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New ARCs 7-3-16

July 3, 2016

img_1262We got a box from MacMillian yesterday and it had so many goodies in it! This is my stack. I lost out on a few books to one of my coworkers, but I forced myself to not be greedy.
I also have a  few things squirreled away that I’m hoping I can use as giveaways. I’ll talk about that more once I hear back from my sales rep to know if it’s ok.

Obviously, I’ve already got a copy of Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal, so this copy will either be a loaner or a giveaway. But I couldn’t not take it! And the cover art is just amazing. I rarely want posters of book covers, but this one is one I’d put in my house quite happily. I’ll probably nominate the artist, Chris McGrath, for a Hugo next year on the basis of it.

plotDie Like an Eagle is the 20th Meg Langslow book from Donna Andrews and I’m completely obsessed with this series. The only other book in the pile that I was anticipating is The Family Plot by Cherie Priest. I’ve been looking forward to this one for quite some time! This one is a haunted house story in the best gothic tradition. I’m actually headed to Cherie’s stomping grounds next weekend, so I may have to take this one with me to read while I’m there.
Then we get to the books that I didn’t really know much about, but look amazing:
Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia looks astounding. It’s about a Mexico City that is a lone sanctuary in an area overrun with vampires. I really haven’t read enough books set in Latin America and this one looks like a great place to start.
planetsThe Librarians & the Lost Lamp by Greg Cox is a tie-in novel to the television show, THE LIBRARIANS, which I really liked. So I grabbed it just to see what it’s like. I haven’t read that many tie-in novels outside of the early Star Wars books and the novelization of WILLOW back in the day.
Invisible Planets is an anthology of contemporary Chinese science fiction edited and translated by Ken Liu.  He is an author in his own right with the recent novel The Grace of Kings being the first in his Dandelion Dynasty series. He is also known for being the translator of the Hugo Award winning Chinese novel, The Three Body Problem written by Liu Cixin. I’ve read Russian science fiction before, but never Chinese sci-fi, so I’m really looking forward to this one.
And finally, The Motion of Puppets by Keith Donohue. This novel sounds creepy and possibly slightly terrifying. I can’t wait!

 

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