Hot off the Press! New SFF Releases for November 8, 2016
New Releases / November 8, 2016

Curious what new books are releasing? I am highlighting the new releases that caught my eye for this week. Let me know if you see anything new, interesting or any must reads! I am sure I missed some worthy books as well, so please feel free the share! FANTASY          URBAN FANTASY           SCIENCE FICTION           HORROR FANTASY   URBAN FANTASY   SCIENCE FICTION   HORROR   FANTASY          URBAN FANTASY           SCIENCE FICTION           HORROR After Atlas Newman, Emma 11/8/2016 Roc Alien Morning Wilber, Rick 11/8/2016 Tor Books At the Sign of Triumph Weber, David 11/8/2016 Tor Books Belle Chasse Johnson, Suzanne 11/8/2016 Tor Books Tales from the Darkside: Scripts by Joe Hill Hill, Joe 11/8/2016 IDW Publishing The Iron Beast Remic, Andy 11/8/2016 Tor.com The Mountain of Kept Memory Neumeier, Rachel 11/8/2016 Saga Press The Shadow of What Was Lost Islington, James 11/8/2016 Orbit

Stacking the Shelves – February 27, 2016
Stacking the Shelves / February 27, 2016

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature all about sharing your good luck in book acquisitions! So here’s what came my way since my last post! I’m not sure how I am supposed to “catch up” on books I have when I have a couple weeks like this! But, really excited about all of them! Received for Review                                       Arkwright by Allen Steele (finished hardcover) – This was an unexpected arrival from Tor. Honestly for some reason I don’t seem to pay as much attention to SF releases, but decided to read the first few pages to see what it was like since I had it in hand. And seriously, it has one of the most addictive openings ever. Many thanks to Tor for sending this my way!   The Lyre Thief by Jennifer Fallon (finished hardcover) – I featured this in a WoW post recently. It sounds like it has a great premise and potential for a really good female lead character. I’m really looking forward to delving into this one very, very soon! Again, thanks to Tor for the finished copy…

Review: Planetfall by Emma Newman
4 Stars , Reviews / October 26, 2015

Planetfall is tense and addictive. It is the story of a colony of humans who fled earth in pursuit of God’s city on a faraway planet. This was supposed to be an answer for humans from earth, where things are not going so well. Since this is not simply the exploration of a new planet, but also a pilgrimage, religion and faith both factor heavily into this society. For me it was an interesting dynamic to have a people so technologically advanced, and also so faithful to this God and city they journeyed to. I honestly kept waiting for more of a scientific approach to explain some of their religious beliefs, perhaps because that is my personal inclination. So as a reader, some of the things that the society referred to as religious fact, I couldn’t help but want to know more, I almost craved an alternative explanation and wondered how the characters could accept things so blindly. Honestly, this aspect of the book fascinated me in a good way. Planetfall also examines the relationships between people as it shows how even surrounded by people, how easy it is to feel isolated and alone. The idyllic community the settlers tried…