Upcoming Titles of Note

Coming up in Reviews in the next days you will see:

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Tomorrow:
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:

tumblr_static_254099_10150199964603596_2087647_nI noticed news about these upcoming 2015 releases from Tachyon on their
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. Time to catch up on Peter V. Brett’s novels. Above all, collections by Kate Elliott & Hannu Rajaniemi look really intriguing.

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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.

 

 

Need more suggestions for summer reads? Have some of your own?

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?

Link to win a paperback copy of Neil Gaiman’s “The Ocean at the End of the Lane”

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.”

Women Destroy Science Fiction!

I am very excited about Lightspeed Magazine’s special June issue: Women Destroy Science Fiction!

“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.

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