Archive for July, 2013

Because he was kind enough to not only answer my email to him, asking if I could send him a few questions, but he also very nicely answered the questions I sent him!

There’s nothing like getting the author’s input on a book —- so I’ll be sharing with the group when we have our discussion on Wednesday.     And after Wednesday, I’ll share some on this blog, as well.

Thank you, Daniel!!   the-rook


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new SF on order-070613Here’s one more post about some of the new books coming (or already on) the New SF-F books display.   In case you’re not sure where this is, the New Books display is right by the Circulation Desk on the lower level — and the new SF-F books are one side (and a few are on the end with the new paperbacks).   As always, if you’re wondering about a book and want to know if the library has it, or has it on order, our staff is always happy to take a look.   Or, you can contact me (ohzourkj@lislelibrary.org) and I’ll let you know what I can find.

So here’s a sample of some of wonderful and shiny new books coming our way —-

Apocalypse Cow by Michael Logan

The Arrivals by Melissa Marr

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

The Daedalus Incident by Michael Martinez

The Darwin Elevator by Jason Hough

Every Boy Should Have a Man by Preston Allen

Isaac Asimov’s I Robot: To Obey by Mickey Zucker Reichert

Lexicon by Max Barry

Love Minus Eighty by Will McIntosh

Romulus Buckle & the City of the Founders by Richard Ellis Preston, Jr

Carniepunk by Rachel Caine and others

The City by Stella Gemmell

Clockwork Fairy Tales edited by Stephen Antczak

Doughnut by Tom Holt

Jack Glass by Adam Roberts

The Long War by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter

The Melancholy of Mechagirl by Catherynne M Valente

Necessary Ill by Deb Taber

Neptune’s Brood by Charles Stross

Sea Change by SM Wheeler

The Shambling Guide to New York City by Mur Lafferty

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SF series on order-070513I always try to highlight some of the books coming to our SF-F shelves — and I’m playing a bit of catch-up on this post.   So, here are some of the books that are new on the SF-F shelves, and will be coming to the SF-F shelves — in series (I’ll put up another post with books that aren’t in a series).

As always, this is a smattering of titles —- so if there’s a particular book you’re looking for, please contact us at the Library and we can take a look!

The Arrows of Time by Greg Egan  (Orthogonal, #3)

Autumn Bones by Jacqueline Carey (Agent of Hel, #2)

The Glass God by Kate Griffin (Magicals Anonymous, #2)

The Last Dark: The climax of the entire Thomas Covenant Chronicles by Stephen Donaldson

On the Razor’s Edge by Michael Flynn (January Dancer, #4)

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson (Steelheart, #1)

The Thousand Names by Django Wexler (Shadow Campaign, #1)

The Third Kingdom by Terry Goodkind (Sword of Truth, #13)

The Age Atomic by Adam Christopher (sequel to Empire State)

Blood of Tyrants by Naomi Novik (Temeraire, #8)

Codex Born by Jim Hines (Magic ex Libris, #2)

Cold Copper by Devon Monk (Age of Steam, #3)

The Crown Tower by Michael Sullivan (Riyria Chronicles, #1)

The Departure: The Owner by Neal Asher (Owner Trilogy, #1)

iD by Madeline Ashby (sequel to vN)

Kill City Blues by Richard Kadrey (Sandman Slim, #5)

Monsters of the Earth by David Drake (Books of the Elements, #3)

Omens: A Cainsville Novel by Kelley Armstrong (Cainsville #1)

Raven Flight by Juliet Marillier (Shadowfell, #2)

Steadfast by Mercedes Lackey (Elemental Masters, #9)

Tiger by the Tail by John Ringo & Ryan Sear (Paladin of Shadows, #6)

Walking in the Midst of Fire by Thomas Sniegoski (Remy Chandler, #6)

Witch Wraith by Terry Brooks (Dark Legacy of Shannara, #3)

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The 2013 Chesley Award nominees have been announced!  The Chesley Awards celebrate science fiction and fantasy art, and since the library does own some of the nominated books for best cover illustration, I thought I’d put up a quick post.   You can find all of the nominees and information HERE.

Chesley nominees-2013

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I know I’m a few days late with this news that you all probably already know about.   But just in case you didn’t know — the 2013 Locus Award winners have been announced!   And a hearty congratulations to John Scalzi for winning the award for Science Fiction Novel for Redshirts, which our group will be discussing in January, 2014!!!  And, of course, I’m quite proud of China Mieville for winning the award for Young Adult Book for Railsea…..

The entire list of winners, along with all nominees, may be found HERE — and this collage shows the covers of the winning books.

Locus winners-2013

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