Huzzah to Book Binging! and all things Science Fiction and Fantasy!
I think the past few weeks have been a little bit insane in the book review department. I started taking pictures and loading them to instagram almost daily from the amount of books that have been arriving. It’s like there are books getting naughty in the corners of every nook and crannie of my house and having more little book babies. They are literally running rampant everywhere. Not that I’m complaining!
PROTOTYPE by M.D. Waters | Goodreads |
Do you want to know what the first one was about? YOU SHOULD because it was spanktastic! A little bit of romance, a lot of sci-fi futurism and a whole lot of freaking women being held hostage to a world where men dominate and treat them like property. Ok not the whole world. There is a resistance and they are going to kick your bad ass all over the place. Hopefully we’ll see some of this ass kickery here in the second and final volume of the duology. Mogsy there’s some of this awesome headed your way!
CALIFORNIA BONES by Greg Van Eekhout | Goodreads |
It’s HEIST TIME BABY yyyyeahhh. But not just any kind of heist – a urban fantasy heist. There be bones, there be bone magic and all sorts of other fantastic sounding stuff. The author will be a guest next month! Check back – Will we love it – or Will we hates it? We don’t know my precious we don’t know.
FLIGHT OF THE GOLDEN HARPY by Susan Klaus | Goodreads |
Have any of you ever played World of Warcraft? No? You should – nuff said. Just don’t get addicted. Anyhow Harpies – you just don’t see them as often in fantasy. So as soon as I saw this – I made with the grabby hands. This has an alien planet, earth women being abducted and I hear from a reliable source that it’s intense and not for everyone but for me? THIS BETTER BE FOR ME I I WILL WAIL TO THE HEAVENS!
THE OUTSORCERER’S APPRENTICE | Goodreads |
You haven’t lived and had fun until you’ve read some fantasy satire. Billegerent goblins, the Big Bad Wolf, a professional dragon slayer!? Who gives a damn about these guys? Keeps them happy? supplies their health insurance and otherwise keeps the minions in line? I don’t flipping know but I’m about to find out!!
THE FOG OF FORGETTING by G.A. Morgan | Goodreads |
A little bit of middle grade fantasy madness for you if you please? There’s an island, there’s fog – there’s some forgetting. What else am I forgetting here *wink*
LET’S GET LOST by Adi Alsaid | Goodreads |
What is this CONTEMPORARY on a Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog! Shooosh you heathens! I’ll read what I want. We are making a special teensy weensy exception for this one because it sounds amazing and hey – I took a cross country road trip by myself when I was 18 and thats what this girl is doing and instead of her trip being told from her perspective its told from the perspective of everyone she meets on the way. Sounds trippy. *catch my pun there? – I know I’m Hi lar i ous*
THE BONE SEASON by Samantha Shannon | Goodreads |
Anyone else read this? This book arrived unexpectedly at my door and I say – should I look it up on goodreads? Should I give myself pre-bias for or against it? Or just dive in at some future undetermined time? I guess you’ll know if you find a review of it pop up someday in the far far future. Here there be dreamwalkers in Scion London so says the book blurb. I’m liking the sound.
THE MAGICIANS and THE MAGICIAN KING by Lev Grossman | Goodreads |
Magic, Magicians, Magician Kings and soon a Magician’s Land – I don’t know about you but I’m thinking there be magic squirting out of some ears here!
The Bookoutlet package has finally arrived! FEEL THE POWER OF MY AWESOME CLICKITY CLICK CLICK BUYING FINGERS!!! You may squeal with me over my awesome buys and loots below. I will hold it against you if you don’t. Oh and of course I bought some of these locally as well. I can’t drive within a mile radius of a bookstore without coming home with something. If they knew that they would all be cropping up all over my neighborhood.
KOKO TAKES A HOLIDAY | Goodreads |
Look at that cover and tell me you can stop yourself from buying this. I don’t care if this book turns out to be a piece of gosa it’s going to sit on my shelf and look pretty forever. Let’s really hope it’s good though ok? Ok. Because Hello – there is a Brothel island where you can get sex and simulated violence. I’ve heard it compared to Tank Girl! Cyberpunk – sometimes I like my stuff down, dirty and extremely violent – you’ve been warned.
THE THOUSAND NAMES by Django Wexler | Goodreads |
So if you’re a loyal stalker you might say – but Tabitha you OWN this already – why yes stalker person I do. But I didn’t own it in HARDCOVER! Which I must needs to have fixed by buying this. How else am I going to truly appreciate it unless I can sniff it’s pages? Stop thinking dirty thoughts you.
ARCHETYPE by M.D. Waters | Goodreads |
So yes – I own this one also – DID I TELL YOU I”M MAD? MAD MAD MAD for books. If I love it (which I did as you can see) then I have to have a physical copy. All the easier to pimp out these pages to my unsuspecting friends and family. Shazam they don’t know what hit them. This book is too cool. Futuristic Sci Fi dystopian. Women are mostly barren and grow up in camps where they are later sold as wives. There’s more to it – and all of it will rock you.
NEPTUNE’S BROOD by Charles Stross | Goodreads |
This is a Hugo nom this year and I can’t just read a sample – I MUST READ IT ALL! Samples…pfffft what do I look like – like someone who does things half assed?
SOMETHING MORE THAN NIGHT by Ian Tregillis | Goodreads |
Normally I don’t pick up too many biblical angels and demons type books because sometimes they can get a bit freaking preachy. Don’t preach to me yo. But this just looks fabulous, mobster urban fantasy with angels and demons AND Mogsy said it was and I have utmost faith in all that Mogsy says! *sings* In Mogsy we believe* all together now!
ACROSS A STAR SWEPT SEA | Goodreads |
Last week I picked up DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS? I think that’s the title – I’m too lazy to look it up. I’m weird in that I buy books without even having read the other one – I just buy and buy. Does it burn me sometimes? Yes…frequently. *watches money swirl down the drain* but other times I get lucky. Are you feeling lucky? I’m you’re Huckleberry.
FLESH & BONE by Jonathan Maberry | Goodreads |
No my sweets I have not read any of the previous books – I know I know. I have an addiction. I just can’t stop. Look at my red hot dancing shoes they makes me click the buy button. Zombies do do do do bebop shadooby dooby
THE LOST by Vicki Petersson | Goodreads |
How are you liking my running commentary so far? Tired yet? I sure as hell am. I bought this because I noticed I think Carmel at Rabid Reads enjoyed the trilogy – I have the first and I saw the second on sale. Now I have to verify if it was her. Yep it was her – see the link for her review.
COPPERHEAD by Tina Connolly | Goodreads |
She’s holding a freaking iron mask ya’ll – it has to be good right? Have I read the first Iron Skin? Noooo but I bought it – that counts right?
ENDURANCE by Jay Lake | Goodreads |
I must buy all of his books in this series because they have the best covers ever. Someday I might even get around to reading them all. If not we can just drool over the cover together. Just don’t drool on the cover hey.
And that’s all folks! Actually it really isn’t – would you believe me that I bought more books as well but I got tired of listing them? Yes I’m freaking lazy. At some point I’m going to realize how ridiculous I’m being with the amount of books I buy and I’ll stop. Or so the husband hopes. It ain’t happening – The first step to admitting you have a problem – is admitting you have a problem. I DO NOT HAVE A PROBLEM! – NEVER GIVE UP! NEVER SURRENDER!
My Crazy Corner
– Tonight (Friday 6/27) I’m going on date night to see A CHORUS LINE with the man himself. Yes I convinced him to go watch a musical. And he will be doing so every other Friday for the next several months. SOUTH PACIFIC, MARY POPPINS, LA CAGE, and BRIGADOON.
– Tina has officially given me a new form of crack smack to be addicted to. Her homemade freaking scones. WHERE ARE MY SCONES BITCH!!? Did I say you could come out of the kitchen?
– I sent out care packages this past week! I do so on a regular basis for the duplicates I get – so if you ever see me mention something as a duplicate (which I tend to do on my INSTAGRAM) never hesitate to pipe up if you’re interested in it!
Things Found Around the Web
– Every Friday Anya @ On starships and Dragonwings does a Science Fiction and Fantasy post linkup for reviews, discussions and giveaways. Be sure to check her out – she gives away a small prize every week to a random person that links up their SFF content!
– Check out this article on the bad behaviors of some folks pirating ebooks and also selling ARCs on eBay and the ramifications that is having on all reviewers!
Scott talks about how Piracy has struck again
– Author Rachel Aaron aka Rachel Bach talks about tropes and cliches in fiction
– Angry Robot’s Summer Invasion of Forbidden Planet Anne Lyle, Mike Shevdon and Adam Christopher be present, but come along for your chance to meet Wesley Chu and Madeline Ashby! Forbidden Planet have an event page on their Facebook page on which you can RSVP Aug 13 at 6:00pm to Aug 14 at 7:00pm in UTC+01
Author Interviews & Guest articles so far this month:
- Jay Posey: The Neuro Net, The Journey to Technology
- Jaime Lee Moyer gives us A Field Guide to Ghosts
- Rebecca Hahn discusses Fairy tale magic in A Creature of Moonlight
- Chris Willrich discusses 5 Things He Didn’t Know About the Silk Road
- Gail Z. Martin discusses Why we collect things & What we collect
Huzzah to Book Binging! – linking up to these two lovely ladies
What books are you binging on this week!?