Because I really try not to do this kind of post too often, I really do... The thing is though, I've got a toddler that won't go to sleep (yep, I'm writing this on Wednesday night...) and a job interview tomorrow that I need to prepare for. There will be no review written tonight! (In case you were wondering, I was going to talk about Aaron Dembski-Bowden's 'Voidstalker'. Go and read Civilian Reader's review in the meantime).
It's a good job then that a package from Angry Robot arrived earlier; three books with some lovely cover art to show off here. Well, two out of the three books have lovely cover art but it's the third one that will be picked up first. What do you know... Sometimes it takes more than a well drawn cover to get me to pick a book up ;o)
Check em' out...
Amy Peterson is a self-replicating humanoid robot.
For the past five years, she has been grown slowly as part of a mixed organic/synthetic family. She knows very little about her android mother’s past, so when her grandmother arrives and attacks her mother, little Amy wastes no time: she eats her alive.
I was sold just on those four words. That is some gutsy blurb and I want to read on and see if the rest of the book lives up to it. 'vN' will be published in August but I'll be reviewing it a lot sooner than that :o)
And here's the cover for the book that has forced its way to the front of the queue...
Erevis Cale' books and no poorly drawn cover is going to stop me cracking this one open. Expect a review as soon as... well, maybe not next week but certainly the week after :o)
Not the best cover of the three by any means but at least I don't feel like a Jackdaw going after all the shiny stuff! Having said that though, had anyone here read Mike Shevdon's books? Are they any good?