Giveaway Winner and New Books

The winner of my giveaway of “The Wake of the Bloody Angel” by Alex Bledsoe is Melody Siracusa.  Congratulations!  I’ll be in touch with you via e-mail to give you the info.

I got a package today with a shipment from Marx Books, one of my new favorite independent used booksellers.  There were a lot of books in the catalog that looked interesting, so I ended up getting six.

    • “Dreamsnake” by Vonda McIntyre – This book won both a Hugo and a Nebula, which seems promising.  It’s also about a healer, which is my favorite type of character to play in MMOs.
    • “Ringworld” by Larry Niven – A classic.  I’ve got high hopes.
    • “Conan” by Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp, and Lin Carter – Seven short stories.  Lots of people have suggested that I’d enjoy Conan, since I’ve been reading a lot of old pulpy SF/F lately.
    • “Outlaw of Gor” by John Norman – More pulpy goodness.  I had a lot of fun with Tarnsman of Gor, so I decided to give the next one a try.
    • “The Lathe of Heaven” by Ursula K. LeGuin – Mori’s character in “Among Others” by Jo Walton read a lot of LeGuin’s novels, and this was one of the ones mentioned.  I’ve read two of LeGuin’s other sci-fi novels and loved them, so I felt like I couldn’t go wrong with this one.
    • “City of Illusions” by Ursula K. LeGuin – See above.  Also, these are both titles that I don’t usually see in bookstores, so I couldn’t stop myself.

It was hard to stop with the books that I got; there were so many others that looked fantastic, and I’ve already got ideas for when I order more books next month.

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6 comments

  1. I hope you enjoy Ringworld. I read it for the first time a few years ago and liked it. We are reading the first of the prequel novels, Fleet of Worlds, for the SF Book Club in November.

    1. Oooh, awesome! My boyfriend is in the middle of that one now and is loving it thus far. He’s been telling me for months now that I would enjoy Larry Niven, and I figured that Ringworld would be a good place to start. 🙂

    1. Mhm! I’ve had a hard time holding back since I discovered Marx Books, because they have all sorts of old sci-fi and fantasy treasures. Pretty much everything that I’ve been wanting to read but have never been able to find. Oh, and since they are used, they are all super cheap too! 🙂