accepting submissions featuring characters with disabilities, chronic illnesses and so forth surviving the apocalypse. If you missed the hubbub, here is the Defying Doomsday Round-up post which lists all the stops on our blog tour and some other stuff. Maybe there was something you missed.
On the reading side of things, I've gotten into comics a bit harder than I particularly planned to. Turns out they can be addictive. And they're easier to fit in around other things like slushing. For now my plan is to post comic reviews at most alternating with books, which I've mostly stuck to. If you don't like comics, well, suck it up. It's my blog and I will post what I want to.
What Have I Read?
- The Female Factory by Lisa Hannet and Angela Slatter (actually, I read this in January for the Aurealis Awards, but I waited until after the winners were announced to post my review)
- Ms Marvel Volume One "No Normal" by G Willow Wilson, a comic book about the new Ms Marvel.
- The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings by Angela Slatter (another one I read in January for the Aurealis Awards)
- Ms Marvel Volume Two "Generation Why" by G Willow Wilson, the second comic book about the new Ms Marvel.
- Winning the King by Nicole Murphy, science fiction romance (second book in the series of pretty stand-alone instalments)
- Rat Queens Vol 1: Sass & Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wieber, a comic book about a band of D&D style adventurers
- The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead, the last book in the Bloodlines series
- Captain Marvel, Vol 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More by Kelly Sue DeConnick, a comic book about the newish Captain Marvel
- Abducticon by Alma Alexander, a science fiction convention gets abducted by aliens. What's not to like?
- A pocketful of issues, short reviews of a variety of Issue #1 comic books
- Captain Marvel Vol 2: Stay Fly by Kelly Sue DeConnick, another comic book about Captain Marvel
- Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer, the first novel in a surreal series about a mysterious region.
- Wayward Vol 1: String Theory by Jim Zub, the first comic book about an Irish-Japanese girl that moves to Japan to live with her mother and discovers she has weird powers
- Veronica Mars: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham, the first Veronica Mars book, which follows on from the Veronica Mars movie.
The Lascar's Dagger, which was awesome and I feel a bit bad not having read the sequel as soon as it came out. I'm not very far in yet, but I'm sure I'll be posting the review soon enough.
I'm sure I'll end up reading some more comics. I have a few trades/collected volumes still waiting for me. Then at some point, possibly next month, it depends, I'm planning on getting a Marvel Unlimited subscription for a month or two and reading as many comics as I can in that time. We'll see what happens.
And of course I've also been reading slush.
More new books than I realised, but a lot of them were comics. (And turns out you can get comics for review too, a section of NetGalley I hadn't ventured into before.)
- Young Avengers Vol 1 by Kieron Gillen, gift from a friend
- The Wicked The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act by Kieron Gillen, bought from All-Star Comics in Melbourne, recommended by same friend
- Captain Marvel Volume 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More by Kelly Sue Deconnick, as above but also influenced by my enjoyment of (the new) Ms Marvel. Already reviewed
- Captain Marvel Volume 2: Stay Fly by Kelly Sue Deconnick, also as above, already reviewed
- Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines, bought because it was on sale at QBD
- A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty, as above
- Captain Marvel, Vol. 2: Down by Kelly Sue Deconnick, because Carol Danvers is awesome, bought from All-Star Comics in Melbourne
- Veronica Mars: Mr. Kiss and Tell by Rob Thomas, spotted it for cheapsies in either Target or Big W and it seemed like a good opportunity. I've already reviewed the first Veronica Mars book and the review for this one is coming tomorrow.
- Rat Queens Volume 2 by Kurtis J. Wiebe, from publisher via NetGalley
- Captain Marvel, Vol. 1: In Pursuit of Flight by Kelly Sue Deconnick, ordered online because it was sold out in All-Star
- Pretty Deadly Volume 1 by Kelly Sue Deconnick, as above
- Wayward Volume 1: String Theory by Jim Zubkavich, from publisher via NetGalley, already reviewed.
- Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon by Matt Fraction, purchased digitally because it was like 40% off.