"Dishevelled Saint Among Severed Heads," by Brian Kershisnik. THIS IS MY LIFE. Metaphorically.
So here you are, once agan, glancing skeptically at this so-well-intentioned blog post in which I’m going to lay out all the books I plan to read and review over the next few months. You are, of course, right to be skeptical. I got a little (and by a little, I mean a full month) off-schedule this spring, but I did warn you, you know. You raise an eyebrow, thinking to yourself: is she naive, disorganized, or just incredibly deceitful to make all these promises and never keep them?
I could tell you that I’ve been doing award-winning historical research and kicking ass at undergraduate conferences, but I won’t tell you that, because this is a book review blog, and you probably don’t care. Fair enough. But, if you don’t mind, I’m going to stop writing in the second person present tense now, because it’s starting to sound ridiculous. This isn’t a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book, for the love of–
Here’s the old list from Spring 2011, plus the new books I have added thanks to all of your wonderful suggestions. And one more thing, the old disclaimer still holds:
The reviewer reserves the right to be dishonest, off-task, irresponsible, untrustworthy, unscrupulous, untruthful, mendacious, perfidious, snarky and sarcastic at any time. Also to read short stories ahead of other novels when she’s feeling lazy. Advance apologies to all the wonderful authors who sent review copies attached to emails with such perfect netiquette.
Forward the Future!
As you’ll shortly see, this list will take me up to the end of the year. That’s right. Straight on through 2011. And since we’re all going to die anyway, there’s really no need to solicit books for beyond December. I’m sure you understand.
Beneath the Surface of Things, by Kevin Wallace
Joe is Online, by Chris Wimpress
A Dime for My Thoughts, by Noriko Tasaki
Space Punk, by C.E. Lange
Heroes Die Young, by T. M. Hunter
The Eye of the Storm, by William L. K.
Ghosts of Rosewood Asylum, by Stephen Prosapio
Alpha One: The Jump Pilot, by Chris Burton
Shard Mountain, by Joe Mitchell
Velocity^2, by Lee Frey
The Venom of Vipers, by K. C. May
Ultimate Duty, by Marva Dasef
Mirai: A Promise for Tomorrow, by Scott Kinkade
The Far Horizon, by Patty Jansen
Outies, by Jennifer Pournelle
The Crystal Facade, by Debra L. Martin and David W. Small
Encrypted, by Lindsay Buroker
Exchange, by Dale Cozort
Welcome to Gehenna, by Darren Scothern
Elysium Burning, by DDD Bryenton
Falling Star, by Phillip Chen
Take the All-Mart, by J. L. Greco
Realm Hunter: Pursuit of the Silver Dirk, by Bob Greenwade
Two-Fisted Tweets, by James Hutchings
The Valkyrie Project, by Nels Wadycki
Rebellion, by Rachel Cotteril
Quest of the Demon, by M. L. Sawyer
Gods and Galaxies, by Aaron Smith
Keepers of the Rose, by D. J. Dalasta
Divine City: Bangkok Fantasies, by Scott B. Robinson
Reich TV, by Jeff Pearce
Zero Sight, by B. Justin Shier
January 2012 (recovering from the Apocalypse)
Peace Army, by Steven L. Hawk
Deja Vu, by Ian Hocking
In the Dunes, by John Leahy
Stockholm, by Kian Kaul
Slave, by VS Williams
Dead Men Don’t Cry, by Nancy Fulda
Lucifer’s Odyssey, by Rex Jameson