Ship Breaker – Paolo Bacigalupi

About this book:In America’s Gulf Coast region, where grounded oil tankers are being broken down for parts, Nailer, a teenage boy, works the light crew, scavenging for copper wiring just to make quota– and hopefully live to see another day. But when, by luck or chance, he discovers an exquisite clipper ship beached during a…

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Haywired – Alex Keller (with author interview)

Back Cover Blurb: In the quiet village of Little Wainesford, Ludwig Von Guggenstein is about to have his unusual existence turned inside out. When he and his father are blamed for a fatal accident during the harvest, a monstrous family secret is revealed. Soon Ludwig will begin to uncover diabolical plans that span countries and…

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Blood Ties – Pamela Freeman

Back Cover Blurb: A thousand years ago, the Eleven Domains were invaded and the original inhabitants were driven onto the road as travelers, belonging nowhere, welcomed by no one. Now the Domains are governed with an iron fist by the Warlords, but there are wilder elements in the landscape that cannot be controlled and that may prove…

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Bitter Seeds – Ian Tregillis

About the Book Raybould Marsh is a British secret agent in the early days of the Second World War. During a mission back in the Spanish Civil War, he saw something strange: a German woman with wires going into her head. She looked at him as if she knew him. When the Nazis start running…

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Another Brandon Sanderson Book Signing

Yesterday I found out about an event called “Authorpalooza” which I guess is a bi-yearly thing in Utah or something like that. Anyway, it’s an event where about 30-40 local authors get together in a Barnes and Noble store and sign books, talk to fans and etc. I learned that Brandon Sanderson was going to…

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Havemercy – Jaida Jones & Danielle Bennett

Back Cover Blurb:  Thanks to its elite Dragon Corps, the capital city of Volstov has all but won the hundred years’ war with its neighboring enemy, the Ke-Han. The renegade airmen who fly the corps’s mechanical, magic-fueled dragons are Volstov’s greatest weapon. But now one of its members is at the center of a scandal…

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Mythago Wood – Robert Holdstock

Back cover blurb:  The mystery of Ryhope Wood, Britain’s last fragment of primeval forest, consumed George Huxley’s entire long life. Now, after his death, his sons have taken up his work. But what they discover is numinous and perilous beyond all expectation.  For the Wood, larger inside than out, is a labyrinth full of myths…

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Cold Magic – Kate Elliott

I have a love-hate relationship with Kate Elliott’s work. I have never thought Elliott was a bad author; I usually have problems with the overall story being told. That being said, I was incredibly skeptical when I picked up Cold Magic. It took me about five or six chapters to get into the book, as…

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Shadow – K.J. Parker

Shadow by K.J. Parker is proving to be a very difficult book for me to review, partly because I highly enjoyed it but can understand why many readers will pick it up and either hate it or be unable to finish it. It’s not a bad book, but it is a unique book and because…

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Heroes Die – Matthew Woodring Stover

From Publishers Weekly:  After two fantasy novels (Iron Dawn; Jericho Moon), Stover combines fantasy and SF in this vigorous adventure story. Our world has developed a hyper-rigid, occupation-based caste system in which the reading of freedom-based philosophy, from John Locke to Robert A. Heinlein, is punished. For entertainment, people participate vicariously in recorded Adventures from…

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