A little while ago I posted about a post in Neil Gaiman’s blog in which he asked readers to vote for a book to make available online for free for a month. The winner of the poll was American Gods, and it is now available here.
March appears to be a pretty good month for fantasy and science fiction releases (in the U.S. anyway since several of these are already out in the UK and Canada). I’m especially looking forward to the conclusion to Greg Keyes’s The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone series, The Born Queen. The series is fairly standard fantasy, but it is entertaining. All books listed below are forthcoming in the United States. If there is no date with the UK or Canadian [...]
Locus Online (and many other places) have a complete list of the finalists for this year’s Nebula awards. The finalists for the novel category are as follows: The Accidental Time Machine, Joe Haldeman (Ace) The New Moon’s Arms, Nalo Hopkinson (Warner) Odyssey, Jack McDevitt (Ace 2006) Ragamuffin, Tobias S. Buckell (Tor) The Yiddish Policeman’s Union, Michael Chabon (HarperCollins) I have yet to read any of these, although I really want to read Buckell’s Crystal Rain and the follow-up Ragamuffin (if [...]
Random House has released the cover art for the U.S. edition of the fifth book in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. A large version of the cover can be viewed on the Random House website here. Bantam Dell’s website lists this book with their forthcoming fall releases as available in October 2008. It is also now available for preorder on Amazon with a release date of September 30. Both of those dates are purely speculation [...]
I read in this post on Brandon Sanderson’s blog today that he has signed and personalized hardback (at least I assume that’s what “harback” is supposed to mean) copies of his first published novel Elantris for sale here. Elantris is harder to find in hardcover now than any of his newer books in the Mistborn series. I’d love to get one but I already promised not to buy any more books until The Born Queen comes out toward the end [...]
Amazon’s Omnivoracious blog has an interview with J.M. McDermott, the author of Last Dragon, one of the first books to be published under the Wizards of the Coast’s Discoveries imprint. I have yet to read this book, but I have heard good things about it and would really like to read it. Plus I am curious about Discoveries, which is supposed to be very different from the usual Wizards of the Coast fare, including all types of speculative fiction, not [...]