Happy Book Day
-Interview – I talk about Mermaid’s Madness over at Sci-Fi and Fantasy Planet.
-Fantasy Discussion Panel – I’ll be at the Delta Township Library tonight from 6:30 to 8:00, talking fantasy with local authors Daniel Hogan and Phil Kline.
The first Tuesday of each month is a big day for a lot of publishers, marking most of the new SF/F releases.
First up we have Rosemary and Rue [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy], the first of many books I’m expecting to see from new DAW author Seanan McGuire. I blurbed this one, and what I loved the most was the way McGuire blends a complex fairy society into modern-day San Francisco. (Okay, really my favorite part was the rose goblin, but I’m biased.) If you’re into urban fantasy, I think you’ll enjoy this one. Also, she does nifty promo comics.
Next up is The Storm Witch [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy], by Violette Malan. This is the third book in Malan’s series about mercenary partners Dhulyn and Parno. I reviewed book one, The Sleeping God, back in June, and I’m currently reading the second. Swords and magic and kick-ass mercenaries, and a much more … mature relationship between our two protagonists than I usually see.
Also out today is Witch Craft [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy], the fourth Nocturne City book from Caitlin Kittredge. I met Caitlin at Fantasy Matters a few years back, but I’m afraid I haven’t gotten the chance to read her work yet. (No reflection on her books; I’m just slow.) I’m betting some of you can fill us in on this series, though? Caitlin also has excerpts of her books at her site.
Finally, we have Other Lands [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy], by David Anthony Durham. This is the sequel to Acacia, which is sitting in my TBR pile. Unlike the other three, this one doesn’t come out until the 15th, but I include it here anyway because David is just that awesome. Excerpts on his site.
So go forth and read, or hang out here and chat about books. It’s all good. And maybe I’ll see at least a few of you at the library tonight?