Archives: May2011
    The Children of the Sky by Vernor Vinge
  • The Children of the Sky by Vernor VingeThe Leaning Pile of Books: BEA Edition (Fantasy/SF/Horror)

    This is part two of the BEA book haul including fantasy, science fiction, and horror books that are not in the young adult category.  I’ll also be posting about books I saw in fall catalogs that look fantastic and about BEA and the Book Blogger Convention later.  But for now here are some (signed!) books that I got that I’m excited to read that you may be interested in checking out. The Children of the Sky by Vernor Vinge This […]

  • Upcoming Games Based on Fantasy Books

    Namely George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn. Ubisoft has a PC game scheduled for release in September called A Game of Thrones: Genesis.  It’s a RTS starting approximately 700 years before the beginning of the book A Game of Thrones and leading up to that point.  For more information, read this article or visit the official site. Progress has also been made on the Mistborn pen and paper RPG and there should […]

  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini TaylorThe Leaning Pile of Books: BEA Edition (Young Adult)

    This is the first of two posts on books from Book Expo America (BEA).  Instead of doing one post, I decided to split it into two with one focused on young adult (or in the case of the last book, middle grade – Amazon says it’s young adult but the ARC and Tor catalog both say middle grade so I’m trusting those instead).  The other post will be on books that fall into the adult fantasy, science fiction, and horror […]

  • Legend by Marie LuThe Leaning Pile of Books

    Hope everybody had a good week!  I am back after being at Book Expo America (BEA) and the Book Blogger Convention.  Because of this, I have a whole bunch of books I could add here, but I’ve decided to do books from BEA in a separate post. I’m also going to talk about some books in some of the fall catalogs I picked up while I was there in a separate post.  So for now I’m just going to list […]

  • Fox & Phoenix by Beth BernobichThe Leaning Pile of Books

    This week brought 3 review copies and 1 book bargain that I couldn’t resist! Fox & Phoenix by Beth Bernobich After reading Passion Play, I really wanted to read Beth Bernobich’s young adult book coming out this fall.  So when the author contacting me about receiving a galley to review, accepting was a no-brainer!  Now that I’ve had a chance to look through it, I’m looking forward to it even more.  It sounds really good, and I loved the opening […]

  • Review of The Fear Principle by B. A. Chepaitis

    The Fear Principle, the first book in the Fear series by B. A. Chepaitis, was first published in 1998 under the name Barbara Chepaitis.  The books in this science fiction series are being reprinted, and the first two of the four books were re-released recently.  The titles that come after The Fear Principle are as follows, respectively: The Fear of God, Learning Fear, and A Lunatic Fear. The Planetoids were developed in response to what became known as the “Killing […]