Saturday, 28 July 2007

World's Biggest Bookstore's Science Fiction and Fanstasy Newsletter Issue 2

October 2006

New Teen Fiction
The Fledging of Az Gabrielson
By: Jay Amory
Vivid imagery and a good story make The Fledging of Az Gabrielson a great read that you will want to finish in one sitting. Using the outsider convention, Amory tells the story of the Airborne - those with wings who live above the clouds - and their ignorance of the revolutions that occur beneath them between various factions of Groundlings - those who live beneath the clouds and are considered primitive. The main character, Azrael, is an Airborn without wings, making him an anomaly, but perfect for a mission to venture down to the Ground to save the world that he does not fit into. A great mix of fantasy and science fiction that will assist teens with the transition into adult novels.
Now for something completely different…
By: Koji Suzuki
The debut novel by the author best known for his Ring Trilogy. Not a conventional fantasy, the story is told in three parts, in three different periods of history. Begun in prehistoric times when Bogud breaks a village taboo causing him to be parted from his beloved Fayau, the story progresses to the 1800s where a small tropical island is invaded by pirates. The final segment, set in modern day America, is written in beautifully lyric prose. This segment details the fulfillment of Bugud’s promise to his wife, made thousands of years earlier, by their descendents.
-Jessica Strider

Coming in October:
Fires of War-Larry Bond and Jim DeFelice
Green Trap - Ben Bova
Empire - Orson Scott Card
Hinterland - James Clemens
Weatherwitch - Cecilia Dart-Thornton
Sons of the Oak - David Farland
Trouble Magnet - Alan Dean Foster
Draw One in the Dark - Sarah Hoyt
Ranger’s Law - Elmer Kelton
Odyssey - Jack McDevitt
Soarer’s Choice - L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
Taste of Magic - Andre Norton and Jean Rabe
Cracked Throne - Joshua Palmatier
Horizons - Mary Rosenblum
Android’s Dream - John Scalzi Caroline Stevermer
Hell’s Gate - David Weber and Linda Evans
Fugitives of Chaos - John C. Wright
Mislaid Magician - Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer

Trade Paperback:
Space Cadet - Robert A. Heinlein
Spears of God - Howard Hendrix
Dragon’s Teeth - James A. Hetley
Bloodring - Faith Hunter
Jinx High - Mercedes Lackey
Harrowing the Dragon - Patricia A. McKillip
Prestige - Christopher Priest
Eyes of the Crow - Jeri Smith-Ready
Orphen’s Tales: In the Night Garden - Catherynne Valente
Shinigami - Django Wexler

Mass Market Paperback:
Powersat - Ben Bova
Shadow fall - James Clemens
Tyranny of the Night - Glen Cook
Forbidden Planets - Peter Crowthar, Ray Bradbury and Stephen Baxter
Well of Tears - Cecilia Dart-Thornton
Star Wars: Tempest - Troy Denning
Land of Mist and Snow - Debra Doyle and James MacDonald
Running from the Deity - Alan Dean Foster
Soldier of God - David Hagberg
Dragon’s Eye - James Hetley
Goblin Quest - Jim C. Hines
Valley of the Soul - Tamara Silver Jones
Tin Box - Holly Kennedy
Mechwarrior: Wolf Hunters - Kevin Killany
Retrieval - Jeanie London
Power Lines - Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
War of the Worlds - Douglas Niles
Silver May Tarnish - Andre Norton and Lyn McConchie
Disappearing Nightly - Laura Resnick
Ghost - John Ringo
Paladins - Joel Rosenberg
Merger - Sanjay Sanghoee
Dark Planet - Charles W. Sasser
Kris Longknife: Resolute - Mike Shepherd Afterburn - S.L. Viehl
Midship Wizard Halcyon Blithe - James Ward
Surviving Antarctica - Andrea White
Orphans of Chaos - John C. Wright

1 comment:

Joshua Palmatier said...

Hey! This is Joshua Palmatier, author of The Skewed Throne and The Cracked Throne. I was wondering if you guys received a reader's copy of my books or not (you know, the advance copy of the book so you can read it before the book comes out and possibly review it). If not, and you'd be interested in getting one for the upcoming book The Vacant Throne, let me know. You can contact me at jpalmatier(at)sff(dot)net. I'd also be interested in anything else you might consider regarding my books, such as possible signings, a possible endcap of all of the books at your store, once the third book comes out, etc.