New Releases: 6/3/2014

Alice in the Country of Joker: Circus and Liars Game Vol. 5 by QuinRose, art by Mamenosuke FujimaruA Barricade in Hell by Jaime Lee MoyerA Centaur's Life Vol. 3 by Kei MurayamaAn Irish Country Courtship by Patrick TaylorBloodstone by Gillian PhilipCrossroads of Twilight by Robert JordanThe Dark Between the Stars by Kevin J. AndersonGirls Und Panzer, Vol. 1 by Girls Und Panzer Projekt, art by Ryouichi SaitaniyaThe Goliath Stone by Larry Niven and Matthew Joseph HarringtonThe Merchant Emperor by Elizabeth HaydonMirror Image by Ice-T and Jorge HinojosaPray for Us Sinners by Patrick TaylorRebellion by Ken ShufeldtRobert A. Heinlein, Vol. 2: In Dialogue with His Century Volume 2: The Man Who Learned Better by William H. PattersonThieves' Quarry by D. B. Jackson

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The Week in Review

Welcome to the week in review! Every Friday, we comb through the links and images we found and shared this week, and pull the very best for this post. Consider it concentrated genre goodness from all around the web.

Crafting a Shardblade

  • Watch a great conversation between Cory Doctorow and William Campbell Powell, the author of Expiration Day, about overcoming your fear of change.
  • John Scalzi has announced a new novella, “Unlocked,” a prequel story to his upcoming novel Lock In.
  • Last but not least, this week’s Throwback Thursday post features the inimitable Elizabeth Bear, who gives great advice, as always.

 
And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!

New Releases: 3/25/2014

Antiagon Fire by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.The Barsoom Project by Larry Niven and Steven BarnesBlood Pact by David HagbergThe Burning Dark by Adam ChristopherLockstep by Karl SchroederThe Navigator by Michael PocalykoShadow People by James SwainShattered Trident by Larry BondShotgun and Six Bits a Day by Elmer KeltonThe Six-Gun Tarot by R.S. BelcherWinter's Heart by Robert Jordan

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Starred Review: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson“Sanderson’s skill at world building is unmatched, and in ‘The Stormlight Archive’ series he has developed an innovative magical system and combined it with rich, complex characters to create a compelling story. His eagerly awaited sequel to The Way of Kings exceeds expectations. This developing epic series is a must-read for all fantasy fans.”

Brandon Sanderson’s Words of Radiance got a starred review in Library Journal!

Here’s the full review, from the March 15th issue:

Almost everyone in the world of Roshar is oblivious to the pending return of the mythical Voidbringers and the Desolation that will surely follow. In the past the Voidbringers were always opposed by the Knights Radiant, but that was so long ago that even the oldest histories shed little light except that the Knights Radiant somehow betrayed humanity after the last Desolation. Kaladin, a former military slave and now head of the royal bodyguards, must come to trust his emerging abilities as well as the lighteyes leader ¬Dalinar in order truly to become a Windrunner. Likewise, Shallan’s new powers are key to the future. Not only must she master them, but she must come to grips with her haunting past.
VERDICT: Sanderson’s skill at world building is unmatched, and in the “Stormlight Archive” series he has developed an innovative magical system and combined it with rich, complex characters to create a compelling story. His eagerly awaited sequel to The Way of Kings exceeds expectations. This developing epic series is a must-read for all fantasy fans.

Words of Radiance will be published on March 4th.

Memory of Light Sweepstakes

A Memory of Light Prize Pack

We are offering the chance to win one of five Memory of Light backpacks! We’ll also include a mass market paperback copy of A Memory of Light and an iphone cover.

Comment below to enter for a chance to win.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase does not improve your chances of winning. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of 50 United States, D.C., and Canada (excluding Quebec), who are 18 or older as of the date of entry. To enter, complete entry here beginning at 10:00 AM Eastern Time (ET) January 7, 2014. Sweepstakes ends at 12:00 PM ET January 13, 2014. Void outside the United States and Canada and where prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules here. Sponsor: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010.

The Wheel of Time Sweepstakes

The Wheel of Time Prize Pack

We are offering the chance to win one of five Memory of Light backpacks! We’ll also include copies of the new trade paperback editions of The Eye of the World, The Great Hunt, and The Dragon Reborn.

Comment below to enter for a chance to win.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase does not improve your chances of winning. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of 50 United States, D.C., and Canada (excluding Quebec), who are 18 or older as of the date of entry. To enter, complete entry here beginning at 10:30 AM Eastern Time (ET) December 3, 2013. Sweepstakes ends at 12:00 PM ET December 10, 2013. Void outside the United States and Canada and where prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules here. Sponsor: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010.

Goodreads Sweepstakes: The Path of Daggers by Robert Jordan

About The Path of DaggersThe Wheel of Time, Robert Jordan’s internationally bestselling fantasy series, has captured the imaginations of millions of readers worldwide. Now book number eight in the series, The Path of Daggers, will be available in trade paperback for the first time. This new edition will feature cover art from award-winning artist Julie Bell. This stunning cover art debuted on the e-book and will now grace bookstores on this handsome new edition.

Enter for a chance to win here!

(Ends December 16)

Also, don’t forget to check out our other sweepstakes!

The Week in Review

Welcome to the week in review! Every Friday, we comb through the links and images we found and shared this week, and pull the very best for this post. Consider it concentrated genre goodness from all around the web.

  • Unfortunately, the weekend, and this week, weren’t all good news. Frederik Pohl and A.C. Crispin have both died. Both will be greatly missed.
  • Check out this wonderful trailer for “Flight From Shadow,” a fan-made movie set in the world of The Wheel of Time.
  • WorldCon wasn’t the only convention last weekend – it was also Dragon*Con, a fan convention that’s become incredibly well known for its elaborate cosplay. Epbot’s Jen has shared some of her favorite cosplay from the con. Don’t forget to check out her own White Rabbit cosplay!

And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!

New eBook Release: A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon SandersonAbout A Memory of Light: Since 1990, when Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time® burst on the world with its first book, The Eye of the World, readers have been anticipating the final scenes of this extraordinary saga, which has sold over forty million copies in over thirty languages.

When Robert Jordan died in 2007, all feared that these concluding scenes would never be written. But working from notes and partials left by Jordan, established fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson stepped in to complete the masterwork. WithThe Gathering Storm (Book 12) and Towers of Midnight (Book 13) behind him, both of which were # 1 New York Times hardcover bestsellers, Sanderson now re-creates the vision that Robert Jordan left behind.

Edited by Jordan’s widow, who edited all of Jordan’s books, A Memory of Light will delight, enthrall, and deeply satisfy all of Jordan’s legions of readers.

The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass.
What was, what will be, and what is,
may yet fall under the Shadow.
Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time.

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The Rithmatist Sweepstakes

Rithmatist prize pack

The Rithmatist releases May 14 but we have a chance for you to win one of six advance reading copies now. And that’s not all, winners will also get a Rithmatist goody bag filled with chalk and a Memory of Light backpack! Comment below to enter for a chance to win.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. You must be 18 or older and a legal resident of the 50 United States or D.C. to enter. Promotion begins April 1, 2013 at 9 a.m. ET. and ends April 5, 2013, 12:00 p.m. ET. Void in Puerto Rico and wherever prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules go here. Sponsor: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC.