A bit of a mouthful, but I’ve been waiting for WE SHALL RISE to drop for a while. It’s a collection of short stories set in John Ringo’s Black Tide Rising zombie apocalypse series, and should be a bunch of fun. Do I want to write a story set in it? Maaaaaybe…
Well, we all know I’m a sucker for Baen E-ARCs. Hell, I’m surprised they’re not sending me a heads-up every time one that fits my buying habits becomes available. Because obviously I’m checking every couple of days.
1637: THE PEACOCK THRONE. This one is about India. It should be fun!
Two of Eric Flint’s alternate history stuff: 1636: The Flight of the Nightingale (Ring of Fire) and Council of Fire (Arcane America). Baen’s also got The Best of Jerry Pournelle up, but I ran out of discretionary income. Besides, that last one I may actually want in hardcover.
Baen has made available ‘See of Darkness;’ it’s a short story set in John Ringo’s Black Tide Rising zombie apocalypse series. It’s set in the Vatican, and… well. Let’s just say that it’s appropriate to the Halloween season. Not nihilistic, but sometimes in BTR the story can get a little strong in the ‘heavy [ordnance] used without guilt because they’re zombies’ department and not so much in the ‘horror’ aspects. This story is just a bit more, ah, medieval.
But it’s good! Just, you know, horror and all that. If you read this series… well, you’re probably there.
Down and Out in Purgatory is an E-ARC of short stories by Tim Powers. It is available over at Baen.
Surely that was a sufficient explanation?
This is the Advanced Reader’s Copy of 1636: The Ottoman Onslaught, of course. I know some people don’t like those, but I can live with the occasional grammatical error and glitch in exchange for getting the book early – so I’m going to keep mentioning these when they come out and that’s just the way it is, folks. Alas, alack.
Also alas, alack: haven’t had a chance to read it yet. Combination of kid’s homework, roast chicken cooking, and the usual… usual. You’d think that I’d figure out by now that the best anodyne is work…
…for your ARC drops today. Ring of Fire IV, a book short stories in John Ringo’s Black Tide Rising series, and a new Leary-Mundy book from David Drake. It’s like the publisher knew that February was pure Hell on Earth for me. Or that I’m still going to be white-knuckling March.