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Tracy J. Erickson

Tracy Erickson has achieved one of his two childhood ambitions and now lives in a library. Sadly, Luke Perry is already married, so he has had to settle a bit on the second one. He loves chai, books, Mike’ and ‘Ikes and bigger books. When Mike and Ike broke up last year, he had complete faith that they’d get back together, once they realized what a horror the dating scene is.

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My Out of Office Reply is Broken

Dear Reader, I’m sure you felt that I had abandoned you.

Well, to be honest, I have. Not permanently mind you, but you know how busy the holidays can be, trees that need decorating and pie to be eaten. However, I have returned to you in this new year, with an updated list of releases for the first quarter, including some that I’m desperately smug about having already read (Like City of Blades) and some that I’m still desperate to read (I’m looking at you Brandon Sanderson). Currently I’m reading the new Jenn Bosworth, The Killing Jar, which I’ve been looking forward to reading for quite some time, and I’ll tell you all about it next week.

25372801I don’t pretend this is a complete list, but these are the books that have caught my attention, including a couple of impressive debut novels like the enormously buzzed-about All the Birds in the Sky by io9 Editor Charlie Jane Anders, and Drake by Peter McLean.

26883415Some of the ones I’m most looking forward to, besides of course the already mentioned Bosworth, Brandon Sanderson, and Robert Jackson Bennett, are the new Patricia McKillip (who I feel is criminally under-read), the final Fairyland book by Catherynne Valente, and the China Mieville. As well as the new Lois McMaster Bujold (which I’ve already read) and the Mary Robinette Kowal novella (that I’ve already read a version of) which are both as good as you expect from each author. For fans looking for Kowal to write something other than the period fantasy she has written so far in her novels (but which she has done widely in her short stories) Forest of Memory should be a don’t-miss.

A Gathering of Shadows FinalAmong the follow-ups to current series with follow-ups scheduled, I want to single out VE Schwab (who writes YA under her full name, Victoria) last year’s A Darker Shade of Magic was one of my favorite reads, so this years offering, A Gathering of Shadows is high on my to-read list. As well as the final book in Jeff Salyards trilogy, and the much expected closure to Pierce Brown’s epic scifi trilogy, Morning Star (and can someone explain how he wasn’t nominated for a Campbell Award please?).

So darling ones, there you go, a gigantic reading list sure to keep you busy for the next few months , and I’ll be sure to post the second quarter release list sometime in late February, so you have time to drool properly (and pre-order).

I’ll see you in a week!

January 5th

This Census-Taker by China Miéville
Truthwitch (The Witchlands, #1) by Susan Dennard
Midnight Taxi Tango Daniel José Older
City of Light Keri Arthur
Path of Gods Snorri Kristjansson
Drake by Peter McLean

January 12th

The People in the Castle by Joan  Aiken
The Drowning Eyes by Emily Foster
Ancestral Machines by Michael Cobley
The Killing Jar by Jennifer Bosworth
Goldenfire A.F.E. Smith
Xenowealth by Tobias Buckell

January 19th

Medusa’s Web by Tim Powers
Patchwerk by David Tellerman
Pagan Night  by Tim Akers
The Beauty of Destruction by Gavin Smith
Occupy Me by Trisha Sullivan  (UK)

January 26th

Bands of Mourning (Mistborn, #6) by Brandon Sanderson
Lustlocked by Matt Wallace
Night Study (Soulfinders, #2) by Maria V. Snyder
City of Blades (The Divine Cities, #2) by Robert Jackson Bennett
Graveyard by William C Dietz.
Staked (Iron Druid #8) by Kevin Hearne
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
The Brimstone Deception (SPI Files, #3) by Lisa Shearin

February 2nd

Kingfisher by Patricia A. McKillip
Chains of the Heretic: Bloodsounder’s Arc Book Three by Jeff Salyards
Dreaming Death by J. Kathleen Cheney
The Custodian of Marvels (Fall of the Gaslit Empire #3) by Rod Duncan
Games Wizards Play by Diane Duane
Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen by Lois McMaster Bujold
The Best of Bova by Ben Bova
Graft by Matt Hill
Poseidon’s Wake by Alastair  Reynolds
The Alchemy of Chaos (Maradaine, #2) by Marshall Ryan Maresca
Grave Visions (Alex Craft, #4) by Kalayna Price
Revisionary by Jim C. Hines

February 9th

The Hunt (Atlanta Burns, #2) by Chuck Wendig
Dragon Hunters (The Chronicles of the Exile #2) by Marc Turner
The Guns Of Ivrea (Tales of Valdur, #1) by Clifford Beal
Morning Star (Red Rising Trilogy, #3) by Pierce Brown
Fathoms by Jack Cady
A Collapse of Horses by Brian Evenson
The Tiger And The Wolf by Adrian Tchaikovsky (UK)

February 16th

Bluescreen by Dan Wells
Lovecraft Country by Ruff, Matt
Fall of Light (The Kharkanas Trilogy, #2) by Steven Erikson
Calamity (Reckoners, #3) by Brandon Sanderson
Down Station by Simon Morden  (UK)
The Medusa Chronicles by Alastair Reynolds & Stephen Baxter

February 23rd

A Gathering of Shadows (A Darker Shade of Magic, #2) by V.E. Schwab
Genrenauts by Michael R Underwood
Good Girls by Glen Hirshberg
Those Below (The Empty Throne #2) by Daniel Polansky
The Silver Tide by Jen Williams

March 1st

The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home (Fairyland, #5) by Catherynne M. Valente
The Last Days of Magic: A Novel by Mark Tompkins
United States of Japan by Peter Tieryas
Chaos Choreography by Seanan McGuire
Quantum Night by Robert J. Sawyer
Arkwright by Allen Steele
 The Brotherhood of the Wheel by R. S. Belcher
Nocturnall by Beth Bernobich* (Actually released Dec. 1 2015)

March 8th

The Spider’s War (The Dagger and the Coin, #5) by Daniel Abraham
The Cold Between by Elizabeth  Bonesteel
Marked in Flesh (The Others, #4) by Anne Bishop
Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson, #9) by Patricia Briggs
Forest of Memory by Mary Robinette Kowal
The Keeper of the Mist by Rachel Neumeier
The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu

March 15th

The Last Mortal Bond (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, #3) by Brian Staveley
Pieces of Hate by Tim Lebbon
The Winged Histories: a novel by Sofia Samatar
Snakewood by Adrian Selby
Into Everywhere by Paul McAuley

March 22nd

Transgalactic by James Gunn
The Immortal Throne by Stella Gemmel
Shadow and Flame (The Ascendant Kingdoms Saga) by Gail Z Martin.

March 29th

Javelin Rain by Myke Cole
The Mortal Tally (Bring Down Heaven #2) by Sam Sykes
Downfall of the Gods by K. J.  Parker

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The books of our souls

81069The week has flown by, and I’ve been reading delightful secret things I can’t talk about. Well, and ‘Wise Man’s Fear’ which is more like revisiting an old friend than anything else.
But it does have me thinking about those books that you go back to over and over and over again. Sometimes they’re comfort reads; you know books that you just get a particular feeling from, and want to enjoy that feeling again and again.

And then there are those books where maybe you have a slight crush on a character. You know the book. And you know the character. And you know I would never ever judge you.

At least not publicly.

And then there are the books that are somewhere in the middle. They’re the ones that you pick up and just find yourself in. I can think of several stops my head that this category for me Patricia McKillip, Sharon Shinn, and more and more I find myself comfort rereading Patrick Rothfuss. I’m not entirely certain I’ll feel that way after ‘doors of stone’ has come out but that’s the joy in the wait, isn’t it?

18878I don’t find myself rereading George R Martin as a comfort. But that’s possibly because of the body count.

And these books I revisit have changed as I’ve gotten older. I can look back and think of innumerable times as a teen I reread Piers Anthony or David Eddings novels (But is that something I should admit?). I never fell in love with Robert Jordan as a writer. Possibly because I was already in love with David Eddings. And that influenced me I think as a reader, that preference for Eddings.

Because Eddings was more about character and less about plot, possibly less about world building as well. I’m not writing best start a fight about Robert Jordan’s writing quality though I’m sure that some have a snarky comment for me.

However, Eddings led me to Dave Duncan. And Dave Duncan led me to Kate Elliott. Kate Elliott lead me to Robin Hobb. And, to quote Jordan, the wheel turns.

153008I’m sure that these books that we reread time and again reflect something deeply personal about us. And it’s possible but even the sections of books we read reveal to some extent the secret turnings of our soul.

What does it say about me after all, that I can read the ending of Neil Gaiman’s ‘Stardust’ over and over again, reveling? Is it the sweet or is it the bitter that draws me back? Or maybe it’s just Charles Vess’ gorgeous art.

Or, in another case, those opening pages of Jacqueline Carey’s ‘Kushiel’s Dart’, with its heart stopping prose, and heartbreaking losses.

In the end I don’t think it’s necessarily the books we read that define us, I think it’s the ones we reread. Those of the ones that embed themselves on our souls.

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On the currency of the true cost of things

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Oh dearest reader, there is nothing as satisfying as the perfect conclusion to a series, is there not? This week we finally got the final installment of Gail Carriger’s Finishing School quartet, and it’s amazing. Carriger has, in a remarkably short time, become one of the highlights of the publishing schedule for me (and delightful in person as well). This past spring when ‘Prudence’ finally came out, I was treated to one of the most entertaining books I’d read in ages. I giggled, I laughed, and I was enraptured by the world once again. With Manners and Mutiny this same magic returned. At this point I’m not certain if Carriger could misstep. Which is all to the good, because the Finishing School series had a lot of loose ends to cover, including the fate of the odious Monique, and how the world of the Finishing School became the world of Soulless.
Spoiler: she nailed it perfectly.

You know I don’t hold with true spoilers, but oh how I want to burble on about /REDACTED/, I truly do! And the ending! So perfect, if just the slightest hint of bittersweet. If you haven’t given them a try, I can’t recommend them enough, they’re the perfect antidote to the dreary endless volumes of dark and gloomy that the Houses have decided is all we want to read.

Also read


Tremontaine: episode two by Alaya Dawn Johnson
Also a delight. I’m almost feeling spoiled by the amount of witty writing going on currently. And I’m intrigued by the idea of a regular infusion of Kushner’s lovely world. I hope it continues forever.

Jeweled Fire by Sharon Shinn
Any new book by Shinn is a delight, and if this one didn’t have quite the charm and delight of the first book in this world that’s because Corene is a more complex and difficult character than Zoe, and less sure of what she wants.

A Gem, perhaps not forgotten, but not read nearly enough

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Dearest reader, I finished this post while sitting on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at night. Contemplating so many things; liberty and sacrifice, and the bonds between people and institutions.

Lois Bujold talks in her book Memory, about those who sacrifice to make Vor real. We read speculative fiction to see our own world reflected in ways that can make it clearer to see, and to examine. In our own world, Lincoln was such a man. Someone who made the ultimate sacrifice to make America real.

So today I decided to include a bit of poetry for you instead of a forgotten gem. An homage, if you will, to he who preserved the Union of the states. And perhaps as a reminder to myself about where the real America is.

‘O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought
is won,
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring,
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up—for you the flag is flung—for you the bugle trills,
For you bouquets and ribbon’d wreaths—for you the shores
a‑crowding,
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning,
Here, Captain! dear father!
This arm beneath your head;
It is some dream that on the deck
You’ve fallen cold and dead.

My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will,
The ship is anchor’d safe and sound, its voyage closed
and done,
From fearful trip the victor ship comes in with object won;
Exult, O shores, and ring O bells!
But I with mournful tread
Walk the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.’

Walt Whitman – 1865

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…My Life: Stuck Between the Suck Fairy and a Red Queen

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Dearest reader, I want you to feel positively CHERISHED. You may be asking ‘Well of course I’m cherished, I read Between the Covers every week, and no one is more cherished than me.’ and that is very very true. If you don’t read this every week, you should feel a deep sense of shame, and possibly the barest hint of self-loathing. You see, I am currently reading the forthcoming Lois McMaster Bujold, Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen which is out in February.

Now, ordinarily I don’t read books I’m planning to review this far in advance, but I am making an exception for this one. Partially because it’s Bujold and I have no willpower when it comes to her, and partially because two of my closest friends are getting married just a few days after this book comes out, and I suspect that I’ll be rather busy that weekend.

But realistically, you know it’s cause I have no willpower.

This week’s review was supposed to be the new Nightvale book which came out this week, and which I had read about half of before the interruption of the new Bujold entered my life. I was really enjoying it, and I expect I will finish it soon, but for now all I can think about is Cordelia, and /SPOILER REDACTED/ and how /SPOILER REDACTED/. So instead, I’m going to talk about the most dreaded of book-related supernatural phenomena: The Suck Fairy.

I first encountered the Suck Fairy in a post of Jo Walton’s on Tor.com, and she has written that she first heard of it from Naomi Libicki and so on and so on. Though of course, I had encountered the effects of the Suck Fairy long before that. I recently reread a book I first read back in 1997 (to spare the guilty, I won’t mention the name) which I remember as charming and rather fun. What I discovered on rereading, however, was a book where the main character is raped by the love interest and she forgives him because she was silly and brought it on herself.

I kid you not.

And then there is the Suck Fairy‘s lesser known, and rarer sibling, the Awesome Fairy. The Awesome Fairy also recently reared it’s head in my life, a book I had read many years ago and really liked and had decided to revisit was actually far far better than I remembered. More on that below. In both instances of course, it was me who changed, and the respective books affected me far differently than the first exposure.

Which brings me to both what else I read this week, and my Forgotten Gem, all in one

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This week Ellen Kushner launched her new serial story ‘Tremontaine.’ To prepare for it, I decided to reread her earlier book The Privilege of the Sword set in the same world of Riverside. I am an old fan of this milieu, and have a longstanding love of Swordspoint, but had always viewed Privilege of the Sword to be not quite as good for some reason.

Well, Dear Reader, I don’t know what I was thinking the first time through. I absolutely ADORED this book, and the first episode of ‘Tremontaine’ is delightful as well. From it’s first moments where Diana, the Duchess of Tremontaine sits pondering her next move. I don’t want to give anything away, but I already can’t wait for the next episode.

And now Dear Reader, I am leaving you to go back to Cordelia. Until next week!

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Dear Reader,

What. A. Week.

24611882I read two amazing books this week, one of which won’t come out for months and months (also known as January) so I have to keep it under wraps.

But the other one was my book for the week, new from Stephen R Donaldson. The King’s Justice is actually a pair of novellas (the other being ‘The Auger’s Gambit’), which is like getting a two for one on Mike’n’Ike’s! Seriously, so amazing!!

The first story, ‘The King’s Justice’, was by far my favorite. The world felt richer, and the characters more vibrant to me. I really liked the pacing as well, it never felt too rushed, but methodical, which fit the character, marvelous.

‘The Auger’s Gambit’ was, for me, a bit of a miss. The main character lacked a little in motivation, and I never felt the world-building nearly as much. However, the prose, as always with Donaldson, is superb and worth your time.

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OH my god! even better than the first book! Quickly becoming one of my favoritest writers, and a milieu that I can’t get enough of. So amazing.

Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey-

One of those books I go back to over and over. Perfectly balanced world and characters, and epic in the most amazing way. I adore all the books in the series, but I do go back to Dart more than the others.

‘The Collectors’ by Phillip Pullman

A short story in the ‘His Dark Materials’ universe, I really enjoyed it’s blend of mystery and knowing winks at the reader.

Forgotten Gem

360280The Wars of Light and Shadow series by Janny Wurts
Pick up The Curse of the Mistwraith and fall into the most criminally under-read epic fantasy I can think of. This is large scale fantasy done right, with much of the pacing and brilliant characterization that you remember from the ‘Empire’ trilogy she wrote with Raymond Feist, and a lot of world-building beyond that which is all her own. Seriously, give this a try.

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What I saw when I used my Magic Eightball(TM) last night

Dearest Reader this week I’m not going to be talking about what I’m currently reading (possibly because I threw it across the room it utter horror at the terrible prose, and shrieked until the cats hid, those cowards), instead, I’m going to talk about what I will be reading, and what you will be reading, the first quarter of 2016. Yes, it’s time to use my Magic Eightball(TM) to cast myself forward to the future. And this is what see (please note, this list is not complete, but it is fairly comprehensive for releases from the major houses.)
There are some books on this list I’m very excited for, and I’ve added in some notes about them below. Which ones are you excited for?

January

This Census Taker by China Miéville 01/05
A new China Mieville novella (plus a new full novel coming later in the year!!), seriously, I am quivering with happiness. I love China’s weird take on things. Sometimes just weird for the sake of weird. I can’t wait!
Truthwitch (The Witchlands, #1) by Susan Dennard 01/05
Drake by Peter McLean 01/05

The People in the Castle by Joan Aiken 01/12
The Drowning Eyes by Emily Foster 01/12
Ancestral Machines by Michael Cobley 01/12
The Killing Jar by Jennifer Bosworth 01/12
Jen Bosworth is awesome, and I have an ARC of the Killing Jar that I keep staring at, impatient to read it. But I’m saving it til the Great Dearth of December, when no new books will be coming, and sadness reigns until January. I’ll need this then.

Medusa’s Web by Tim Powers 01/19
Patchwerk by David Tallerman 01/19
The Pagan Night (The Hallowed War #1) by Tim Akers 01/19

The Beauty of Destruction by Gavin Smith 01/21

Bands of Mourning (Mistborn, #6) by Brandon Sanderson 01/26
Were you paying any attention last week? Because if so, you KNOW how much I am looking forward to this book! ‘Shadows of Self’ really packed a punch, and I can barely wait for ‘Bands of Mourning’ to see where Sanderson will be taking us next. I’d also like to point out, there are six new books from Sanderson coming in 2016. SIX. NEW. BOOKS.
Lustlocked by Matt Wallace 01/26
Night Study (Soulfinders, #2) by Maria V. Snyder 01/26
City of Blades (The Divine Cities, #2) by Robert Jackson Bennett 01/26
‘City of Stairs’ was my favorite book of 2014, and I have been waiting in agony (AGONY I TELL YOU) ever since for ‘City of Blades’. I have extremely high hopes and expectations for this one, and can’t wait to see where Bennett takes us next (there is one more book to come in this world after ‘Blades’, and then expect me to go into full mourning for at least a year).
Graveyard (Mutant Files #3) by William C Dietz. 01/26
Staked (Iron Druid #8) by Kevin Hearne 01/26
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders 01/26
The Brimstone Deception (SPI Files, #3) by Lisa Shearin 01/26

February

Kingfisher by Patricia A. McKillip 02/02
Patricia McKillip is the finest novelist you almost certainly aren’t reading. Seriously, even the people who loved and rave about her Riddlemaster Trilogy have rarely continued on reading her other books. Which is a shame since she has rarely written anything that isn’t brilliant. So I am very excited to read her first new novel since 2010.
Chains of the Heretic (Bloodsounder’s Arc #3) by Jeff Salyards 02/02
Dreaming Death by J. Kathleen Cheney 02/02
The Custodian of Marvels (The Fall of the Gas-lit Empire #3) by Rod Duncan 02/02
Games Wizards Play by Diane Duane 02/02
Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen by Lois McMaster Bujold 02/02
A new Miles Vorkosigan book from Lois McMaster Bujold? Need I say more?
The Best of Bova by Ben Bova 02/02
Poseidon’s Wake by Alastair Reynolds 02/02
The Alchemy of Chaos (Maradaine, #2) by Marshall Ryan Maresca 02/02
Grave Visions (Alex Craft, #4) by Kalayna Price 02/02
Revisionary (Magic Ex Libris #4) by Jim C. Hines 02/02

Morning Star (Red Rising Trilogy, #3) by Pierce Brown 02/09
The conclusion of Pierce’s well-loved series. Why he wasn’t on the Campbell award ballot this last year, I have no idea, but this series is great!
Fathoms by Jack Cady 02/09
A Collapse of Horses by Brian Evenson 02/09

Bluescreen by Dan Wells 02/16
Dan Wells has two new books out this year, and I’m not sure if I’m more excited for this, or the next John Cleaver book later in the year. Either way, I get a double dose of Wells Fabulousness, and I’m thrilled.
Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff 02/16
Fall of Light (The Kharkanas Trilogy, #2) by Steven Erikson 02/16
The much delayed second book in the Kharkanas trilogy looks to finally be dropping, and I’m very excited to see where Erikson takes this book.
Calamity (Reckoners, #3) by Brandon Sanderson 02/16

The Medusa Chronicles by Alastair Reynolds & Stephen Baxter 02/18

A Gathering of Shadows (A Darker Shade of Magic, #2) by V.E. Schwab 02/23
I read ‘A Darker Shade of Magic’ and absolutely fell in love with the millieu. I can’t wait to see what book two has in store for me!
Genrenauts by Michael R Underwood 02/23
Good Girls by Glen Hirshberg 02/23

Those Below (The Empty Throne #2) by Daniel Polansky 02/25
The Silver Tide by Jen Williams 02/25

March

The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home (Fairyland, #5) by Catherynne M. Valente 03/01
The final volume of Valente’s Fairyland books, and I can’t wait to see both how she wraps this all together, and to see where she goes next in her writing.
The Last Days of Magic: A Novel by Mark Tompkins 03/01
Chaos Choreography (InCryptid #5) by Seanan McGuire 03/01
Quantum Night by Robert J. Sawyer 03/01
Arkwright by Allen Steele 03/01
The Brotherhood of the Wheel by R. S. Belcher 03/01

The Spider’s War (The Dagger and the Coin, #5) by Daniel Abraham 03/08
As fine writer as Daniel is in science fiction (as half of the writing team that is James SA Corey), I really love his fantasy writing. His ‘Shadow in Summer’ was as fine a first novel as I have ever read, and the rest of the Long Price Quartet was very fine. I look forward to what he does after this, though I’ll be a little sad to see him close out another world.
The Cold Between by Elizabeth Bonesteel 03/08
Marked in Flesh (The Others, #4) by Anne Bishop 03/08
Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson, #9) by Patricia Briggs 03/08
Forest of Memory by Mary Robinette Kowal 03/08
I read an early draft version of this novella as it was being written, and it was already feeling like something very very special. I can’t wait to read the final draft and see how it has changed and grown.
The Keeper of the Mist by Rachel Neumeier 03/08
The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu 03/08
‘The Paper Menagerie’ is one of those stories that people either love or hate, and I admit, I am in the former category. It is, in my opinion, one of the finest pieces of genre writing in the last decade. I have read a few other short pieces from Ken Liu, and I have found him to be consistently wonderful. I look forward to reading the other pieces I had missed.

The Last Mortal Bond (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, #3) by Brian Staveley 03/15
Pieces of Hate by Tim Lebbon 03/15
The Winged Histories: a novel by Sofia Samatar 03/15

Into Everywhere by Paul McAuley 03/17

Transgalactic by James Gunn 03/22
Shadow and Flame (The Ascendant Kingdoms Saga) by Gail Z Martin. 03/22

Javelin Rain by Myke Cole 03/29
The Mortal Tally (Bring Down Heaven #2) by Sam Sykes 03/29

Downfall of the Gods by K. J. Parker 03/31

Forgotten Gem:

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I can barely believe that ‘The Book of Knights’ came out in 1998. It seems like I just read it for the first time yesterday. It’s a fabulous story that reminds me a great deal of John Connolly’s ‘The Book of Lost Things’ or a Patricia McKillip novel in it’s language and sense of the fairy tale-esque. Yves Meynard has been widely published in his native French, but has only a few gems available in English so far, and this is by far my favorite. If you can track down a copy, it is well worth your time. Don’t rush! Read this slowly and savor the language and the glorious story.

Addendum

Midnight Taxi Tango by Daniel José Older 01/05
City of Light by Keri Arthur 01/05
Path of Gods by Snorri Kristjansson 01/06
Goldenfire by A.F.E. Smith 01/14
No Good Deed by Auston Habershaw 01/19
Roadside Magic by Lilith Saintcrow 01/26
Daughter of Blood by Helen Lowe 01/26
Harmony Black by Craig Schaefer 02/01
A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly 02/02
Winterwood by Jacey Bedford
Dragon Hunters by Marc Turner 02/09
A Song for No Man’s Land by Andy Remic 02/09
The Guns of Ivrea by Clifford Beal 02/09
The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky 02/16
The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle 02/16
Down Station by Simon Morden 02/18
Borderline by Mishell Baker 03/01
Black City Saint by Richard A. Knaak 03/01
Monstrous Little Voices: Five New Stories from Shakespeare’s Fantastic World edited by Emma Newman 03/08
Snakewood by Adrian Selby 03/15
The Second Death by Teresa Frohock 03/29

Updated on 10/16 with additional information from Simon Ellberger, thanks Simon!

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