22, 2014

Book Haul - Making Up For Lost Posts

I've neglected my Book Hauls for quite some time so I figured I'd collect as many as I could find and post them all in one. I like to keep track of my books this way and I can't deny how much I just plain like to look at a stack of books.

Newest to Oldest ... I think.

- Ressurrection (Blood of the Lamb #3) by Mandy Hager
- My Real Children by Joe Walton - I'm extremely excited about this one, should get to it shortly.

- The Wurms of Blearmouth (Bauchelain and Korbal Broach #5) by Steven Erikson - Need I say more?
- The Return of the Discontinued Man (Burton & Swinburne #5) by Mark Hodder
- Nebula Awards Showcase 2014, ed. by Kij Johnson
- The Crimson Campaign (Powder Mages #2) by Brian McClellan
- Thief's Magic (Millennium's Rule #1) by Trudi Canavan - Might be my first by the author. Looks great.
- The Scroll of Years (Gaunt and Bone #1) by Chris Willrich
- The Silk Map (Gaunt and Bone #2) by Chris Willrich x2 - I think Pyr's trying to say something...

So ... what happened was ... I forgot what I'd photographed and doubled up. The only change from the above picture is Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence, which I'm dying to read. May have to move some things around.

- Mystery Book (See below)
- The Leopard (Marakand #1) by K.V. Johansen - I just read Blackdog, a stand-alone in the same world and it was excellent. This is exciting news to have more from Johansen.
- The Barrow by Mark Smylie - Gave this copy away actually.
- Blood and Iron (Book of the Black Earth #1) by Jon Sprunk - This one too.
- Pillar to the Sky  by William R. Fortschen

The Mystery Book:

Yep, you've seen this book above, but this is how the ARC came. Pretty cool when publisher's do this. It piqued my interest, that's for sure.

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)