Coming up in Reviews in the next days you will see:
– The Supernatural Enhancements,
by Edgar Cantero from Doubleday.
Wow, is this one great fun!
Soon to follow:
– The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, by Joël Dicker
– Women Destroy Science Fiction! (June 2014 Special Edition of Lightspeed Magazine)
Publisher’s Weekly Picks for the week of 14th July 2014:
One of the titles on this enticing list I’ve reviewed (The Hundred-Year House) and one I have on hand to read and review soon (Last Stories & Other Stories). I have my eye on a few others to get at some point, particularly Sharona Muir’s Invisible Beasts.
Tachyon Publications announces some titles for 2015:
I noticed news about these upcoming 2015 releases from Tachyon on their
Tumblr. Time to catch up on Peter V. Brett’s novels. Above all, collections by Kate Elliott & Hannu Rajaniemi look really intriguing.
I don’t always notice all news, so if there are new releases or upcoming titles that you are excited about, let us know in comments.
Publishers, if you have any release info/news to share or requests for review, see here.
Yahoo images (2012)
“Judy Blume’s first novel for adults since “Summer Sisters” appeared in 1998 will be released in summer
2015, according to her publisher, Alfred A. Knopf.”
I am clapping in glee.
Another list of notable summer reads, including a new Murakami and one I’m currently reading, Joe Abercrombie’s Half a King. So little time.
With the start of June there seem to be many lists popping up of noteworthy books for this start of the summer reading season. Here are some of the links I happened to notice today.
June Books to Watch Out For, via The New Yorker
40 SF/Fantasy Books to Read in June 2014, via Buzzfeed
Barnes & Noble Bookseller’s SF/Fantasy Picks for June, via Tor.com
Aside from the first link, this is speculative-genre-heavy. Anyone come across other good lists, or have a title that you’re particularly excited about?
From the folks at Reading Group Guides. Go to here on their site to fill out the entry form as they describe in the quote posted below:
“We’re giving 100 readers the chance to win a copy of #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman‘s THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE — available in paperback June 3rd — a stirring, terrifying and elegiac fable about a man who returns to his childhood home and discovers an unremembered past of danger, sacrifice and love. Winners will be asked to read the book and come up with 3-5 questions for Mr. Gaiman by Thursday, July 31st. To enter, please fill out this form by Friday, June 20th at noon ET.”
“It could be said that women invented science fiction; after all, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is considered by many to be the first science fiction novel. Yet some readers seem to have this funny idea that women don’t, or can’t, write science fiction. Some have even gone so far as to accuse women of destroying science fiction with their girl cooties. So to help prove how silly that notion is, LIGHTSPEED’s June 2014 issue is a Women Destroy Science Fiction! special issue and has a guest editor at the helm.
The issue features original fiction by Seanan McGuire, Charlie Jane Anders, N.K. Jemisin, Carrie Vaughn, Maria Dahvana Headley, Amal El-Mohtar, and many more. All together there’s more than 180,000 words of material, including: 11 original short stories, 15 original flash fiction stories, 4 short story reprints and a novella reprint, 7 nonfiction articles, and 28 personal essays by women about their experiences reading and writing science fiction.”
Read the complete table of contents here.