Coming Attractions


Hey guys,

Here's what I have on tap for you in the near future. . .

Reviews:

Fulfilling my obligation for losing that NFL bet to GRRM, I'm currently reading Bill Willingham's Peter & Max (Canada, USA, Europe). Interesting thus far, though I think that readers familiar with the comic books will get more out of this one than people new to that universe.

In addition, I'm reading Neil Gaiman's The Sandman: The Doll's House (Canada, USA, Europe).

When I'm done with both of these, I'll be tackling S. L. Farrell's A Magic of Nightfall (Canada, USA, Europe), and Jeff Somers' The Eternal Prison (Canada, USA, Europe).

Nostalgia should also make me read Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman's Dragons of the Hourglass Mage (Canada, USA, Europe).

Other than that, a couple of SFF titles are vying for attention on top of my "books to read pile," chief among them Ian McDonald's Desolation Road (Canada, USA, Europe), Lev Grossman's The Magicians (Canada, USA, Europe), and Glen Cook's A Cruel Wind (Canada, USA, Europe).

Excerpts:

I'm working on a few things, though extracts can be tricky at times. . .

I'm waiting to receive word on the possibility to post an excerpt from Iain M. Banks' Transition (Canada, USA, Europe).

Giveaways:

As always, I have a few things cooking up.

I'll have a set of James Barclay's Chronicles of the Raven -- Dawnthief (Canada, USA, Europe), Noonshade (Canada, USA, Europe), and Nightchild (Canada, USA, Europe) up for grabs in a few weeks.

I'll have a couple of copies of Weis and Hickman's Dragons of the Hourglass Mage up for grabs soon, and the same can be said of L. E. Modesitt, jr.'s Imager's Challenge (Canada, USA, Europe).

There's more, but I'm still waiting to get confirmation on those contests. . .

Stay tuned for more!;-) I'm cooking up something with a number of SFF artists which should be a lot of fun!

7 commentaires:

Adam Whitehead said...

Pat, are you lined up for a review copy of the new WHEEL OF TIME book?

Jacob Topp-Mugglestone said...

Sorry, can't find an email address anywhere. Is there any way to contact you/Pat? ;-)

Patrick said...

Adam: Brandon Sanderson told me that he's trying to talk Harriet into sending early copies to a few reviewers. If I do get one, it would trump whatever else I'm reading.

Otherwise, I'll buy it on October 27th like everyone else...

Jacob: Use the giveaway email address...

Jacob Topp-Mugglestone said...

Ah, thanks. :) I'd assumed that was only for the giveaways, sorry.

Anonymous said...

You simply need to read The Magicians by Lev Grossman - its Harry Potter if he hadn't gone to Hogwarts but a magic school in upstate New York, got drunk, did drugs, got laid and learned magic.

Troy

Jim Shannon said...

Patrick, do the quotation marks and period need to be in the subject line eg: "GIVE." Or is it just the word GIVE? Wondering if I'm submitting to these giveaways correctly is all.

Cecrow said...

I haven't read any Dragonlance in ages, but same as you - just might have to attempt Hourglass Mage. The original authors, their best character ... if there's any remaining chance of recapturing the series' old magic, it might be in that combination.