Our Incoming Books ~ Before we set off to England, (yep we are traveling again in a few short days) here are our recent incoming books. A few re-released in paperback and some new, all up for review. Included here are the gorgeous covers, purchasing links and short snippets to catch your attention. So that you can answer the best question of the day:
Which of these wonderful books would you read first?
Time travel, political intrigue…Zed is an agent from the future. A place where all of the world's problems have been solved. No hunger. No war. No despair. His mission is to keep it that way. Even if it means ensuring every cataclysm throughout history runs its course, especially one just on the horizon.
Based on a true story and translated from Italian…….Enaiatollah's mother tells him three things: don't use drugs, don't use weapons, and don't steal. The next day he wakes up to find she isn't there. At only ten-year-old he is left alone in Pakistan to fend for himself. The author describes the boy’s remarkable five-year journey from Afghanistan to Italy where he manages to claim political asylum at age fifteen.
Soon to be published action adventure, author interview coming up…..In 1968, theologian Father Louis Merton visited the ancient Dead City of Polonnaruwa, in Ceylon where it’s claimed he found a backdoor to the Afterlife. Years later, psychologist Angela Weber and her fiancé, Ian Baringer, are on the hunt for Merton’s long-lost journal and its door to the Afterlife. Together, they plunge into a global chase, pursued by a shadowy cult, dead bodies and destruction.
Themed around the immigrant experience a new contemporary novel…..Johnny de la Cruz, succumbs to a quick sexual encounter with the ever attractive and beguiling Bunny. Years later, nineteen-year-old Winston Piña has barely finished eulogizing his recently deceased mother Bunny, when he finds letters she wrote, but never sent to Johnny de la Cruz, leading him into the lives of the de la Cruz family – a family to which he might or might not belong.
Set in Northern California in the late 1970s this one should make me feel right at home…….A fresh retelling of a classic fairy tale. Will Taylor is introduced to the mysterious Feierabend sisters, and he quickly falls for enigmatic Livvy. But the family is behaving strangely and seem to believe that luck is their handmaiden, even though happiness does not necessarily follow.
Stories new and old from this acclaimed fantasy author…….These are tales of quiet heroism, life-changing decisions, and determined searches for deep answers, this extraordinary collection of contemporary fantasy explores the realms between this world and the next.
For the first time in paperback this stand alone urban fantasy set in the fabled town of Newford…..With the help of a mentor and an anonymous benefactor, Jilly Coppercorn has overcome abuse, addiction, and a stint in juvie. Temptation comes knocking, however, when her best friend from the bad old days rides in on a motorcycle and takes Jilly to a beautiful, mysterious city full of wonderful opportunities.
A very readable and action packed zombie story that was originally self published and the first in her trilogy……The morning that the world ends, Katie is getting ready for court and housewife Jenni is taking care of her family. Less than two hours later, they are fleeing for their lives from a zombie horde.
New out in paperback a collection of sci fi shorts stories all in honor of Frederik Pohl…….An anthology of new, original stories inspired by Frederik Pohl. Written by Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, Ben Bova, David Brin, Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman, Joe Haldeman, Harry Harrison, Larry Niven, Vernor Vinge, Gene Wolfe, and more, a book for sci fi lovers of all tastes.
Goodness knows what we will have waiting for us when we return home. It will be like Christmas in August. So much fun!
In the meantime: Which book(s) would you choose to read first?