Archives: August2011
  • Ace No Longer Publishing Heroes Series by Moira J. Moore

    I saw something that made me sad yesterday: an announcement on Moira J. Moore’s blog saying that Ace will not be publishing the rest of the books in her Heroes series (called the Lee and Taro series on the official website). I recently discovered these books, had a lot of fun reading the first two, and have been looking forward to reading the rest. There are currently six books total: Resenting the Hero, The Hero Strikes Back, Heroes Adrift, Heroes […]

  • Cold Magic by Kate ElliottReview of Cold Magic by Kate Elliott

    Cold Magic is the first book in the Spiritwalker trilogy by Kate Elliott.  On the author’s website, the series is described as “an Afro-Celtic post-Roman icepunk Regency fantasy adventure with airships, Phoenician spies, the intelligent descendents of troodons, and a dash of steampunk whose gas lamps can be easily doused by the touch of a powerful cold mage.”  The second book, Cold Fire, is scheduled for release on September 1 in the UK and September 26 in the US. There […]

  • The Cloud Roads by Martha WellsThe Leaning Pile of Books

    After a couple of weeks without books (!), this week brought 1 ARC, 1 finished review copy, and 3 I bought myself with a gift card.  Both the review copies are books I’ve already talked about since I picked up copies of each at this year’s Book Expo America.  So if you are interested in reading more about Blood Rights (House of Comarre #1) by Kristen Painter or Theft of Swords (Riyria Revelations #1) by Michael J. Sullivan, there’s more […]

  • 2011 Hugo Awards

    The 2011 Hugo Award winners were announced at Worldcon in Reno, Nevada, last night.  The winners are as follows: Best Novel Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis Best Novella The Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang Best Novelette “The Emperor of Mars” by Allen M. Steele Best Short Story “For Want of a Nail” by Mary Robinette Kowal Best Related Work Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It, edited by Lynne M. […]

  • The Tempering of Men by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth BearReview of The Tempering of Men by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear

    The Tempering of Men is the second book in the Iskryne series co-authored by Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette.  The first book is A Companion to Wolves, which began as a fun parody of the concept of animal companions and evolved into a novel. A third book, An Apprentice to Elves, is supposed to be released in 2013. The Tempering of Men was released today as a hardcover and an ebook. Since this is a review for the second book […]

  • Naamah's Blessing by Jacqueline CareyReview of Naamah’s Blessing by Jacqueline Carey

    Naamah’s Blessing is the final book in Jacqueline Carey’s companion trilogy to the first two trilogies comprising Kushiel’s Legacy, which began with Kushiel’s Dart.  This newest trilogy takes place well after the end of the first two and can be read without first reading the books that came before (I’ve only read Kushiel’s Dart myself, although I really enjoyed it and should get on reading the rest of them).  The books in the Naamah trilogy before this one are Naamah’s […]