Lots of lovelies have shown-up recently and I can hardly decide where to begin. At the beginning I guess.
Three A.M. by Steven John looks to a Dystopian story in the Noir vein in which a city and its inhabitants are trapped in a thick fog along with a plague. I've been on a Dystopian kick lately as I just finished Brian Evenson's Immobility, but I need a breather before going into another. The next couple are two of my highly anticipated sequels for the year. I've gone on about the troubles Ian Tregillis has seen in getting The Coldest War to the public, so this is going high on the list. Beaulieu's The Straits of Galahesh is so tempting I've already started it. Definitely great so far and fans of behemoth Fantasy need to dive into the series before it looks too daunting on the shelf. At the bottom is Carol Wolf's debut Summoning and another debut Faustus Resurrectus by Thomas Morrissey. The latter sounds quite interesting and looks to be close to the Felix Castor books so I may take a dip-in to test the waters.
Pod by Stephen Wallenfels might be good for a quick Sci-Fi read in which mysterious orbs surround the world killing anyone who ventures outdoors and those in doors fight to survive. Land of Hope and Glory by Geoffrey Wilson is another debut about an alternative past in the mid-1800s in which steam technology and magic abound in The Indian Rebellion. I'll admit to buying this because of the awesome elephant on the cover. I also finally got around to buying a copy of The Left Hand of Darkness by LeGuin after many years of telling myself I would. I plan on getting to it sometime this year. That red number is the sure-to-be-instant-best-seller Amped by Daniel H. Wilson that I've mentioned before. Next are a trio of review copies from Subterranean Press. Zeuglodon by James P. Blaylock takes place in the same world as his The Digging Levithan. Noctuary by Thomas Ligotti is the latest in the definitive editions of his work. Lastly is the collection The Man Who Married a Cloud by Jonathan Carroll, who I must confess to only having read a few stray short stories before. I want to try them all out, but will probably start with Ligotti as I've never read this collection.
Ahhh, now just to find the time to read them all. Dreams, my bookish followers. Dreams.
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