And from Penguin Australia, also via Netgalley, I got Falling Kingdoms by Canadian author Morgan Rhodes. It's YA epic fantasy, which isn't a flavour of YA that I have read much of, so I'm looking forward to seeing how it is and how it differs to adult epic fantasy.
And I also bought the (inaugural?) Humble eBook Bundle, containing eight SFF books (or six if you want to pay less than the average) in a pay what you want model with a fraction of proceeds (you choose how much) going to charity. The Humble Bundle people run these for bundles of indie (small company) games a lot and I think this is the first time they've done it with ebooks (and with reasonably big name authors as far as the SFF field is concerned).
I'm particularly interested in the Scalzi, Doctorow and Mercedes Lackey, the latter because I have yet to read any of her books and this is a good chance to fix that. And I've already bought and read Zoo City, but hey that just means one less file to drag into iTunes and my Kobo. (And if you're wondering, it doesn't count against the book buying ban because it's for charity. Yep.)
|Books: Signal to Noise by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean (graphic novel), Old Man's War by John Scalzi, Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow, Pump Six by Paolo Bacigalupi (short stories)...|
|Books: ... Zoo City by Lauren Beukes, Invasion by Mercedes Lackey, Stranger Things Happen by Kelly Link and Magic for Beginners also by Kelly Link.|