As I sat in the living room gazing at the new bookcases filled to overflowing and swore “no new books!” two arrived on May 31 and June 1. Both pre-orders, and I’m glad to have them, but oh my this has got to stop. And so it will, but not without a few last gasps and undoubtedly a small trickle now and then of things I just have to have. You know how it is. Here are the goods:
The Damned Busters by Matthew Hughes [Angry Robot Books 2011 mass market paperback, new] – fantasy – just out, this tells the tale of a man who accidently summons a demon, then refuses to sell his soul, which leads to some confusions to, well, Hell going on strike. This means nothing bad ever happens in the world, which turns out to be a really bad thing. This is supposedly book 1 of a saga, but reviews tell me it can be read as a stand alone. Can hardly wait.
Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi [Tor, 2011 hardcover, new] – science fiction – billed as a “reboot” of H. Beam Piper’s 1960’s era novel Little Fuzzy (and perhaps it’s sequel), Scalzi puts his Touch on a wonderful story I read way back when. This should be a good one!
Vanentino: Film Detective by Loren Estleman [Crippen & Landru, 2011 hardcover, new] – mystery-crime short story collection – the latest of C&L’s books, all of them wonderful.