The OF Blog: November 12-14 Book Porn

Saturday, November 15, 2008

November 12-14 Book Porn



Seven books this time, all of them review copies, with six from the Putnam/Penguin/DAW group and the final one from Overlook Press.

Top-Left: Mercedes Lackey (ed.), Moving Targets and Other Tales of Valdemar (this is a festschrift of sorts, with 14 authors, including Judith Tarr and Tanya Huff among others, joining Lackey in writing 15 stories set in her Valemar universe); Laura E. Reeve, Peacekeeper (woman packing heat...err...stereotypical cover?).

Bottom-Left: Martin H. Greenberg and Janet Deaver-Pack (eds.), Catopolis (17 themed stories about the "city of cats", apparently some sort of a hidden history connection between these feline tales); John Zakour, The Flaxen Femme Fatale (okay, so that cover...wha?).



Left: Harry Turtledove, The United States of Atlantis (alt-history second volume involving what if Britain had colonized a "rediscovered" Atlantis instead of North America? Would the colonists still have rebelled?); E.E. Knight, Dragon Strike (fourth volume in a series that apparently involves quite a few dragons in it).


R. Scott Bakker, The Judging Eye (I'm going to finish reading this in a few hours, but so far, it is at least the equal to the Prince of Nothing trilogy and in some ways outstrips it in terms of characterization. Will say more closer to its January 2009 release date, as this is a book that demands more thought about its themes than what I've seen indicated in the first few advance reviews posted online recently).

7 comments:

Elena said...

I just dare you to take that Flaxen Femme Fatale on a bus or something. Just to see what kind of looks you get. LOL

Larry said...

Why would I? I have to drive 45 miles each way to go to work and there's very little in the way of public transportation in TN, alas...

Saved by that fact, huh? :P

SciFiGuy said...

Just love the Zakour covers !

Larry said...

Really? What's appealing about it, besides it being retro in appearance?

Johnzakour said...

Hey I love my covers. They are meant to be fun like my books.

Larry said...

I'll keep that in mind then, John. I guess I've heard too many horror stories of authors hating their covers.

Fantasy Books said...

Love Dragon Strike one of my favourite books

 
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