Welcome to a new week, librarians! We've had an exciting few weeks as the Best of 2011 lists come in and we get to celebrate many of our favorite books from throughout the year.
- BURY YOUR DEAD by Louise Penny took home the Nero Award this weekend and we were even more heart-warmed to hear it after Ms. Penny joined us in the office last week for some deliciously mysterious cake!Read more
Clockwork Century fans rejoice! Cherie Priest's third installment in the steampunk series, GANYMEDE, will be out in October and has already received its first glowing review. Publishers Weekly stamped a star on GANYMEDE and said,
The smashing third volume in Priest’s Clockwork Century steampunk alternate-history Civil War series (after 2010’s DREADNOUGHT) stars Josephine Early, New Orleans brothel owner and Union spy, who must deliver Ganymede, a prototype submarine, to the North. There are only a few problems: no one has ever successfully piloted the craft, and the Texian and Confederate armies are actively searching for it. Josephine’s former lover, Andan Cly, agrees to help while completing his primary mission of retrieving supplies for blighted Seattle, where noxious gas forces residents to live underground and zombies remain a constant peril. Priest is at the top of her game, equally deft with pirate battles and mature romance: Cly is tentatively connecting with earlier protagonist Briar Wilkes, sheriff of Seattle, making him elegantly cautious around Josephine as they both try to focus on their mission. Clockwork Century fans will dub this installment the best yet.
What was that last line again? "Clockwork Century fans will dub this installment the best yet!" Well done, Ms. Priest.Read more
EDIT: All of my free copies of Dreadnought are gone, but thank you for your interest! If it makes any difference, I can't wait to get off work and read the last 50 pages -- it's that good!
You know all about Cherie Priest, right? The Seattle Times called her "the high priestess of steampunk," and for good reason! Her last title, Boneshaker, won the Locus award for Best Sci-Fi Novel, and was among Publishers Weekly best 100 books of the year.
Dreadnought comes out next week, but this is your chance to get a finished copy early and free!Read more