What the staff is reading this week:
Alan: "BLOOD AND BONE by Ian C. Esselmont. In addition to being a great story, it's also a coda of sorts to Steven Erickson's THE CRIPPLED GOD and is also a great accompaniment to Steve's recent FORGE OF DARKNESS. I'm still pleased and surprised by the richness of the world that the two of them have created. Individually their books stand on their own but when you combine them the sum is much greater than the parts."
Cary: "An advance copy of SHADOWS OF THE NEW SUN - STORIES IN HONOR OF GENE
WOLFE edited by J.E. Mooney and Bill Fawcett."
Claud: "BRAIN THIEF, by Alexander Jablokov; MURDER MUST ADVERTISE, THE NINE TAILORS, GAUDY NIGHT, BUSMAN'S HONEYMOON, LORD PETER, and THE DOCUMENTS IN THE CASE, by Dorothy Sayers; OSCAR MICHEAUX AND HIS CIRCLE: African-American Filmmaking and Race Cinema of the Silent Era, by Pearl Bowser, Jane Marie Gaines and Charles Musser; CENTURY 2009 (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), by Alan Moore; ON TO GENESIS (Unwritten #5), by Mike Carey; THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America, by Erik Larson; KISS ME, JUDAS and PENNY DREADFUL, by Will Christopher Baer; THE WORLD UNTIL YESTERDAY, Jared Diamond; THE PATRICK MELROSE NOVELS and AT LAST, by Edward St. Aubyn (*phenomenal* contemporary English novelist); CALICO PALACE, by Gwen Bristow; ROLE MODELS, by John Waters; MINDSTAR RISING, A QUANTUM MURDER, and NANO FLOWER, by Peter F. Hamilton; DEATH BY SILVER, by Melissa Scott and Amy Griswold.and WILDE STORIES 2013, Steve Berman, ed."
Cole: "GARDENS OF THE MOON by Steven Erickson."
Heather: "DANCE WITH DRAGONS by George R.R. Martin - finally!"
Jude: "POSITIVELY FIFTH STREET: MURDERERS, CHEETAHS, AND BINION'S WORLD SERIES OF POKER by James McManus, and GANGS OF CHICAGO by Herbert Asbury."
Naamen: "Reading SISTER MINE by Nalo Hopkinson and it is amazing."