Friday, October 22, 2010

Looking Forward To... (25)

There are so many amazing books already on the shelves and new ones coming out.

For a list of books yet to be released I'm looking to get, you can also look on my right Sidebar at the ever growing list titled Desired Reads - just scroll down.  Of course there are tones of other new books to come out that are amazing as well, but these ones are part of series I have already started or for one reason or another caught my eye (and haven't seen much on other blogs yet). But I will highlight one here each week.

(mentioned in order of Release Date then Alphabetical if there are more than one book coming out on the same date.)

The Next Book Is..

Songs of Love & Death
Edited by:  George R.R. Martin & Gardner R. Dozois
Due Out:  November 16, 2010

I have a thing for anthologies anymore.  I love the short stories.  Whether they are short stories relating to a series already out or something new completely, I've found they give me a nice glimpse of what the authors are like.  And of course I purchase anthologies for authors I already enjoy too, and of course this one has some of those great authors in it.  And I like that I can sneak the short stories in between reads.  Of course I've been a little lax about reading my anthologies here lately with the rush of other books, but this is one to add to my collection.

Good Reads Synopsis:
A groundbreaking anthology of fantasy and romance from bestselling authors in both genres, edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois. 

-Jim Butcher, “Love Hurts” (a Harry Dresden story) 
-Jo Beverly, “The Marrying Maid” 
-Carrie Vaughn, “Rooftops” 
-M.L.N. Hanover, “Hurt Me” 
-Cecelia Holland, “Demon Lover” 
-Melinda M. Snodgrass, “The Wayfarer’s Advice” (an Imperials story) 
-Robin Hobb, “Blue Boots” 
-Neil Gaiman, “The Thing About Cassandra” 
-Marjorie M. Liu, “After the Blood” 
-Jacqueline Carey, “You and You Alone” (a Kushiel story) 
-Lisa Tuttle, “His Wolf” 
-Linnea Sinclair, “Courting Trouble” 
-Mary Jo Putney, “The Demon Dancer” 
-Tanith Lee, “Under/Above the Water” 
-Peter S. Beagle, “Kashkia” 
-Yasmine Galenorn, “Man in the Mirror” 
-Diana Gabaldon, “A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows” (an OUTLANDER spinoff)


  1. Oh good choice. I'll have to put this one on my list! :)

  2. And that's another book to add to my list :)

  3. Oo wow this sounds really interesting! The cover is something too! I'm not usually big on short stories, but I think I would enjoy them by authors I'm already familiar with. Neat!

  4. Love anthologies, and look at all of the awesome writers in this one! Have added this to my wishlist. Great choice!

  5. Melissa - This is a great list of authors here. Hope you get it and enjoy it. :)

    Robyn - :) I know. My poor want list is out of hand. :) But it sounds like a great anthology.

    Casey (The Bookish Type) - There is a lot of great authors I love in this anthology too. :) Hope you enjoy it if you get it.

    Alexia - I was hoping you would see this one too. I know you have been enjoying the anthologies like me. Hope you enjoy it when you get it. :)

    Sheila - Hi! Thanks for stopping by. Hope you are doing well. :) Glad you like the sounds of this anthology. :)

  6. I love anthologies! For me I think it's so fun to collect author signatures!

  7. Hi Cari! Thank you for stopping by! It is great to collect the signatures of all the authors in an anthology! I don't get the chance to do that, but I love the one I won at your place with the signatures. Very cool! (And I've been keeping it safe.) :) Thank you!


Sorry, got 106 spam comments in less than 24hrs. Had to turn on again.

I love comments! Please share your thoughts. I will respond here in the comments back to you.

I'll try again without word verification, but if Spammers get out of hand again I'll turn it back on.

Thank you for visiting!