– Lord of Light, Roger Zelazny (reissued! Shiny cover!)
– The Summer Prince, Alaya Dawn Johnson (So. Very. Good.)
– The Other Half of the Sky, Athena Andreadis editor (Have begun reading a story a week. Already delighted.)
Selected Short Fiction
– “The Clockwork Trollop“, Debra Doyle & James D. Macdonald, Beneath Ceaseless Skies (racy bots!)
– “No Portraits on the Sky“, Kali Wallace, Clarkesworld
– “Rag and Bone Man“, Priya Sharma, Tor (with gorgeous illustration by John Jude Palencar)
– “Just a Second“, Lou J. Berger, Galaxy’s Edge
– “Wormwood Is Also a Star”, Andy Stewart, F&SF
– “Hurt Me” (reprint), Daniel Abraham, Apex
Nonfiction / Ominum Gatherum
– Liz Bourke’s Sleeps With Monsters column
– Radish Reviews – especially their linkspam and the really important opinion articles that have appeared of late. (time, I thought, to link them back!)
What I’m already excited about in the coming months, and don’t already have in hand: Karen Joy Fowler’s short story collection, What I Didn’t See, coming out in paperback from Small Beer Press. Cory Doctorow’s Homeland (it’s out, but I haven’t had time to read it yet), Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane (William Morrow), the gorgeous Glitter & Mayhem anthology coming in August, the also-gorgeous, also-coming-out-in-August Impossible Futures anthology, and Jon McGoran’s Drift, an eco-thriller from Tor/Forge. Plus Lauren Beuke’s The Shining Girls, Mur Lafferty’s The Shambling Guide to New York City, and Madeline Ashby’s iD . And the newest Charlie Stross, Neptune’s Brood. Because I am predictable.
So that’s the state of my book pile right now – what are you excited about?