Sunday Status Update: March 24, 2019

We have some more books in the pipeline this week. Check them out!

Bill: This week I read the quite good A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine and continue to listen the fantastic Heart: A History by Sandeep Jauhar. In media, I rewatched the last  Avengers movie because I can only watch the trailers for Endgameso many times, and I’ve been watching a few episodes a night of Netflix’s new anthology series, Love, Death, & Robots, which is (typical of anthologies) a mixed bag so far, with I’d say only one or two stellar ones that combine story and art at a high level, though most aren’t “bad,” just sort of “meh.”

Marion: I finished Arabella of Mars by David D. Levine. The book left me with more questions than answers, and not the type of questions that I’d expect a sequel to answer, but I did enjoy the spunky main character and the automaton Aadim very much. At FOGCon I heard Matt Maxwell read from his short horror novel Queen of No Tomorrows, so I bought a copy. A review will follow. Basically, as a hybrid of LA Noir and tentacled-gods gothic, it was enjoyable. Now I’m reading Ruth Emmie Lang’s Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance, which is a charming story of magical realism.

Tadiana: This last week I’ve been reading Leigh Bardugo‘s King of Scars, the first book in her NIKOLAI DUOLOGY set in her Grisha universe. It’s a highly unusual update from me because that’s it! That’s all I have to report. (Work has been crazy busy this week and I’ve been too exhausted at night to read much.) I will add that I got a surprise package the other day: an advance copy of Storm Cursed, the latest MERCY THOMPSON book by Patricia Briggs, due to be published May 7. So I’m excited about picking that one up as soon as I’m done with King of Scars.

Terry: I read The Cycle of the Werewolf by Stephen King, which is a slight work in every sense of the word “slight.” More pleasantly, I started The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi and The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas; I’m enjoying them both.


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TIM SCHEIDLER, who's been with us since June 2011, holds a Master's Degree in Popular Literature from Trinity College Dublin. Tim enjoys many authors, but particularly loves J.R.R. Tolkien, Robin Hobb, George R.R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, and Susanna Clarke. When he’s not reading, Tim enjoys traveling, playing music, writing in any shape or form, and pretending he's an athlete.

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