Photograph by Amy Carroll
Close followers of the blog may have noticed that my output has diminished slightly the past few months, mostly a result of planning a wedding, a honeymoon, buying a first home, and working enough hours to somewhat afford it. On a completely related note, I do accept review submissions from publishers... Or if anyone needs a graphic designer or photographer, my new roommate is pretty good at it. But ignoring all that, I anticipate being a bit more productive over the next few months, particularly once we finally get our lives unpacked.
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So what to expect in the coming weeks and months?
More Reviews! - I think I'm currently four books behind at the moment and I should be able to find some more reading time around here somewhere.
Books Pending Review
- Bitter Seeds - Ian Tregillis - (Dark but excellent, can't wait for the sequel)
- Ghosts of Manhattan - George Mann - (Somehow I ended up with an incomplete ARC, hopefully the finished copy was better)
- The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms - N.K. Jemisin - (Strong debut from a promising storyteller)
- Ship Breaker - Paolo Bacigalupi - (There is a reason why he just won the Nebula. Ship Breaker is Bacigalupi Lite)
- Zoo City - Lauren Beukes
- Shades of Milk and Honey - Mary Robinette Kowal
- Occultation - Laird Barron
- King Maker - Maurice Broaddus
- Under Heaven - Guy Gavriel Kay
- For the Win - Cory Doctorow
- The Last Page - Anthony Huso
- Gardens of the Sun - Paul McAuley
- New Model Army - Adam Roberts
- Spellwright - Blake Charlton
- The Conqueror's Shadow - Ari Marmell
New Interviews! - Due to other commitments and a determination to make sure my pieces are well researched, I only got through 3 of the 5 introduction pieces for my new interview series, Authors Worth Watching. I intend on spotlighting the last 10 authors and kicking off the first few interviews most likely with authors N.K. Jemisin and Ian Tregillis whose debut novels were excellent.
Opinion Pieces! - My new wife got me a Kindle for my birthday and I haven't really given my impression yet. I've got a lot of half finished pieces lying around that I just didn't have the time to write. I hope to wrap those up and get my thoughts down and finalized.
Finished Blog Updates! - I've been trying to organize things around here so you could see who is sending me what and what I've reviewed or who I've interviewed in the past. I lost the drive after an epic IE crash destroyed about 4 hours worth of work and haven't went back since. I'm going to give that another go.
Anyway, I'm back and ready to stomp. What have you been doing?