Archives: February2011
    Late Eclipses by Seanan McGuire
  • Late Eclipses by Seanan McGuireReview of Late Eclipses by Seanan McGuire

    Late Eclipses is the fourth book in the October Daye series by Seanan McGuire, winner of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. The first three books in this urban fantasy series are Rosemary and Rue, A Local Habitation and An Artificial Night.  This latest installment will be available on March 1, and the fifth book, One Salt Sea, will be released in September of this year.  According to McGuire’s website, there will be at least two […]

  • Dante ValentineThe Leaning Pile of Books

    This week I received two review copies of books coming out in March. Dante Valentine: The Complete Series by Lilith Saintcrow This is a massive omnibus containing all five of the books in the Dante Valentine series: Working for the Devil, Dead Man Rising, The Devil’s Right Hand, Saint City Sinners, and To Hell and Back.  Totaling around 1300 pages, the trade paperback edition containing the complete urban fantasy series may be a little too large to hold up well […]

  • News and Links: Nebula Award Nominees and Bringing Back Firefly

    This week the Nebula nominees were announced.  The entire list can be viewed by clicking the link, but the nominees for best novel are: The Native Star by M. K. Hobson The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal Echo by Jack McDevitt Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis This year 5 of the 6 nominees are women, which is nice to see since the past […]

  • DustReview of Dust by Elizabeth Bear

    Dust is the first book in the Jacob’s Ladder trilogy by Elizabeth Bear.  The second book in this science fiction series is called Chill, and both books are available in mass market paperback and as e-books.  Grail, the final volume, will be released on February 22.  The imminent conclusion combined with the fact that this book was the January selection for the Women of Science Fiction Book Club made this the perfect time to read Dust (which has unfortunately been […]

  • Sleight of HandThe Leaning Pile of Books

    First, a quick update: I’ve finished a draft of a review of Dust by Elizabeth Bear, so I’m hoping to get that up over the next day or two.  Now that it’s almost time for Late Eclipses, the fourth October Daye novel by Seanan McGuire, to be released, I’m also working on that review and hope to have it up soon.  After that, I’m caught up on reviews, but I’m taking a break from a book that is taking a […]

  • The Skin Map Winner

    Earlier this week The Skin Map giveaway ended.  The winner was picked via and that winner is: Claudia from South Africa Congratulations, I hope you enjoy the book! Thanks to everyone who entered!