Archives: November2012
    The Hydrogen Sonata by Iain M. Banks
  • The Hydrogen Sonata by Iain M. BanksReview of The Hydrogen Sonata by Iain M. Banks

    The Hydrogen Sonata is the tenth Culture book by Iain M.Banks, joining the ranks of eight other novels and one short story collection. This latest Culture novel was just released this year, which marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of the first Culture novel. This is one of those series that often leaves new readers confused about where to start, but each book is supposed to stand alone very well. The entire list of Culture books in publication order can be found […]

  • The Rise of Ransom City by Felix GilmanGiveaway: The Rise of Ransom City by Felix Gilman

    Today I am giving away one copy of The Rise of Ransom City by Felix Gilman, the sequel to The Half-Made World. I haven’t read either of these books yet, but I’ve heard they are excellent! About The Rise of Ransom City: This is the story of Harry Ransom. If you know his name it’s most likely as the inventor of the Ransom Process, a stroke of genius that changed the world. Or you may have read about how he […]

  • The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen LordThe Leaning Pile of Books

    The Leaning Pile of Books is a feature where I talk about books I got over the last week – old or new, bought or received for review consideration. Since I hope you will find new books you’re interested in reading in these posts, I try to be as informative as possible. If I can find them, links to excerpts, author’s websites, and places where you can find more information on the book are included. Hope everyone who celebrates it […]

  • The Shattered Sigil/The Shattered Dark Giveaway Winners

    The winners of the Shattered Sigil giveaway and The Shattered Dark giveaway have been drawn. They already know who they are, so this is just a heads up for anyone else who was wondering if winners had been selected for either of these giveaways yet. The winner of the signed copies of The Whitefire Crossing and The Tainted City by Courtney Schafer is: Sue The winner of The Shattered Dark by Sandy Williams is: Lysette Congratulations, and I hope you […]

  • Shattered Pillars by Elizabeth BearThe Leaning Pile of Books

    The Leaning Pile of Books is a feature where I talk about books I got over the last week – old or new, bought or received for review consideration. Since I hope you will find new books you’re interested in reading in these posts, I try to be as informative as possible. If I can find them, links to excerpts, author’s websites, and places where you can find more information on the book are included. Shattered Pillars (Eternal Sky #2) […]

  • I Am Not a Serial Killer by Dan WellsReview of I Am Not a Serial Killer by Dan Wells

    I Am Not a Serial Killer is the first of three John Cleaver books by Dan Wells. It is followed by Mr. Monster and I Don’t Want to Kill You, in that order. Fifteen-year-old John Wayne Cleaver is convinced that fate wants him to become a serial killer. Two serial killers have names that apply to him, his last name is a murder weapon, and he exhibits the classic traits shared by 95% of serial killers: bed-wetting, pyromania, and a […]

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