Archive for January, 2013

GN on order-011513Since some people who read science fiction and fantasy also read graphic novels, I like to post when there are some shiny, new books on order for the GN section.   Here’s a sample of some of the books coming to the graphic novel (GN) section:

The Annotated Sandman, Volume 2 by Neil Gaiman, et al

Bakuman, Volume 17 & Volume 18 by Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata

Black Butler, Volume 12 by Yana Toboso

Bleach, Volume 55 by Tite Kubo

Cursed Pirate Girl, Volume 1 by Jeremy Bastian

DC Comics: The New 52 Zero omnibus by Ivan Reis, et al

Fairest 1: Wide Awake by Bill Willingham

Heart of Thomas by Moto Hagio and Matt Thorn

The Hypo: The Melanchonic Young Lincoln by Noah Van Sciver

The Manhattan Projects 1: Science Bad by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Pitarra

Scott Pilgrim 1: Precious Little Life and Scott Pilgrim 2: Scott Pilgrim Vs the World by Bryan Lee O’Malley — these are the new COLOR editions

Spaceman by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Rizzo

Daredevil Volumes 1- 4 by Mark Waid et al

Sweet Tooth Volumes 1- 4 by Jeff Lemire



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As always, I like to give a sample of some of the shiny, new books coming to the SF-F section.   And just so you know — when these come in to the library, they are usually on display on the “New Fiction” display, and they now have 2 shelves, plus some shelves on one of the ends of the display.   All of these are showing in our catalog, so if you want to place a hold on any incoming titles, you may.

new sf on order-011513Black Fallen by Elle Jasper (Dark Ink Chronicles, #4)

Dead Things by Stephen Blackmoore

The Mapmaker’s War: A Legend by Ronlyn Dominique

Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne Valente

Midnight Blue-Light Special by Seanan McGuire (Incryptid, #2)

All Fall Down (Supervolcano, #2) by Harry Turtledove

Bloodfire Quest by Terry Brooks (Dark Legacy of Shannara #2)

The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination: Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius edited by John Joseph Adams

The Six-Gun Tarot by R.S. Belcher

Elsewhens by Melanie Rawn

A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent by Marie Brennan

Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells edited by Ellen Datlow

Great North Road by Peter Hamilton

The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord

Blood Oranges by Caitlin Kiernan

The Gate Thief by Orson Scott Card (Mither Mages, #2)

The Hermetic Millenia by John C. Wright (sequel to Count to a Trillion)

Clementine by Cherie Priest

Epic: Legends of Fantasy edited by John Joseph Adams

Imager’s Battalion by L.E. Modesitt (Imager Portfolio, #6)

Kalimpura by Jay Lake (Green Universe, #3)

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Just mentioning some of the upcoming conventions for Illinois, and neighboring states (and including links for full info):

ConFusion    January 18-20, 2013            Dearborn, MI

CapriCon 32           February 7-10, 2013   Westin, North Shore  — author GOH is Daniel H. Wilson

MiniCon                    March 29-31, 2013         Minneapolis, MN — author GOH is Julie Czerneda

MarCon    March 29-31, 2013            Columbus, OH — author GOH is Joe Haldeman


Walter Gillings, Arthur C Clarke, Ted Carnell – at the “first” SF convention

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I always like those end-of-the-year book lists, don’t you?    This time around, io9 has a list of the 10 most addictive book series in Science Fiction and Fantasy —-  and wouldn’t you know, Naomi Novik’s Temerarie series made the list?    So, for all of you who loved the “most awesome, bestest dragon ever” …. and all you Bujold fans (yes, Miles weighed in at #2 on the list) ……  you might see some other good series on this list.

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