I just recently bought Paul Kearney's The Ten Thousand [US] [UK], which I'm duly excited to read, and continuing along the same cover art theme is his new (3rd book in the Macht series), The Kings of the Morning. While creepy, I'm definitely a fan of the art in this series. Maybe I'll soon be a fan of the actual novels. :)
The second book, Corvus, should be coming out in October this year and The Kings of the Morning is due out in July 2011.
R. Scott Bakker's newest in the Aspect-Emperor trilogy, The White Luck Warrior, has been making the rounds lately as far as cover art goes. I'm not the biggest fan of the cover, but this book's due out in March 2011, published by Overlook Press in the US and Orbit in the UK.
SFX Magazine is offering UK readers a voucher for a free copy of Alistair Reynolds' House of Sons in it's latest issue, coming out today. I'll let Werthead tell you the rest:
SFX has a RRP of £3.99, so even if you just get the magazine to pick up a copy of the book, you're effectively saving 50% off the cover price of the novel and getting the magazine free. Great news, particularly for me since I get SFX every month anyway, am a huge Reynolds fan, and hadn't previously gotten round to picking up House of Suns :-)Speculative Book Review has posted another project they've been working on. It's a round table discussion of JC Marino's Dante's Journey (my review). Edi (from Edi's Book Lighthouse) and I did something similar (here) and I think it's a great idea. One of the ways I buy books is to search out enough reviews that I finally feel like I'll really enjoy a book. This just makes my work that much easier. :) (Can we say "obsessed with links"?)
A collaboration project is underway for extensive reviewing of the SF Masterwork series. Of Blog of the Fallen posted about this yesterday and it seems Larry will be a big part of it as well as a nice list of great reviewers. Check out the new site here although you won't find any posts yet. July 3rd is the big date for going live.
My new favorite show to watch while whiling away the time at work is called InfoMania. It's like The Soup (another fave), but covers all types of media like magazines and the internet as well as TV. My favorite segment of my new favorite show is called Sergio's Music Intervention.
Here he asks Snoop Dogg to just be Gangsta again. Love it.
Please, stop saying "yes" to everything!
And that's the news...at least to me.