The 2010 Library Journal SFF picks

This from the Library Journal website:

Barclay, James. Elfsorrow. Pyr: Prometheus. (Legends of the Raven, Bk. 1).

The mercenaries of the Raven journey to the heart of the elven continent of Calaius to save the land from dying in a superbly visualized fantasy adventure reminiscent of Glen Cook's classic Black Company tales.

McCaffrey, Todd. Dragongirl. Del Rey: Ballantine.

Devotion and sacrifice are the twin keys that will save Pern from a plague that is killing the dragons necessary to combat the deadly space-born spore that falls from the sky. The son of sf Grand Master Anne McCaffrey continues the beloved world created by his mother.

Miéville, China. Kraken. Del Rey: Ballantine.

Museum curator Billy Harrow tracks the preserved corpse of a giant squid through a London populated by cultists, paranormal investigators, and supernatural scoundrels. Brilliant storytelling and doses of eccentric humor and eerily compelling horror call to mind the works of H.P. Lovecraft, Jules Verne, and H.G. Wells.

Newton, Mark Charan. Nights of Villjamur. Spectra: Bantam. (Legends of the Red Sun, Bk 1).

Conspiracy and murder threaten the grand city of Villjamur as an ice age's approach brings throngs of refugees to civilization's heart. Newton's outstanding fantasy series debut is filled with splendid imagery and compelling dramatic conflicts.

White, Skyler. And Falling, Fly. Berkley: Penguin Group (USA).

A neuroscientist seeking to cure his memories of past lives meets a fallen angel of desire in an underground asylum. One of the year's most unusual blends of supernatural fiction and urban fantasy.

Hmm, kind of an odd list. Not surprised to see Miéville in there, and I'm happy for both James Barclay and Mark Charan Newton. Anything that can give those guys some exposure on this side of the pond is a good thing. But Todd McCaffrey??? And I never heard of White's novel. . .

Oh well. . .

1 commentaires:

Anonymous said...

Some days, one can't help but want to declare an intifada against the entire science fiction establishment.

"One of the year's most unusual blends of supernatural fiction and urban fantasy." My god.