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30 October 2017 @ 03:06 am
Book List July/August/September '17  
Short Fiction:  Melinda Snodgrass' When the Devil Drives
New Read:  Ben Aaronovitch's the Farthest Station.  Latest "Rivers of London" book with ghosts on trains.
  • Maggie Stiefvater's Blue Lily, Lily Blue.  3rd "Raven King" book.
  • T. Kingfisher's the Halycon Fairy Book.  Collection of humorously annotated obscure fairy tales.
  • Robert Charles Wilson's Spin
  • Renee George's Pit Perfect.  Urban fantasy/romance/mystery with the pit in the title being a pit bull mastiff.
  • Michael Witwer's Empire of Imagination: gary Gygax & the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons.  Gary Gygax biography
  • Mira Grant's Symbiont & Chimera.  2nd & 3rd of Grant/McGuire's "Parasitology" trilogy.
  • Brandon Sanderson's Arcanum Unbounded.  Anthology of Sanderson's "Cosmere" themed short fiction.
  • April Daniels' Sovereign.  Sequel to Dreadnaught, with the same trans supers lead.
  • Catheryne M. Valente's Radiance.  Sort of ether-space exploration, Hollywood silent film era, horror/mystery mash-up.  All with Valente's lyrical writing style.
  • Drew Hayes' Forging Hephasteus.  Super-villain focus' supers book, separate from Hayes' other supers setting.

Reread:  Richard Matheson's I Am Legend

Graphic Novels/TPBs/RPGs:  Adam Warren's Empowered vol.10
  • Dan Brereton's Nocturnals: the Sinister Path
  • Kelly Thompson/Leonardo Romero/Jordie Bellaire's Hawkeye: Kate Bishop: vol.1: Anchor Points
Total: 17

Short Fiction: T. Kingfisher's Packing, Stephen Baxter's the Martian in the Woods & Matthew Bright's the Library of Lost Things.

New Read: Eric Flint/Gorg Huff/Paula Goodlett's the Alexander Inheritance.  New spin-off from Flint's "Time Spike/Assitti Shards" shared time travel setting.  With a modern cruise liner sent to the Mediterranean just after Alexander the Great's death as the set-up.  Sadly I didn't care for this one, feeling there just wasn't enough really new or interesting to justify the further spin-off.
  • Rosemary Kirstein's the Steerswoman & the Outskirter's Secret.
  • Mira Grant's Final Girls
  • Catherynne M. Valente's the Refrigerator Monolgues.  Series of pieces set around expies of various comic book women.
  • N.K. Jemisin's the Broken Kingdoms, the Kingdom of the Gods & the Awakened Kingdom.
  • A. Lee Martinex (ed) Strange Afterlives.  Collection of stories about non-typical undead.
  • Joseph Nassise (ed) Urban Enemies
  • A.J. Hartley's Steeplejack.  YA pseudo-history in a variant on Colonial Africa.
  • R.J. Ross' Cape High Villainy
  • Kevin Hearne's Beseiged.  "Iron Druid" short fiction collection
Graphic Novels/TPBs/RPGs:Alan Bahr/Howard & Sandra Tayler (design/writers) Planet Mercenary RPG
  • James L. Sutter (creative director) Starfinder Core Rulebook
  • Amanda Lafrenas' Titty Time vol.2
  • G. Willow Wilson/Takeshi Miyazawa's Ms. Marvel: Damge Per Second
  • Kate Leth/Brittney L. Williams' Patsy Walker aka Hellcat: Careless Whisker(s)
Total: 19

Short Fiction: Alex Wells' Angel of the Blockade

New Read: Chuck Wendig's Life DebtStar Wars tie-in about freeing the Wookie home world.
  • Jim Bernheimer's Rise of a D-List Villain
  • Theodora Goss' the Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter.  Team-up of the daughters of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, as well as Moreau, Frankenstein & Rappaccinni.
  • Cherie Priest's Brimstone  Pryomantic spirit haunts a 1920's Spiritualist commune.
  • Rachel Aaron's a Dragon of a Different Color.  Latest "Heartstrikers" urban fantasy.
  • Sarah Gailey's River of Teeth.  Alternate history where hippos were imported to use a replacement for regular cows.
  • Lee Goldberg's Watch Me Die
  • Daniel Woodrell's Winter's Bone.  Ree Dolly is a lot gayer in the book version.
  • Eric Flint/Charles Gannon's 1636: the Vatican Sanction.  Closing out the Pope sub-series of the "Ring of Fire" series.
Graphic Novels/TPBs/RPGs: Christopher Hastings/Gurihiru/Alti Firmansyan's the Unbelievable Gwenpool vol.3: Totally in Continuity.
  • Sean Punch (lead writer) Dungeon Fantasy RPG.  A condensed and slightly simplified version of the various GURPS: Fantasy related source books.
Total: 12
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