Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


Some interesting books scheduled for a January release:

  • Richard Chizmar, editor - Shivers VII (Cemetery Dance).  Another great collection of rare and new stories -- including an early Stephen King that has not been reprinted since it's 1979 appearance in a men's magazine.  Other authors include Clive Barker, Ed Gorman, Graham Masterton, Bill Pronzini,and Lisa Tuttle.  400 pages of awesome.
  • David Ely - Seconds (Harper Voyager).  A reprint of the 1963 classic.  Remember the Rock Hudson movie?
  • Neil Gaiman - Chu's Day (HarperCollins).  A children's book.  (this month aalso sees the release of the deluxe edition of Gaiman's graphic novel The Books of Magic from Vertigo.)
  • "Harrington Hext" - Number 87 (Prologue).  Hext was a pen name for the prolific and once-popular Eden Phillpotts (1862-1960); Number 87 is a pseudo-science thriller written in 1929.  Phillpotts was a neighbor of the young Agatha Christie and encouraged her to begin writing -- for that reason alone he should receive our eternal gratitude.
  • Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson - A Memory of Light (Tor).  Yep, the Wheel of Time series is finally ending.  Tor is also releasing The Eye of the World this month, volume 3 in it's graphic novel version of the series.
  • Dean Koontz - Odd Interlude (Bantam).  The print edition of three ebooks, novellas designed to keep Koontz's fans happy while waiting for Deeply Odd, scheduled for later this year.  I guess Bantam couldn't resist putting this one out on paper.
  • Joe R. Lansdale - Dead Aim (Subterranean).  Hap and Leonard are back in a brand-new novella!
  • Tanith Lee - Tempting the Gods:  The Selected Stories of Tanith Lee, Volume 1 (Wildside).  Sounds tempting.
  • Lois Lowry - Son (Thorndike).  The final book in The Giver Quartet, following The Giver (1993), Gathering Blue (2000), and Messenger (2004).
  • Mark Millar - Kick-Ass 2 Prelude -- Hit Girl (Titan).  Graphic novel with art by John Romita, Jr.  This one should kick...well, you know.
  • Hope Mirrlees - Lud-in-the-Mist (Prologue).  The classic fantasy.
  • William F. Nolan and Jason Brock - Tales from William F. Nolan's Dark Universe (Bluewater).  Adaptations of some of Nolan's stories.  I enjoy anything Nolan.
  • Mark Rahner - Dejah Thoris and the White Apes of Mars (Dynamite).  With art by Lui Antonio, this graphic novel based on ERB characters has a couple of good points going for it -- yes, I'm talking about the pneumatic Dejah here.
  • John Scalzi - The Human Division (Tor).  Beginning January 15, the weekly e-Book release of  this 13 episode novel begins.  A unique marketing approach, but then Scalzi himself is pretty unique.
  • Robert Silverberg - Lord of Darkness (Nonstop).  A reprint of a 1983 novel based on a true story.  A gripping read of an African adventure.
  • Lavie Tidhar - The Bookman Histories (Angry Robot).  An omnibus of the three Bookman history novels.
There's a lot of other good stuff coming out this month; these were just some of many that interested me.

What are you looking forward to this month?

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