Just Arrived, 3/1/10

Another month, and more books. Some of what arrived today:

* Scenting the Dark, by Mary Robinette Kowal (Subterranean Press): Mary’s short-but-awesome story collection, gorgeously put together by SubPress. I’m not going to pretend to be objective about this particular book since a) Mary and I are friends, b) and currently running to be president and vice-president of SFWA, c) and anyway I wrote the intro to this collection. That said, it really is excellent and I want you to read it. It’s out now.

While we’re on the subject of Mary, incidentally, she is the subject of an entire latest edition of Apex magazine, which has four works by her in its pages, including the title story of this very collection. Go check it out.

* Getting In, by Karen Stabiner (Voice/Hyperion): Hey, remember your panic at getting into the right (elite) college? This is that, in book form! Don’t worry, it’s a humorous book. That is, unless you only got into your fallback school. In which case, here’s a hug, man. This one’s out on March 16.

* Mysterius the Unfathomable, by Jeff Parker and Tom Fowler (Wildstorm): A reporter for an alt-weekly paper gets sucked into a weird (i.e., supernatural) situation and ends up the assistant to a belligerent conjurer. This graphic novel will be featured in a Big Idea post later on in the month.

* Eyes Like Leaves, by Charles de Lint (Subterranean Press): This is an interesting one: de Lint wrote this fantasy novel thirty years ago but then apparently set it aside because he wanted to focus on other works, so this marks the novel’s actual publication debut. Clearly something for de Lint fans to add to their collection. Out now.

9 Comments on “Just Arrived, 3/1/10”

  1. I got my copy of Scenting the Dark last month and basically told everyone in my life “Shut up and leave me alone tonight, don’t call, don’t email, don’t text, I’m turning everything off, but I’ll live-Twitter my reading” and that’s exactly what I did.

    Some of those stories scare the bejesus out of me, I’ve got to say. SO GOOD.

  2. That cover of Scenting The Dark is 100% awesome. I’d buy it for the cover alone. The fact the whole book is made of 100% makes it that much better.

  3. I got it last month too, in the same Subterranean shipment as the God Engines… I remember think how awesomely gorgeous her signature was, especially compared to… um… er…
    oh, look! A puppy!

  4. kirbycrow – USA – Kirby Crow worked as an entertainment editor and ghostwriter for several years before happily giving it up to bake brownies, read yaoi, play video games, and write her own novels. Whenever she isn't slaying Orcs or flying a battleship for the glory of the Amarr Empire, she can be found in the kitchen, her vegetable garden, or at the keyboard, tapping away at her next book. Kirby is a winner of the EPIC Award and the Rainbow Award. She is the author of the bestselling "Scarlet and the White Wolf" series of fantasy novels. Her published novels are: Prisoner of the Raven (historical gay romance) Scarlet and the White Wolf: The Pedlar and the Bandit King (fantasy/romance, m/m) Scarlet and the White Wolf: Mariner's Luck Scarlet and the White Wolf: The Land of Night Angels of the Deep (paranormal/horror) Circuit Theory (scifi, speculative, m/m) Hammer and Bone (mixed genre, horror, dark paranormal, queer lit) Poison Apples (queer lit) Scarlet and the White Wolf: The King of Forever (fantasy/romance) Malachite: Book 1 of the Paladin Cycle (speculative fantasy - m/m - 2015) Coming Soon Scarlet and the White Wolf: The Temple Road (fantasy/romance - 2015) For upcoming news of her future novels, visit http://kirbycrow.com
    Kirby Crow

    The cover looks awesome! Great artwork!

    However… I keep wanting to hit the pagedown key because the character on the cover is in the default “pre flight” pose that all avatars in Second Life take before lifting off.

    Yeah. Geek. Me. Again.

  5. Thanks, John! And in the world, it is so small department, I went to college with Jeff Parker in North Carolina and he now lives mere blocks from me in Portland, OR.

  6. Just a quick note to say my thanks for sharing the link to MRK’s stories on Apex. Site i have never found before. Such wonderful stories. Hats off to Mary. (and Apex).

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