In addition to the artwork that I’ve been filling the blog with the last few days, I did get three books.
Abaddon’s Gate by James S. Corey [Orbit Books 2013 trade paperback, new] – science fiction novel – third book in The Expanse series. I read the first one, Leviathan Wakes, knowing there would be more. Though I often wait for a series to all be published before I read it, in this case reviews and an excerpt made me so eager to read it I didn’t wait. I loved it and have the second book near the top of the TBR. This third book in the series will be shelved until that one is read.
The Hand of Dinotopia by Alan Dean Foster [Harper Collins 1999 hardcover, new] – fantasy – the second novel based on James Gurney’s wonderful Dinotopia books, following Dinotopia Lost. I hadn’t realized this had been published until I came across mention of it by accident. As I love all things Dinotopia, I was lucky to be able to snag a reasonably priced new first edition on-line.
H. J. Ward by David Saumders [Illustrator’s Press 2010 oversized hardcover, new] – art, biography – Ward was a pulp illustrator with a short career before his death in WWII. The images in this book are from Spicy Detective, Argosy Lone Ranger, Superman and a host of other pulps and some slicks. Pulp fans will love it.
I’ve really been in a reading slump of late. Several books were started but set aside. I’m now about halfway through The Velvet Touch, a collection of Nick Velvet stories by Ed Hoch. Meanwhile I’m still continuing to read The Song of the Sky, and a couple of other short story collections.
What did you get, new, used or from the library, and
what have you been reading?