Monday, 10 June 2013

New Booksies, Continuum edition

I will do an actual con wrap-up post in the near future but for now I thought I'd start by posting my book haul, which takes much less brain effort. I am too tired to brain. And my book photos are a bit terrible because they were taken with my phone at night (as in indoor lighting << daylight). I also had a bunch of books waiting for me when I got back to Melbourne, that I'd ordered from Booktopia, but I'll include them in a later post.

Starting before Continuum, however, I picked up a few books in ordinary bookshops. I saw Madigan Mine by Kirstyn McDermott and, particularly since it's not available in ebook form, I couldn't resist it (and then I got it signed at Continuum, so yay). Then, with a bit more planning I picked up Black Sun Light My Way by Jo Spurrier, the sequel to Winter Be My Shield which I enjoyed immensely last year. While in the CBD Dymocks on Friday before the Continuum opening ceremony, my husband and I saw the display for Fairytales For Wilde Girls by Allyse Near complete with notification of the book launch in the evening. So I bought a copy and we went along to the launch and had a lovely chat with the author.


Then it was time for Continuum. I bought a bunch of books in the dealers' room over the weekend. I'd say I probably spent too much money on books, but at least I haven't been buying that many books lately in general so I suspect my bank account will survive the blow.

In the con bag, we all got a shiny copy of Words Next Door, an anthology from Fablecroft edited by Tehani Wessely. In the dealers' room I picked up:
  • Broken Kingdoms by NK Jemisin (the guest of honour) 
  • A New Kind of Death by Alison Goodman
  • A Book of Endings by Deborah Biancotti, a short story collection
  • Bood Stones, an anthology of dark fantasy edited by Amanda Pillar
  • A Trifle Dead by Livia Day (aka Tansy Rayner Roberts, it's her first crime book)


And I also picked up two of Twelve Planet Press's novella doubles, which are double sided volumes.
  • The Company Articles of Edward Teach by Thoraiya Dyer / The Angaelien Apocalypse by  Matthew Chrulew
  • Above by Stephanie Campisi / Below by Ben Peak



Yay, books!

4 comments:

  1. Nice haul of books, there. :) I am still looking for a copy of "Madigan Mine", but no luck for me yet. It is true that from my position it is a bit difficult. Hopefully, I can buy some of the Australian awesome titles at World Fantasy Convention. In physical format I mean, because I still have a very weak spot for them. :)

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    1. It is hard to find even for an Australian non-small press book. I was lucky to come across some copies in a discount bookshop (in Australia). As I'm sure you've found, Aussie books are often hard to find overseas. (And I'm pretty sure there isn't an ebook edition of this anyway.)

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  2. Thank you so much for popping in to my launch!! I'm sure I was a ditzy idiot, but that's because I was so happy. Also, I forgot to eat that day? Anyway, thanks to you and the hubby again!!

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    1. It's your book launch! Of your first book, even. You're supposed to be happy!

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