Haul & News – 3 May 2014

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I’ve decided that each weekend shall be the time I take to discuss books I’ve received to review and/or books I’ve bought the week before, and any news that particular caught my interest.

Books Received:

  • Guardian (Veiled Worlds, #3) by Jo Anderton (review) from FableCroft Publishing
  • Magic City: Recent Spells edited by Paula Guran (review) from Prime Books on NetGalley

Guardian – I finally got around to reading Debris by Jo Anderton recently, and now I’ve received the third book to review! This means I’ll need to read the second book, Suited, in a hurry! It helps that the author is a lovely person. More information on this books is below, as I already had this book listed under cover reveals!

Magic City: Recent Spells – This caught my eye as it features authors such as Scott Lynch, Elizabeth Bear, Holly Black, Nancy Kress, Catherynne M. Valente and Aussies Angela Slater and Lucy Sussex – and a whole lot of others I enjoy or otherwise want to try.

I think some (or all?) of these short stories are reprints (I know Scott Lynch’s piece In The Stacks is a reprint… and was my favourite by him until A Year and a Day in old Theradane came along… and Elizabeth Bear’s piece The Slaughtered Lamb also appeared in The Modern Fae’s Guide to Surviving Humanity … but even if all are reprints, I surely haven’t read them all yet, and it’s sure to be a gripping collection. I hope in my review to list where each was first published.

Links of Notice

  • Alisa discusses why your words matter. Why twitter may not be the best place to speak up, even if you do have a point that needs to be presented. She speaks (writes) well on this, and handles it all very well.

Cover Reveals:

Guardian

Guardian (Veiled Worlds #3) by Jo Anderton

Expected Publication: June 2014

The grand city of Movoc-under-Keeper lies in ruins. The sinister puppet men have revealed their true nature, and their plan to tear down the veil between worlds. To have a chance of defeating them, Tanyana must do the impossible, and return to the world where they were created, on the other side of the veil. Her journey will force her into a terrible choice, and test just how much she is willing to sacrifice for the fate of two worlds.

And, if you pre-order Guardian , you’ll get a special bonus story. For more information, please see the publisher’s website here.

 

 

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Kaleidoscope anthology, edited by Alisa Krasnostein and Julia Rios

Diversisity in YA Science Fiction and Fantasy

Expected Publication: August 2014

To see a full table of contents, please see the publisher website here.

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