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Events and News from Borderlands Books
Chapter One - Event Information, News, and Special FeaturesGreg Bear, MARIPOSA, (Vanguard Press, Hardcover, $25.95) Saturday, November 14th at 5:00 pm
SF in SF hosts authors S.G. Browne and Jeff VanderMeer at the Variety
Preview Room in the Hobart Building (582 Market Street) Saturday,
November 14th at 7:00 pm
Borderlands 12th Anniversary Sale, Sunday, November 15th from 12:00 - 8:00 pm
NaNoWriMo's Come Write In! Event, Thursday, November 19th from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kim Vandervort, THE SONG AND THE SORCERESS (Hadley Rille Books, Hardcover, $28.95 and Trade Paperback, $15.95)
Borderlands Holiday Potluck, Thursday, December 17th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
(for more information check the end of this section)
Borderlands has an "event hiatus" between Thanksgiving and New Year's,
but stick around -- we've already got some exceptional events lined up
for next year, including readings with Malinda Lo and Connie Willis and
a panel on Marion Zimmer Bradley with Diana Paxson and Deborah Ross!
* Congratulations to author Jeffrey Ford, who recently picked up two
World Fantasy Awards! For a complete list of the winners (and the
nominees,) see: <http://www.worldfantasy.org/awards/>
*Noted writer, Charles Stross expounds on why he hates Star Trek: <http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2009/10/why_i_hate_star_trek.html>
*If you'd like a sneak peek at Christopher Moore's new novel BITE ME,
(due in April '10) you can read the first two chapters here: <http://blog.chrismoore.com/index.php/archives/1175>
* Rudy Rucker wanted to pass on the following information about his
daughter's art show: "'Unfurling' is a graphic novel drawn on a scroll
of paper by Isabel Rucker, going on display from November 5-27, at the
SOMArts gallery in San Francisco. 'Unfurling' stretches over 400
feet long, is a foot high, and is drawn in black ink pen with watery
washes. The comic panels vary in length (up to ten feet long) to mirror
pauses, vast scenery, or thought patterns. The seven-year project began
in 2002, when Isabel decided to free herself from the size of regular
pieces of paper, canvas or sketchpad. Pictures and more info on
Overheard at the Con
This is a feature that appears periodically, as we
attend conventions and overhear things. The tradition of keeping
track of anonymous overheard bits and bobs started for us at the 2002
ConJose in San Jose, where trying (or trying not to) fill in the blanks
on overheard conversations made us laugh so much that we made it a
tradition. In this issue we share the newest "overheards" from
the World Fantasy Convention which took place in San Jose over
"She never got naked, she just rubbed lemons all over herself."
"Do NOT gesture with the snake, Ma'm!"
"I'm filling Johnathan's hole with zombies."
"So when we finally got the trunk open, there was Rodney, stripped down
to his tighty-whities, pouring pink Slurpee all over himself while all
these senior citizens gawked."
"We shared one hit off a bong with Lily Tomlin before her parents showed up."
"Every time Paolo thinks about zombie sex, a fairie explodes."
"How quaint! They have gorgonzola-walnut scones and a werewolf in a bowler hat."
"Nothing like a relationship drama that leads to helicopter crashes - it feels so true to life."
"One of the things I have on my resume under 'Additional Skills' is 'Scenic Proctologist' - pulling set designs out of my ass".
"It was good while I ate it."
"It looks like she has more hair but she just has less head."
"Maybe it's the beer, but did I just see a bunch of steampunk pizza delivery girls go by?"
This is going to be short and sweet 'cause I've got a _ton_ of work
to do in the next five weeks. And here's why -- We passed
the final building inspections and we're in the home strech.
The cafe will open to the public on Friday, December 18th.
We might be open sooner but that depends on a great many things.
Regardless of when we open, I'd like to invite all of you to a very
special holiday potluck at the cafe on Thursday, December 17th.
We've done these potlucks for years and this year it seems like the
perfect way to break-in the cafe. We won't be open to the general
public but our friends, customers and their friends are encouraged to
bring some food or dessert and help us celebrate the holidays and our
new business. We'll provide all the drinks and beverages.
Now, off to work for me.
New Media Update
Here's the rundown of the month's news on the eReader front.
Two items very worthy of note are the report from Forester Research
which estimates that total e-reader sales for 2009 will top 3 million
units. That is up by 50% from their estimate of a few months
ago. Second is that there is an increasing pool of circumstantial
evidence that people who buy Kindles (and, to a lesser degree, other
e-readers) actually read _more_ than they did before switching to the
e-reader. People have cited ease of transportation and the
convenience of purchasing wirelessly as the reason for their greater
Apple -- Ebook reading applications and ebooks are some of the most
popular items downloaded for the iPhone and iPod Touch. So much
so that they're even starting to edge out games as the most downloaded
Amazon -- In less than two weeks Amazon released the new,
international Kindle (useable in over 200 countries) and discontinued
the old, US-only Kindle 2. The new international version is
priced the same as the old Kindle and so it's been more of a
replacement with more features than a competing model. However,
not all is joy in the rest of the world since the costs for books are
substantially higher for international users and, for that matter, for
US users who use the download feature while outside the US. The
higher costs are explained by Amazon as being part taxes, part
data-service costs (international downloads still originate in the US),
and part wireless carrier charges.
Amazon is also trying to react to Sony's announcement last month that
users of the Sony e-readers will have access to all half-million of
Google's free, public domain ebooks by increasing the free offerings
for the Kindle. However, at the current level of about 18,000
titles, they've got a long way to go.
Finally, Amazon has released a Kindle client application for the
Windows computer operating system and they also have a Macintosh
version in the works. Again, it looks like they're playing
catchup to Sony and other companies who already offer desk- and lap-top
versions of the reader software.
Barnes and Noble -- Not satisfied with their relationship with iRex as
well as their ties with PlasticLogic's forthcoming high-end reader, the
800-pound gorilla of bookselling has announced their own e-reader, the
Nook. It's a dumb name for a smart device if you ask me.
The Nook comes with two screens, one over the other. The top one
is a typical black and white EInk display like most readers on the
market. Below it is a small, touch sensitive, color LCD.
The idea is that the LCD will display full color covers while browsing
the user's library as well as giving a better web-browser
experience. It's a nice idea (though I prefer the book-like
folding concept which supports a more reasonable sized LCD display
opposite an EInk panel).
There's just one problem -- it looks like it wasn't B&N's nice
idea. Spring Design, a Bay Area company, had the same idea and
has patents going back to 2006 to support it. Moreover, Spring
representatives meet with B&N in the spring of this year to pitch
their reader (called the "Alex") as part of a joint venture. A
joint venture covered by the full range of non-disclosure agreements
that we're so fond of in Silicon Valley. Net result -- Spring
Design is in the process of suing the pants off of B&N over
violations of the NDAs and patents. Oooops!
Entourage Systems -- On the topic of two-screen readers, this start-up
company has a product that, while heavy and a bit expensive, looks
pretty good. The eDGe (don't ask me why the weird caps, I'm not a
tech-guy) has two screens and opens like a book. One screen is a
9.7" EInk display and the other is a 10" color LCD. It runs on an
ARM processor and has 4 GB storage, an SD card slot and 2 USB ports as
well as WiFi and bluetooth. Other features include a web-cam,
microphone and speakers. Running on Google's Android OS, it's
going to be closer to a net-book computer than an ebook reader but
that's not such a bad thing.
Three catches -- won't ship 'til February, price is $490, and it's big
and heavy compared to a single purpose e-reader (8.25" by 10.75" by 1"
and 2.75 lb.). But it's still a sign of where some people want to
see the e-reader go, myself included -- if they'd make one that ran on
OSX or the iPhone OS, I'd stand in line to buy one at even twice the
Beyond that, there are more and more e-readers being announced.
Rather than do a complete round up here, I'd suggest that you take a
which has a very nice list along with a release schedule.
Next month I hope that the flurry will have cleared up enough for me to
make some buying suggestions for the holidays. I'm also planning
on touching upon the non-US market for e-readers, as suggested by two
of my readers.
- Alan Beatts
Top Sellers At Borderlands
1. The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
2. Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett
3. Canticle by Ken Scholes
4. The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi tie with
Green by Jay Lake
5. Dust of Dreams by Steven Erickson tie with
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
6. The Dragons of Ordinary Farm by Deborah Beale and Tad Williams
7. Galileo's Dream by Kim Stanley Robinson
8. How to Make Friends With Demons by Graham Joyce
9. And Another Thing. . . by Eoin Colfer
10. Imager's Challenge by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
Mass Market Paperbacks
1. Soulless by Gail Carriger
2. Rosemary & Rue by Seanan McGuire
3. The Dragons of Babel by Michael Swanwick
4. Heart of Veridion by Tim Akers
5. Naming of the Beasts by Mike Carey
6. Dog Days by John Levitt
7. Toll the Hounds by Steven Erikson
8. Lamentation by Ken Scholes
9. Anathem by Neal Stephenson
10. Court of the Air by Stephen Hunt
1. xkcd Volume 0 by Randall Munroe
2. The Lucky Strike by Kim Stanley Robinson
3. Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues edited by Loren Rhoads
4. Zones of Chaos by Mick Farren
5. Zombies: Encounters with the Hungry Dead edited by John Skipp
Notes From a DVD Geek
DVD Geek Jeremy Lassen is moving his office, so the column will return next month.
- Jeremy Lassen
Book Club Info
The QSF&F Book Club
will meet on Sunday, December 13th, at 5 pm to discuss FOREVER PEACE by
Joe Haldeman. Please contact the group leader, Christopher
Rodriguez, at email@example.com, for more information.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club will meet on Sunday, November
15th, at 6 pm to discuss THE DEMOLISHED MAN by Alfred Bester. The
book for December is END OF THE WORLD BLUES by Jon Courtenay
Grimwood. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more
Upcoming Event Details
Greg Bear, MARIPOSA, (Vanguard Press, Hardcover, $25.95) Saturday, November 14th at 5:00 pm -
We are delighted to welcome Greg Bear to Borderlands! From
MARIPOSA'S press release: "Brilliantly imagined and utterly terrifying,
Bear's new novel, MARIPOSA . . . is a superb cautionary tale about one
of the greatest threats facing America today: The growing privatization
of our military and national security institutions. Combining
cutting-edge science with events that dominate our headlines, Greg Bear
again weaves a riveting near-future thriller so frighteningly
believeable that it just might happen tomorrow."
SF in SF hosts authors S.G. Browne and Jeff VanderMeer at
the Variety Preview Room in the Hobart Building (582 Market Street)
Saturday, November 14th at 7:00 pm - We are very excited to
help SF in SF welcome these authors! Each author will read a
selection from their work, followed by Q&A from the audience
moderated by author Terry Bisson. Authors will schmooze &
sign books after in the lounge. Books available for sale courtesy of
Borderlands Books. Seating is limited, so first come, first
seated. Bar proceeds benefit Variety Childrens Charity - learn
more at <http://www.varietync.org/>. We REALLY encourage
you to take BART into the City, or use MUNI to get to the event -
parking can be problematic in San Francisco, to say the least.
The Hobart Building is less than one block away from the Montgomery St.
station. Trust us - you don't want to be looking for parking and
be late for the event! Phone (night of event) 415-572-1015.
Questions? Email email@example.com.
Borderlands 12th Anniversary Sale, Sunday, November 15th from 12:00 - 8:00 pm -
Celebrate 12 years of Borderlands with us! We only have two sales
a year, and this is the big one: buy any two used books and get a third
one of equal or lesser value for free. Collectable books are not
included in this deal, but they will be 10% off all day long, and
finally, everything else in the store will be 20% off (artwork,
employees, and cats excluded, sorry)! The sale will only run for
one day, and this sale only happens once a year, so mark your calendars
for Sunday, November 15th. THANK YOU all for your support.
NaNoWriMo's Come Write In! Event, Thursday, November 19th from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm -
Write some of your novel at Borderlands! From their press
release: "National Novel Writing Month [NaNoWriMo,] a nonprofit
literary program that challenges aspiring novelists to write a
50,000-word novel in 30 days, has already taken over coffee shops,
classrooms, and libraries across the world. Now it's coming to
Borderlands Books. Throughout November, bookstores around
the Bay Area help launch Come Write In! by inviting local NaNoWriMo
participants to write in their stores. For a few frantic and magical
hours, these stores will play host to the fast, furious, and fantastic
process of novel writing. Come Write In! aims to bring together
independent bookstores (which have been traditional gathering places
for readers and writers) and NaNoWriMo novelists, with the goal of
celebrating writing, fostering literary communities, and encouraging
book lovers to (just maybe) make the leap to writing a novel of their
own." We'll have tables, chairs, pens and electricity -- just
bring your creativity, and we'll see you here!
Kim Vandervort, THE SONG AND THE SORCERESS (Hadley Rille Books, Hardcover, $28.95 and Trade Paperback, $15.95) -
We are happy to welcome this up-and-comign author to the store.
From Kim's website: "Journey with nineteen-year-old Ki'leah Alrhiane
Del'Sivahr, who flees an isolated life as High Princess of Si'vad to
run away with her lover, the Palace Bard. When he fails to meet
her on the road, fate sweeps Ki'leah into an alliance with a band of
men and women known as the Fey-Velahr, a select company sworn to
destroy Lyarra, the dormant sorceress -- one of the legendary Rahar,
thought to have been eradicated from Sildehna centuries earlier --
before she wakes to seek a devastating claim to the Northern
Kingdom. Despite her doubts and inadequacies, Ki'leah soon
discovers that she is necessary to their mission. For she alone
possesses information, carefully guarded within the lore of her royal
ancestors, that will unlock the final key to Lyarra's
whereabouts. But Ki'leah must rush to solve the riddle, for
another also journeys deep into the mountains of Norr -- not to destroy
Lyarra, but to wake her. . . ."
Borderlands Holiday Potluck, Thursday, December 17th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm -
Consider us an island of sanity (well, perhaps an oasis of quiet
. . . the sanity part is debatable) in your busy holiday
season. Join us for a very informal Potluck Party in the Cafe at
870 Valencia; coffee, espresso and cold drinks are on us, bring an
edible tidbit if you feel like it, and check out the new cafe!
Enjoy a companionable few hours chatting, snacking, browsing, and
petting the cat next door. Doesn't that sound infinitely
preferable to the normal office holiday party, where one of your
co-workers will inevitably Xerox his or her butt? We thought so.
Borderlands event policy - all events are free of charge. You are
welcome to bring copies of an author's books purchased elsewhere to be
autographed (but we do appreciate it if you purchase something while at
the event). For most events you are welcome to bring as many
books as you wish for autographs. If you are unable to attend the
event we will be happy to have a copy of any of the author's available
books signed or inscribed for you. We can then either hold it
until you can come in to pick it up or we can ship it to you.
Just give us a call or drop us an email. If you live out of town,
you can also ship us books from your collection to be signed.
Call or email for details.
Chapter Two - Book Listings
Small Press Features
SAINT PERPETUUS CLUB OF BUENOS AIRES by Eric Stener Carlson (Tartarus
Press, Hardcover, $45.00) - From Tartarus Press: "Hidden away in the
pages of an old copy of Lives of the Saints in a strange second-hand
bookshop is a diary brimming with heresy and claims of supernatural
powers. When civil servant Miguel Ibanez stumbles across it he at first
believes it to be the ravings of a mad man. But what if it is true?
What if the anonymous author has really learned the secrets of
controlling time? Could Miguel acquire the same skills and thereby
correct the incongruities in his own life? Trapped in a mediocre
job at a forgotten Ministry, his marriage falling apart, Miguel
desperately searches for more hidden entries. He is led on an
increasingly frantic chase through the bookstores, abandoned buildings
and dark subways of Buenos Aires. Miguel's obsession brings him
to the doors of the Saint Perpetuus Club, a secret society that holds
the key to the salamanca, the cave where the Devil grants all wishes .
. . for a price. The deeper Miguel goes, the more he wonders whom
he can trust. His wife, his friends, his old philosophy professor?
Perhaps they are all members of the Club? Is Miguel willing to risk his
life, even his immortal soul, to uncover the secrets of The Saint
Perpetuus Club of Buenos Aires?"
HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS WITH DEMONS by Graham Joyce (Night Shade Books,
Hardcover, $24.95) - From Night Shade's website: "William Heaney is a
man well acquainted with demons. Not his broken family - his wife has
left him for a celebrity chef, his snobbish teenaged son despises him,
and his daughter's new boyfriend resembles Nosferatu - nor his drinking
problem, nor his unfulfilling government job, but real demons.
For demons are real, and William has identified one thousand five
hundred and sixty-seven smoky figures, dwelling on the shadowy fringes
of human life, influencing our decisions with their sweet and poisoned
voices. After a series of seemingly unconnected personal
encounters, with a beautiful and captivating woman met in the company
of an infuriating poet, a troubled and damaged veteran of Desert Storm
with demons of his own, and an old school acquaintance with whom he
shared a mystical occult ritual, William Heaney's life is thrown into a
direction he does not fully comprehend. Past and present collide.
Long-dormant choices and forgotten deceptions surface. Secrets threaten
to become exposed. To weather the changes, William Heaney must learn
one thing: how to make friends with demons." Originally published
as MEMOIRS OF A MASTER FORGER in the UK, this book won the British
Fantasy Award for best novel this year, and absolutely deserved
it. How can you resist a brilliantly-written, darkly funny volume
which features as main character a genteelly drunken and anonymous
philanthropist who finances his good works by selling expertly forged
antique books and once accidently created a powerful ritual for
summoning demons? Recommended by Cary, Jeremy and Jude.
THE SECRET HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION edited by James Patrick Kelly and
John Kessel (Tachyon Publications, Trade Paperback, $14.95) - For
a review of this book, I'm turning you over to Chris Hsiang, intrepid
Borderlands employee and i09.com reviewer:
COPPING SQUID AND OTHER MYTHOS TALES by Michael Shea (Perilous Press,
Hardcover, $32.95) - Michael Shea returns "[w]ith eight psychotropic
visions of damnation and transformation in the urban coral reef of San
Francisco, COPPING SQUID forms a mosaic of otherworldly menace shot
through with glimpses of awe-inspiring majesty: of invisible outsiders
and self-medicating seekers whose desperate prayers and hidden rituals
lead them to behold their alien reflections in the all-seeing eyes of
the secret masters of creation. With the deceptive ease and
streetwise enlightenment of a weird storytelling master, Michael Shea
fearlessly sounds the unplumbed depths of the Cthulhu Mythos to witness
visions from which traditional cosmic horror has always averted its
dark-adapted gaze." (Description from the book jacket.)
ECLIPSE THREE edited by Johnathan Strahan (Night Shade Books, Trade
Paperback, $14.95) - From Night Shade: "To observe an eclipse is to
witness a rare and unusual event. Under darkened skies the sun becomes
a negative image of itself, its corona transforming the landscape into
a strange space where anything might happen, and any story may be true.
. . In the spirit of classic science fiction anthologies such as
UNIVERSE, ORBIT, and STARLIGHT, master anthologist Jonathan Strahan
presents the non-themed genre anthology ECLIPSE: NEW SCIENCE FICTION
AND FANTASY. Here you will find stories where strange and wonderful
things happen -- where reality is eclipsed by something magical and
new. Continuing in the footsteps of the multiple-award-nominated
anthologies ECLIPSE ONE and ECLIPSE TWO, ECLIPSE THREE delivers new
fiction by some of the genre's most celebrated authors, including Karen
Joy Fowler's story of a family's desperation and a rebellious young
woman's strange incarceration; Ellen Klages's fable of a practical
girl, an unusual tortoise, and an ancient mathematical puzzle; Pat
Cadigan's story of a mysterious photograph and two friends' journey
through space and time in order to solve its riddle; Jeffrey Ford's
tale of a legendary sword imbued with the power to turn flesh to coral,
and of the artist that wields it; Daniel Abraham's story of divine
providence, sacred oaths, and the omens that indicate whether a man is
fit to be king; and Caitlin R. Kiernan's chronicle of an astronaut
whose memories of a lover lost to an alien intelligence haunt her."
NORTHWEST PASSAGES by Barbara Roden (Prime Books, Hardcover, $24.95) -
From the book jacket: "Be careful what you wish for. Young men in
search of adventure . . . explorers driven to investigate the ends of
the earth . . . a girl trying to find the perfect hiding place . . . a
curiosity-seeker drawn to an abandoned amusement park. All of them are
looking for something - and unfortunately, they usually find it. For
the very unlucky, it sometimes finds them! In these ten spellbinding
stories by World Fantasy Award winner Barbara Roden, very little is as
innocent as it seems; but much is haunting, enigmatic, and terrifying.
Where the Twilight Zone ends, the NORTHWEST PASSAGES begin." We
have just a few signed copies left.
New and Notable
OF VERIDON by Tim Akers (Solaris, Mass Market, $7.99) - It's urban
fantasy. . .no, it's noir. . .no, it's steampunk. . . fantasy crime
novel, perhaps? . . . don't argue, it's all of the above! I
really enjoyed this debut novel, and liked it even more after its
charming author (who I'm sure is older than 17, but sure doesn't look
it) was so delighted that Borderlands was the only vendor carrying the
book at The World Fantasy Convention. Recommended by Jude.
NEUROPATH by R. Scott Bakker (Tor, Hardcover, $24.95) - A really
terrifying novel that starts out like a conventional thriller and then
takes a very scary turn. Recommended by Jude, but to read with
the lights on.
BY THE MOUNTAIN BOUND by Elizabeth Bear (Tor, Hardcover, $25.99) - Prequel to the lauded novel ALL THE WINDWRACKED STARS.
LOVECRAFT UNBOUND edited by Ellen Datlow (Dark Horse, Trade Paperback,
$19.95) - From the book cover: "The stories are legendary, the
characters unforgettable, the world horrible and disturbing.
Howard Phillips Lovecraft may have been a writer for only a short time,
but the creations he left behind after his death in 1935 have shaped
modern horror more than any other author in the last two centuries: the
shambling god Cthulhu, and the other deities of the Elder Things, the
Outer Gods, and the Great Old Ones, and Herbert West, Reanimator, a
doctor who unlocked the secrets of life and death at a terrible
cost. In LOVECRAFT UNBOUND, more than twenty of today's most
prominent writers of literature and dark fantasy tell stories set in or
inspired by the works of H. P. Lovecraft." Special standout
stories from Laird Barron and Anna Tambour. Recommended by Jude.
MAKERS by Cory Doctorow (Tor, Hardcover, $24.99) - I always run into
problems trying to explain novels by Cory Doctorow. Suffice to
say that this is a novel of journalism, booms and busts, trends and
inventions, goths descending on makeshift techie co-ops in disused
strip-malls, and more of the "Of course! It's inevitable! Why didn't I
think of that?" I always associate with Cory's work. Recommended
by Alan and Jude.
GWENHWYFAR: THE WHITE SPIRIT by Mercedes Lackey (DAW, Hardcover,
$25.95) - Hm, how to explain? Think THE MISTS OF AVALON (feminist
retelling of the Arthurian saga,) with the focus on Guinevere, as
written by Mercedes Lackey. Voila!
BONESHAKER by Cherie Priest (Tor, Trade Paperback, $15.99) - From the
book cover: "In the early days of the Civil War, rumors of gold in the
frozen Klondike brought hordes of newcomers to the Pacific Northwest.
Anxious to compete, Russian prospectors commissioned inventor Leviticus
Blue to create a great machine that could mine through Alaska's ice.
Thus was Dr. Blue's Incredible Bone-Shaking Drill Engine born.
But on its first test run the Boneshaker went terribly awry, destroying
several blocks of downtown Seattle and unearthing a subterranean vein
of blight gas that turned anyone who breathed it into the living
dead. Now it is sixteen years later, and a wall has been built to
enclose the devastated and toxic city. Just beyond it lives Blue's
widow, Briar Wilkes. Life is hard with a ruined reputation and a
teenaged boy to support, but she and Ezekiel are managing. Until
Ezekiel undertakes a secret crusade to rewrite history. His quest
will take him under the wall and into a city teeming with ravenous
undead, air pirates, criminal overlords, and heavily armed refugees.
And only Briar can bring him out alive." Steampunk, air pirates
and the living dead in Seattle. Is is any wonder we can't keep
this book in stock?! Recommended by Jude.
THE GATHERING STORM by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson (Tor,
Hardcover, $29.99) - Confidentially, I'm waaay behind on my Wheel of
Time. As in, still on the very first book. But I'm hearing
great things about this volume from Brandon Sanderson, and I know he's
an excellent writer in whom I have a lot of faith. I trust that
he'll end the series and end it well, fans.
LEVIATHAN by Scott Westerfeld (Simon Pulse, Hardcover, $19.99) - More
awesome grimy war-time steampunk action, this time with absolutely
thrilling illustrations by Keith Thompson!
PETER & MAX: A FABLES NOVEL by Bill Willingham (Vertigo / DC
Comics, Hardcover, $22.99) - We have just a few signed copies left, so
reserve yours right away.
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