Thursday, April 11, 2019

On My Radar: The New Voices of Science Fiction

There's nothing better than finding a brand new author whose work you can fall in love with from the very start. Short story anthologies are great for discovering new authors and The New Voices of Science Fiction from Tachyon Publications looks like it will be the perfect gateway to some of the newest, most vibrant voices in science fiction. (Plus who could resist a cute robot cover like that?!)


THE NEW VOICES OF SCIENCE FICTION
Edited by Hannu Rajaniemi and Jacob Weisman
ISBN: 9781616962913
Release date: November 2019

What would you do if your collective of tiny bots suddenly decide to mutiny? Would you find bioprinted steak delicious, even after it was signed by the artist? Is an 11 second attention-span long enough to bond with a cryogenically-revived tourist? Would you sell your native language to send your daughter to college?

The avant garde of science fiction has appeared, arriving via time machines and portals that may (or may not) work properly. In this space-age sequel to award-winning anthology, The New Voices of Fantasy, The New Voices of Science Fiction has launched the rising stars of the last five years of science fiction, including Rebecca Roanhorse, Amal El-Mohtar, Alice Sola Kim, Sam J. Miller, E. Lily Yu, Rich Larson, Vina Jie-Min Prasad, Sarah Pinsker, Darcie Little Badger, S. Qiouyi Lu, Kelly Robson, Suzanne Palmer, Nino Cipri, and more. Their wide-ranging tales were hand-selected by cutting-edge author Hannu Rajaniemi (The Quantum Thief) and genre expert Jacob Weisman (Invaders).

So go ahead, join the starship revolution. The new kids hotwired the AI

Cover art by Matt Dixon
Cover design by Elizabeth Story

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I'm definitely going to add this one to my wishlist!

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

New Arrivals: Just One More Book

It all started with one book. Reader's Warehouse had a copy of Lauren Beukes' Survivors' Club comic at a price that was too good to resist. Of course that also meant that I had to order a few more books to qualify for free shipping. In the end one book grew to five and before I knew it I ended up with these beauties.


Novels: Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill, The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin and The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton


Comics: Survivor's Club by Lauren Beukes and Dale Halvorsen and The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born by Peter David and Robin Furth.

I just couldn't resist. Who needs a book budget anyway?

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

On My Radar: Cage of Souls by Adrian Tchaikovsky

I don't know how I missed the fact that this is coming out, but Cage of Souls by Adrian Tchaikovsky releases this week. I'm intrigued by the premise and it's by Adrian Tchaikovsky. Who needs more reasons than that?


CAGE OF SOULS by Adrian Tchaikovsky
ISBN: 9781788547246
Release Date: 4 April 2019

The sun is bloated, diseased, dying perhaps. Beneath its baneful light, Shadrapar, last of all cities, harbours fewer than 100,000 human souls. Built on the ruins of countless civilisations, Shadrapar is a museum, a midden, an asylum, a prison on a world that is ever more alien to humanity.

Bearing witness to the desperate struggle for existence between life old and new is Stefan Advani: rebel, outlaw, prisoner, survivor. This is his testament, an account of the journey that took him into the blazing desolation of the western deserts; that transported him east down the river and imprisoned him in the verdant hell of the jungle's darkest heart; that led him deep into the labyrinths and caverns of the underworld. He will meet with monsters, madman, mutants.

The question is, which one of them will inherit this Earth?

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