New on Kindle: Major Catchup Part 3 (aka, Hello Pyr Edition)

Just a little bit, before bed. Lot more tabs to go.

Oh, this may as well be called the Pyr edition. Welcome them and their (current) tally of 10 books in the Kindle store!

Silver Screen by Justina Robson

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Someone decided to Upload™ himself illegally after his death. Also, how do you have sex with a cyborg boyfriend?

This is an oldie—from 1999 in the UK, finally appearing in the US theatre. You can also find her 2004 critically acclaimed novel in the Kindle store, Natural History.

Mappa Mundi by Justina Robson

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Mind alteration, mind control, moral dilemmas, and short-listed for the 2001 Arthur C. Clarke award.

River of Gods by Ian Mcdonald

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From the writer who brought you Brasyl (not yet available in the Kindle store) comes its precursor, River of Gods, bringing a future India to life.

I’ve been waiting for this one for a long, long time.

Infoquake (v. 1) by David Louis Edelman

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The first two books of Edelman’s debut Jump 225 trilogy are now available in the Kindle store. The second book, MultiReal, also makes its first showing in the Kindle store today.

Starship: Pirate by Mike Resnick

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Well, we have book two of the Starship series, but no book one (Starship: Mutiny) in the Kindle store yet. Military SF opera.

I never feel comfortable starting smack in the middle of that type of series.

Fast Forward 1: Future Fiction from the Cutting Edge edited by Lou Anders

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Now this anthology I’ve been waiting for as well! Nineteen stories of—well, the title covers it all—edited by Lou Anders!

Includes stories by Robert Charles Wilson, Justina Robson, Paolo Bacigalupi, Robyn Hitchcock, Kage Baker, Tony Ballantyne, Elizabeth Bear, Stephen Baxter, A. M. Dellamonica, Larry Niven with Brenda Cooper, Louise Marley, Ken MacLeod, Mike Resnick with Nancy Kress, Ian McDonald, Pamela Sargent, Mary A. Turzillo, George Zebrowski, Gene Wolfe, John Meaney, and Paul Di Filippo.

Stalking the Vampire: A Fable of Tonight by Mike Resnick

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File this under humorous paranormal investigator fantasy, the sequel to Stalking the Unicorn: A Fable of Tonight (also available in the Kindle store).

No Stalking the Dragon yet, though, but there’s plenty of time.

Going Under by Justina Robson

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The third book in the Quantum Gravity series. The first two (Keeping it Real and Selling Out) are not yet available.

Cyborg Action Girl is tossed into political intrigue and dangerous byplay between elves and demons.

Blood of Ambrose by James Enge

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Dave Freer comments, “A powerful obsessive dynastic fantasy with clever shades of Arthurian mythos.” And I definitely can’t do better than that. For those looking for a series, this is a stand-alone debut novel.

Mind you, authors and publishers sometimes go back on their word….

New on Kindle: Major Catchup Part 2

Caught in the Web: Dreaming Up the World of Spider-Man 2 by Mark Vaz

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Marked optimized for Kindle DX, due to plenty of pictures and complicated layouts (like all good Making Of books do).

In fact, now that the DX is around, books like this have a lot more play in the field. As well as your typical textbook.

The Shadows of God by J. Gregory Keyes

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The Age of Unreason series is now completely present in the Kindle store. It took a few months, and apparently either some righteous and painful scanning or some digging through files to re-discover PDFs and reformat… but now they’re all here.

  1. Newton’s Cannon
  2. A Calculus of Angels
  3. Empire of Unreason
  4. The Shadows of God

Kirinyaga: A Fable of Utopia by Mike Resnick

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A collection of every single Kirinyaga story, sequenced into an overall narrative. An SF utopia classic, based on the cultures of Africa.

Parallelities by Alan Dean Foster

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The most relevant bit of the blurb, I think: “… everything changed in an instant when inventor Barrington Boles succeeded in making Max the human gate to numerous parallelities.”

The Poisoned Crown by Amanda Hemingway

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The last book in the Sangreal Trilogy, a science fiction fantasy about a boy who discovers a dreaming gateway into Eos, complete with grails and princesses and things. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the bad guys aren’t also in his waking world.

Its sister books, The Greenstone Grail and The Sword of Straw, are also available in the Kindle store.

Blue Adept by Piers Anthony

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The second book in the Apprentice Adept SF/fantasy series, which goes on for seven more books. None of the others are available yet for the Kindle.

Dark Angel: The Eyes Only Dossier by D.A. Stern

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The Dark Angel TV series (cyber/bio/etc-punk) died an early death, but lives on in books like The Eyes Only Dossier. Although it’s optimized for Kindle DX, the experience isn’t particularly downgraded for regular Kindles (although obviously pictures of the well-done police reports and evidence photos are much smaller).

You can also buy both seasons on DVD these days.

And the Dark Angel trilogy (expanding upon the TV series) are also available for the Kindle:

  1. Dark Angel: Before Dawn
  2. Dark Angel: Skin Game
  3. Dark Angel: After the Dark

Someone really loved this series.

The Hidden City by Michelle West

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The beginning of a sequel series to The Sun Sword.

The Sun Sword sextet itself is recommended on the Song of Ice and Fire message boards for lovers of George R.R. Martin’s indomitable series, but none of the Sun Sword books (much less its preceding duology) are yet available for the Kindle.

Ages of Wonder by Julie E. Czerneda

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An anthology of nineteen fantasy stories divided into different history ages (Age of Antiquity, Age of Sails, Colonial Age, Age of Pioneers, Pre-Modern Age, Age Ahead).

Stories by Rob St. Martin, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Caitlin Sweet, Urania Fung, Karina Sumner-Smith, Natalie Millman, Ika Vanderkoeck, Brad Carson, Jana Paniccia, Ceri Young, Liz Holliday, Sandra Tayler, Kristen Bonn, Linda A.B. Davis, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, Jennifer Crow, Tony Pi, Queenie Tirone, K.J. Gould, and Costi Gurgu.

Prophets by S. Andrew Swann

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The first book in Swann’s new Hostile Takeover Trilogy, featuring a Terran Confederacy that implodes, human refugees founding a group of colonies, and mysterious emissions from space, which are almost never a good thing.

A Magic of Nightfall by S. L. Farrell

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The second book in the Nessantico Cycle, another epic fantasy empire world-building series. Another recommendation for George R.R. Martin fans, from the man himself (!).

The first book, A Magic of Twilight, is also available on the Kindle.

Other Earths by Nick Gevers

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An anthology of eleven alternate history stories, featuring the talents of Robert Charles Wilson, Jeff VanderMeer, Stephen Baxter, Theodora Goss, Liz Williams, Gene Wolfe, Greg van Eekhout, Alstair Reynolds, Paul Park, Lucius Shephard, and Benjamin Rosenbaum.

Terra Insegura by Edward Willett

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The sequel to Marseguro (also available in the Kindle store), where a far-future Dr. Moreau type flees with his created race of genetically modified humans—Selkies, adapted to water environments—to the water world of Marseguro.

He was followed, of course.

Inda by Sherwood Smith

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The first book in the series Inda’s Story, which is specifically not a YA work.

The three existing books are all available in the Kindle Store, for a change:

  1. Inda
  2. The Fox
  3. The King’s Shield

A fourth book, Treason’s Shore is forthcoming in August 2009.

The Enchantment Emporium by Tanya Huff

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A new urban fantasy (not involving investigators of any shape or form as main characters) featuring a young museum research assistant who inherits a mysterious shop from his grandmother.

The customers who show up are indeed something else entirely.

Faery Moon by P.R. Frost

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Another urban fantasy setting with an unusual premis: the world of fantasy and reality collied for a fantasy author.

The previous books in this series include Moon in the Mirror and Hounding the Moon.

Swordplay by Denise Little

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Seventeen stories involving swordplay across the world.

From the pens of Kristine Kathyryn Rusch, Mike Moscoe, Allan Rouselle, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Phaedra M. Weldon, Peter Orullian, David H. Hendrickson, Gail Selinger, Terry Hayman, Dan C. Duval, Laura Resnik, Loren L. Coleman, John Alvin Pitts, Janna Silvertein, Annie Reed, J. Steven York, Jean Rabe.

New on Kindle: February 1st, Part 1

Apologies being behind schedule.

Let’s get back to the business of what’s new on the Kindle?

Conqueror by Stephen Baxter

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Stephen Baxter’s Times Tapestry quartology is now complete in the Kindle store. The final volume, Weaver, is on the Locus 2008 Recommended reading list.

The series:

  1. Emperor
  2. Conqueror
  3. Navigator
  4. Weaver

Airs Beneath the Moon by Toby Bishop

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The Horsemistress series is now completely available for the Kindle with the addition of Airs Beneath the Moon.

The series thus for:

  1. Airs Beneath the Moon
  2. Airs and Graces
  3. Airs of Night and Sea

Kitty and the Dead Man’s Hand by Carrie Vaughn

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Another book in the Kitty Norville series, paranormal urban fantasy with more twists than usual.

The Big Question: if werewolves and vampires were real, they’d have a lot of … issues. And frankly not a lot of radio talk show hosts that could handle them.

The solution? Read more at John Scalzi’s Big Idea: Carrie Vaughn feature.

The series is available on the Kindle in its entirety now:

  1. Kitty and the Midnight Hour
  2. Kitty Goes to Washington
  3. Kitty Takes a Holiday
  4. Kitty and the Silver Bullet
  5. Kitty and the Dead Man’s Hand

Next time, Kitty Raises Hell (available for pre-order).

Dragon in Chains by Daniel Fox

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In the China seas, a dragon has been kept prisoner, chained by monks who guard her. But as the storms of the sea bring a merchant and a pirate ship together, she finds her freedom—and her imprisonment once more in the mind of a captured cabin boy. Ultimate freedom is a necessary goal; but how to achieve it?

On a side note, here’s a look at the process behind creating that spectacular cover over on Tor.com.

To be continued

Kindle Spotlight: Novels on the Locus 2008 Recommended Reading List, Part 1

What was great in 2008 and possibly early 2009? This year’s Locus Online recommended reading list is up.

Here’s what’s available on the Kindle.

Science Fiction Novels

Matter by Iain M. Banks

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Available on February 10th, the eight novel in his acclaimed Culture series. If there’s a “high science-fiction”, then this is it.

Weaver by Stephen Baxter

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The last book in an alternate history Time’s Tapestry series that began with Emperor in Rome, continued with Conqueror (Dark Ages) and Navigator (late 1400s), and now ends in World War II.

City at the End of Time by Greg Bear

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Telepathic communication between two groups eons upon eons apart, between three Seattlites now and two ultra-evolved beings near the heat-death of the Universe.

Incandescence by Greg Egan

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Sample chapters available from Webscriptions.

Lovely beginning:

“Are you a child of DNA?”

Rakesh was affronted; if he’d considered this to be information that any stranger wandering by had a right to know, it would have been included in his précis.

Marsbound by Joe Haldeman

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You would never have guessed it from the cover, but this is a tale involving a strong young adult heroine who lives in a Mars space colony, and stumbles across real Martians. Nevertheless, this is not YA.

Anathem by Neal Stephenson

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A very big book. Good thing it’s available for the Kindle. Jo Walton has a spectacular post on Tor.com about the book, Anathem: what does it gain from not being our world?

Saturn’s Children by Charles Stross

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I reviewed it here. (Note: not a Tor.com review, and rather shorter.)

Rolling Thunder by John Varley

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Military science fiction, the sequel to Red Lightening, and it name drops Podkayne. (And yes, the character is a third-generation Martian. What is it about that name? Ah, Heinlein.)

Implied Spaces (Paperback) by Walter Jon Williams

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Sample chapters at Webscriptions.

The following summary paragraph put this book on my radar:

Traveling the pocket universes with his wormhole-edged sword Tecmessa in hand and talking cat Bitsy, avatar of the planet-sized computer Endora, at his side, Aristide must find a way to save the multiverse from subversion, sabotage, and certain destruction.

Fantasy Novels

An Autumn War by Daniel Abraham

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The third book in the Long Price Quartet, preceeded by books 1 and 2, A Shadow in Summer and A Betrayal in Winter (the latter not yet on the Kindle).

The last in the series, The Price of Spring, is forthcoming later in 2009.

The Love We Share Without Knowing by Christopher Barzak

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Another haunting novel, split up into multiple stories set in Japan (“Realer Than You”, “The Suicide Club”, “If You Can Read This You’re Too Close”).

The Ghost in Love: A Novel by Jonathan Carroll

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Ben Gould slips and dies—or should have died. Due to a technical problem, Heaven has placed him and others on indefinite hold, as it were. Which leaves them free to explore the space between life and the afterlife. ((Yes, my own copy from late October.))

The Island of Eternal Love by Daina Chaviano

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The first English translation of one of Chaviano’s works, it’s supernatural historical fiction involving hauntings, imps, and clairvoyants. Winner of the Best Spanish Language Book prize in the 2007 Florida Book Awards.

The Shadow Year by Jeffrey Ford

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The children in a dysfunctional family cope by developing their own alternate reality through a miniature Botch Town, populated with models of people in the neighborhood.

Yes, that venture doesn’t turn out well for them, or at least, it turns out creepy spooky murder mystery.

Shadowbridge and Lord Tophet by Gregory Frost

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Kindle Store (Shadowbridge)
Kindle Store (Lord Tophet)

Shadowbridge and its sequel, Lord Tophet, focus on the adventures of Leodora, an orphaned 16-year-old with a talent for puppetry and storytelling, who walks through a world of mythical creatures and dark chaos energy.

Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin

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Lavinia, Aeneas’ second wife, is barely mentioned in the Aeneid. Le Guin takes the tale of Lavinia and spins it out fully, as you would expect.

The Bell at Sealey Head by Patricia A. Mckillip

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Romance, intrigue, and mystery in a mansion by the seaside where an unseen magical bell haunts the town.

The Engine’s Child by Holly Phillips

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According to Meredith Schwartz in Library Journal: “Her lush prose and dark fantasy cityscape will appeal to fans of China Mieville’s Perdido Street Station and Sarah Monette’s Melusine, but her manipulative, scarred, sexual, unapologetic antiheroine recalls Elizabeth Bear or Melissa Scott.” ((From New on Kindle: Black Friday.))

The Enchantress of Florence: A Novel by Salman Rushdie

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Featured in Amazon’s Best of June 2008.

An Evil Guest by Gene Wolfe

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I reviewed it here. (Note: not a Tor.com review.)

To be continued next time with First and Young Adult novels.

New on Kindle: January 6th

The Jennifer Morgue by Charles Stross

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Your favorite agent from the semi-Dilbertian operation known as The Laundry is back—riffing off of spy movies and the disasters of necromancy when a millionaire tries to dredge up the Jennifer Morgue, a device to speak to the dead.

You can read the first two novellas featuring Bob Howard in The Atrocity Archives, as well as reading the free short story Down on the Farm from Tor.com (which comes in Mobipocket downloadable format, perfect for the Kindle).

Just Another Judgement Day by Simon R. Green

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In the not-that-sleepy town of Nightside, a new sheriff has shown up in town—the Walking Man, a seemingly magic- and science-proof specter that stalks the streets and dispatches the evil and the indulgent side by side. It’s up to Private Investigator John Taylor to stop the invulnerable menace.

You can read other books in the Nightside series on the Kindle. The full list:

  1. Something from the Nightside
  2. Agents of Light and Darkness
  3. Nightingale’s Lament
  4. Hex and the City
  5. Paths Not Taken
  6. Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tooth
  7. Hell to Pay
  8. The Unnatural Inquirer
  9. Daemons Are Forever
  10. Just Another Judgement Day

In Shade and Shadow by Barb Hendee

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Death by literature—or rather, death from literature. Secret texts from a forgotten time in the land’s history have resurfaced, and someone obviously doesn’t want that, since enterprising scholars are being killed—perhaps by the Noble Dead, the vampires who supposedly wrote the texts.

The first book in a new story arc of the Saga of the Noble Dead, the last two books in the previous cycle are also available on the Kindle: Rebel Fey and Child of a Dead God.

The series has its own site at www.nobledead.com.

The Stepsister Scheme by Jim C. Hines

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Featured on John Scalzi’s The Big Idea this week, this fairy-tale retelling scores a team of three princesses of yore—Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and Snow White—and tells the story of what happened after their supposedly happily-forever-afters. As it turns out, not all princes are gold of heart, and not all stepsisters are dead….

If you loved Fables, you’ll love this book.

We Think, Therefore We Are by Peter Crowther

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Brand new tales about artificial intelligence and robots:

  • “Tempest 43″ by Stephen Baxter
  • “The Highway Code” by Brian Stableford
  • “Savlage Rights” by Eric Brown
  • “The Kamikaze Code” by James Lovegove
  • “Adam Robots” by Adam Roberts
  • “Seeds” by Tony Ballantyne
  • “Lost Places of the Earth” by Steven Utley
  • “The Chinese Room” by Marly Youmans
  • “Three Princesses” by Robert Reed
  • “The New Cyberiad” by Paul Di Filippo
  • “That Laugh” by Patrick O’Leary
  • “Alles in Ordnung” by Garry Kilworth
  • “Sweats” by Keith Brooke
  • “Some Fast Thinking Needed” by Ian Watson
  • “Dragon King of the Eastern Sea” by Chris Roberson

Goblin War by Jim C. Hines

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Also released alongside The Stepsister Scheme is Hines’ take on Tolkien—from the humorous side of the so-called faceless minions and a hobgoblin named Jig Dragonslayer who would rather not adventure….

The first two books in this series, Goblin Quest and Goblin Hero, are not yet available on the Kindle.

Stay the Night by Lynn Viehl

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Immortal vampire art crook falls in love with female federal agent, and there are people out to get them. It’s another vampire romance in the loose Darkyn series with another star-crossed couple.

Also available on the Kindle: Twilight Fall, Evermore, and the eSpecial Master of Shadows.

One More Bite by Jennifer Rardin

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In the best of paranormal romance vampire intrigue stories, the death of one vampire lord doesn’t lead to peace, but to a terrible power struggle between three undead clans. The CIA wants to stabilize the situation, and send in agent Jaz and vampire Vayl to undo an assassination plot. In the middle of warring and not terribly rational cold-blooded clans. Yep. Your job doesn’t suck this much, does it?

The latest in the Jaz Parks series, all of which are on the Kindle:

  1. Once Bitten, Twice Shy
  2. Another One Bites the Dust
  3. Biting the Bullet
  4. Bitten to Death
  5. One More Bite

Krispos Rising by Harry Turtledove

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Better known for his award-winning alternate history sagas, Harry Turtledove also wrote fantasy—in this case, a tale where a farmer boy is orphaned and must survive in the city. Krispos manages to do so, becoming the chamberlain to the empreror—and drawing the imperial family ire. Which is probably worse than trying not to get knifed in the city streets.

You can also just buy the entire trilogy as one book, The Tale of Krispos, for only $7.96 on the Kindle.

In the Shadow of the Master by Michael Connelly

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Edgar Allan Poe’s work is in the public domain and available for free on Feedbooks and elsewhere, but they don’t come with essays and commentary from some of the greatest modern writers, including Stephen King, Lawrence Block, Sue Grafton, and more.

Sixteen of the best Poe stories are here, but it’s the celebration that’s the icing on this collection, including:

  • “What Poe Hath Wroth” by Michael Connelly
  • “On Edgar Allan Poe” by T. Jefferson Parker
  • “Under the Covers with Fortunato and Montresor” by Jan Burke
  • “The Curse of Amontillado” by Lawrence Block
  • “Pluto’s Heritage” by P. J. Parrish
  • “Identity Crisis” by Lisa Scottoline
  • “In a Strange City: Baltimore and the Poe Toaster” by Laura Lippman
  • “Once Upon a Midnight Dreary” by Michael Connelly
  • “The Thief” by Laurie R. King
  • “Poe and Me at the Movies” by Tess Gerritsen
  • “The Genius of ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’” by Stephen King
  • “The First Time” by Steve Hamilton
  • “The Pit, the Pendulum, and Perfection” by Edward D. Hoch
  • “The Pit and the Pendulum at the Palace” by Peter Robinson
  • “Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, and Me” by S. J. Rozan
  • “The Quick and the Undead” by Nelson DeMille
  • “Imagining Edgar Allan Poe” by Sara Paretsky
  • “Rantin’ and Ravin’” by Joseph Wambaugh
  • “A Little Thought on Poe” by Thomas H. Cook
  • “Poe in G Minor” by Jeffery Deaver
  • “How I Became an Edgar Allan Poe Convert” by Sue Grafton

We Can’t All Be Rattlesnakes by Patrick Jennings

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No, indeed we can’t, thinks the female snake who regrets not being a rattlesnake when she’s picked up by a human. How can you resist something that begins:

Call Me Crusher

I had shed a skin the day of my capture. As always, the sloughing left me famished, so I curled up under a shady patch of creosote and eagerly awaited the first rodent to cross my path. Gopher was at the top of my list, though I was so hungry that I’d gladly have settled for even a nasty, gristly little shrew.

A rodent did not cross my path first that morning, however. A lower life form did: a human.

A cute viewpoint from the other side of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi.

Kindle Spotlight: Cosmic Log’s Totally Fictional Doomdays

I didn’t know MSNBC had a blog called Cosmic Log, with Alan Boyle covering cool science and technology. That’s pretty neat. Plus he’s totally an SF geek.

With the Large Hadron Collider brought online, Cosmic Log has a post about it, including a list of books about “the fictional frontier of particle physics”. Despite many of the books being older (indeed, Cosmic Log has a Used-Book Club), most of them are on the Kindle ((Which usually means they’ll also be available in the Mobipocket store, and possibly other places—though it’s hard to beat the Kindle bookstore for selection these days.)) , which says a lot about publishers bringing up their older books online behind the scenes. The only ones not available are Cosm and Timescape, both by Gregory Benford.

Here’s the list of the others, complete with links, for those interested:

Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

Buy: 6.39

Blasphemy by Douglas Preston

Buy: 9.99

Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

Buy: 5.84

Final Theory by Mark Alpert

Buy: 9.99

Flashforward by Robert J. Sawyer

Buy: 6.99

The God Particle by Richard Cox

Buy: 7.96

A Hole in Texas by Herman Wouk

Buy: 7.99

Mainfold: Time by Stephen Baxter

Buy: 5.59

Kindle Spotlight: Cosmic Log's Totally Fictional Doomdays

I didn’t know MSNBC had a blog called Cosmic Log, with Alan Boyle covering cool science and technology. That’s pretty neat. Plus he’s totally an SF geek.

With the Large Hadron Collider brought online, Cosmic Log has a post about it, including a list of books about “the fictional frontier of particle physics”. Despite many of the books being older (indeed, Cosmic Log has a Used-Book Club), most of them are on the Kindle ((Which usually means they’ll also be available in the Mobipocket store, and possibly other places—though it’s hard to beat the Kindle bookstore for selection these days.)) , which says a lot about publishers bringing up their older books online behind the scenes. The only ones not available are Cosm and Timescape, both by Gregory Benford.

Here’s the list of the others, complete with links, for those interested:

Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

Buy: 6.39

Blasphemy by Douglas Preston

Buy: 9.99

Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

Buy: 5.84

Final Theory by Mark Alpert

Buy: 9.99

Flashforward by Robert J. Sawyer

Buy: 6.99

The God Particle by Richard Cox

Buy: 7.96

A Hole in Texas by Herman Wouk

Buy: 7.99

Mainfold: Time by Stephen Baxter

Buy: 5.59

2008 Hugo Awards Countdown: The Sites and Blogs Behind the Fiction – Short Stories

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One thing I miss on the Hugo nominee lists are links to the websites and, in many cases, blogs of the writers responsible for these works. As a blogger I admit I’m prejudiced in that direction.

So I’ve decided to start compiling all that information together, along with summaries and quotes where applicable so that anyone late to the party can pick and choose from the smorgasbord of fantasy and science fiction reading goodness.

I also think this is a useful look at the websites and blogs of great writers—useful for those of us who hope to use our blog to enhance and promote our writing.

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