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Books Received: September 29, 2008

Here are the books we received this past week.

Fun games you can play:

  • Rate the book covers!
  • Tell us which books pique your interest!
  • Tell us about past reading experiences with any of these authors!

(Note: The last three are final copies of books for which we received advanced copies).

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2 Comments on Books Received: September 29, 2008

  1. I am so looking forward to TENDER MORSELS by Margo Lanagan.  She surprises me every time.  Her mind just thinks differently than mine and yet it all makes beautiful (and often) painful sense.

    I read David Marusek’s collection in hardback.  It stands right beside his first novel on my bookshlef.  Can’t wait for his new one coming soon!

  2. (Not so) fun fact:


    My one reading experience with Kage Baker, who seems to get a lot of love, didn’t work out for me.  I had heard nothing but praise from her, and so I picked up her fantasy debut (rather than a Zeus Inc novel), The Anvil of the World.


    It’s a picaresque somewhat humorous fantasy novel, but perhaps I unwisely read this not long after reading some Pratchett and re-reading some Vance.  It didn’t even come close to either in reading pleasure.  


    Also, her entry in the New Space Opera (Maelstrom)didn’t seem to work for me, either.


    But I seem to be in a distinct minority on certain authors.  And then, my one reading experience with Iain Banks (Inversions) wasn’t positive, either…

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