Wednesday, September 7, 2011

New Arrivals

I've been lucky this week with a whole batch of books arriving at once. All these arrived on Monday after undergoing long and lengthy journeys while traversing the perils of the international postal system.

First up is an order from Better World Books. I love to order from them when I'm looking for stuff that's out of print or when I want to get some hardbacks on the cheap. I got:

Lord of the Silent Kingdom by Glen Cook
Thirteen by Richard K. Morgan
The January Dancer and Up Jim River by Micheal Flynn
Haze by L.E Modesitt Jr.
The Secret of Life by Paul McAuley (Ex-library)
Beyond the Veil of Stars by Robert Reed

The copy of The January Dancer has some sort of stain on the first couple of pages which I wasn't very happy with. The Secret of Life is also an ex-library copy (I ordered a normal used copy). Luckily Better World Books stand by their 100% satisfaction guarantee and refunded me for these two. I'll have to keep my eyes open for replacement copies. The rest are all in great condition for used books.

I also got two books from The Book Depository. Necropath by Eric Brown and The Mandel Files by Peter F. Hamilton. I pre-order The Mandel Files way back in January and Necropath was part of a previous order that got delayed in customs.

For review I received The A-Men by John Trevillian for review (submitted by author) and an ARC copy of The End Specialist by Drew Magary (not pictured).

After a book haul like this I'm an extremely happy book geek!


  1. Ooh, Richard Morgan - I like him. I've got an arc of the UK version of Thirteen, with the original title, Black Man.

  2. I haven't read anything by him, hence the purchase. It's a gorgeous book though.

  3. One of the reasons I love your blog is that it makes me realise how little sci-fi I have read and then gives me ideas for what to try out!

    The Word Fiend

  4. I haven't read Black Man/Thirteen by him, but I thought Altered Carbon and Market Forces were pretty good. Ditto his fantasy novel, The Steel Remains.