Archives: January2008
  • Brandon Sanderson News: Signed and Free Books

    Brandon Sanderson, the author who will be writing the final Wheel of Time book, has a limited number of signed hardcover copies of the first book in his Mistborn trilogy available on his website for $20 each. Last month I got a signed first edition copy of this book off of bookcloseouts.com (they’re all out now, unfortunately) since it should be a good collector’s item someday… plus I just love signed books. I’m a little over 100 pages into it […]

  • Review of The Book of Joby

    The Book of Jobyby Mark J. Ferrari640pp (Hardcover)My Rating: 9/10Amazon Rating: 5/5LibraryThing Rating: 4/5Good Reads Rating: 5/5 Now that it is 2008, I have found a book published in 2007 that is above all the others I read last year and would have been on my favorites list if I’d read it before the end of the year. That book is Mark J. Ferrari’s debut novel, The Book of Joby, a modern-day retelling of the biblical story of Job including […]

  • Clarkesworld Books Reopened for Short Time

    My favorite bookstore for speculative fiction was Clarkesworld Books, at least before it closed to my great dismay (for understandable reasons but I have to admit I was rather sad to see it go). I can’t believe I didn’t see this earlier, but it was open again a little while before Christmas and is open again through January 31! (It’s just as well I didn’t see it was open before Christmas – nobody would have gotten any presents from me […]

  • Carol Berg’s Next Series and New Blog

    On one of Carol Berg’s recent Amazon blog posts, she mentioned she was beginning to work on her next trilogy, an epic fantasy with the tentative name of The Sabrian Veil. She has begun writing some about her new story and the writing process on her new personal blog, Text Crumbs, which seems like it will be pretty interesting. I’ve always enjoyed reading her Amazon blog, so I look forward to reading more of her new blog as well. I […]

  • Shaman’s Crossing Available as Free E-Book

    To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Eos books, they are going to be featuring a free e-book to download every two months. The first featured e-book is Shaman’s Crossing, the first book in Robin Hobb’s Soldier Son trilogy. Eos Announcement Download Shaman’s Crossing

  • Wise Man’s Fear Delay

    After reading and enjoying Patrick Rothfuss’s debut The Name of the Wind, many were happy to know that the rest of the series had been completed and each book would come out approximately a year apart. However, it was recently announced that the publication date was being pushed back from March 2008 to April 2009, which upset a lot of people. In this blog post, Rothfuss explains the reason for the delay with the second book in the Kingkiller Chronicle. […]

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