Thursday, December 1, 2011

Throwback Thursday (44)

Let's talk about those books already on the shelves, yours or the stores.

I have a post for books I'm looking forward to coming out;

Looking Forward To...
But what about all those wonderful books that are ALREADY on the shelves.

Whether it be on your shelf waiting to be read or on the shelves in the stores waiting for you to give it a good home.

So, I thought I would share a book a week that is just waiting for me to travel through it's world.

Now... where do I start? Lets go by Published Date on the books...

This Week:

I picked this book up as I have loved reading Ken Scholes fantasy series, The Palms of Isaak, thus far.  And he has a short story in here.  And this whole book sounds like amazing fun!  Such a twist on our normal "heroes" and another view of them.

Goodreads Synopsis:
These 22 all-new tales pay tribute to the true heroes-the people who enable and put up with heroes. From what it's like to be Hercules' wife (complete with an appearance by Hercules in drag) to the trials of H.P. Lovecraft's housekeeper, from the perils of being King Kong's girlfriend to the downside of dating a shapeshifter, this anthology turns heroism on its head, revealing the behind-the-scenes drama, as opposed to glorious rescues. From the Pied Piper's power trip to David acting like a giant you-know-what after slaying Goliath, these stories show heroes in all their ignominy and shine a light on the unsung faithful standing in their shadows. 

Contents: 
Introduction / Denise Little -- 
Geeks bearing gifts / Kristine Grayson -- 
The horror in the living room / Adrian Nikolas Phoenix -- 
Take my word for it : bad idea / Mike Moscoe -- 
Merry maid / Jean Rabe -- 
The problem with dating shapeshifters / Nina Kiriki Hoffman -- 
Reclaiming his inner ape / Terry Hayman -- 
For a few lattes more / Annie Reed -- 
Beloved / David H. Hendrickson -- 
Inspiration / Phaedra M. Weldon -- 
Honey, I'm home / Pauline J. Alama -- 
Ballad of the groupie everlasting / Robert T. Jeschonek -- 
The quin quart / Laura Resnick -- 
How Jack got his self a wife / John Alvin Pitts -- 
If the shoe fits / Dayle A. Dermatis -- 
Big man's little woman / Dory Crowe -- 
Boldly reimagined / J. Steven York -- 
Roxane / Peter Orullian -- 
A long night in Jabbok (or, Who, exactly, is in charge here?) / Janna Silverstein -- 
Love in the time of car alarms / Ken Scholes -- 
The problem with metaphors / Steven Mohan, Jr. -- 
If I did it / Allan Rousselle -- 
Clay feet / Kristine Kathryn Rusch --

5 comments:

  1. Cool, and I do need to read that Scholes series :)

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  2. Love her face. I do like anthologies. You find some good authors that way.

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  3. Blodeuedd - Oh, I do hope you get a chance to give Scholes a try. And enjoy it. :) Like I said it's a different style from Sullivan and Sprunk, but very good in his fantasy and style. :)

    Melissa (Books&Things) - She does look like she is enjoying herself. ;D And these stories sound to all be fun. :) Thank you!

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  4. This sounds like a cool antho. Thanks for checking out my blog earlier too. :)

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  5. Kimscarecrow - Hi! :) And so glad you like the sounds of this one. :) You are very welcome for the visit. Thank you for stopping by!

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