My boyfriend and I went to the bookstore this afternoon, so I have some new acquisitions! I shall hopefully be reading/reviewing them soon. Anyone else find anything new or exciting lately?
“The Left Hand of Darkness” by Ursula K. Le Guin
I’ve been meaning to pick this one up for a while, but finally splurged on it. I’ve heard good things, and I’m hoping to include it in a project for my multicultural librarianship class. I really enjoyed the way that Le Guin handled gender/sexuality in “The Telling,” and a lot of the class discussion in the week that we covered GLBT in class revolved around the fact that most novels that deal with GLBT issues are about either coming out or falling in love. Sci-fi that deals with gender issues but that doesn’t make them the entire story is a refreshing change.
“Daughter of the Forest” by Juliette Marillier
I’d run across Juliette Marillier’s name when reading lists of fantasy authors, although I haven’t tried her books yet. I think that part of what sold me on this one is the fantastic cover art by John Jude Palencar. He’s one of my favorite book cover artists, and I haven’t read any books featuring his cover art that I’ve disliked!
“The Vampire Lestat” by Anne Rice
I found this last week at the library book sale. I had read “Interview With the Vampire” a few months ago, and thought that the vampires were a bit emo, but I’ve been told that they aren’t as bad in the rest of the trilogy. I’m not generally a vampire person, but I do like Anne Rice’s writing style, so I’m going to give it a chance.