I told you there were a (very) few things coming, and they all come in the same week. I’d prefer to have spread out the arrivals. I mean, it’s more fun to open a few smaller boxes than one big one, right? Right? Anyway, here are the new books, pictures, then info, as always.
Caliban’s War by James S.A. Corey [Orbit 2012 trade paper, new] – science fiction – the second novel in the Expanse series. – Each novel is related but stand alone, so it’s safe to read them as they come out, though best done in order. I admit I still have only just started Leviathan Wakes, so this will have to wait until I’ve finished that, and both this and Leviathan are very thick, both in the 600 page range. Summer reading!
Phoenix Rising by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris [Harper Voyager 2011 mass market paperback, new] – steam punk mystery/fantasy/whatever – the first of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurances novels by this pair of authors. I’m not that much of a steam punk fan, yet I keep getting drawn in occasionally by something, as in this one.
The Janus Affair by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris [Harper Voyager 2012 mass market paperback, new] – steampunk mystery/fantasy/whatever – the second of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurances novels by this pair. These books have garnered interesting, to me at least, reviews. which is fine with me.
The Retrieval Artist and Other Stories by Kristine Katheryn Rusch [Five Star 2001 hardcover, used] – science fiction short story collection – I really like Rusch’s Retrival Artist novels, having read the first three in the series, but I had missed this one. This was a fact known to a friend who spotted this primo used copy in a used book shop, bought it and sent it along. Thanks, Jeff!