Here are the books received this past week.


And the usual meme: When considering the books above:

  1. Which book has the coolest cover?
  2. Which book has the worst cover?
  3. Which book do you most want to read?

My responses after the jump…


1. Which book has the coolest cover?
I’m gonna have to go with Lord Tophet on this one. The giant bridge city is all sensawundery.

2. Which book has the worst cover?
Although the artwork is skillful, Mage-Guard of Hamor screams “standard fantasy fare” to me, which was not my experience when I read Modesitt’s story “The Lord-Protector’s Daughter“.

3. Which book do you most want to read?
Too many to choose from again! I’ve put off reading Iain M. Banks’ Culture novels for far too long. Misspent Youth also looks to a be a nice return to Hamilton’s Commonwealth universe, only this time offering up a back story to the beginning of long lifespans. Red Seas Under Red Skies looks tasty, and severs as a reminder that I should have already read the first book, The Lies of Locke Lamora. And, of course, Eisenhorn is the Warhammer 40K book that Chris Roberson says is da bomb. (Note: I’ve already read Mathematicians in Love.)

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