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    counting my To Read Pile
  • Birthday 03/05/1979

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    Reading - what else is there? Okay, also computer games, writing, sports, astronomy, history, archaeology.

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  1. I might be up for a half day trip to Howth depending on the day.
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    My Buddy CANCER FREE!!!!! Celebrate! and Thank you board!

    That's wonderful news, MLA! Congratulations and to you and the fam!
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    Hugo time! Your packet is available! 2018

    Definitely agree with these. And of course there's also Jemisin's The Stone Sky. Some will probably nominate the book separately, but I'm trying to decide to nominate the whole trilogy for Best Series. Some new and newish authors I think deserve to be looked at: The Bear and the Nightingale, Katherine Arden Amberlough, Lara Elene Donnelly Above the Timberline, Gregory Manchess Amatka, Karin Tidbeck For Novellas I like: In Calabria, Peter Beagle River of Teeth and A Taste of Marrow, Sarah Gailey Passing Strange, Ellen Klages The Refrigerator Monologues, Catherynne Valente The Black Tide of Heaven and The Red Threads of Fortune, J.Y. Yang
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    Hugo time! Your packet is available! 2018

    Hey! Whoa, been a long time since I posted on this board. Yeah, we need to start talking about the Hugos soon. Maybe we should start a new thread? Yeah, I think we will be nominating and voting on a YA award this year, though I don't think there's a name for it yet. I have to admit that I forgot about it! I'm afraid I'm a bit lite on the short stories myself as I've mainly been reading older stories. I do have a bunch of novellas for the list, mostly from Tor.com.
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    Upcoming Cover Art VII

    Provenance by Ann Leckie.
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    Upcoming Cover Art VII

    The Broken Heavens by Kameron Hurley.
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    Upcoming Cover Art VII

    New style, among other things, with the move to Tor.com. http://www.theverge.com/2017/2/8/14512478/ruin-of-angels-excerpt-max-gladstone-craft-series
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    Upcoming Cover Art VII

    Persepolis Rising, James S.A. Corey.
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    Hugo time! Your packet is available! 2018

    Here are some of my favorite short stories this year; Novella “Penric and the Shaman”, Lois McMaster Bujold “Penric’s Mission”, Lois McMaster Bujold “The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe, Kij Johnson “The Ballad of Black Tom”, Victor LaValle “The Devil You Know”, K.J. Parker Novelette “Checkerboard Planet”, Eleanor Arnason “Judgment of Gods and Monsters”, Kameron Hurley “Discards”, David D. Levine “The Maiden Thief”, Melissa Marr Short Story “The Story of Kao Yu”, Peter S. Beagle “The Robot’s Guide to Online Dating”, Aiden Doyle “Big Thrull and the Askin’ Man”, Max Gladstone “Natural Skin”, Alyssa Wong (Lightspeed)
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    Hugo time! Your packet is available! 2018

    Like David Selig, The Winged Histories was one of my top reads this year. Just a lovely, fantastic book. Also adored The Wall of Storms, Children of Earth and Sky, The Wolf in the Attic, and of course Peadar's The Call. I also loved KJ Parker's serial, The Two of Swords, but it's been difficult to find out if the story is done. Part 16 was supposed to come out in the spring, then it kept getting pushed back until like next summer. And it's not clear if that's the last section or not. Should have some short stories listed by this weekend.
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    Upcoming Cover Art VII

    Fair enough. I do have the first book sitting around...somewhere. I'll probably be giving a try at some point.
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    Upcoming Cover Art VII

    This one looks like the artist was watching too many Mad Max movies.
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    K.J. Parker (a.k.a.Tom Holt) - Part II

    The September issue of Locus magazine is also one of their Forthcoming Books issue and there is a listing for Mightier than the Sword by Parker due out in June 2017 by Subterranean. Maybe a new novella?
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    Upcoming Cover Art VII

    The Dinosaur Princess by Victor Milan. Another fantastic cover by Richard Anderson.
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    The Books That Have Just Come Out: New Release Thread

    In what way? In my experience, the B&N website is quite reliable when it comes listing the in-store availability. Not that isn't wrong on occasion when it has inventory in the thousands, but still.