Category Archives: fantasy

New Arrivals, Current Reading March 11 – 17, 2013

It’s beginning to look like Spring here, with Daffodils and Forsythia blooming and buds and new growth on many shrubs and trees. Spring – it’s good! NEW ARRIVALS: After last week’s bonanza of stuff, it was inevitable, and desirable, that … Continue reading

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Agatha H and the Airship City

Agatha H and the Airship City A Girl Genius Novel by Phil and Kaja Foglio, Night Shade Books, 2011 trade paper YA fantasy-adventure – novelization of Girl Genius graphic novels I’d been seeing write-ups and reviews here and there for the Girl Genius … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading

The Fall-Winter weather continues to be typical: not fierce, but cool and wet, with a sunny day now and then. We enjoy it. New Arrivals – Just when I think I’m doing pretty well with the new books and incoming, along comes … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading

I’ve been working in the yard, Winterizing the yard – spreading soil amendments, mulch, raking leaves, fallen berries and pine needles, doing some light, early pruning and the like. All just before the rains set in for keeps, and before … Continue reading

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The Bookman by Lavie Tidhar

The Bookman by Lavie Tidhar © 2010, Angry Robot 2010 mass market paperback, fantasy-steampunk – 1st in trilogy Once in a while, you just have to have a book. This is one of those. I saw it and I’d wanted it for … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, May 7-13, 2012

Tom Roberts at Black Dog Books has done it again, and I couldn’t resist. So a package from Black Dog arrived a few days ago with three new things. Also arriving were a pre-order that was placed last Fall and something … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, April 23-29, 2012

Once in a while, you just have to have a book – in this case a series – and I caved in on these. I’d wanted them for a while, but a review of the second on in the series finally convinced … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, April 9-15, 2012

Just goes to show once in a while a new book does slip into the house. One because I wanted it (Frederick Nebel), one and the last just because it sounded interesting when I chanced upon a review (Randy Mathes) and one because … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, March 26 – April 1, 2012

Not a thing, and that’s the way I like it. As mentioned in the last N.A. post, the Special, I’ve dumped the pre-orders, cleared the basket, stopped ordering stuff, quit going to the book store. If that sounds excruciatingly boring, … Continue reading

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New Arrivals SPECIAL!

Here’s the last great hurrah on my book buying. Once a year, or thereabouts, Subterranean Press  has what they term a grab bag sale. Here’s what the initial mention in the e-newsletter (you have to be signed up to find out … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, March 5 – 11, 2012

After last week’s landslide of books, things have settled down a good deal. There had been a good deal of talk about reading Ed McBain, especially 87th Precinct books, for Friday Forgotten Books, and I admit I had none. That’s … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, February 27 – Match 4, 2012

Quite a lot arrived, this time. I’m filling in the gaps I had with a couple of series, and bought a new graphic novel for the first time in a while, plus mysteries, for both myself and Wife’s reading pleasure … Continue reading

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FFB: Playgrounds of the Mind

this is the 80th of my series of forgotten books Playgrounds of the Mind by Larry Niven, some contents co-authored, July 1992 mass market paperback, science fiction and fantasy I bought this used copy for the car. If you’re like … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, February 20-26, 2012

Thanks to the generosity of friends, more than one package showed up this last week. Such unexpected largess is appreciated, even if I am trying to cut down on the book count here. First the images, then the descriptions (as always). A … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, February 6 – 12, 2012

Mystery! Fantasy! Science Fiction! I’ve gotta read faster! The Admantine Palace by Stephen Deas [Roc Fantasy, 2011 paperback, new] – fantasy – When I read a really positive review of a book like this, often on The Fantasy Book Critic … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, January 16-22, 2012

Just a few things, a little of this, a little of that. Here we go. Digital Nature Photography by John and Barbara Gerlach [Focal Press 2007 trade paper, new] – digital photography, specifically nature photography, including birds, animals, trees, landscapes, … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, November 20 – 27, 2011

Two things from Haffner Press, ordered after George Kelley did a review. I already had quite a few other books published by Haffner, but not these two. Also two things picked up from BookSwap, also after reading reviews, both from … Continue reading

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New Arrivals: November 7 – 13, 2011

This time it’s a book I was missing from a series of short story collections and a pre-order that finishes a series. Filling in the holes… Changer of Worlds by David Weber [Baen 2002 mass market paperback, used] – science fiction short … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, September 26 – October 9, 2011

Two weeks worth of new arrivals. Seems these things come in batches, I had just one in late September so skipped doing a new arrivals post, now bang! So here’s the story: several of these are gifts, one from Carl … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, September 19 – 25, 2011

There must be a saying about fewer things of greater quality being the most desirable outcome. That’s it for this week, just the one book. The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox by Barry Hughart [Subterranean Press, 2011 … Continue reading

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