New Dean Alfar, Icarus, Nancy Kress,& more

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Alternative Alamat cover - click to view full sizeOk first before I forget: remember we have verrrrry handy Gifts & Gift Certificates available which should take the pressure off any holiday fever you have going. Send them a gift certificate, let them pick our their own DRM-free ebooks and, Voila! Bob’s your uncle, you’re all done.

Suggestions? How about this week’s two new titles from Flipside? More Dean Francis Alfar is always welcome so I’m glad to say we’ve added his first book, The Kite of Stars. The second title is if anything even more interesting, Alternative Alamat edited by Paolo Chikiamco has eleven stories which start off from the basic elements of Philippine mythology and then build on or question the underlying assumptions.

Nancy Kress fans? Pick up a copy of her thriller DogsWant more? How radical are you? How about this: Earth at Risk: Building a Resistance Movement to Save the Planet. “These speakers offer their ideas on what can be done to build a real resistance movement, one that includes all levels of direct action—action that can actually match the scale of the problem.” Let’s be part of the solution!

For those who love subscriptions, this week’s recommendation is Icarus edited by Steve Berman. You can pick up four issues at 75% off the cover price ($6.99) here. The new issue, #15, includes Peter Dube, Richard Bowes, Christopher Barzak (whose first novel was just optioned to film!), Stephen Graham Jones (who was a huge hit with the Clarion West students this summer), and JL Merrow.

Subscription segue: Later this week we’ll have the new issue of Beneath Ceaseless Skies to keep fantasy fans happy.

For the holidays, coming up fast so the calendar says, I’d like peace on earth and for people to be nice to each other. Once those have been accomplished, on the material goods list, maybe an excellent pair of vegan boots? Since next Tuesday is Christmas Day we may not have any new books (although we may, I’m always the last to know) and I will be busy looking for Christmas cake, hoping for a selection box, and playing with wrapping paper. Check out these bestsellers as a place to start for gifts to send all those happy folks with new ereaders to fill.

 

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