Archives: January2010
  • The Leaning Pile of Books

    Eek, it’s been a whole week and the last one of these was the last post I wrote. I was hoping to get at least one of those reviews written in the last week but hopefully I’ll get one written up before this weekend is over instead (most likely The Book of Jhereg, although I also need to write reviews of Twilight of Avalon and The Illustrated Guide to Mythical Creatures). Meanwhile, I’ve been reading the massive omnibus Miles Errant […]

  • The Leaning Pile of Books

    I thought I was going to have a week without one of these posts but then yesterday I found one ARC in my mailbox. Feed by Mira Grant This is the first book in the Newsflesh series (also known to me as the “RSS Zombie” book, as my husband started calling it). According to Orbit’s website, it will be released in May, but I noticed Amazon says it will be available on April 27. In spite of the fact that […]

  • Links

    I don’t often make link posts, but there were a couple of links I saw this week that I wanted to mention so here they are. First off, some very sad news. Kage Baker, author of The Company series, is very ill and would love to hear from her fans (email and snail mail addresses are provided for anyone who would like to send her a message of support). Thanks to Adventures in Reading, I found this interview with Steven […]

  • Review of The Snow Queen

    The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge 448pp (Paperback) My Rating: 10/10 Amazon Rating: 4.5/5 LibraryThing Rating: 4.08/5 Goodreads Rating: 3.92/5 The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge won the Hugo Award in 1981 and was also nominated for a Nebula Award. This science fiction novel was followed by a shorter novel, World’s End, which is the story of what happened to BZ Gundhalinu after the first novel ended. The Summer Queen is the direct sequel to The Snow Queen […]

  • The Leaning Pile of Books

    This was a pretty good week for books. Also, I’m almost to the point where I can start reviewing books read in 2010, which makes me happy since that means I’m closer to caught up with reviews than I have been since before the holidays. Right now I have one review about halfway written that I am hoping to put up tomorrow and after that there are only two more to go (with another book almost finished, but three is […]

  • Review of Busted Flush

    Busted Flushedited by George R. R. Martin464pp (Paperback)My Rating: 7.5/10Amazon Rating: 4/5LibraryThing Rating: 3.2/5Goodreads Rating: 3.56/5 Busted Flush is the second book in a new Wild Cards trilogy edited by George R.R. Martin, following Inside Straight (review). Suicide Kings, the third book in this set and the twentieth Wild Cards book, was released in hardcover last month. Even though I haven’t read any of the books other than this one and its predecessor, I found Inside Straight a decent starting […]