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.

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2 thoughts on “New on Kindle: Major Catchup Part 2

  1. Arachne,

    AAAARRRRGGGHHH!

    Why are so many publishers releasing only books 2, 6 and 9 of a series before ever releasing book one? I am fairly anal retentive about reading series novels in order, and it is a total turnoff.

    Although, I am glad to see the blurb about Michelle West’s series – I have really enjoyed her books as Michelle Sagara.

    Thank you for the updates.

  2. GeekDad42,

    I know, it’s annoying, isn’t it? A lot of people prefer to start from the beginning of series—and I usually tend to as well.

    Probably the order in which a series is Kindle-ized depends on first-found, first-converted basis, and especially for older series, who the heck knows where the files have all gone.

    HarperCollins, I’ll note, has been surprisingly good for most series—they tend to get a series converted all at once. On good days, they get an entire author’s backlist converted almost all at once. Some days I’ll run into 30 books from the same author, scattered over 3 pages.

    HC really is a monster…. I had to trawl through over 120 pages of new HarperCollins books in the Kindle store (and ended up being selective in the end…). So my current strategy for picking authors is to find out if they’re published by HarperCollins or any of its imprints. ;)

    I have like over 90 tabs left to go. ^.^ I’m going to get through them though, as I need to find fresh delicious meat books to review.

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