I just wanted to correct the dates I had earlier for the third Sword of Shadows book by J.V. Jones. She recently said on her journal that A Sword from Red Ice will be out in both the U.S. and the UK this October.
I realized that when I made the list of forthcoming books the other day, I forgot about a couple of books that are out in Canada and the UK that I’ve really been looking forward to seeing here in the U.S. since I’ve heard good things about both. It still makes me wish I were British sometimes – they even got Fool’s Fate by Robin Hobb first when it came out and she’s an American author. Winterbirth, #1 The Godless [...]
Here are some fantasy/scifi books that are fairly new or forthcoming this year. This is based only on what I’ve seen available on Amazon since I have no special insider knowledge about what is coming out, but Amazon is usually fairly reliable. Looking at this list makes me wish I were British, they get all the good books first! New Books Midnight Tides, #5 Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven EriksonAmazon USAmazon CanadaAmazon UK Note: This is new to [...]
Going Postal, one of the newer Discworld books by Terry Pratchett (the newest with the exception of Thud!), stars a new character by the (real) name of Moist von Lipwig. Moist, a con artist whose description reminded me a lot of Locke Lamora, is on death row under his assumed name of Alfred Spangler. To his surprise, Moist finds himself in Patrician Vetinari’s office instead of in Death’s domain after his hanging. Vetinari gives him a choice: he can either [...]
I have a long weekend so hopefully I’ll be able to get some reading done and get some more posts up here. I’m currently reading Going Postal by Pratchett. Not sure what I’ll read after that, although I’m considering reading Patrick Rothfuss’s debut The Name of the Wind. In the meantime, I wanted to add some books I wouldn’t recommend. A lot of people would probably disagree with some of these, but these are books I didn’t find worth reading. [...]
I just saw a trailer for this movie (based on the first book in the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman) and it looks really good! Golden Compass Movie Trailer It’s supposed to be coming to theaters on December 7th of this year. I’ve had the books for a couple of years but haven’t read them yet – I’d better read them fairly soon.