With the holiday coming up not much new arrived. I did meet author Adam Christopher at a Tor Meet and Greet promoting his upcoming novel Made to Kill, alas the ARCs did not make the trip from Seattle to Phoenix. Still, I’ve got a request in at NetGalley and promises of a package coming soon, so I’m looking forward to reading his alternate history L.A. noir with robots.
Here’s what arrived on my doorstep this past week:
In truth, I got an ARC of this several months ago, and even had Wes sign it at Elevengeddon. But it’s nice to get a final copy as well, something I can share with a friend and get more people reading Wes’s wonderful sci-fi. Time Salvager follows a gritty time-traveler from a dismal future who is sent to the past to collect detritus that will allow humanity to survive a few more years. On a dangerous mission to the late 21st Century, however, he brings back more than he planned, breaking the most important law of time travel in the process. Available July 7.
The following eARC was also approved:
I enjoyed Maresca’s debut, The Thorn of Dentonhill, a YA mashup of fantasy and superheroics — a sort of Batman meets Harry Potter. He is back in Maradaine, the same setting as Thorn, but with a completely different series. Murder of Mages kicks off the “Maradaine Constabulary” series, following a pair of unlikely police inspectors as they investigate the ritual murder of a powerful magician. Available July 7.
Check back in the coming weeks for reviews of both of these.